posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 07:02 PM
I've always been fascinated by this subject, but I've also been a tad bit skeptical. Nevertheless, my inquisitive side prevails in the equation. I
want to know what all your opinions are of this, to create an interesting conversation.
The trouble lies in the age old problem between determinism and indeterminism. Science is based upon analyzing things which can be positively verified
through the scientific method of experimentation. If something recurs again and again, its called "scientific" by us. On the other side, there is
consciousness, religion, and mystical and magical traditions which make ostentatious claims about the nature of the world.
When we look at the spectacular success of science in the last 200 years, the last 40 especially, its hard to take the "metaphysical" or "psychic"
realm seriously. How can something so concrete and definitive like science be related to something so mystical and nebulous like psychics and magic?
How can both exist at once??? This is how I think it works.
Take our psychology for an example. Whenever we act our brains are involved in something called myelination. Myelination is what creates neural
pathways. If we engage in a certain behavior over and over again, it becomes reified in our brains by myelin, which in turn strengthens the repeated
behavior. There is thus a connection or mirroring between the process of myelination in the brain and the habituation of behavior patterns.
What else is science but the analysis of those reified behavior patterns of the world we experience? And yet, like in the brain, it's a human
consciousness which etches out those behaviors which leads to their ossification in our brains.
Gary Zukavs "The Dancing Wu Li Masters" explores the intriguing connection between consciousness and the world of quantum mechanics. Quantum
mechanics and consciousness form a pair akin to classical physics and the behavior patterns of the world and body. Quantum mechanics operates on the
principle of probability, while classical physics deals with events. Similarly, I think, ancient "sciences" dealt with the science of probability,
as in the I ching, Tarot, and other divinatory methods of prediction, whereas modern science exploits facts of recurring experience.
In my own life, I met a woman who made some bold predictions about myself and my family. Interestingly, most of her predictions have panned out.
Ordinarily, people would be skeptical of psychics. And, there probably may be good reason for it, given how commercialized it has become.
Nevertheless, I do believe certain unique individuals are finely tuned to the workings of the psychic realm, imparting to them knowledge of
"probabilities". on a theological note, since the sheer notion of the existence of psychics who feel impelled by whatever unknown source to share
their insight with others begs the question: What meaning does this have for the people they share this information with? In my own experience, I feel
such information is there to motivate us. If we respond reasonably, compassionately, and wisely, to the information shared with us, then the
"better" probability is likely to pan out. Of course, I'm not recommending that every prediction a psychic makes is valid, as this world is a
medley of truth and falsehood: who knows what creeps into the minds of the uncouth soothsayer? Nevertheless, the predictions made about me and my
family are too eerily prescient to be ignored;
1) She claimed that my grandfather was speaking to her, and she made a movement at her nose, as if grasping for it. She said this was a joke between
him and my grandmother. My mother knew nothing of it. But afterwards, when my mother asked my grandmother if her father did any jokes with her, lo and
behold, my grandma reached for her nose and said "he used to try to take my nose, it made me laugh".
2) She claimed that my sister would go through something difficult, though she shouldn't worry, she'll be fine. 4 or 5 years after this prediction
my sister went through something traumatic.
3) She made certain claims about myself, most of which have occurred.
Mind you, this isn't a case of self fulfilled prophecy, as I was always skeptical of her claims. My mother wasn't. In any case, the years went by,
and I began to notice that my life seemed to be following the path she delineated in her prediction.
This profundity forces one to start looking at the world in a more religious way, after all, how does one make sense of such predictions without
considering a grand architect directing it all?? As a sheer existential fact, it's amazing that some people can be used as messengers, angels in
disguise, to convey important and life-saving messages to certain individuals.
I think in terms of a vertical axis, consciousness would be at the top while matter would be at the bottom. Consciousness is a world of probability,
or potentia. After all, what we think is never made real until we act. Conversely, matter is the state of reified fact. At some point, still unknown
to science, but seemingly expected by most to be at some future time to be discovered, consciousness and matter converge. The probabilities take on a