InPresence 208Yet Even More Questions Are Answered
November 7, 2020
What do you believe triggers synchronicities? What seems to increase the occurrence of them?
Jeffrey Mishlove continues to go through the questions left unanswered during the Live Stream Event on YouTube of October 11, 2020. Here are the questions that are addressed:
Would you be willing to levitate right now for us?
Do you think the fly on Mike Pence’s head was some kind of sign? When I saw it I couldn’t stop thinking about your interview with Mr. Lachman about magick and politics. thanks!
Any thoughts to share with your encounters with Terence McKenna?
Despite what Ted Owen’s said about his “Alien powers” being gifted to him, do you think we are always manipulating the atmosphere without realizing it?
Have you ever thought about using metaphysical power to reverse your age?
Did we have similar bodies in the past life? I like my physical composition in the current life!
What is your view on Carlos Castaneda’s books?
Isn’t spiritual power and magic the same power?
Do you think we can ever know reality? Many of the authors you interview have fascinating and credible, yet inconsistent, views of reality. They cannot all be true.
(Recorded on October 28, 2020)
BOOKS SHOWN IN THIS MONOLOGUE:
Published on November 10, 2020
Here she describes life and work of Jean Millay, PhD, teacher, fine artist, biofeedback researcher, parapsychologist, and psychic. Jean was closely aligned with the pioneers of the psychedelic era of the 1960s and 1970s. She was a deep student of shamanism. She worked closely with other parapsychologists including Stanley Krippner and Russell Targ. Her books [...]
Here he shares his insider’s view of the amazing project that has come to be known as the Scole Experiment, possibly constituting the greatest variety and intensity of unbelievable physical phenomena in the history of parapsychology and psychical research. He describes the cohesion that developed between the living human members of the group, discarnate spirit [...]
Here he describes his research with spirit mediums in Brazil. While many mediums exhibit symptoms that are sometimes designated as signs of psychosis, he notes that they typically live productive and meaningful lives showing no signs of pathology. Experimental tests with the famous medium, Chico Xavier, indicated that letters he transmitted to grieving relatives from [...]
Here he describes a horrible concatination of illnesses that left him with a diagnosis of permanent paralysis below the chest in 2016. He awakened from life-saving surgery with a dysfunctional body – however, he found himself in a state of awareness completely detached from the body that he thinks of as cosmic consciousness. In this [...]
Here he explains that Aristotelian logic has captured the Western intellectual mindset for many centuries. He suggests that this type of “either/or” thinking has resulted in harmful wars and violence. He points to several other systems of logic that are more precise, and also more inclusive, than Aristotelian thought. These include Taoist yinyang logic, Buddhist [...]
Here he builds upon his insight that consciousness is the ground of all being and can also be thought of as the quantum wave function, i.e., the realm of all possibilities. The brain itself does not produce consciousness. Rather it exists within consciousness. Quantum correlations are, ultimately responsible for the coherence of our mental experience. [...]
Here he describes Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as the equivalent to German literature as Shakespeare is to English literature or Dante is to Italian literature – a towering figure. However, Goethe considered his scientific writings to be as important as his literary contributions. Sattler sees Goethe as one of the founders of the discipline of [...]
Here he describes his philosophy of embracing all of humanity with love – while confronting the ideologies of hatred and divisiveness. He points out that he finds more common ground with mystics and liberal theologians of all faiths than he does with the fundamentalists within Judaism. He discusses the impact that the holocaust has had [...]
Here he describes the Vedic worldview as one in which consciousness, rather than matter, is considered fundamental. The Vedic universe is populated by a vast array of entities including both extraterrestrial and extra-dimensional. There are deities and demonic entities covering a wide range of technological and spiritual attainments. Flying vehicles are frequently described. Some are [...]
Here he reviews the many accomplishments of William Blake (1757-1827), a visual artist, poet, and mystic. Blake was an important influence on people such as W. B. Yeats, Alan Ginsberg, Kathleen Raine, Aldous Huxley – the contemporary artist, Francis Bacon – and even the rock musician, Patti Smith. Many of his contemporaries, and even some [...]
Here she describes the many challenges we face as we enter into the autumn and winter of our lives. Among the most serious of these is ageism, a form of social discrimination that remains largely unchallenged. Other issues include increased helplessness, pain, disease, and infirmity. Fear of death also looms large. These factors all become [...]
Here she describes traumas in her childhood and teenage years. She explains that she never considers a relationship with living persons as “finished” and describes how she has persisted until traumatic relationships became loving. She describes her work as a psychic demonstrator for Werner Erhard and Mind Dynamics. She also describes her involvement with parapsychologists [...]
Here he reviews the main themes expressed in Korzybski’s General Semantics. He emphasizes the limits of language, and images – and the limits of human perception itself. He points to unfortunate, and sometimes disastrous, situations that result when language is taken too literally. He reviews the importance of General Semantics in education, psychology, and in [...]
Here she tells how she developed a close connection with shamans from Mongolia who visited the United States in 2004. As a result of this connection, she was invited to present at a conference on shamanism in Mongolia. She describes a variety of adventures with shamans in Mongolia, including some in which it appeared to [...]
Here he describes many ways in which we fail to appreciate the limits of science. He notes that science is always changing and, therefore, it cannot “prove” anything. Drawing upon the General Semantics of Alfred Korzybski, he notes that language is always imperfect and is never equal to that which it endeavors to describe. He [...]
This conversation focuses on an out-of-body experience in 1967 that involved a state of cosmic consciousness as well as “future memory”. Essentially, it set the pattern for Ken’s subsequent career as a pioneer of mind-body medicine and integrative health. The experience was so powerful that Ken felt disoriented for weeks afterward; and he has been [...]
Here he explores the controversies concerning the artistic genius of one of the greatest science fiction writers of the twentieth century. There are those who insist that his creations were the result of drug-induced paranoic fantasies. Others describe him as a visionary, mystic, gnostic, and even a prophet. While acknowledging Dick’s psychological disturbances and addictions, [...]
Here she describes fractal mathematics as providing a new vision of the universe with broad implications for every field of science. In particular, she offers suggestions as to how fractal patterning could resolve the dilemma as to whether Jungian synchronicities can be viewed as truly “acausal.” She provides illustrations of the many ways in which [...]
What connection do we really have with the souls of those who have lived here before? Psychologist Edith Fiore describes how, working with her clients, she has come to diagnose and treat cases of apparent spirit possession. She demonstrates an actual depossession technique, a method entirely different from the classical notion of “exorcism.” Dr. Fiore’s [...]
Here he explores the artistic and intellectual complexities of Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992), one of the most successful artists of the twentieth centuries who paintings have sold for more than $100 million. He points out that Bacon found inspiration in the spiritualist literature and possibly functioned mediumistically himself. Tunney also focuses on Bacon’s artwork [...]
Here he explains how a discussion of the “Mandela Effect” caused him to speculate how the simulation hypothesis might account for alternative timelines intersecting with each other. He notes that there have been many works of science fiction, notably the novels of Philip K. Dick, that explore this theme. He found that computer gaming provides [...]
Here he shares his own experience spending a day in the home of Ingo Swann, who is widely regarded as “the father of remote viewing.” He points out that all of the people he knows who have worked with Ingo have described him as an honest person of great integrity. This is why Ingo’s bizarre [...]
Here she shares her firsthand experience over the past decade of engaging in a wide variety of remote viewing projects and exercises designed to forecast future events. She portrays the many nuances, complexities, and difficulties of this work. She explains that there are a number of small organizations engaged in applied remote viewing work of [...]
Here they review scientific developments relating to the concept of “objective idealism” and “top-down causality” – the idea that the universe is not dead matter, but is mindlike at its very essence. They share how one can experience this directly through meditation and other spiritual practices. One can even attain states of consciousness akin to [...]
Here he discusses the value of indigenous and shamanistic wisdom. He describes his work with native Americans as well as shamans across the world. He emphasizes the importance of approaching these traditions with both respect and permission. He points to the significance of current discussions about cultural appropriation. He also describes the role of entheogens [...]
Here he notes that neither Socrates nor Jesus wrote down their own thoughts. In order to understand them, we must rely upon their interpreters. Both men were put to death for their ideas. Both were concerned with divine illumination. He presents Jesus as a gnostic teacher, as depicted in the Nag Hammadi scriptures, whose live [...]
Here he describes his work as director of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s road company in the 1960s, providing free performances in parks. This led him, and other cast members, to found an organization known as the Diggers – providing free food, and eventually a free store. He also describes the use of drugs in [...]
Here she describes the capacities of the brain’s right hemisphere for experiences of transcendence and wholeness. She maintains that higher states of awareness are achieved, naturally, by deactivating certain areas of the brain that keep us focused on egoic concerns – the right parietal lobe and the default mode network. She describes stages in humanity’s [...]
Here he describes some personal experiences that led him to explore the paranormal — a sighting of glowing orbs in the sky and a kundalini experience that was then followed by a spiritual emergency. He questions the degree to which such experiences are induced by brain abnormalities. He asserts that the data of parapsychology cannot [...]
Here he describes progress in the emerging new scientific field of epigenetics. He points out that the manner in which genes express themselves is determined by diet, exercise, and mental state, in addition to other biochemical factors. Alterations to epigenetic markers can be passed on to one’s descendants — in effect, supporting the once discredited [...]