Sometimes people ask me: How do you tell the difference between a dream character or though form and a "real" astral entity?In chapter 1 page 18 Waldo wrote:Through the intuition that one naturally experiences while outside the body, I knew that all three, the two sisters and the old man, where deceased.
The short answer is that I could try to corroborate my findings and sometimes you can, but at the end of the day it boils down to intuition.
Certain realization may be required before a person can better identify their state or dimension.
I don't think each person should be concerned about what others make of their ideas or beliefs. I haven't tested this objectively yet, but I think It could stop you from creating an uncontrolled feedback loop to the emotions of other while in the non-physical state. The purpose of this is to prevent unnecessary over involvement.