reply to post by riggs2099
Has anyone else noticed that riggs2099 started this thread on the 23rd Sept ... it's now 27th Sept and he has not replied to any posts.
How ironic would it be if he'd been abducted ???
I for one would take a front row seat to read his account and see how he perceived 'his' experience ... and how that related to his IQ ... and of
course to see if he was still as belligerent and opinionated as he appeared in his OP !
(just typing out loud).
Alternatively, our friend riggs2099 may simply have been bored and decided to seek-out a little sport at the expense of his fellow ATSer's ... kinda
'wind em'up and watch em'go' senario.
Ok, I think it's safe to say I am fully wound after reading the OP, so hang-on because here I go.
As one of the few 'experiencers' who has replied to this thread, I can understand why he would have such a low opinion of abductees (or at least
their regaled experiencial tales), because let's face it ... the subject does seem to bring every weirdo and wannabe out of their darkened cupboard
doesn't it ?
However, having said that I do think it's unfair (and not particularly intelligent) of him to adorn all abductee's with the same banner of
spuriosity. So, now that I've thrown my gauntlet firmly to the ground I suppose I should provide you with a little background;
(WARNING; If you are adverse to long-winded rants look away now) !
Academia is not my natural element and I am 'number-blind' ... which basically means I can work-out numerological problems with pen / paper /
calculator etc, but ask me to solve the simplest of mathematical conundrums in my head and that part of my brain totally shuts down ... which as you
can imagine, is very embarrassing at times.
Having said that my impediment did not prevent me from studying Natural Earth Sciences at degree level (I scraped through with 72%) ... and as a
Registered Stress Consultant I was also required to study the Science of Psychology (in this field I scored 97%), and yes, I did use some capitals
when I didn't really need to ... that's not because I am grammatically dim when it comes to writing ... it's just easier on the eye for me -
that'll be down to my abstract thinking) !
IQ ... I would have to say about average (negligibly above average maybe), in the 'conventional' way.
But I have a much higher intelligence and logical understanding of metaphysical and philosophical theses. I believe this is due to the fact that the
right hemisphere of my brain is more dominant than the left and so allows me to view such subjects with an abstract eye ... rather than being
restricted to a dogmatic 'pinhole' viewpoint (as several members have displayed here in support of our absent thread host.
I am in effect a 'hybrid' because in spite of being essentially a 'right-brainer' I never accept anything of a paranormal nature at face value and
I include aliens / alien abduction in that group (that would just be silly). I always use my 'left-brain' to look for a logical / scientific
This being the case (and because of my experience as a therapist), I believe that the use of hypnosis should be restricted and only employed to
eleviate / eliminate 'phobias' and 'addictions' when suggestion is an important part of the treatment. IMO hypnosis should never, ever be used as
a method to retrieve abduction memories or pastlife memories !
As for my own abduction experience ... I can say with my hand on my heart that I have obtained certain elements of knowledge that I had no idea of
before my experience ... these are the sole result of information gained during my abduction. Unfortunately, unless you knew me before the experience
took place you have no way of knowing how different I am now ... so I guess I cannot prove it to you ... but that doesn't mean it's not true.
At the end of the day (and as other posters have already mentioned), accounts of personal experience are individual by their very definition ... in
short it's all 'relative'.
If you have any interest in reading about my experience you can find the details in the 2 following threads;
Sorry for the rant but the tone of the OP touched a nerve ... rest assured I have now stepped away from my soapbox and I'm climbing back into my