reply to post by jiggerj
Yet another interesting question. Usually your questions are not something I have thought much about before you asked. This one has been on my mind
off and on for many years. And you know what? I got nothing.
Well, nothing substantial. We can wax philosophical for sure. But if I could pinpoint a part of the brain that receives external signals, then I
could also pinpoint where the signal was from and what it said. That would be proving out "the other side", and it just ain't likely to happen (at
least, not in our lifetime).
But I do have some ideas around where it may be.
Ingo Swann (i cite him a lot....he really was a brilliant man) talked about the multiple sensory organs that we have. While I didn't delve deeply
into all of them, I can cite at least 1 that is irrefutable and well known: the VNO. It is a small channel that connects a nerve directly into the
brain. It is a pheremone receptor that is not proven nor disproven to be "active" in humans.
Other concepts of senses are hot, cold (yes, they are two different sensations enacting separate biological responses), magnetic (in the hands/feet),
even your field of vision (you have cones and rods, each doing different tasks).
The thing about the 5 senses, however, is that they are powerful. They are always on, very loud, often creating noise. I use the term "noise" less
as in audible sound and more as in an interruption of meaningful signal. All that sound going on, the bright lights, that throbbing toothache, or the
bitter taste in the back of your mouth. All these senses are so powerful that conscious perception of the more sublime senses is drowned out in a
field of blaring noise.
There are many who practice various meditations in order to isolate and identify things such as more sublime senses. Some people just naturally are
more attuned to them than others, just like some are faster, and some are stronger. Those who are tend to be considered psychic, or just weird (can
you imagine living in a reality where you could sense magnetic fields, and think it a normal ability?)
A cornerstone of my thoughts on this are that what Dr Hal Puthoff did at SRI is absolutely true as told by Ingo Swann (which Puthoff has supported as
truth...Puthoff, himself, is no small figure in science). Swann had the natural ability for whatever perceptions were required for remote viewing.
As well, he had a degree in biology and a love for science. Due to this interesting mix of talents/interests, he spent quite a bit of time trying to
analyze, from a scientific point of view, what was happening in the SRI studies on remote viewing. His points seem to be very salient, and his
presentation very articulate, well thought, and rational. Of course, he is wordy, but if you can wade through the words that he uses ("Mental
Information Processing Grid", for example, is repeated ad nauseum in his "database") it is very informative
One of the things that he noticed was that the "communication" happened instantaneously over any distance. There was no "upload" time. Whatever
time differences may exist were irrelevant to what he was viewing. So it was instantaneous, and disregarded time. This, to me, would appear to be a
quantum, or possibly supraquantum or subquantum level communication. Or maybe something even more exotic, who knows. There has been talk of
monatomic elements also having some role to play, as well as constructs known as "microtubules".(if you look at the bottom of the Wiki, it will
reference some material as well as its controversy).
Something else that Ingo discussed that has made me consider....muscle memory. In my younger years I was an all state football player. My high
school coach used to scream at us, "DON'T THINK, REACT!!!". It seems like a stupid command until you witness karate experts reacting to movements
of their opponents faster than you can even perceive that an attack is underway. Or, even the unease you hear people get that keeps them from
boarding a plane that ends up crashing.
But to not think, and instead allow reactions to just happen....what is controlling those reactions? The flinch that you catch and stop (after
looking like a moron)....what made that motion happen? If you aren't consciously controlling such a massive action (it isn't like breathing, or the
hearbeating, which happens non stop from birth to death), then what is controlling it?
Could there be another "self" that exists beneath the conscious? Lobsang Rampa, be he a quack or not, used the term "overself" to describe this,
whatever it is. Call it your soul, or like Ingo Swann did, call it your subconscious. But something has the ability to usurp control of your body in
emergencies, and it isn't Jesus taking the wheel.
Since i am at my character limit, I will stop there and see what you have to say.