I AN SATISFIED THAT GHOSTS are hallucinations. The only mystery is: what is a hallucination? We do not experience the world as it is. Impressions of the world are sensed, but then are rationalized by the subjective mind. We see the world as we want to.
THERE ARE AMAZING CLAIMS made about paranormal phenomena – from cases of magic affecting matter, to séance manifestations; from vampires physically harming people, to the enigmatic Indian rope trick. So often we hear of the laws of physics being suspended, or entities reacting with the experiencer. Is there a reality to such physical effects?
SO FAR I’VE LOOKED AT various elements of paranormality, showing how possessions, mediumship, ghostly encounters and premonitions can all find explanation in a wider unconscious information gathering process, the powerful effects of culture, a fragmentation of the mind into various personality traits, and a natural ability to hallucinate based upon this information.
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THE HOLY GRAIL OF THE paranormal is an understanding of telepathy. It has long evaded us, but maybe this is because we look at it the wrong way.
In the previous chapter I showed how culture – be it our over-culture, sub-cultures or simply family culture – can have such an influence upon us that it changes our perception of reality to form a specific consensus which has a large degree of control upon us.
I’VE ALREADY SHOWN HOW important culture is to paranormal phenomena, but the environment itself is also vital. From thunderstorm to minute earthquake activity, electromagnetic changes occur.
IN THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER I introduced the concept of ‘psychic syndrome’, arguing that a whole plethora of influences affect a mind that is psycho-social and a reflection of the outside world. Could the universe itself work in a similar way – and a way we are fundamentally connected to?
IN THIS SERIES I HAVE attempted to put together the strands of seemingly separate phenomena into a holistic theory. From the theory we can intuit two basic principles: that when something is done or thought it exists as info in a universal consciousness, accessible to those in tune;
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