HOW TO BE A PSYCHIC, ETC.
A short summary of how to respond to events and experiences that
are commonly referred to as paranormal.
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How science is
We live in a society that
reveres science and the ability to understand the laws and mechanisms
that the universe operates by. Science is not an entity unto itself.
It does not have it’s own momentum. Scientific processes are
performed and observed by people and, these days, more and more with
machines as main cooperators. These people specialize in specific
arenas of interest, and they use the method of validation and
invalidation of supposed fact that we call the scientific method.
This is a systematic study of known phenomenon (and some
imaginary-experimental, for instance experimental mathematics)
and the main tools of research are data sets. Data is obtained
through careful observation and testing, from which hypotheses are
formed. In the rare case that testing and reproduction of tests
provides solid reliability of a hypothesis, a theory is then compiled
which basically explains the observations and gives instructions on
how to reproduce the tests. More research and testing is done by
other teams of scientists in order to apply Okham’s Razor, which is
in essence a B.S. removal tool. The developed/developing theory is
then useful for educational purposes, and may make it into widespread
textbook circulation within 10-25years, given that the concepts in
the theory are suited to popular and/or cultural and/or political
currents of thought. Once a theory is supported by a cadre of famous
or respected scientists, it often becomes popularized through the
media as well as lower levels of education.
Here is where the breakdown
of science begins.
Popular knowledge lacks the
background of technical knowledge that is necessary to properly
understand a scientific report. Beyond that, each branch of science
has it’s own lingo, or terminology. The same terms are used across
all branches, and even in common speech, but what most people fail to
realize is that the meaning of a term changes depending on which
branch of science it is used in.
One common mistake that is
simple to understand is the meaning of the term ‘myth.’ In common
speech this is used to refer to stories that are so far beyond belief
that everyone knows the content is not factual.
Ex.: “That stuff about
leprechauns and pots of gold at the end of rainbows is a myth.”
However, in anthropology, a
myth is a folktale that is from the unknown distant past and cannot
be proven or disproven by cultural evaluation. It is the unbiased
opinion of the anthropologist that a myth is neither false nor true,
simply because in that branch of science, a living culture cannot
support a study of the content of a dead culture with all of the
requirements of cultural relativity et al. to formulate a working
hypothesis. Instead, myths are studied in order to understand what a
cultural group claims to base their beliefs on, and then
further study is performed in order to determine how the lives of the
people in question actually match up to what they say they believe.
From this point of reference, you often hear slightly educated people
lambasting religious texts by calling them fairy tails and myths.
What you are witnessing in these tirades is a slightly educated
person who failed to actually pay attention to what they claim to
have studied. They are using a scientific term with a specific
meaning and applying it to common usage in a biased context, thereby
rendering their statement invalid.
Another common mistake is
the use of the term, ‘fact.’ In scientific lingo, across most
disciplines, a fact is a statement of hypothetically supported
data, conveniently fitted into a working phrase. This means that a
series of tests has produced reliable results for whatever mechanism
of observable nature was in question, and the data has been put in
the form of a sentence (or series of sentences) in order to allow the
scientists to talk about it without spending 3 hrs per conversation
repeating the data. For instance, to talk about the long series of
data sets that are required to formulate a basic understanding of the
natural chances of a genetic trait to be reproduced into surviving
and reproducing offspring, which allows that trait to become a
relative constant in a given gene pool, and also provides the
recipient taxa or genus of the trait a chance at reproducing into the
distant future despite catastrophe and mortal diseases… is referred
to as Natural Selection. If you pay attention, you will quickly
recognize that when the slightly educated argue about the Theory of
Evolution, they toss around the term ‘Survival of the Fittest.’ This
term is going out of use in scientific circles because it, as a
system of reliable data sets in the past, is (arguably) no longer
recognized as reliable. But people still use it and think that it
means the same thing as Natural Selection. Even if they were
interchangeable, the concept of Natural Selection is grossly
misunderstood in common circles. This is probably the most prevalent
misuse of scientific terminology in common speech, and causes a lot
of conceptual divisions between people who could otherwise get along
Simply put, a fact in science does not equal a fact in common
This brief overview of how science is misused and misunderstood because of language barriers is provided at the beginning of this discussion in order to provide the reader with a basic understanding of two key concepts.
Concept Number One is knowledge. Always question what you think you know, and always question whether you understand it accurately. Knowing what you are talking about will make you less emphatic about your opinions and what you learned in school, and may help you understand more of what you have already learned and experienced. A simple remedy is to use a dictionary.
Knowledge is flexible and non-static, it changes as you learn and as you gain more expansive views of your experiences.
Concept Number two is science.
Science is a broad term used to generalize various classes and
disciplines of observational research. The realm of science is; that which can be observed with the naked eye or with gadgets, repeatedly tested and observed,
and repeatedly tested and observed by everyone with adequate training.
Science does not test things in order to
prove theories. This is a common misunderstanding. It is more
appropriate to state that science develops theories and then studies
the theories in order to disprove them, whether all or in part.
Previously recognized facts that cannot be supported by mounting evidence are cast aside as unreliable. Science itself does not have a personality, it is a system used by people to pursue research and explain the results. Science is not a thing, it is a process of investigation.
psychology is misunderstood
This topic alone could fill several thick tomes with mountains of
references and boring rhetoric. In order to keep it short and sweet,
I will state ‘facts’ about the topic and the reader is encouraged to
engage themselves by taking out a notebook, and a dictionary, and an
internet search engine and actually ‘do some research.’
Psychological research is mostly focused on the realm of
behaviorism. What makes people do what they do? What do you do if you are engaged in repeated behavior that is unhealthy? Stuff like
Psychologists can assist you with advice based on what you tell them. They are skilled at getting you to admit the truth to yourself and motivating you to move forward with what you say you need.
Beyond that, you aren’t going to get advice or instruction outside of the truth you reveal.
Leaning too heavily on a counselor is not a good thing, and they
should be used only in the capacity that they are designed for.
The nitty gritty
Having said all of this, I want you to understand that the modern Western lifestyle and culture is based on science and psychology. Relevancy to a concept centers on these two disciplines. This is precisely why people who are gifted with paranormal talents have little recourse when it comes to getting help with coping. I know you just read a lot of sciencey stuff and your brain is probably tired, so I am going to wrap it up as simply as I can.
If you experience empathic awareness, psychic phenomena, spiritual visions, real dreams, or visual or auditory insight into the spiritual dimensions, or one of the copious list of other talents, you are going to have a hard time coping with normal tasks and you won’t find respite from a pill.
You are most likely not
schizophrenic or paranoid.
My advice is simple, join a group that supports people with this kind of thing. I highly suggest finding a decent Christian church, schedule a meeting with the pastor, and begin to use your talents and/or gifts the way God intended them to be used.
Paranormal abilities are usually gifts from God that were intended to draw you closer to Him, drive you nearer to Truth, and give you the power to dominate over evil as well as provide more encouragement to the community of believers. These abilities should give you a keen sense of compassion for the troubles
that people deal with on a daily basis. Forming a cohesive
relationship with the One who gave you these gifts will give you the
strength to see it through, to become a warrior, and to get the most
out of life.
I truly hope that you hear what I am saying and that you act on it before society has you locked in a medication/electrotherapy cycle. It’s time to begin your rejuvenation. Contact the Father today.
For more information or to
ask questions, contact me at email@example.com or find a local pastor willing and able to assist you.