posted on May, 20 2008 @ 03:54 PM
Now you're on to it Dave420.
I'm sure you are aware that the placebo effect, in and of itself, is often enough to throw off the data for even the most respectable medical studies
and clinical trials. That's why the clinicians conducting a study must be so careful with the double-blind aspect of it to insure that the placebo
effect does not corrupt the data. The placebo effect is a powerful phenomena that can be used as a tool and likely has a role to play regarding the
use of sigils. To be fair, not all people respond in the same way with regard to the placebo effect. “There is substantial evidence that the placebo
effect has strong biological underpinnings, and that some individuals are more likely than others to demonstrate this effect,” says Daniel J. Clauw,
M.D h††p://www.med.umich.edu/opm/newspage/2005/placebo2.htm - That's the biological part of it. But what about the serendipitous part? I suspect
that sigils have an influence on the subjective or subconscious part of the mind which influence behavior. This change in behavior may place a person
in situations that ultimately bring about circumstances necessary to achieve the desired outcome. However, this is just a theory and I cannot prove it
scientifically. But, I suppose that's what makes this sort of thing intriguing to people and that the idea of such a thing (like a sigil) actually
working is what draws us to this web site!
The sigils we have seen posted on this thread are for specific needs described in a general way. Therefore, I don't think anyone is "placing the
future of their existence at risk" as you said. If I understand your post correctly, that would also imply that the sigil phenomena works for
everyone every time and that by making a sigil for the wrong purpose would result in death. I applaud your skepticism. I just hope your curiosity is
not inhibited by it.
For those who wish to investigate the power of their subjective or subconscious mind and/or who are prone to the belief in phenomena (sigils) outside
the scientific norm, creating sigils can be an effective tool toward meeting their personal goals regardless of whether such phenomena truly exist in
physical reality or not. It may be that the subconscious mind has nothing to do with whether or not sigils work. Another theory is that "a belief in
one's own belief" (creating a kind of logarithmic feedback loop of thought) could be at the heart of whether or not someone is successful or not
with something like a sigils. I would surmise that this kind of thinking must be habitual in order to be effective. Imagine what Carl Jung would have
thought about sigils. He was really into (among many other things) symbols and the "collective unconscious" for which if memory serves, he coined
the phrase. If the random number generator experiments at Stanford have any merit, he may have been on to something.