originally posted by: ClovenSky
What do you think about a morphic field or morphic resonance? I interpret it as basically a information source made up of thoughts and ideas
accessible to everyone.
I've explored Rupert Sheldrake's idea of morphic resonance on an off for a while. It's interesting, but had to put into a framework consistent with
contemporary science -- except those quantum physics guys, but we all know they're talking about magic.
From what I understand of it, it's as if physical objects, as well as ideas and concepts, have a particular form or shape that is essentially
projected onto them by our minds, and these forms exist in some unknown fashion through time in such a way that past forms can influence future forms
(naturally, a baseball today holds onto its form to become the baseball of tomorrow), but also that a future form can influence a form in the past.
So that, for instance, when somebody puts a signature on a baseball in the future, it somehow influences the baseball in the past to align itself with
a reality that will eventually cause it to be signed. We don't have anything in current physics that could account for that.
It's like everything moves through time as a kind of existential "smear." In the distant past, an idea of the thing might have existed, then it comes
into physical existence where it can be perceived and experienced -- we call it "now" -- then it continues into the future as the thing/idea itself
(worn down by what is essentially the resistance of existence), as well as the remnants, echoes and memories. There's an interplay between the
physical object and our perception of it that carries through time, but not only forward, but backward as well.
I don't know how it's supposed to work. The notion of a "resonance" is interesting, because it suggests that the energy is not so much transferred
but "harmonized" across the timeline. Maybe there is some way to amplify that form -- "amplified perception" -- in such a way that it can be
controlled and aimed back at us to give us paranormal experiences, and once we tune into it we see more and more odd things.
Somebody stares at us behind our back, we look, and we're surprised to find out they are. Somehow the feeling of surprise and uneasiness we get in
the future when we discover it to be true somehow resonates back through time to us, making us uneasy in the present even though we only have a vague
feeling of somebody watching us.
So maybe it's a natural process, and there is no attempt at communication involved. Paranormal experiences don't seem to have a goal. They're not
necessarily aimed at giving us a warning of something bad that's going to happen, although that happens sometimes.
Maybe we're still in training. Most of us aren't born with the ability to read, and it's something we have to work at as children. So we're trying
to learn to read the message being sent to us, but we don't even know our ABCs yet.