originally posted by: destination now
a reply to: TechniXcality
I suppose it could be, though it's a bit transparent and, as is usual with these stories, the photographer claims there was no one else
around...obviously that means taking their word for it though.
Ok, first let me start off by saying In my opinion, I believe the mind interacts with reality through an, as yet inaccessible and unseen pathway.
Having said that with ghost sightings, or mythological creature sightings, or aliens I am very skeptical.
Excusing all the sensible explanations(hoax,drugs,mental malfunctions) there appears to be a real or quasi real (but then what is real
anyway)phenomenon happening here, I'm going to tell you why I believe this and I don't speak of it often, here goes
When I was seventeen I had an episode of sleep paralysis that was terrifying and there is nothing strange or unscientific about that, however I awoke
unable to move anything but my eyes and to my utter fear I see a little figure, hooded with the sillowette of an old woman at the foot of my bed, she
promptly walks to the side of my bed and begins choking me, all I could see was dark mist and red glowing eyes. Upon being able to move she
disappeared as quickly as she appeared.
Typical sleep paralysis episode, right? Well that's the point the name is "old hag" and she has been written about for century's, the occurrence of
this hallucination seems to happen in geographic locations and at certain times. What I am suggesting is that this archetype exists in a parallel flow
of information aka the collective unconscious, and she appears due to mass psychological upheavals deep within this place, and also to people who are
enduring certain life changing events.
It seems to me that these archetypes, are not alive in the way that you and i are, but more like they function as the underlying human programming
inside of all of us, and can manifest under certain conditions. So a psychological phenomenon thus hallucination; but also an objectively real entity
which in reality is a program . I hope this make sense at least some i've been drinking
this is a tough subject to even touch on sober.
This seems mystical perhaps but it explains the first statement I made that the mind interacts with reality more than we currently have a firm
scientific understanding of. So events like this I classify as a psychological phenomenon and I look at it in much the same way Carl Jung does.
I am a skeptic, however certain things are real and require a reasonable explanation and sometimes there are none and that's the best I got. Anyway I
thought I'd share thanks for your post and reply
edit on 24-8-2015 by TechniXcality because: (no reason given)
24-8-2015 by TechniXcality because: drunken