..The UFOs do not seem to exist as tangible manufactured objects. They do not conform to the accepted natural laws of our environment. . .The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon." -John Keel
In the last post "Imaging Being who We Are" I took on the subject of the observer's traits of "false" personality in the context to be expanded here, which is to say that the quantum discoveries of observer effect are due to the role of imaging one's self and the allusions also falsely made that we are objectively conscious, which then folds onto anomalous experiential realities as reported.
Rodney Collin who was one of PD Ouspensky's principal students once remarked that the familiar was so absurd that it constituted in of itself, a conclusive argument that miracles do exist. The fact that the layers of realities that science is probing are stranger than we formerly imagined makes the postulates that the anomalous can be taken with face values is patently a relic of 19th Century thinking, as well as the tradition derived from Newton that we live in a mechanical universe.
The passage we all share is certainly one of intoxication that originates in the senses themselves so much so, that one of the principle researchers into theoretical physics ( Brian Joesphson) suggests that the observer effect is a matter of being skewed by the biochemistry of sensory systems. In other words, our own biology has a role in perception as related to the outcomes we anticipate as observers in a manner that we are directly unaware of in a sort of crib blindness. And yet in a society based upon scientific materialism, the rationality of logic fails to note the malleability of this situation.
What Andre Breton noted remains...
"We are still living under the rule of logic, that, of course, is what I am driving at. But in our day, logical procedures are only applicable in solving problems of secondary interest. The absolute rationalism still in fashion only allows us to consider facts directly related to our own experience. The aims of logic, in contrast, escape us.
The ecology of the mind within the ecology of nature.
Beyond the quantum role of biochemistry and the related electromagnetic field of the physical brain we can easily determine that what we anticipate by can be profoundly influenced by altering it's field by the ingestion of psycho-active drugs such as LSD..perception can be skewed and as a result so can personal anticipation of experiential reality in terms of what is possible and what is not.
All of this in both a paranormal or anomalous context driven by consensus as well as what we could call a steady state of consciousness or normal waking consciousness fall under the term psychic phenomenon.
"I abandoned the extraterrestrial hypothesis in 1967 when my own field investigations disclosed an astonishing overlap between psychic phenomena and UFOs... The objects and apparitions do not necessarily originate on another planet and may not even exist as permanent constructions of matter. It is more likely that we see what we want to see and interpret such visions according to our contemporary beliefs." -John Keel
There is a very thin red line between rationality and imagination when logic fails to create a plausible scenario for the inexplicable. In terms of the failure of a multitude of theories to attach themselves to a coherent narrative of explanation to paraphrase a famous quote, if nothing is true then all things become possible.
I think it is very plausible that what these accounts amount to is that we imagine we are conscious as all we know is self referential. It is not so much a matter of a parallel universe as it might be our own is somehow turned back upon itself to expose a sort of charade we engage in unwittingly. The illusions of control and manipulation on our part are so pervasive that perhaps they are prone to distortions inasmuch as the puppeteer may also well be a puppet.
In relation to the concepts of "false personality" as related earlier are the recent investigations into the state of observers that set the stage ( perhaps) for these strange experiences, especially in the U.K under the auspices of the SPR. One could say the road begins where the script becomes unreadable, paradoxical, turned inward upon itself, this is the nexus of deconstruction where no map has or perhaps ever will be created. This is the death of Self before death..death before dying...even the most ardent existentialist would find this discomforting to the point of being unimaginable. But this is where we go to find answers, to achieve an impossible sobriety in the face of intoxication.
Depression, stress, a string of bad luck..The various realities of entangled states was first picked up from a investigation and a subsequent book entitled "Telephone Calls From The Dead"( published in the UK) which I reviewed here some time ago. Here is one such investigative channel that is currently being undertaken..as an example of this specific probing into the observer's state
One possibility is either a organic or inorganic ( psychological) form of disassociation as follows:
In psychology, the term dissociation describes a wide array of experiences from mild detachment from immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experience. The major characteristic of all dissociative phenomena involves a detachment from reality – rather than a loss of reality as in psychosis. This is the "kicker" .Dissociation experiences are further characterized by the varied maladaptive mental constructions of an individual's natural imaginative capacity.
He pushed the glass before me.."Perhaps death is not reunification, or reconciliation.it may be when all the utility of pragmatism withers away in a sort of palsy..and one is led back upon oneself, one can only imagine what he knows but in a new frame of reference, a parable of appetites gained through living that take on a life of their own or so it seems. Turned back upon themselves..what do they say, man is not one, he is many.."
" What are you getting at?"
"Instead of clarity we fall deeper into what pragmatism and sign posts have vouchsafed us against..the imagination of what may be since there is no defining characteristics of what is..in this so called death."
"Do you think we may experience this before the separation of the body?"
"Perhaps perhaps not..that is a matter for our imaginations..no mathematics or sentence structure could prepare us if this is true..as a matter of fact we may be hoisted in this by our petards where our tool making of the mind turns against us..we are no longer writing the script...the script is writing us,,,"
Long ago, John Keel noted the following in his book entitled "Operation Trojan Horse"
A large part of the available UFO literature is closely linked with mysticism and the metaphysical. It deals with subjects like mental telepathy, automatic writing, and invisible entities, as well as phenomena like poltergeist manifestations and possession. … Many of the UFO reports now being published in the popular press recount alleged incidents that are strikingly similar to demoniac possession and psychic phenomena which has long been known to theologians and parapsychologists."
In physics, a state of matter is one of the distinct forms that different phases of matter take on. Four states of matter are observable in everyday life: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. One could classify anomalous experiential realities much in the same manner in the context of what could best be described by the reductionist term of consensus reality.....perhaps as a solid One could say these states have a commonality in Tibetan cosmology in relation to consciousness ( which I suspect is imaginary) to what are termed Bardos.
These vivid dreams found in the Bardos usually follow a particular sequence of degeneration from, just after death, the clearest experiences of reality of which one is spiritually capable, and then proceeding to terrifying hallucinations that arise from the impulses of one's animal instincts that parlay the metaphorical into a context wherein the familiar becomes strange......the familiar as terrifying which corresponds to the waking state and its reactions to various innovations of the familiar turned back upon itself.The differential between illusion and delusion hides within the familiar if it is so that we experience the physicality of the natural world in a state of dreaming...
Consciousness As A State of Matter
What I am making an approach toward is my original methodology of exploring the anomalous. You have in physics, the relationship between the observer and the observed and about five years ago I said that this relationship is changing and the progress of science in consciousness studies as well as in quantum physics has verified the approach as a matter of pragmatism You can more easily explore the observer than you can what is observed. Not to diminish the complexities involved and the many many traps this methodology entails..
Mountain climbing on a moonless night in the midst of a bustling street. Verifying one step is on solid ground before moving the other.in a dream as so much of a balm that.inconsequential noises startle us..we must move on where the wind will erase our tracks..the cinema of the mind and we as protagonists in someone else's imagination hang by our fingernails to the hope of a cracking warm fire and more tales to throw into the flames... making a soot across the mounting drifts that surround us. As Poe would say, a dream within a dream.
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