But what causes them? How do they work? What is the mechanism that allows for the manifestation of a spirit or the ability to correctly predict a future event? Are they all part of the same phenomenon?
No one really knows for certain what the answers to those questions are. But if the sheer number of experiences tells us that they are real, there must be a mechanism that allows them to take place. So perhaps we can consider a theory.
We are all energy
We can begin with the scientific reality that we are all made up of energy. In fact, everything is. Your body, your computer, your desk, the air, the solar system, the universe and everything in it is made up of nothing more than energy that manifests in different forms. Although string theory seems to be losing favor among many scientists, it states, if I understand it correctly, that everything consists of vibrating strings of energy, and it is how these strings vibrate that determines what it is: a hydrogen atom, a hydra, a hydrant or a human.
Lets consider humans. It is my contention (and Im sure not mine alone) that each human has her or her own unique vibrational frequency. And Im not just talking about our physical makeup; more importantly this refers to our consciousness. Each conscious mind has a unique frequency. (This may not be a literal frequency as we understand the frequency of radio waves, for example, but the term can be used as an analog for what our unique signatures are.)
In this frequency theory, each of our individual frequencies is part of the great cosmic whole of frequencies. Our individual frequencies all share the same air space. In this way, we are all directly connected to the universe and to each other.
Perhaps we can think of it in terms of a great symphony that has a limitless range of notes (or frequencies, since that is what musical notes are). The universe and all it contains is the symphony, and each conscious mind is a unique note in that symphony. In fact, every thing is a unique note in the symphony, but lets focus on the human experience.
Frequency theory of the paranormal
Now lets look at how this might explain a host of paranormal phenomena:
Extrasensory perception (ESP). How can some people know what others are thinking? How do we sense someone is staring at us? How can we know the phone is going to ring and who it is calling?... and all of the other mysteries of ESP? Perhaps on those occasions we are able to pick up on the frequencies those people and events are producing. In other words, even though we all possess our own unique frequencies, we may on occasion be able to sense or detect the frequencies of others. Like musical notes, our frequencies are harmonizing with their frequencies on these occasions, if only temporarily. For most people, this happens spontaneously, without our thinking about it and rarely. Its not something we can control. (Yet.)
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