reply to post by Unleashed68
I'm only going to echo what many have already said.
Well written piece, nice prose and has fluidity and a central theme..unfortunately, it reads more like a forward to a novel, rather than a personal
account from experience.
I have to say, i too am getting more than a little angry over the seemingly increasing number of threads that are overtly patronising.
The general theme of these, and i'm afraid your's too, is one of assumption of innocence and mental frailty.
I'm sorry, especially if you disagree, but you go to great lengths to inform us all that you consider yourself to be superior to most of the rest of
us 'normal folk'. Superior intellect, articulation, mental fortitude, influential and responsible professional career path.
You achieve this mainly by illustrating your professional arena, and make it clear that you are an 'intellectual mover and shaker', or at least you
are better equipped to cope with paradigm shattering realities, as you put it, than the majority of the rest of us.
Strictly speaking, many shrinks would say that you are demonstrating classic paranoid delusions. Characterised by strong feelings of superiority
(usually mentally superior, but does include other areas such as moral, spiritual, etc.).
Personally, i am getting sick and tired of folks on these forums, proclaiming they and only they can handle the truth, that most of the rest of us are
somehow weak..too weak to even be considered able to mull a reality over as an interesting intellectual exercise.
As for not even explaining the physical sight of your nocturnal visitors is again, patronising in the extreme.
Or are you saying that even though you are equipped with a mind that has extensive and acute communications abilities, you are somehow unable to
convey physical parameters?
This is stretching things, even for an account such as yours.
If the sight and / or perception of your visitors appearance didn't shatter your mind as a tender three year old, are you suggesting that a
description of the same will damage our psyche? If so, you are doing the rest of us a great disservice, and again, you are suggesting you were somehow
mentally superior aged three years old, compared to the majority of the rest of us!
This is not a good way to think..it can make you seriously ill, never mind Earth shaking realities...delusions of grandeur will get you in the end.
So, ultimately what do we have?
An intelligent and well written piece, trying from the outset to stiffle incredulity and dissent using psychology , with your 'I don't care if you
believe me or not' approach, which if true, would negate the purpose of posting in the first place. There are not many authors around who would
genuinely not care if people consider them a liar or fantasist, so if you'll forgive me again, i do not feel you are being totally honest when you
A story of repeated visitation, with no detail...whatsoever.
We have no description of the entities themselves. We are told they are us much a part of the Earth as we are, which suggests a lifeform as yet
undiscovered on Earth by humans, or evolved/adapted/altered humans from a future Earth period or indeed an ancient Earth period (advanced race of
beings, existing millions of years ago possessing and utilising 'temporal technology' to escape or avoid a cataclysm or some such)
We don't know if they have a gender, what that gender was, if any.
We don't know if they were ethereal or quasi-ethereal or fully within our 'plane'.
We don't know of their technology, or even if they use technology as we would perceive it or whether they have telekinetic abilities that take
precedence over 'nut's and bolts' technology.
How tall or short, colour, width, general shape..all missing.
Were they shaped like amoebas, did they have undulating, heaving bulbous flesh that appeared to move in and out of phase with your room?
You see, there is not much - fantastic or paradigm challenging that we humans cannot imagine. Our minds are a lot more stoic than you seem to credit.
Tell you what...if you are really that concerned about the fragility or otherwise of people's minds, and you are NOT just another author evaluating a
concept for a novel on our members, at least try to add more detail.
PM me with all of the missing details, and if you wish to make it a condition of disclosure of these details that i do not repeat what i have learned
from you here, then i'll abide by that, even though it goes against my ethos.
I am a sovereign entity with a strong mind (imo) and i hereby absolve you of any and all all responsibility for any potential negative effects to my
psyche that may ensue following any paradigm shifting disclosure you may make to me.
How's that? I am taking the responsibility away from you, and reaffirming what is always the case...i am solely responsible for my OWN mind..it is
mine to use or abuse as i see fit. Not yours, not the government, not the religious institutions, not anyone else's, but mine and mine alone.
If it is a book forward, or is a genuine recounting of past events as you see them..i'm sure you are aware that without detail, most of what you'll
garner from your reader is frustration and a bad taste from being patronised.