A Conscious Universe and The Death of John Mack
“We know that attention acts as a lightning rod. Merely by concentrating on something one causes endless analogies to collect around it, even penetrate the boundaries of the subject itself: an experience that we call coincidence, serendipity – the terminology is extensive. My experience has been that in these circular travels what is really significant surrounds a central absence, an absence that, paradoxically, is the text being written or to be written.”
― Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds
When I reread this post, it 's focus of enquiry seemed vague. When I heard of the circumstances of John Mack's death, I had the unsettling feeling that there was more to the story than simply an accidental death although I had nothing to base this on and the early reports had the facts wrong. The sense was not one one of unfounded and free floating paranoia but just a sort of inexplicable sense that there was a deeper backstory, whatever that backstory would be.... and it would be as odd a mystery I suppose as any death could be, but there was something else...What I am now interested in is meaningful coincidence the the possibility that this phenomenon had a role to play in this, which is known as synchronicity. That being said, how may synchronicity work if it does occur?
Theology Versus The Incommensurable
If we take away all the anthropomorphic bias projection and the inferred pats on our own egocentric backs from the term God which seemingly represents a humanoid deity that considers each of us worthy of a somewhat controlling personal relationship in human terms, what are we left with? We would lose this shared sense of being personally connected to the universe simply based on the human authorship of theology, as a series of tribal psychologically driven buffers against experiential reality which has no one spokesperson elected or chosen to explain the complex, the subtle as well as our own self deception to us, as if we were children.Yet we are connected to the material universe as well as it's mirror of organised coherency in the energetic sense, as I said several years ago that the universe utilises us to learn what it's nature is as we use the universe to discover our own. It certainly is an entangled relationship. If you go back and read my review of Phillip K Dick's Exegesis and the backstory behind VALIS you know that one concept that Phillip and myself share is the conceptual model of a conscious universe. This is also a concept explored by Dr Persinger at Laurentian University, whose scientific studies of the paranormal have been noted here many times as well as Princeton Universities many scientific studies of global consciousness and the human skewing of probability in the aggregate sum.
The Physics of Anticipation and Expectation?
Then there is the strange tale of the death of Dr John Mack. If you skip to page two it seems we have a possible case for his death being one of meaningful coincidence filed under a strange synchronicity. Mack's fascination with the phenomenon of what is labelled alien abductions was replaced with an equal intensity regarding the survival of consciousness after death
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