Things That Go Bump In The Night

 

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Do you believe in things that go bump in the night? Do you believe in ghosts, magic, vampires, witches, werewolves and other creatures of the night?…Do you believe in the paranormal, things that cannot be measured by rigid, objective scientific standards? Do you believe in the subjective reality of those things which everyday science cannot explain? Many people do, and I think they have good reason too….

By their very nature paranormal things, subjective feelings, cannot possibly be measured by cold, precise, mathematical proof….Take astrology, for example…Traditional scientists have long scoffed at this ancient discipline, yet for thousands of years and even up to the present day, adherents to astrology are legion….

The great early 1900’s psychologist Carl Jung, a contemporary and friend, though much younger associate of Sigmund Freud, disagreed with Freud and his Freudian explanations for human behavior and instead used astrology as archetypes to resolve many of his patients’ conflicts…In his own words, according to my Google sources, Jung stated in an interview published as recently as 1947:

“Since you want to know my opinion about astrology I can tell you that I’ve been interested in this particular activity of the human mind since more than 30 years. As I am a psychologist, I am chiefly interested in the particular light the horoscope sheds on certain complications in the character. In cases of difficult psychological diagnosis I usually get a horoscope in order to have a further point of view from an entirely different angle.

I must say that I very often found that the astrological data elucidated certain points which I otherwise would have been unable to understand. From such experiences I formed the opinion that astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist, since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call ‘projected’ – this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations.”

There is the proof in the pudding, straight from the great man’s mouth….Carl Jung was a genius and a well respected man, yet he used the tenets of what is rudely dismissed as a “pseudo science” by most modern scientists to resolve and better understand his patients needs and problems…He believed that astrology, although it could not be proven by scientific fact finding methods of verification, then and now, was a valid and useful tool in understanding the inner workings of the human mind…

I think that other so called paranormal activities are just as real as the use of astrology…Jung believed that our souls interact with this world through the use of archetypal symbols and through dreams…I fully agree, and it is in the dream world that I believe the other paranormal components of our human minds are enabled to freely roam and make associations, connections and conclusions…

I believe that ghosts, vampires, werewolves, all the things that go bump in the night are all very real…I believe they are part of the magical, mystical world cloaked in darkness, deep in the realm of the unconscious…By their very nature, these subjective unconscious feelings cannot be mapped out, measured and rigidly recorded in the objective manner that modern science so enjoys…

Modern science works out fine for measuring the distance to Tahiti or London, and scientific knowledge is essential for manufacturing cars and airplanes and trains, for construction and architecture and for all the mechanical products of our society…That is the reality of the every day, wide awake world, and it is what we base most of our daily lives on, the predictions and results of modern science….

But I strongly believe there is much more to life than that; just like an iceberg is 90% underwater, so is the human consciousness….I believe that all these paranormal phenomenons that objective modern science dismisses out of hand, for lack of scientific proof, are in fact part of the collective unconscious of the subjective reality of feelings and shared human experience over thousands of years…

I completely believe that these so called paranormal events and creatures and the worlds or dimensions they inhabit are just as much and just as real a part of the subjective reality as the everyday awake, working world is part of the objective reality of objective science, of the tangible, fact based daily reality most people freely accept…

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It is like all these paranormal items, subjective as they are, can be accessed like a channel on your cable system…Just because you do not choose to watch that particular channel does not mean that it does not exist, or that there is no activity on that channel…

In fact, most people live their lives and consciously choose to never tune into that particular channel, scoffing at it’s very existence….But that flies in the face of all the unexplained phenomena that has plagued, excited and intrigued humanity for centuries….

Just because something cannot be explained by the analytic methods of modern science with it’s facts and figures and weights and measurements and theorems and proofs does not mean it does not exist…I am a firm believer that it DOES in fact exist…It just exists in another dimension than in everyday life…

You cannot prove or disprove a subjective element of life through objective methods and analysis: the two systems of belief, objective vs subjective, are diametrically opposed…It is like in religion, some things can not be proved, but must be taken and accepted on the basis of faith, which is part of the subjective reality of life, and few people question faith based assumptions in their daily lives…

As William Shakespeare once famously said to a friend: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

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