From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 18:04:52 +0000 Archived: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 07:54:59 -0500 Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience' >From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:27:07 -0500 >Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience' >>From: Kathy Kasten<catraja.nul> >>To:<post.nul> >>Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 19:39:28 +0000 >>Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience' >>>From: Nigel Watson<nigelwatson1.nul> >>>To: post.nul >>>Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 15:25:23 +0000 >>>Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience' >>>>From: Ray Dickenson<r.dickenson.nul> >>>>To:<post.nul> >>>>Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 13:50:52 -0000 >>>>Subject: 'Standard Abduction Experience'[Was: Hopkins& Jacobs] >>>>>From: Steven Kaeser<steve.nul> >>>>>To:<post.nul> >>>>>Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:21:33 -0500 >>>>>Subject: Re: Hopkins& Jacobs >><snip> >>Therefore, I feel that if those of you who are truly serious >>about entering into a discussion of the phenomena is to acquaint >>yourselves with the literature discussing how the brain works. >>For a start, PBS is doing a NOVA series called How The Brain >>Works. The mechanisms are reduced to a simple, easy to >>understand discussion. This goes, as well, for people claiming >>to be hypnotherapists. >I am very much an observer when it comes to abduction >experiences, so you probably would not appreciate my opinion on >what it's all about. >However, I would like to say that mainstream neuropsychology >(and presumably the NOVA series) takes a materialist's view on >how the brain works. That is, the mind is seen as a byproduct of >brain physiology. I think that's a dead end approach for >understanding the mind. There is psychic activity that is more >than just a product of prior experience and memory. I recommend >"Irreducible Mind" by Kelly et al. (2010) to get a flavor of the >kind of psychological theory that is needed. The book resurrects >F. W. H. Meyers' theory (1903) on the mind-body relation. >Psychology is just starting to recover from the behaviorists' >wrong turn. >My understanding of Meyers' theory is that the brain is not >merely a repository of information. Rather, it is a filter >through which information passes. Mostly, the brain filter >restricts access to only personal information, but the filter >properties can change (via drugs, meditation, etc.) and let >trans-personal stuff through. This material may be accessible to >multiple people under the right conditions, so it can have the >flavor of objective reality. The theory seems to offer a viable >framework for understanding the 'abduction' experience without >trivializing it. William: Well, thanks for your recommendation. I am not going to list all the material I have been reading on the subject of how the mind works. The PBS series was recommended for those out there in the public who have never thought about thoughts. I agree that most of the sciences dealing with how the mind works took a wrong turn. However, the newer material discussing recent research is truly fascinating and incorporates that "something other" that was missing from the equation. I have already previously provide a couple of links to those papers. KK Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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