An excellent start…
As a writer its always fantastic to see your ideas evolve and already we are beginning to see that with Supernatural Synchronicity. As I had hoped, Sarah took my initial post and expanded on a particular point within it, which has given us ‘What Part Does the Pineal Gland Play?‘ An excellent talking point. Before you read on please check it out, after all these posts tie together.
In her post Sarah gives us an overview of the pineal gland, but also does a great job of establishing why this part of our physical brain could be considered the seat of our psychical abilities or even consciousness. So, effectively this little pineal gland could help us see what might not be there or perhaps understand the unknown. Let’s focus on that for this post shall we; how do we manage to see the unseen or obtain information from what seems like nowhere?
Now Sarah mentions Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience and Claircognizance in her post, aspects of the paranormal that I’m sure many are familiar with here. A common understanding is that spirits are energy of some kind and this is what manifests to allow use to witness an apparition. However I am now going to attempt to present this slightly differently, let’s throw a little random para-theory into the mix shall we!
Time for a little para-theory…
I’m going to start by casting out the idea of energy and its relation to apparitions to start with, but not entirely! Let’s simply call ghosts and/or spirits information. Actually let us rephrase that and state that there is a degree of sporadic or random non-referenced information both local and non-local to us in the universe. Stay with me please! As random as any information may be we will always attempt to process it within our subconscious minds. This is often to ascertain if it is relevant to our current situation. If it is then it becomes a part of our conscious mind. Now the source of this information is without doubt a ‘Hard Questions’ of the paranormal, but given Sarah’s post lets theorise that the information is also coming from another pineal gland. Thus making the pineal gland a transmitter and receiver of psychical information.
Stop and think about that for just a minute or two. That could mean that the information we pick up on, say during a paranormal investigation might just be coming from another living person, rather than a local spirit.
Time & Space confusion…
At this point it’s probably a good idea to confuse things even more so, I think! The reasons we often disregard the possibility of information coming from another person is, a) we are looking for proof of the afterlife; and b) the time and space problem. The time and space problem refers to the fact that we often use time and space as our premier measurements in our lives. This is far from strange as we all base our day’s events on where we will be and when. The problem is that when presented with scenario’s that may not conform to this materialistic viewpoint, we may confuse the information or disregard it. For example, when someone sees a ghost we mark the occasion by stating where and when it occurred. The thing is that although this observation is correct, we could equally be seeing something from another time and even from somewhere else. It doesn’t necessarily mean what we are seeing, hearing or feeling is actually related to where and when we are. Phew! Sounds mad doesn’t it, but then quantum entanglement will often tie things together in a way which seems to sound similar. Granted I am not stating that it explains paranormal activity and it is a lot more complicated than that, but still it’s an interesting similarity isn’t it?
What I’m suggesting here is understood in two parts; a) the transference of the information; and b) how we may interpret the information. We’ve already discussed the possibility of the pineal gland being a possible receiver/transmitter in our brains. Now it’s equally a possibility that some information wasn’t random and its acquisition is gained or perhaps triggered by being presented by certain scenario’s. So, basically as you enter a particular location, perhaps our minds seek additional information from a more supernatural source. It’s almost as if our minds ‘google’ that information from the ether, pulling it down to give us more. This may often be attributed to spirits as a source, but I would like to suggest that the information is present in somebody else’s mind. Somebody living. This would then mean that we obtain the information telepathically from another person; that could either be local or indeed non-local. What’s interesting is that this concept actually links in a little with Jung’s Collective Consciousness. It also may have links to Lovelock’s Gaia Theory too, linking all things together as one system, which proposes a reservoir of shared consciousness amongst us all; as James suggested. These concepts also lose their references of both time and space too, which makes sense when we are dealing with psychical phenomena.
So, that’s how the information finds its way to our minds, possibly. The problem really begins though when we try to interpret it. In order to understand something we need a point of reference, that way we can learn about it and then store all that in memory. So, when we are presented with information it is checked against our memory to formulate an understanding based on those reference points. However the mind can be tricked and those memories are not one hundred percent proof all the time either.
This presents our first problem of understanding; we are bound to understand information based on what we know ourselves, this becomes the basis of our perception. Our life experiences, feelings, belief systems, education, memories, desires and more all feed into our perception of the world around us. Hence how I may interpret a piece of information could be very different from you. Although there are obvious standards in our interpretation based on elements of life which are the same for us all, like certain educational aspects. Others like belief systems would likely be different though. One person’s grey alien is another person’s goblin!
One person’s grey alien is another person’s goblin!!!
Next up is how that information is presented to us individually and sometimes in groups. Again this is a tough one to explain as each of us are likely to perceive information somewhat differently due to various aspects of our lives. Now I believe that if the information has let’s say a visual element to it, then it is these that we believe we actually see, like an apparition for example. However it’s my opinion that we don’t actually see the apparition, we perceive its presents locally to us due to the information received. The information of the apparition is presented in conjunction to the information received from our eyes, so we get the apparition in our reality. It’s a little like augmented reality I suppose. Imagine an overhead projector, if you place one image over another, then you only see one image made up of image one and two. Which means we could possibly have multiple sets of information being perceived at once. A ghost of a haunted castle for example, might just not be from that castle at all. Perhaps its information received from someone else regarding one of their memories, but as we were not there our perception delivers a strange apparition. This certainly makes sense when you think about crisis apparitions, as they often take the form of someone known to the individual and appear at the point that something traumatic is occurring to that individual. The person perceiving the crisis apparition can identify it as them, because they know them and have a memory reference for the information.
A medium whilst in a trance like state channelling a spirit once said to me; ‘communication is perception, perception is communication.‘ This seems like an excellent place to add that thought to Supernatural Synchronicity. Although I could continue to theorise on this for ages, I should really hand over to Sarah and of course you the readers.
Let me know what you think of these ideas, be honest, but be respectful please. Let’s get the discussion going. After all if you make a really good point perhaps Sarah or I will write about it.
Over to Sarah…
I could continue to write on this subject for ages, but as this is a collaboration with Sarah Chumacero, I will now hand over. Sarah will then comment on what I’ve written and add her own thoughts too in a post on her website ‘Living Life in Full Spectrum‘, but this discussion shouldn’t end there. Please feel free to get involved and comment below.