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I sometimes feel we won't get the big picture because the big picture is not conceivable by those of us stuck in 3D and enmeshed in time. What if these mission and message based experiences (shamanistic, drug-induced, NDE, alien abduction/contact) are effectively "God" making small course corrections towards an end or a waypoint that only he can see.
More generally, I suspect that there's a hard uncertainty built into our consensus reality based on the beliefs that make up that consensus. When the materialist view dominates (as it does now), the laws of nature conform to that view with only some small and limited uncertainty allowed. Thus Uri Geller can dominate the SRI tests but has to flub it on Carson because that would be too great a violation of consensus.
Learning about the double slit experiment and some of its refined variations changed my view of reality. The most materialist of pursuits (the chopping up of matter into smaller and smaller pieces) ran straight into the realm of consciousness. That materialists downplayed or side-stepped these implications is a source of great frustration to me, and makes Alex a rare break from the crazy.
I was born in Belize to British parents and currently live in Somerville, MA. I'm pushing middle age and wondering if a midlife crisis will coincide with formal UFO disclosure.
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