Electricity harnessed finallyThe story of electricity makes it clear that major discoveries, once overlooked, may have been preceded by numerous observations. Static electricity was already known by the Greeks. But even before people will have observed sparks coming from their hair when combed in a dry atmosphere. Shocks from 'electric' fish in the Nile were already observed 2750 BCE by the Egyptians. But it drew no particular interest, nor investigation until it was written about in 1600. Thereafter it still took centuries to come to grips with electrical phenomena and made it one of the major discoveries for the benefit of mankind.
Could we look upon consciousness - now ignored by science - in a similar, but more broader encompassing way ? Is it overlooked as once electricity was?
There is some relationship between what is called 'nature' and consciousness. Nature gives life to organisms and in particular the brain. Although the wonders of nature are being observed daily - certain of its phenomena are not being investigated. Consciousness is not recognised to exist outside the brain by many scientists. There is no scientific proof of its existence independ of the brain. In its place coÔncidence and power of adaptation is credited for development of the brain in which consciousness develops supposedly.
So what are the possible indications of more hidden possibilities of consciousness at work ?
Our memory, for instance, is limited by space and time. We can only record an image by means of apparatus, like video, which have to be operated at the site of interest. However, ancient Vedantic tradition has it that nature stores a record of all that takes place - the so-called Akashic records. Events leave a record in a 'cloud' that ordinary human beings have no access to. There are some people (for instance Joan Grant: 'Time out of mind') who claim being able to receive glimpses of it in visual images. Laying cards for predictions and many other objects have been employed to reach into a region outside space and time for images, impressions of the past, present and even future. Does every living thing has a centre in the cloud-sphere of nature?
Other paranormal phenomena which in some way relate to consciousness are also hardly investigated by science. Such as:
- The electronic voice phenomenon. Hearing voices,originally in tape-recordings - nowadays in modern recording apparatus and on television screens. In spiritist seances voices were heard speaking in space, not through the mouth of the medium.
- Levitation. Even recorded in papal traditions of monks who floated in the air.
Medium Colin Evans being levitated during a seance
- Telepathy. Almost everyone knows an instance of the so-called sixth sense, yet science pronounces that this power of becoming aware of someone else's thoughts does not exist as it has no physical basis. Yet there is statistical evidence, which is being ignored.
- The same applies to clairvoyance - awareness of an object or event at a distance, not through the normal senses.
- Precognition - foreseeing an event in future.
- Psychokinesis(PK), or mind over matter. Exercising power over objects outside of human physical reach. Levitation being one of these phenomena.
- Bi-location A person being seen at two places at the same time.
- Psychic healing. Healing that cannot be explained by normal means. Transmission of power.
- Dowsing. The ability to feel the presence of underground water, ores, etc.
- Psychometry. The ability to pick up information about a person - past, present or future - by handling an object that belonged to him/her.
Finally, but most important, is how to go about harnessing or understand a phenomenon? First of all of course making a survey of all we know, of what has reached us about it, irrelevant of its veracity (that may be checked later). Then the circumstances in which they occurred. Also study the 'feats' of Indian gurus, such as piercing the body without harm. Feats of mediums like Daniel Dunglas Home who took burning coals out of a fire with his bare hands, who floated out of one window and returned through the next, who levitated and wrote his name on the ceiling. All in the presence of experienced observers and scholars.
In my home country, the Netherlands, daily on average five sightings of unknown objects in the sky are being made. How many of those sightings are being made all over the world? Obviously many. or even most of them. may be explained. Yet there are many that cannot. What is the source of these objects ? Are these indications that a future civilisation has managed to cross the time/space barrier? We are spending billions of dollars on other fundamental research, yet take no notice of what remains unexplained. Is there a sphere around the earth that attempts to send signs of their existence? Nobody knows and few care. It makes one think of electricity. Mankind knew its existence but failed to see its significance during thousands of years. Now our civilisation depends on it.
If one can bring up the interest in the subject there are thousands of miraculous unexplainable occurences that point at a dimension out of our reach and as such neglected. Attention should also be paid to those rare individuals that display abilities beyond our comprehension in these fields: children who cause poltergeist phenomena, sometimes ordinary house wives who feel compelled to write down historic novels.
This is just a brief outline of what might be hidden in the consciousness field, that needs exploring. In fact it has already been investigated from the nineteenth century onward by some outstanding scientists as Sir William Crookes, physicist Sir Oliver Lodge, Nobel laureate Charles Richet and psychologist William James, all members of the Society for Psychical Research, but the public hardly comes to know of its findings and science takes no interest.
A time like this calls for drastic fresh approaches to harness nature's laws and properties. It will take an inquisitive genius like Leonardo da Vinci to tackle this exploration and demonstrate its validity.
© Michael Rogge 2021
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