Is Science Finally Accepting The Extraordinary? | Dr. Jeannine Goh
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla
Have you ever had an experience that blew your mind and shook your reality? Have you had an experience that made you question all that you knew? Maybe you have had a strange synchronous encounter that changed your life? We often hear people talking of a guardian angel that appears at a significant moment, or a voice…or a figure, or even a goosebump moment of just knowing? These types of curious happenings and meanderings are common occurrences within the religious or spiritual paradigms and also in the spooky and paranormal paradigms, but what does science have to say about all of this?
Rigid Boundaries of Science
In traditional science seeing really is believing and unless something can be measured it is not considered to exist. Moreover, if you did go to the doctor and talk about hearing a voice or something extraordinary they may well whip out the DSM-IV and start looking to categorise you as schizophrenic, or try to give you some kind of label for mental distress and medication. However, voice hearers throughout the world who have been categorised, astutely point out that both Jesus and Moses heard voices and more and more Science is having to move its rigid boundaries to accommodate some very clear findings that maybe these extraordinary phenomenon do actually occur.
I wonder where you sit in this debate?
What if I divulged to you that even as a Doctor of Psychology myself, that I have heard voices at times? Would you think I needed to see a psychiatrist? What if I told you that before a meeting with Elaine Griffiths, CEO of The Monastery, I was driving up the road, planning how I was going to explain to her that I did not want to collaborate again on a previous project.
Then, I heard a voice.
It was so clear and so profound I pulled over and I recorded myself repeating the 4 words that were being echoed to me. On meeting Elaine, I told her the four words and she wrote them down and as I was talking, I noticed she kept underlining them and drawing boxes around them. It was those four words that led me to work with Elaine directing the Modern-Day Monastery and to becoming the Co-Director of The Sanctuary.
What are you thinking now? Are you judging me and this situation? If so, what is that judgement based on? Do you think I need to call the psychiatrist or are you intrigued? I will write again about those four words but that’s not for now.
Post Materialist Manifesto
For now, I want to just stay with the idea of The Extraordinary and the forms it can take, as well as whether or not the rigid boundaries of Science and what we as a collective believe, are actually moving. Allegedly they are! With the advent of quantum physics and movements like the post-materialist manifesto, things are changing. It is suggested that there is a revolution brewing in modern thought, with academics from all around the world ‘coming out’ as believing far more than they are able to publish in their research. Next week, I am excited to be going to meet some of these Scientists and I will hopefully be gaining an explanation as to what that voice and those four words really are.
Science & Consciousness Conference
This is all happening at the Science and Consciousness Conference at Broughton Hall, which is run by Ubiquity University. Looking at the schedule, it looks like quite an event. They will be running live experiments that illustrate that remote viewing is possible and that we are all connected. They will be showing us exactly what consciousness and oneness is, through more experiments and using equipment set up from the infamous Princeton experiments. We will watch leading academics illustrate to us that there is much more to the world than meets the eye and certainly more than Science would allows us to believe or thoroughly investigate.
These mind-blowing few days are taking place at the beautiful Avalon Retreat Centre at Broughton Hall and starts on Samhain. I believe there are a few tickets left if you want to see for yourself. Or, if it’s all too spooky and strange for you and you are happy with your understanding of reality then that is great too. I suppose that if we are all connected, it means that if I am going you are kind of going too!
This visit is also the beginning of our collaboration with Broughton Hall and Ubiquity University so look out for the forthcoming courses.
We hope to bring this fascinating event to The Monastery next year. In the meantime, if you’d like more info about this year’s conference, you can do so by clicking here.
Words | Dr. Jeannine Goh