Posted by: cosmicalphabet | September 4, 2009

What is Psychic “for?”

So, i am currently contemplating the idea of teaching another class on Remote Viewing, a simple, historical and sometimes political exercise in Psi ability.  Last year around October, i taught my first public class on…well, anything esoteric.  I decided to bypass extraterrestrials, conspiracy theories, spiritualities, and anything related to big ideas that might be too scary or uncomfortable or “silly” for an audience of young naturally skeptical and naturally curious adults.   The main thing i feel that keeps most people away from the esoteric and the intuitive, and the INNER in general, I think, is the absence of any mainstream scientific perspective that can support its relevance.  Plainly put, people desire to be told how to think and what to think about.   And if you introduce a new topic, they find you batty, fantastical, and again, silly.

So, my way of skirting this issue was, well, experience.  I figured if I could get them to do it themselves, the “science” part could be reconsidered.  In fact, I think the establishment of science right now currently is a control mechanism for the regulation of information.  And experience.

So I introduced the concept of Remote viewing, which I myself had come across god knows how in a book called Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness, by one of many individuals who participated in a now declassified Cold War pentagon project called Project Stargate.   Long story short, like all these stories, this guy started to experiment, and along the way, he “happened to” meet the right people who shared his interest in the subject and a burgeoning ability.    They established that “targets” could be viewed from any distance, across continents, across the street, and that the data received through deep consciousness was varied and surprising.  Often, information came thru as shapes, atmosphere, emotions, ideas, impressions.  It wasn’t like looking at a static image like a photograph.  Rather, consciousness perceived on all the levels that regular observation worked.  Except better.  And they used this in the Pentagon for a few decades, until the Soviet Union fell and then it was closed down (or migrated) and eventually made public by whistleblowers and the media.

Now, in my class, I did a standard remote view.  I had some images, photographs, and placed them upside down in the center of the table, while everyone tried their best to imagine and see what they were.  i can get an image fairly quickly, the more I operate from a place of trust, and a few other people in the class also picked up on it.  It happened to be an image of Obama giving the then famous fist bump to a little boy.  One of my students drew the Obama campaign symbol, and a few people drew smiles, and a few picked up on the idea of impact.  A pair of brothers drew the same thing, and someone drew her friend’s new tattoo.  Overall we observed the fluidity of shared conciousness and the prioritization of the subconcious mind.  If, for instance, you are more interested in one thing, your ever truthful subconcious mind will be directed toward that.    So, even though an assignment may be in front of you, interest, desire, curiousity, and other factors seem to be a higher priority for the direction of the mind.

These and many other lessons I have begun to pick up from the study of psychic, higher, and shared consciousness.  I’ve learned that I am a student in a much bigger school than i percieve.   In the synchronistic reality, we understand this, to an extent.  There are some who notice the patterns, and there are some who notice their own connection to these patterns.

Now it seems to me there is an unfortunate disconnect, a false feedback loop in the process of scientific culture.  There is a lack of self awareness, a hubris that reflects our own cultural ignorance.  I think this arises from a fear of losing one’s way in the vastness exterior and interior, and this leads so many to cling to the neurons and cells and skin of our being, without listening to the mind that observes so readily and persistently.  If science is only a study of matter, and a fervent and constant denial of the immaterial, then I think there will be a perpetual deadend in our society.  Until we get past this baby step.

Now, all is not lost.  There are some who have chosen to rough the scorn and abuse of their withholding peers and curiously pursue an interest in the immaterial eyesight.  I picked up a book last week from a popular NPR journalist last week called “UNbelievable.”  Its a history of the former laboratory of parapsychology at Duke University, that was run between the 1930s and the 1980s by one Dr. Rhine.  Telepathy, the existence of the soul, life after death, and other things were considered in this laboratory.  Now, the further I wade into this tepid and half-serious read, I find myself adjusting more and more to a fierce climate of unconsidered ideas.

These scientists were operating in a highly unimaginative environment.  They went forward into the unknown with the presumptions that allowed this place to be labeled “impossible” in the first place.

For instance, and this brings me to the title of this essay, they found themselves trying to test for telepathy, or the exchange of thought material.  However, instead of testing the much easier form of telepathy, the exchange between individuals, they keep testing with cards, symbols, objects.  They faulted the individual for a seeming preference and cited their mistakes as proof that telepathic exchange cannot exist.   And; however, when it was noticed and experienced, which is more often better achieved between people communicating in an easy and happy environment, this is written off as “unscientific” or “uncontrolled” because the control is the absence of the human interference.

Here is the problematic feedback loop.

If the scientific perspective is that humans themselves are the interfering and polluting force, the unquantifiable essence, in an experiment, and therefore falsifiers of any static event (such as telpathy), then they will find that….they are missing the whole point.  They are disproving something for the way that it operates.  Instead of studying it for WHY it operates that way.

Now, if i could get the ear of science, perhaps we could all move a bit more forward.  : )

Perhaps the question that ought to be asked when studying something that appears off the radar, is, WHY is it off the radar?  Why is it off the radar and yet also within the possession of human expression, albeit a seemingly difficult or rare exception of human expression?

That was the point of my remote viewing teaching workshop.  More or less.  To prove it to the kids that they are just as capable of psychic lenses as myself or anyone else.  Because we are all in the same shared psychic soup.

But again, the bigger question to ask here, is what is psychic for?  What is it related to?  Why are kind people more intuitive and empathic?  Is it perhaps that spiritual and extra sensory lessons are connected?  If so, then should the boundaries of science be reconceived?  If not altogether discarded for a new map?  If the way we view a subject establishes the purpose of that subject in our minds, then why psychic ability sometimes works and sometimes does not seem to work should be approached from the angle of “we do not know what we do not know,” or maybe, Why we do not know it.

Perhaps we are looking at the surface of the ocean when we look at each other and the “reality” around us.  Psychic experience would imply that there is a deeper sea and more than we have yet imagined.  But if my premise holds, that the map needs to change if we fall off it, maybe also the purpose of the map should also be reconsidered.


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