Bette and all,
Control your squeamishness. What do you think incarnated means? In this usage, to embody in flesh. You are just using this reaction as an intellectual defense against perceiving Tom's real high impact statement made just on the previous page. The whole point is that this is a virtual reality. And that in a VR, the reality is the information stream coming into your mind that provides the sensation of having a body, subject to gravity, having all the internal sensations and senses associated with PMR experience packets. You are a mind existing within Mindspace, The One, AUM. All realities such as PMR and NPMR are virtual realities. And here in this usage, a VR means that it appears to be 'out there' relative to you and your perceptions. The incoming data stream generates the appearance of your body as you 'look' at yourself directly or in a 'mirror'. It generates the appearance of everything else that you see as being 'out there'. It generates the sensations associated with all the other senses. All as being 'out there' outside of your mind, associated with the VR body that you sense your mind to inhabit at some point of perception where you feel yourself to exist. While actually, it exists within your mind, where you exist as your mind, with the VR generated by your mind's interpretation of the incoming data stream. This concept permits understanding of everything else. How quantum anomalies work, how shamanism works, how healing works, how OOBE works, how PMR and NPMR work, how near death experiences work and after death contacts. Grab hold of this concept and you have it all within your grasp as well.
Don't let your intellect divert you with squeamishness, associated ideas, metaphors as an alternative to the understanding of the flat statement Tom made. This is in many ways the key concept of understanding MBT. You are a mind existing within The One Mind and participating by time sharing of your mental focus, not simultaneously but sequentially as each tick of each virtual reality clock is generated by AUM. Wrench you mind enraptured by intellection away from diversion by Freudian versus Jungian concepts, string theory versus membrane theory, religion versus spirituality, reincarnation versus a single chance, traps of language, etc. and grab hold of this one concept, understanding who you really are. The true focus of 'graduate school' here in the MBT forums.