posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 09:57 AM
reply to post by cloudyday
Actually, that's a common theory in paranormal studies, that paranormal phenomena is a creation of the subconscious which could move beyond personal
perception to actually manifest in physical reality. Shamans say that basically one needs to trick their subconscious, impress their ku, stimulate
their spirit, etc to achieve this. I believe Dr. Carl Jung was one of the main progenitors of this idea through his theory of the collective
... But as interesting as such explanations may be, it must be remembered that Jung himself was not a materialist, but a mystic. He dabbled in
astrology, Kabbalah, alchemy, and so on, seeing each as exhibiting clues to some greater, spiritually based, reality. Furthermore, he used the theory
of the collective unconscious not only to explain cross-cultural similarities in mythology and psychological functioning, but as already noted, to
explain so-called psychic phenomenon like precognition, telepathy, and synchronicity. All were, to Jung, manifestations of the collective unconscious
-- that is, of our unseen linkage, one soul to another, and of our linkage to a higher order of intelligence.
But, is it more reasonable that these paranormal experiences are just shared manifestions of the collective unconscious, or that there may be real
things outside of normal every day experience that occur? It's really hard to say because it is outside of the norm. If I were to use this
rationale, then I would have to question everything around me, including whether or not I'm actually typing on this thing I call a "keyboard", and
looking at this thing I call a "monitor", and communicating with another group of intelligent "beings" on a thing I call a "forum". You could
have a philosophical field day with that one.
I wouldn't doubt that things such as telepathy, precognition, etc. are manifestations of the subconscious, or rather are accessed through our
subconscious (I have reason to believe this) as a kind of shared canvas or virtual reality on which we use our symbol sets and "arch types" to
communicate with. I think this is the concept of telepathy in general.
I could be satisfied to leave it at that, but I was actually shown some things that I can look in to to verify that the communication and various
sightings were not just figments of some kind of shared imagination. And I'm doing just that. They gave me something to work with and I'm
following their leads. I'll see where it takes me.