I Had to Much to Dream Last Night -or- Men Who Stare at Goats
PSI Research -or- Fringe Science in the Global Village
Recently I received an e-mail from a "PSI researcher" (see e-mail below). As a student I had read with interest the work of Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder, "Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain: The astounding facts behind psychic research in official laboratories from Prague to Moscow". The other topical book (among others) I read as a student was Nona Coxhead's "Mindpower" (1976). The book provides the reader with; "An excursion into current research on mental telepathy, psychokinesis, biofeedback, hypnosis, out of body experience, meditation, spiritual healing, acupuncture, psychosurgery and more...." Many of these phenomena have been discussed in a variety of dream interpretations posted at the International Institute for Dream Research website. The synoptic interpretation "The Transpersonal Unconscious -or- In Psychedelic Dreams" discusses the variety of such dream experiences.
If the Russians were interested in PSI phenomena, then the American military evidently countered with Project MKUltra and the "Stargate Program". One of Project MKUltra's main psychosomatic torture and mind control techniques was "psychic driving", apparently with the intent of creating a "Manchurian Candidate". In the Hollywood dream factory film, "The Manchurian Candidate", Denzel Washington (as Major Bennett Marco) who has been brainwashed, experiences a recurring nightmare that haunts him. From another popular culture perspective, "Fringe's" doctor Walter Bishop reported that he had worked on project MKUltra and was interested in most if not all (and then some) the fringe science phenomena discussed above.
Here is the e-mail from the PSI researcher "DT";
"In the early years of the last century, CG Jung had Einstein
as a dinner guest on several occasions. Some 30 years later
he met Pauli, a Nobel laureate physicist, (1945) who was a friend
of Einstein's. They spent the next 25 years discussing
the nature of reality. What follows here is the first verification
of the themes of Mind and Matter, quantum physics and analytical psychology:
In the 1980s, Maj.Gen Albert N. Stubblebine, commanding
general of U.S. Army Intelligence, (INSCOM) headed the research into psi phenomena, i.e., clairvoyance, etc. The program was
called, "remote-viewing." The recent film, 'The Men Who
Stare At Goats' is a fictional account of their activities.
The theory is known in physics as an "acausal connection" -
simply meaning that cause and effect is balanced out by
acausality. This is now verified, and it changes everything
we currently believe about reality. ref: Pauli/Jung: On the nature of reality, synchronicity....
Currently, details submitted to the advanced research
group PEAR, at Princeton University, were emphatically verified,
finally proving how an aspect of "mind" transcends space
and time, i.e., precognition. The material conforms to current theories, including physics,
psychology, mathematics, etc., etc...."
Mr Hagen's Reply: Bell's Theorem -or- Spooky Action at a Distance
Your facts are not quite correct, in physics the concept is not "acausal connection", this is a Jungian concept. In physics, synchronicity or the acausal connection can be explained by "Bell's theorem" which conceptualizes the idea of "non-local" causes. Einstein would eloquently call this phenomena "spooky action at a distance", however the more colloquially accurate phrase from a physics perspective is, "quantum entanglement". The PEAR group that you point to, evidently spent decades doing millions of experimental trials researching the phenomena.
In the IIDR dream interpretation "The American Military Industrial Complex" lays bare the games the US military plays. On a final popular musical note, one of the songs featured in the film "The Men Who Stare at Goats" is "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night" (listen to music video).
- Erwin Schrödinger, "What is Life? & Mind and Matter" (1974)
- IIDR dream interpretation; "Quantum Mysticism -or- The Dreams of Wolfgang Pauli"