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23rd-June-2008, 01:05 PM
Because I don't want people thinking I'm schizophrenic, I rarely talk about this.
I've had several apparitions in the past year. Sometimes are more intense than others! :eek: It's not like the movie style ghosts and goblins.
When I see people, they appear to be real.
They hide in corners, sometimes. I wonder if they are recharging.
Why do they communicate in nods and gestures, instead of words?
I want to talk about this, but want to test the waters before an all out confession on what could be perceived as psychosis?
23rd-June-2008, 01:48 PM
Tell me more.
(also which character is Adams describing?)
23rd-June-2008, 02:16 PM
I believe that all those kinds of phenomenons are from the mind rather than the other world. This happens to me sporadically: I wake up in the middle of the night and clearly see weird stuff (generous size bugs, shapes from the posters of my room moving, twisting, etc), sometimes only lasts for a coupple of seconds and sometimes more. I did some research and found out it was hypnopompic hallucination and was not so uncommon. Im not saying that your case is the same but i know that your mind can make you see quite vivid things, there are a number of psichological conditions that explain most of what is usually understood as "supernatural". I find it more interesting and curious than frightening.
23rd-June-2008, 03:02 PM
So much about life's experiences we just can't explain! But that doesn't mean we can't talk about them. Or speculate.
How do you react internally when these apparitions happen? What has changed over the last year that could be related?
Is it disturbing to you, or in some strange way a normalising of reality; a healing of some schism between anticipated and experienced reality?
I don't discount the existence of spirit, nor of spiritual phenomena, but I am also respectful of the amazing capacities of the human mind, and wonder just how much a change in state of one permits some manifest emergence in the other.
23rd-June-2008, 10:44 PM
I dismiss anything that doesn't fit in as anomalous. Not that I've ever seen anything that doesn't fit in. I thought I saw a spider once that turned out not to be there, but I was looking for spiders at the time.
24th-June-2008, 03:36 AM
Jung pointed out that we can't dismiss empirical reality. We can, however, try to correctly identify the cause.
If you saw X, then you saw X. However, it is possible for me to see my neighbor because he's really there, because I'm having an hallucination, because I'm seeing an illusion, etc.
Without more details, it's quite a challenge to know what to make of your experiences.
24th-June-2008, 11:10 PM
It boils down to the question of whether or not reality is real. Since I say it may very well not be, I can dismiss aspects of my experience as being inconsistent with the main body of it. If I can find a way to make them consistent, i.e. if they can be explained using the same rules that explain everything else, then I can accept them. Spirits cannot, just like most other hallucinations.
Quest for Liberty
25th-June-2008, 12:07 AM
What time of day did you see them?
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