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Belief Systems and the natural world around us
(Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, Magic)
I think you all know there are some things that fit within the OLD models of the universe we live in, and many things that we sense, feel, intuit, "see", that don't fit within the frame work of yesterdays understandings.
I'm not sure we are helping ourselves by looking to the ancient past and attempting to revive old ideas and beliefs to help us explain those unexplainable phenomenon we encounter now and then today, things like my mother showing up next to my bed at 4:30 AM at the exact time she died 8o miles away. Our ancestors, no matter how far back we go couldn't explain these things any better than we can today. The wonderful myths of "Past Golden Ages" being somehow a guide to these unknowns, seems unlikely.
I believe we need to be looking toward the here and now and the future for a clearer understanding of, what we call psychic phenomenon..
Right here, right now at the beginning of the twenty-first century, we are discovering new ways of understanding and explaining the previously mysterious phenomenon many sense, but can’t explain or prove.
Arthur C Clark’s third law of prediction states;
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
So throughout history we have called “magic” anything we didn’t understand, Only later to discover explanations for the previously unexplainable.
We don’t have the theories or the technology to “prove” many things we personally know to be true. There is a world of anecdotes, and research showing that ESP works, prayer works, setting intention works, but not always and not with everyone. Some times we know things we have no way of knowing.
As throughout history our individual, and cultural beliefs limits what and how we perceive the universe around us. If we can’t imagine it we can’t experience it. I’m guessing us humans will always have to deal with those limits of our own minds. Beliefs: prior to 1954 humans believed it was impossible to run one mile in four minutes or less. Roger Banister shattered that old belief May 6th of that year. Once that thousand year old impossibility was broken; it became common for top athletes to run faster than we thought possible. In the past 50 years 17 seconds have been knocked off that old record.
Prior to the 1850’s millions of people died needlessly because we didn’t know there was such a thing as germs, we didn’t recognize a correlation between doctors in the best hospitals of the world touching and examining dead people then helping with infant deliveries and the high infant mortality rates. We didn’t have the technology to detect germs so had no idea we needed to protect ourselves against them. Many scientists and doctors of the day refused to accept “Germ Theory” because they couldn’t see them with the naked eye.
Before 1907 most of the world had communal drinking cups in public places. We couldn’t see the germs, nor could we imagine something so small was even real. Finally in 1912 all common drinking cups were outlawed on all trains, creating the adoption of disposable paper cups everywhere and lowering the transmission of sickness.
What we believe down deep within our minds limits the reality we can experience.
Now for a little more digression into the past in order to step into the future.
Newton, in 1687, discovered how most of the physical world worked with the discovery of Calculus, and he was wise enough to study Alchemy along with physics, in his attempt to explain how everything works. We have used his ideas, and they work so well, we refer to them as “Laws of physics”. For over three hundred years, those laws described and predicted how our universe works and they are still the foundation for understanding the universe we live in today. Newton’s math got us to the moon and back. But at some point, like all ideas, it hit a dead end. We were experience events Newtonian Physics couldn’t explain.
Then in 1905 Einstein published his new theories of relativity, offering a deeper understanding of our universe than Newton ever could. In 1931 the phrase "Quantum Mechanics" was used for the first time, talking about how everything we can detect, see, and measure is made up of tiny little packets of energy. Like photons being the constituents of Light itself. Electrons, Neutrons, Quarks, Bosons, are sub atomic chunks of stuff that go way beyond any understanding our ancestors were capable of.
Each step we make going deeper into the makeup of our universe we come closer to being able to explain psychic phenomena. ESP, Clair_____ whatever, cognitions of all types, and are coming closer to human understanding.
It seems rather clear that we live in a universe of probabilities, not definitive static truths. We can’t know anything positively for sure; not today, not yesterday, not tomorrow. And it seems just as clear the ego, conscious, intellect is very unhappy with that.
We live in not a universe, but a multiverse of 11 dimensions, probably 8 physical dimensions like length, width, height and five more, plus three time dimensions.
If that doesn’t boggle the mind it should.
There is some discussion as to rather the human brain/mind can ever integrate these concepts into everyday life.
To reiterate…………. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Our deep down inside belief systems help us navigate a complex world, but those same beliefs can hinder us growing and learning new things.
As in the past it takes time for radically new ideas to become such a part of human experience that we can actually use those ideas in our everyday lives.
What do you believe? Does that help you live your life for your highest good?