Friday, August 28, 2009

Intern Net

I was studying to get my hypnotherapist license.
(This was about 16 years ago.) And part of the program was hands on practice.
We – the students – were encouraged to practice on anybody that would volunteer for “experimentation” – which is a really bad idea; do not volunteer!

So I was working with a friend of mine that had a strange affliction:
She was afraid of cats.
Nothing major – I thought.
Some early childhood drama involving cats that had left some buried trauma in the subconscious.

I did an induction and then started a time regression.
I asked her to regress – to go back in time – to the first time she had experienced that feeling of anxiety towards cats.
And she did.
The only problem was that she did not go to her childhood, she went to antique Egypt.

She told me this strange, and very elaborate story, of being a girl in a temple.
She was in charge of cleaning after some holy cats and she was being punished for not doing a very good job.
She could name the priestesses and describe in great detail everything in the temple.
I was completely perplexed – they did not teach us that in school.

The way I understood – up to that point – the inner workings of the human mind was like this:
The human mind is like a computer.
We have the I/O cards – eyes, ears, nose, mouth and touch.
We have a RAM – the short term memory – and we have a Hard Drive – the long term memory.
And of course we have the CPU – the part of the brain in charge of reasoning.

According to this model we are born with a BIOS – the human instincts and whatever abilities and qualities we inherited from our parents through our DNA – and everything else is programmed – learned – as we grew up.
Inside of our memories should be nothing except that, but as I was exploring this strange new world I discovered more and more things that were not supposed to be there.

So the only conclusion I could deduct is that there was something else about the brain we didn’t know about.
We are connected to an “intern net”
We are getting outside “information” in ways we are not aware of.
Here is a very interesting VIDEO for you to watch


Quantum_Flux said...

I'm sure that there is a perfectly logical explanation for this that doesn't involve magic BOH. Perhaps it's just a combination of (1) an overactive imagination, (2) kids playing WWII fighter pilot games, (3) susceptable/gullable WWII veterans, (4) gullable parents, and (5) a gullable news service. I wouldn't be surprised if the kid has grandparents who were fighter pilots that shared wartime stories with the kid, or if the kid had seen movies about the Battle of Midway, perhaps even watched documenteries on the History Channel about it.

Mariana Soffer said...

First I am going to recomend you to read "The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind" by Marvin Minsky, here he kind of creates a theory about how the human is, like the one you made with input output devices and other things.

In order to clarity this confusion here are 4 important differences between them:

-Brains are analog and computers are digital.
-Processing speed is not fixed in the brain and it is lacking the system clock.
-No hardware/software distinction can be made with respect to the brain or mind.
-Processing and memory are preformed by the same components in the brain. In the computer they are not.
-Brains have bodies.
-Brains can not run windows.

Seriously speaking the big difference is the emotions and the self-aware subject

Diego said...

I used do 'regressions' on friends as a kind of parlor game and with a few exceptions everyone came up with experiences that seemed related to a past that wasn't in the experience of the individual being regressed. As QF says, perhaps over active imaginations are involved, but what if it isn't imagination? Then what might it be? I think there are more things in heaven and earth yet to be discovered.

PS I had a really terrifying experience during one of those regressions and pretty much gave up performing them.

Buddha said...

@ Quantum – I do not believe in magic.
My point is that there are things that we can’t explain – yet – and just because we can’t explain and understand them it doesn’t mean they do not exist.
The classical example being the scientist’s argument that God is not real because it can’t be scientifically proven. So if we can’t understand it must be that it does not exist.

@ @ Mariana – Computers can’t run windows either LOL!
But seriously, brains have free will, creativity and imagination and can produce a random number – which computers can’t.
But the analogy PC – brain is the only one I could come up with.

@ Diego – It is from those “weird” experiences that I have become to suspect that there is a lot of knowledge that falls out of the scientific method and perspective.
We are just scratching the surface of what the spiritual world is.