originally posted by: Logiciel
a reply to: Bluesma
hah so I'm not the only french on this website
I'm preparing my next hike in the Jura mountains. Planning to go there 2 nights maybe. Probably next weekend depending on meteo and social agenda.I'm
taking my gopro so I'll have pics.
Well, I am half french, at this point- been here exactly half my life. If this weather persists, it should be perfect conditions!
Having weird experiences out in nature made me consider various possibilities-
Like the concepts of various dimensions to reality, and perhaps we only normally perceive a certain level of them according to the support and
convergence of others. I mean, what is it that makes us decide something is "real" or not?
_if others can also see it! Otherwise, we will eventually reject it as "not real", and our mind will go into a sort of "cognitive bias", which ignores
them. There is the suggestion some have made, that we are able to perceive many other levels to reality beyond third dimension, when we are children,
but after enough time of no one else "confirming" them, adults telling us they are not there, our minds learn to only tune in to the level that the
collective has agreed upon to label as "real".
So when we spend more and more time without the reality confirming presence of others, perhaps our mind allows itself to "expand" and perceive other
This idea brings into question the nature of some mental illnesses too.
This was were I struggled- usually a very pragmatic person, my experiences made me assume I must be mentally ill. I am hallucinating.
I went to a doctor, a psychologist, then a psychoanalyst, and the problem was that, in between these "hallucinations" I was very balanced mentally!
They were very isolated deviations from "normal". Even people that suffer periodic psychosis have symptoms the rest of the time- depression,
withdrawal from social life, strange beliefs. Like not only having an experience in which I can describe what I saw, felt at the time, but a psychotic
person would have probably elaborate beliefs about the nature of those events- which I didn't have. I was still functioning normally in everyday life,
with responsibility and all.
So this made think that I was not mentally ill. But since then I've wondered- maybe some mentally ill people get glimpses of other levels of reality,
and then, in an attempt to create some sort of stability, create a belief around it. Trying to make sense out of uncommon events...
Some of the things that happened to me brought to the forefront issues like pollution, and destruction of earth habitat. This let me think of concepts
of "elementals" or earthly entities. I even have had the thought of animals having "spirits" that detach and travel around easily. I don't know