Ghosts, spirits, entities, supernatural, paranormal, xenonormal…belief in a paranormal event plays an important role in how we interpret the reality of the event. A believer will be more likely to think an anomolous event to be paranormal. A skeptic will always have an excuse no matter how outrageous or uninformed. Belief plays a large part in what each one of us interprets as a paranormal event whether that be ghostly apparitions to U.F.O. sightings. But if you are truly interested in this field of study your personal beliefs cannot rule the show, and I’m including you hard-headed skeptics here. If you are serious about finding the truth, you have to learn everything you can. Read, experiment, investigate, learn from people who have experience in the field and read and experiment and investigate some more.
If you learn all you can about your subject of interest, then you don’t go off reinventing the wheel so to speak. This applies to any field of endeavor. When you can get a grasp on what is already known, only then can you approach “objectively” what is unknown. I put quotes around that because a large part of the scientific community looks at paranormal happenings as subjective. More or less meaning that the phenomena can’t be proved by science by repeat performances inside some sterile, closed lab because experiences are in the observers head (and science hasn’t figured out how to bottle a spirit). The majority are not even sure consciousness exists. Of course, we who know the truth know a true skeptic will never believe in a ghost even if one ran him over.
I am a believer in paranormal phenomena and life after death because I’ve had many experiences and a few years of research and investigation under my belt, but my research is taking me into related fields such as psychology (psychologists who believe in paranormal phenomena are few and far between it seems), parapsychology, history, social sciences, electric and magnetic fields, weather systems, low frequency sound, cosmology, astronomy, a variety of quantum theories and most recently mind science and the list could go on.
So all I’m saying is keep an open mind, stay up to date on what’s new in the field as well as what has been learned by people who have been there and done that. Don’t be afraid to drop a belief that has been proven wrong. Explore topics on the human condition. That’s what we’re talking about here when we say ghost or spirit, is the human condition, in different condition than when it was in a living body here on Earth. Be aware of yourself in your reactions to anomolous events and make sure you don’t let your beliefs influence your findings. Above all keep searching for answers with integrity and respect and clear-minded thinking. We are all part of the learning process so let us keep our evidence of the paranormal unbiased, pure and thoroughly researched.
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Diane, I look forward to some posts on those new fields of study on your journey… only will you please include cliffs notes or a kids summary when you get to the quantum theories? 🙂
LOL! The only way I could even begin to explain quantum theories or multiple dimensions, would be simply. I have a layman’s understanding of a lot of it but I do think a bunch of answers to what we call “paranormal” is somewhere in those theories. We are just going to have to learn as we go, all of us contributing to finding the truth.
The order of the universe is reinforced with every new scientific discovery. Pieces of “the puzzle” fall slowly into place and everything has a part to play in the synchronicity of existence. But much like a puzzle, we are simply looking for pieces on the edge – a way to contain things a bit so we can slowly make our way to the middle – one complex piece at a time. I am convinced personally that we will find everything fits very nicely. I am convinced that everything “paranormal” is as normal as clouds on a sunny day in May, and when we finally come to understand more, and then more, etc. we will see the majesty of it all. Everything is truth and truth is everywhere, and when the skeptics walk off the edge of the flat earth they live on, we will catch them. 🙂
I agree…what a beautiful way you have of expressing it! 🙂