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Originally posted by Vanitas
reply to post by raven bombshell
As I said, the interference - there is really no other way of putting it - of their thoughts and "vibrations" (i.e. focused energy) was too strong for me to be able to order my own thoughts. It blocked the train of my thoughts.
Had I been familiar with those people - and there were many more than one, which doesn't make it easier - I would have been familiar with the energy and thought patterns they "emitted", if you will, and so they would not have overwhelmed my thought process - my concentration, to put it simply.
But I wasn't, and so I could not concentrate. Their thought energy crowded my mind, leaving no space for my own.
I can see how that could be difficult to understand, but there is no other, simpler way of putting it, without risking such oversimplification that only new misunderstandings would ensue. Semantics is a tricky business!
I ended with that line simply because I wanted to end on a lighter note - to avoid any hint of pomposity.
It is true nevertheless. Since I could not collect my thoughts, I simply blurted something, anything.
(And I don't feel guilty at all! )
[edit on 27-5-2008 by Vanitas]
If someone can publish a book showing a methodical and full understanding of how mass consciousness work and how to use it, that person is my hero.
I've had psychic "flares" before where more psychic events happen to me than normal, but I can never seem to sustain them. That's why I want someone to explain the whole thing. And give instructions. It's hard to do when you don't even know what you're doing when you're doing it .
In his earlier writings, Jung called this aspect of the psyche the collective unconscious. He later changed the term to objective psyche. The objective psyche may be considered objective for two reasons: it is common to everyone; and it has a better sense of the self's ideal than the ego or conscious self does. It thus directs the self, via archetypes, dreams, and intuition, and drives the person to make mistakes on purpose. In this way, it moves the psyche toward individuation, or self-actualization.
Originally posted by telepath
reply to post by Jonro
jamie83 asked that question in the first reply. Very good though. I'm glad you are thinking in this way!
Never been diagnosed as a schizophrenic, but I've read enough to know I've had such symptoms off and on in my life. I would never allow such a diagnoses, because I don't trust how it could be used to harm me.
I would consider schizophrenia just the loss of control due to too much information or stimuli coming in and not enough organization of your thoughts to control it all. Sort of an overload or system crash.
Was very good at poker when I played, but found myself purposefully losing in order to be kept on the invite list. One time I was observing everyone while playing and I felt so much negative energy & greed overcoming everyone that I had to get up and walk away. I was so disgusted that I gave my pot to the guy next to me, cause I felt the money was cursed. Haven't played since, and that was more than 20 years ago.
In my younger days going to parties was difficult, because I'm always in conversations and picking up secondary ones and more. More than two would be confusing and would start to derail the face to face one. Solution concentrate on the closest conversation and ignore the rest - easy for most people, but most don't hear them all.
Dated a woman one time that I swear was a conduit for telepathy. I think she had some kind of mental condition as well, but she was not aware of all the activity around her. I found myself using her to to communicate to others it was like having extended bandwidth or power in your radio.
Have had some what I would call psychic attacks, whereas I would enter into
certain conversations and when they became aware of my presence they would go completely in attack mode in order to make me leave. Imagine tuning your car radio into a frequency and when those on that frequency realized you were there they attempted to overload or blow up your radio in order to get you to turn the station and never come back.
Originally posted by jamie83
reply to post by telepath
Maybe it's the exact opposite.
Maybe diagnosed schizophrenia is really some sort of uncontrolled telepathy. Who's to say the voices in a person's head aren't real, or that it's an illness?
" i don't suffer from schizophrenia, although that was what i have been told. I realised that what i suffered from most was how people treated me, when told i was schizophrenic, fear, suspicion and mistrust, and when i saw this in those i loved most, i suffered the most".
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