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Re: No Absolutes?

From: "C Hathaway & J. Presson" <earthwrk@doitnow.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 16:41:44 -0700
Fwd Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 21:37:54 -0400
Subject: Re: No Absolutes?


>From: ujack@pop3.scrapcity.cnchost.com [Mark Medford]
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 00:05:39 +0000
>Subject: No Absolutes?

>Dear Friends,

Hello Mark,

You make some very good points here.

[...]

>These elements force us to  examine more closely the emotional,
>religious, etc. make up of the individual witness.

This is very important and there needs to be a team of people
that work together as well as a pool of professionals (MDs,
Mental Health, etc.) that are used as a blind study to see if the
results of testing match. I will go into this more in a few days
as Clark is still in the hospital and not doing to well. SO I AM
kinda tired and stressed to the max right now.

>Still, finding a way to see the event beyond these personal
>"filters" may be close to impossible. When all is said and done,
>until such time as an event is mirrored by another experiencer,
>it all comes back to interpretation. Its a bit like dream
>analysis!

It all comes back to interpretation no matter how many people see
or experience an event. As for getting past the "filters" that is
not as hard as you might think. I AM a Clinical Hypnotherapist
(since 1987) and there is a way to do hypnosis so that you get
past the subconscious and speak with want is called "The Silent
Observer". The S.O. is the objective part of the human mind that
records every event without emotion. It is very interesting to
work with this part of the human mind. There is also something
called "Parts Therapy" where you talk with the individual parts of
the human mind that chooses different experiences and find out
what that "parts" reason for making the choice was.

>How, then, do we measure the credibility of the event?

As for the credibility of an "event" that should not be the
concern of those who are gathering data from tests and
observations. When they get into dealing with credibility then
they are no long objective about the findings. You gather, and
gather, and gather more and more data until you have a LARGE
enough sampling to case studies to see what the "norm" is (if
there truly is one). Then you go from there.

>Can there be compassion, along with a healthy dose of skepticism
>in our aggressive pursuit of the truth?

Compassion and respect for the subjects yes, on the professional
level. A team doing case studies should not be concerned with "any
ONE truth". They should be concerned with the gathering of
information. It may sound cold but that is how scientific research
is done. And I can not stress enough the GREAT need for blind
studies to be done as well. You can not get a clear view of what
is going on with out the blind study.


Julie


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