What does cfr stand for and is there a particular thing you wanted cfr'ed?
I'd like you to provide references for your assertion about the prevalence of ropes being part of an oobe for thousands of years.
me>>>While it may be the simplest in order for a theory to have legitimacy (in this case that they are hallucinations), it needs to conform to what we know. If a large number of OOBE's involve seeing a rope attached from what I'll call the spirit body, and this description has lasted for thousands of years,
is it logical for a halucination to produce this rope? I don't think so.<<<
In wikipedia theres the following statement:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out-of-body_experience
>>>Previous collections of cases had been made by Dr Ernesto Bozzano (Italy) and Dr. Robert Crookall (UK). Crookall approached the subject from a spiritualistic position, and collected his cases predominantly from spiritualist newspapers such as the Psychic News, which appears to have biased his results in various ways. For example, the majority of his subjects reported seeing a cord connecting the physical body and its observing counterpart; whereas Green found that less than 4% of her subjects noticed anything of this sort, and some 80% reported feeling they were a "disembodied consciousness", with no external body at all.<<<
Actually I thaught it was greater than 4 % but even 4 % would be large.
In Ecclesiastes 12: 6-7 it says: Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. This would indicate that people believed a rope connected individuals to there spirit bodies back in Solomons day.