reply to post by BlueOrb
My first though was how the human eye has a blindspot, and the brain "fills in" the blind spot to complete the vision that our mind processes. Perhaps
a similar "filling in" or artificial representation takes place when the subconscious detects powerful energy from the earth, that it cannot
Something as powerful as the huge chunk of mother nature that we inhabit, would need something huge and powerful to represent it in a vizualisation of
the feeling, or energy that is detected by the subconscious. What better than a huge, flying, fire breathing monster?
This is an excellent thought.
Furthermore, I think it could be very close to the truth (or at least to that part of the greater truth about the nature of the universe that we can
The question is, would those visual representations be strictly individual?
Or would they be something akin to Jung's archetypes? (And if so, where from and how did those come about?)
And of course, there is still the possibility that "hallucinations" really could be - at least in some cases - actual sightings of things that are
there all the time. Certain substances, like alcohol, produce consistent types of delirium. They do seem to be the product of the individual's mind
only, something completely fabricated by the person's mind - excretions of fears, sorrows and what-have-you.
But other substances - and liminal states of mind, of course - maybe can disclose a certain level of very real reality that remains hidden to most
(Unfortunately, my drug of choice - Nicotiana tabacum
- produces none of the above.
But all of this is ultimately of secondary importance at this point.
The idea that te mind could interpret energies in such a way is novel to me. It's a great idea.
P.S. Oh, there is yet another possibility, of the more far-fetched kind...
Maybe all of time IS there all the time, as some claim (which would explain a lot - not necessarily correctly
, of course, but it would explain
it : )); and maybe people CAN catch glimpses of other realities.
If so, then one could speculate that Kircher, for example - who was a very respected scientist in his time, and living 500 years ago doesn't
automatically make one an ignorant idiot : ) - saw a machine from our times. (I said it was far-fetched, didn't I?
Just like that mysterious metallic-looking and very noisy "bird" that scared the daylights out of the miners of the Copiapo copper mine back in 1868,
Reading its description - written and signed by the director of the mine himself - it sounds curiously similar to a helicopter.
Maybe they saw the helicopter that took their colleagues to the hospital in 2010?
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