posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 07:51 PM
reply to post by Kandinsky
I've heard the one about the plough boy, and I have also heard the one about McCartney, I have been fascinated with the very thing you are describing
as well, for many years, and heard the stories along the way.
I want to know the answer to your questions very badly. I have also experienced reading or hearing things that had been my idea also, and I have had a
number of conversations with others that have had that experience too.
Years ago I became interested in active daydreaming (there are lots of terms for it) and ideas like projecting one's mind in to tarot cards (a great
book, by the way) and that sort of thing. What stuck though, and something that I am still obsessed with at times, is the Alchemical landscape; that
place where the Alchemical symbolism and beastiary are supposed to come to life to help educate the adept. I have also been very interested in trance
states since early on.
But better than all those is just reading as much as I can. Although my recall of what I have read is fairly good, more importantly, the whole mass
has taken on a crystal ball like data-base aspect, in that I can now personally access the mass for specific information and 'meta-information', if
you will. I usually see where a story is going, I can also tell very quickly when someone is plagiarizing the work of another, or twisting the work of
another in a bad way (but then that would be my opinion). Anyway, I have found just reading to be the most useful for understanding writing.
So I guess that is sort of my way of trying to grasp what you might be getting at. Since I have felt that I am on to all this story stuff, I feel as
though my whole life has been me acting out scripts from western European and American folklore. I also think that a more elegant way to go about the
changes in one's life is to identify what story is happening, so a person can then assume their role more fully and help the whole production come to
a good end. Or bail.
Thank so much for posting.