I have just read the first book (awakening) and found it exceedingly interesting. The chapters explaining open minded skepticism felt just as if they were written for me. I have gone through the hassle of trying to explain many people what the OOBE phenomenum is about, just to find that they would absolutely neglect the possibility of its existence as a real non-hallucinatory phenomenum (scientific dogma plus fear coming into action in order to maintain a stable belief system). I wouldn't like to sound like one of those people who have fallen deep into the pool of blind scientism, but, with an attitude of open minded skepticism, I have been looking, from my limited point of view, for some potential flaws in some of your explanations. I would like to discuss some of them:
1) In some youtube radio interview you say that, when you were at the Monroe Institute, you and other people would run hundreds of verifications in which someone would write down a number on a blackboard while someone else would get out of his body in another room, went to the blackboard (non-physically), read the number, returned back to his physical body, reported back and successfully matched the number written on the blackboard. However, in another video you say that there's a lack of ESP scientific OBJECTIVE evidence because you can only get SUBJECTIVE evidence (or something like that). However, a few experiments in which someone would get out of his body and read numbers written in a blackboard in a near room would give OBJECTIVE scientific proof of ESP... but there's not such a proof! If you and others have run successful verifications like this by the hundreds, why isn't there even one peer-reviewed scientific journal showing this evidence?
2) Moreover, if objective evidence like this (getting out-of-body, reading a number on a blackboard, returning, reporting and repeating this loop several times with different numbers) is possible, why hasn't ANYONE been able to give James Randi this kind of verification and thus won the million dollars?
James Randi has been offering a million dollars to ANYONE who can prove under controlled conditions that he or she has ESP capabilities. However, years and years have gone by since he offered such a prize and ABSOLUTELY NOBODY has been able to give realiable proof. Everybody who showed up wasn't able to show any kind of realiable evidence about the existence of ESP. However, it would be as easy as someone proficient in OOBE doing the "blackboard verification" you successfully repeated hundreds of times at the Monroe Institute. That would prove beyond reasonable doubt that there's some kind of ESP going on. However, absolutely NOBODY has been able to shown Randi anything remotely as successful as that. What's going on? I want ESP and OOBE to be possible, but I cannot help but wonder why, if these phenomena are real, the Randi million dollar prize remains with Randi throughout the years, without anyone being able to show him a single iota of ESP evidence.
3) Future travel. The closer to the present moment it is, the higher the chance to hit the nail on the head. All right, then if I had the ability to go to NPMR and exploring the future, I could decide to watch the very near future of some hours afterwards and see what JackPot lottery numbers are the winner. I could go wrong once, twice or three times, okay, but after trying just a few days I should be able to hit the nail on the head without too much inconvenience and become a millionaire at PMR. Thomas, are you going to tell me that, given your extremely well developed skills to move through NPMR and exploring the future, you are not winning some big jackpots just because you don't care for PMR so much anymore and, therefore, winning PMR millions of dollars is not something you'd like to accomplish?
I hope my questions are not too annoying, but please understand that my open minded skepticism approach leads me to look for this kind of verification and that the fact that they are dismissed with a "that kind of evidence cannot be provided", when somewhere else it is said that hundreds of experiments like those were successful, makes me think "this is strange, I don't know what to think about this".