UFOs, Crop Circles, and the World as an “Epiphenomenon” of Consciousness: Matter As Metaphor, Part Five — A Call to Regain Harmony with Nature, Writ Large
What Occurs in Psychic Reality Manifests Physically
What Occurs in Psychic Reality Manifests Physically
On grosser levels of physical reality—other than brain—in the world, this is also true, according to Sheldrake’s theory of morphogenetic fields. For every physical form … in the explicate order (borrowing from David Bohm‘s terminology) has its morphogenetic field or pattern in the implicate order. And since this implicate order is identical with what we normally call “consciousness” … as we have been establishing … a subset of which is thought or psyche or the mental, then what occurs in the realm of the psychic will often manifest (to us) in physical reality.
This perspective is fruitful for understanding many common but otherwise unexplainable events, such as synchronicity.
In Observing the World, We Are Observing Mind
Further, the idea that physical reality is comprised of psychic events means something astounding. What this means is that Reality has the same substance as do dreams: Material Reality has psychic substance. And literally, as the mystics say, life IS a dream. When we look at Reality we are observing the workings of Mind.
Or as some people would say, the workings of God.
Crop Circles and UFOs
This perspective also brings a whole new interpretation to many of the current unexplainables on the world stage: Crop circles and UFOs are two I would like to deal with briefly.
A good example of how this occurs can be seen in the example of UFOs. There is a famous explanation of UFOs by Jung (1978), in which he stated that UFOs were a representation of our modern need for wholeness. In Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies, Jung attributes this perception of glowing circular images to a psychic need.
It is interesting that Jung never, in that book, clearly states whether he thinks UFOs are real or hallucinated, and, considering the inconclusiveness of our understanding of these sightings, one can see why. But there may be another reason.
As pointed out earlier, Jung’s perception of reality was very much in line with the premises of this book: That is to say that psychic reality — what I call Experience and many call Consciousness — is the fundamental reality. Thus, it may be that Jung could not help but foresee the implications of that viewpoint, as I will set forth here: That is, that UFOs might actually be a “physical” manifestation — a collective perceptual reality — of that collective psychic need.
To make this clearer, let me say that I am thus putting UFOs in the same category of physical reality as the phenomenon, even more recently emerged, of crop circles. Crop circles are indisputably physical: They stick around for a while, and there are many photos of them. And while some crop circles are acknowledged hoaxes, perpetrated by all too human agents, many others are not to be explained away so easily. [Footnote 2]
In these instances, circles (once again) are found written large in fields of cultivated plants. Often, these circles have elements of mandalas included on them.These mandala qualities only underscore the interpretation I am making that they also, like the glowing circular “saucers,” are manifestations (symbolically) of a pressing modern-day need for psychic integration and spiritual-emotional wholeness.
Our First Split from Grace — Agriculture, the Agrarian Revolution, the Neolithic Era
Consider this: These crop circle formations are clustered around neolithic sites — that is, ancient structures related to the time when we began using agriculture. Of the over ten thousand crop circles discovered to date, a staggering number of these, forty percent in fact, were found within a forty mile radius of Stonehenge. They line up with magnetic and electromagnetic lines on Earth as do Stonehenge, Avebury, the Uffington Horse, and dozens of other sites these crop circles are found near. Note that these sites are neolithic in origin, which is to say that they are from the time of the agrarian revolution when we made a major split from Nature and began controlling Her as opposed to being in harmony with Her as were our ancient hunter-gatherer forebears.
I have pointed out elsewhere how this agrarian revolution was a fall from grace in Nature — a setting up of a duality, the first major one, pitting humans against Nature. It represents the beginnings of radical mistrust and fear of Nature, hence control of Her, that we are seeing the dire consequences of today with the environmental collapse we have set in motion and are beginning to feel the effects of.
All this together lends itself to a fantastic conclusion about crop circles’ possible meanings for humanity: Is it possible that these agricultural circles are the way our innermost psyche, our inner higher unconscious reality is trying to tell us to “get back to where you once belonged” by placing a sign back at the exact place of our original detour?! Is it possible it is saying, “O.K., here is where you screwed up. Go back to GO, go back to wholeness and integration — the circles, see? Uh, do not collect any two hundred dollars though.”
Physical Reality As an Epiphenomenon of Consciousness
Regardless of one’s interpretation of crop circles, the point is that an opening to the possible understanding of phenomena such as crop circles arises with the acceptance of the new-paradigm primacy-of-the-psychic-world postulate — that is, if one simply considers psychic reality as the true reality and physical reality as only an “epiphenomenon” of it … instead of the other way around.
Continue with The Transformational Element of UFO Abductions and Its Blow to Materialism: We Are Being Booted Into a Higher Awareness and a Need to Save the Planet.
Return to The Spiritual “Code” That Is Written In Reality: Matter As Metaphor, Part Four — In the Tiniest Details — Mushrooms, Fire, Butterflies, and Morphogenetic Fields
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