posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 12:42 PM
What a great thread. I commend you on your thinking.
This has been something that I find extremely important...
It would explain a lot of mental illness in a completely different way than we currently understand it. People who "see" things may not all be ill,
but some may indeed be gifted (people who see auras, etc.).
Of course, if we don't understand how we're seeing, or what it is, how can we know its nature or origin?
Not to be an alarmist, but really this information is not as foreign as it may seem.
People have observed glimpses of a different kind of reality all throughout history, interpreting it to the best of their understanding. Some had
more resources to understand it than others (i.e. a culture that has some science or history versus one that is more subsistence-based), but people
always try to understand things, no matter who they are or what kind of people they may be. So there have arisen explanations, necessary because the
things observed were begging for one.
Only things that are not understood need an explanation. Some of these certainly were simply things that hadn't been figured out, but eventually
would be. And, as we know, some were never explained, so we have turned again and again on the observers, and decided the explanation may lie within
So far, we have diagnosed lots of folks with mental illness, but have we ever EVER diagnosed someone with something that was not an illness?
If someone sees auras, but does not disturb anyone, act out, freak out, etc., there is no official category, they are just ignored.
If "seeing" things is a mental illness, wouldn't we all be safer if everyone who "sees" something is immediately diagnosed and restrained from
the rest of us? That's ridiculous, and it's not happening. Therefore, it cannot be true that seeing things is a sign of mental illness.
Having established this, that all who see things that everyone else does not is NOT mentally ill (where are their disability checks?!), we must
conclude that this explanation does not apply to everything that has been mysteriously seen.
Also there's the little matter of Ephesians 6:12: "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
It describes the part we cannot see with this human eye, because we need the explanation. Someone who did see gave us this insight. It backs up
exactly what you are discovering, OP.
Kudos to you. S & F