Empirical Evidence for the Reality of
“What gets us into
trouble is not what we don’t know - its what we know for sure, that
just ain’t so!” Mark Twain
Peter Marshall, the Scottish
Presbyterian Minister of “A Man Called Peter” fame, based his
ministry in the United States on the following premise,
“Life is a matter of
perception, not of proof.”
As an empiricist I need to
state at the outset that I require proof on which to base my perception
of reality, but Peter Marshall certainly does makes sense when he states
that our perceptions shape our reality.
Often our assumptions that
serve to form our identity and worldview are accepted without question
and without critical challenge.
Many people go from the ‘cradle’
to the ‘grave’ never challenging the thoughts of others or having
the courage to question their own assumptions.
No wonder, as Plato said, we
live in a world of illusion!
As people of the Western
world - we are more likely to be conditioned at an early age to accept
as ‘real’ what we only can see and touch around us - and simply
dismiss the unseen nature of our existence although I’m sure we all
accept the reality and impact of feelings without question, even though
they cannot be visibly exhibited in some museum!
This area of ‘cognitive
atrophy’ is of major epidemic proportions today as it creates
people who hold untested perceptions about life leading to ‘blind
unswerving faith in everything unknown’ - or people whose
perceptions are always rejected by their ‘adopted mindset’ as being
scientifically implausible or bordering on the psychologically
We either tend to ‘believe
everything we understand without cognitive question’ or we ‘reject
everything we don’t understand because of mindset rigidity’ .
Many of us in the western
world are polarized at one end or the other of this spectrum of
cognitive atrophy - and there are not too many people sharing middle
I know I didn’t!
I had life all figured out
from a ‘reductionist’ point of view that allowed no scope for any
new thought possibilities even when based upon empirical findings.
I had blind faith without
Our life perceptions - even
for the sake of our mental wellbeing - must be brought into awareness
and must be open to question and challenge as we can not afford to
continually render layer-upon-layer of unquestioned ignorance on our
mindsets through the impact of multiple unexplored perceptions.
Reality is never a given - it
is an ongoing interpretive process involving the constant peeling away
of unexplored presuppositions and adopted assumptions about life.
The attitude of ‘knowing
nothing’ can be a very good starting place for ‘crowded and untested’
I believe we are born all
knowing and real - it is only when we start to articulate our thoughts
that we can become delusory - but that discussion
is for another time!!
perception about life must include questioning that supposedly crazy
notion that life just may continue beyond the reality of the physical.
And if that is the case -
many will need to revise their
long-held ‘reductionist’ mindsets for the sake of eternal wholeness
and personal integration.
Many of the experiences of
this physical life will reap little positive benefit unless
reinterpreted from a broader multidimensional life perspective.
And that has been a major
turning point in my life experience and understanding.
Sartre was right in stating
that the physical life can be viewed as being ‘meaningless and chaotic”
For if we accept the
possibility of an afterlife - and life does end on our
physical death - we will have no conscious awareness to worry
But if life or, indeed, the
‘heart does go on’ - and I will offer solid irrefutable evidence that
it does - and we never consider the possibility of an ongoing existence
- we may well end up in a state of conscious turmoil and confusion -
with little or no cognitive understanding about our new state of being
and its resonance.
For - in the end - one’s
cognitive acceptance or denial of an afterlife possibility will directly
transition of one's consciousness.
The reason for raising
these issues of perception and worldviews is because what I am now going
to present to you on this
website will not be easily contained within the perceptions and
worldviews of many of you who may read it.
Welcome to the strange
yet very real world of ITC (Instrumental Trans Communication) and
EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) where your
long standing worldview may
be challenged beyond your
I simply ask you to
open your minds to its possibilities and consider its
I ask you ‘suspend belief’
so that the facts may broaden