Friday, May 4, 2012

What You Do Not Know


I was reading a particular book, which, based on poltergeist phenomenon also explores various other angles to why such activities happen in the first place.

For starters, a poltergeist phenomenon is when certain paranormal activities take place in a vicinity (most commonly a house) when people are present. Generally this would involve anything from flying throwing articles of the denizens of the house, voices which emanate or even other spook activities like footsteps or apparitions. The author goes all angles to try to explain what might be causing such events.

So apart from the ghost spirit theory - which most people are fascinated by, yet do not have sufficient proof to back up with; the author also understands our own latent brain functions to try to decipher why a poltergeist phenomenon would take place.

He remarks, that the brain being divided into two hemispheres does not necessarily mean that our sense of self (our I-ness) also is bifurcated. Infact the sense of I-ness resides in the left hemisphere - our logical or dissected nature. Which is of course interesting to know.

The author goes on to say that most hauntings take place where there is presence of a child about to go through puberty. He tries to explain that the process of levitation, tele-kinesis and so forth take place when kids who are undergoing hormonal and brain revamp are in vicinity coupled up with areas which have greater amount of energy (he calls it earths field - or earths magnetic field). Such regions where the place holds greater power coupled with a medium like that of a child undergoing mental changes are where perhaps other ethereal energies are drawn easily and can let loose some of their mischievous activities.

Well poltergeists do not really interest me that much; but the fact that the author incorporates the left brain and right brain concepts is extremely interesting. For one; he says that the right brain also has a sense of I. In effect there is a divided self in all our brains. This left sens of I also cannot know what the right is doing. But the latter can know what we as I are upto. (This is not in contradiction to the above statement which I made; The sense of immediate I required for survival etc is only present in the left brain. Nowadays when we only look at our own personal gain all the time- it is but natural that our definition of I/self will never leave the left brain framework)

So here comes a theory of the right brain being super conscious in some respects while the left brain causes the being to create a sense of local identity. Which might be just fine to act and react for our day to day situations. But in perceiving reality; I mean actual reality of this universe where we are created unto- I requires to be unified in appreciating it.

Reality is intangible as I see it. It is not possible to dissect and appreciate every micro detail of reality and that is what we all are majorly trying to do; are we not? If not for arts, music and maybe theatre. Everything else is dissectible. Reality is not reality if we are not able to see how its there.

But certain events/experiences are present without being able to know how they are there and if they even serve a purpose. Love or Will could be a prime example. Here the right brain sense of I takes over. There is still a self which is perceiving. But this perception is dramatically different from what our left brain sees it to be.

So the author surmises, that at times of extreme emotional disconnect there is a sense of the right brain taking over activities. This might cause the grand vagaries of poltergeist phenomenon's, UFO activities (abductions), Near Death experiences etc. I completely understand this perspective the author explains, actually it was a big surprise to me cause I didn’t think that a western psychiatrist would be able to come up with such deductions. Cause after all entire western science and research is based upon deductions and reason.

What must be understood is that at the end of the day its just the left brain sense of reason. A puny drive for a puny body and mind for surviving day to day to day. its not a grander construction of the self. Which is required, for seeing and appreciating those parts of reality which are beyond scope of any sort of institutional learning or experience.

Maybe we all can start intuiting a lot more. What I mean by that is, give up on this struggle to save our I-ness. And just accept, and believe me this is what all religious doctrines have been preaching. Just cause its preached the left brain does not like it, it needs proof once more. And by creating it; it makes an institution around it. Some sort of common reality experience of the left brain I-ness.

But reality is like a white room void. Anything and everything can come out of it and be absorbed back in it. We all create our reality. Its time we see that we actually do that, and not just sit around be institutionalized so that left brain is safe yet extremely bored and dead.


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