posted on Mar, 7 2006 @ 08:57 PM
In my opinion, many of the so called "Paranormal" (not really the appropriate term, as it suggests that they are unusual, but familiar to most so I
will continue with it) abilities that people have require a certain state of mind to achieve. If this is the case, an important factor in being able
to reach this mind state is belief. Now this may not seem to difficult for those that believe in the Paranormal. However for the skeptics, belief is
something that is sorely lacking. Therefore how can the eyes of a skeptic be opened when one of the core ingerdients used for the task is missing?
I personally, have not had too many experiences with paranormal abilities, but have no doubt that we all possess them. Obviously belief is not a
problem for me. One of the few things that I am able to do is lucidly dream. I never considered this to be paranormal, and still don't, but I
notice on ATS, that a lot of others do. This being the case, I think I may have a way that will enable skeptics to have their eyes opened to the
Everyone, I'm sure has had a dream that they can recall. Dreams are one of the few things that don't require belief to experience. Therefore it is
quite possible that skeptics could become aware that they are dreaming without any belief at all. If this was to happen, I think it would unlock the
gateway which seperates the paranormal world from existing in their minds. From lucid dreaming they could then realise they have the ability to
change their dreams and eventually remove the subjective elements to experience the Astral Plane. From here, the eyes of the skeptic, I believe would
be opened, and the potential to untap the other paranormal abilities within could be accessed.
Do others think this is a realistic possibility to open the eyes of skeptics? What are methods exist that may be able to achieve this task? All
thoughts are welcome.