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Re: Paratopia PodCast 55

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:55:41 -0000
Archived: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:17:16 -0500
Subject: Re: Paratopia PodCast 55


>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:03:30 +0000
>Subject: Re: Paratopia PodCast 55

>Did you listen to the PodCast? Dr. Lillenfeld, I thought,
>explained what is known about how, so far, about how the
>subconscious works. I agreed with most of his conclusions as I
>discovered for myself how easily the subconscious obeyed the
>conscious mind's command.
<snip>
>I can't imagine someone who has never had highly strange events
>in their life trying to come to some conclusion.

Hi Kathy

Haven't heard that podcast. However, in recent years have become
more aware of the mind's ability to manipulate our immediate
perceptions and to re-create false memories, seemingly willy-
nilly but on examination often dictated by 'self-preservation'
instincts of the base-brain ('lizard brain').

As a simple example - recall an incident from childhood or early
life and then compare notes with others who were there at the
time. You'll usually get significantly different accounts -
possibly embarrassingly so.

Got impressed by this phenomenon and so collected recent
studies, as they were published, showing some surprising
results:

i) some people cannot 'see' anomalous events happening before
their eyes if those events offend or shock their 'lizard-brain';

ii) some folk see the events more or less as they happened but
can be confused about the sequence and/or the causes;

iii) others see the anomalous events but much amplified, their
lizard-brain 'adding-on' imaginary causes or agents - mythical
or religious or other.

There's a list of the research URLs, with abstracts and text
versions at www.perceptions.couk.com/magic2.html#more1

As you can see there's even been a recent attempt - formal
publication pending - to link (some of) those different
tendencies to physical differences between human brains.

That whole area of research is fascinating and is beginning to
reveal how all our perceptions are more or less 'personal' and
subjective, possibly even to the extent of differing physical
effects on different individuals.

So, these days I rarely come to firm conclusions about reported
events, usually at most an 'implied conclusion' if there's a
preponderance of evidence, like at www.perceptions.couk.com/ufo-
uap.html#rel2 (modern sightings, some filmed by NASA), and at
www.perceptions.couk.com/fortre1883.html#initi, (19th and early
20th Cent. stuff ) which was begun by collecting phenomena
recorded by Charles Fort.

BTW - think you're very wise to use that 'wall' or block. It
seems that humans facing, or attempting to communicate with any
entities perceived as 'other' or supernatural (in Earth terms),
can be led down some quite destructive pathways. Whether those
pathways originate in the 'lizard-brain' or are imposed on it
from outside is a matter for speculation.


Cheers

Ray D


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