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 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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