Psychic ESP, Science, Dream Telepathy and The Quantum Mind
ESP, Science and The Quantum Mind
Can there really be any science that can offer physical or theoretical evidence of ESP, psychic or spiritual experiences? Searching for answers to explain ESP, the paranormal and the supernatural, has led me to believe that there is some outstanding evidence for the quantum mind out there if you look in the right places. Areas that are fruitful include:
String Theory (M Theory)
The Physics of Time
Are We All Psychic?
Being able to see the future through psychic, spiritual or other extra sensory means is one of my special interests because it's something I've been experiencing since I was a little girl. It's not just me either - so many people have extra sensory experiences that we could call it a "normal" everyday human experience. Yet it's one that many will brush off as just coincidence or simply insane.
But who hasn't had the experience of just knowing who's on the other end of the phone when it rings or hasn't thought of someone they haven't seen in a long while and then bump into them in a day or two? Maybe you are reading this because you have these kinds of experiences, and like me, are looking for an explanation?
I've done a lot of reading and research on the topic of ESP, the nature of time and physics. I've kept a very open mind about where I will gain information and knowledge from - whether it be from a science book, a program on physics or a spiritual doctrine. I've also had many people contact me looking for an explanation through my dream interpretation website which has helped me develop my thoughts and ideas about what ESP is all about.
While there is no definitive proof of how these types of psychic experiences can occur, there are some theories and hints at what might be happening. My view is that there are two main ways of looking at this subject - spiritually and scientifically. These viewpoints are not opposed, simply blended.
A Personal Experience of Precognition and Dream Telepathy
I was about 8 years old and I kept having this dream where I was in a race at Summer Camp. One part of the race had three low benches that I had to hurdle over. As I hurdled the second bench I caught my foot on it and my face slammed into the third bench. Imagine my surprise when a few days later on our last day at camp we had a relay race with obstacles - one part of which was made of three low benches that we had to hurdle.
You can guess what happened! I fell on the second bench and smashed my face into the third. What hadn't been in my dream though was that I got up with my face grazed and bleeding and continued to win the race!
This kind of experience was not uncommon for me, especially as a child. Through my dreams I would see things in the exact same detail before they happened - like a memory of the future. Many times I would tell people about these dreams before the actual events happened and later on I spent many years writing down my dreams.
My experience of ESP has not been limited to dreams either. When I was meditating daily I found that I had a very strong ability to know what people were thinking and what they were going to say before they said it. Not 100% of the time, but I'd say around 80% of the time my extra sensory perception was correct.
It happens to me less and less now that I've gotten older, but on rare occasions I still experience dream telepathy and dream of places, events and people that I've never come across before. A few weeks or months later I find myself in the exact same situation that I dreamed of.
So how can ESP be explained from a spiritual perspective.... ?
Several spiritual belief systems believe in reincarnation, mainly Hinduism, Buddhism, New Age, Theosophy and Sikhism. As well as believing that we come back into a new body over and over again, many also believe that between incarnations we work with others in our group to pre-plan the conditions and life events for our coming life, so as to learn specific lessons.
In this way of thinking, we have pre-chosen what our life will bring, what people will be around us, the challenges we will face, who our family will be, what choices we will make etc. If this is true then it seems feasible to, at times, have a rememberance of what we pre-planned through dreams or a meditative state. Though the whole picture is unavailable we can have glimpses of what we have planned for ourselves.
Now for the question, why would this happen in the dream state? My view is that our energy bodies, unencumbered by our physical body and without the distractions of everyday life, are more integrated and more able to communicate with our conscious mind. Or rather, we are more able to perceive information contained in these energy bodies, including the plans we have made for our life.
The Science of ESP
So that's all very well but where's the proof?
I'm not going to go into the evidence for reincarnation, but look to modern physics for their explanations of the nature of reality and especially of time. The world of quantum physics is utterly beyond how we perceive the world around us but has plenty of experimental proof in it's favour.
For instance: an electron can be in two places at once YES YOU READ IT RIGHT - in fact in can be in an INFINITE number of places at once! An electron on the other side of the universe can affect another on this side instantaneously - this is quantum entanglement.
It might be useful to remember at this point that we are made from billions of these amazing, tiny things.
Most of what makes up the "solid" things around us, including us, is space; there are currently trillions of particles (neutrinos) streaming through me and you at this very moment and none of them will hit anything inside of us. None of these things tell us directly about how we could possibly perceive the future, but what they do tell us is that there is much more going on than we are aware of - most of which does not fit in with our rational view of the world we live in.
Our perceptual equipment is just not geared up to "feel" everything on a quantum level, but maybe this is how we pick up information that has no obvious source, or in other words extra sensory perception. The scientist in the bottom video on the right, says that in the quantum world it's all about transmitting of information and potential information.
Quantum Entanglement Explained
The Science of Time
Maybe extra sensory perception of the future tells us something about the nature of time which we experience as constant and linear, but science from the period of Einstein onwards, has shown experimentally not to be the case.
Einstein himself said, "for us physicists believe the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one." Different spiritual beliefs also state that all time is happening at once.
If this is true then why shouldn't we have memories of the future as well as the past?
How many dimensions?!
String theory, which has now evolved into M theory, says that there are at least 11 dimensions. This includes several curled up dimensions, including possibly another time dimension, that are so small we do not perceive them with our normal 5 senses. (Our normal experience is of 4 dimensions, up/down, left/right, back/forward and time.)
Maybe these curled up dimensions hold the key to how we could perceive the future or have other extra sensory experiences and will, in time, give us information about the mechanism of how it happens. Because we know it does happen, what's unclear is how it happens.
For more on all this science I would recommend the book The Elegant Universe or watch these programs based on the book.