Thoughtforms and the Paranormal
By: Thelma Ankney
Lately I’ve been really fascinated by the idea that our thoughts may affect our reality. Some could say there’s “proof” of that when a huge group of people focus on one cause & send out “healing waves” or “prayers” which end up turning around the situation for the better. Is that the work of a powerful deity answering prayers or could all that focused, positive energy have changed the situation? Can our thoughts be powerful enough to manipulate our reality? If humans are made up of energy, can that energy affect other people or surroundings? Einstein said that “energy can never be destroyed”, if we’re said to be made up of energy, is that what stays behind when we die?
I’ve been reading alot of articles that spotlight this theory. The following is taken from a recent article I read that had me thinking about alot of why paranormal activity may be experienced by some and not all.
“In physics, there is a theory that says all matter vibrates and has a wave component. If that is true, then everything is connected. If our brains are sending out wave after wave of thought, who can say exactly what effect they’re having?…. If you are sending out thought waves, then it would make perfect sense for someone “tuned” to you to be able to receive them. It would also make things like seeing dead people, ghosts, etc. completely within the realm of reason as well! Maybe those things just send thoughts in ways only certain people can perceive. There are definitely articles that say ghosts exist and seeing them is just a matter of you wanting to. You wanting to – you tuning your perceptions to receive “ghost frequencies”.”
Could there be any truth to this? Can some people be more tuned into certain thought waves which could allow them to see spirits? Or could it simply just be someone wanting to see something so badly that their own thoughts manifest activity?
In 1972 Dr. A.R.G Owen and parapsychologists from the Toronto Society of Psychical Research decided to try out an experiment by “creating a ghost”. It was called The Philip Experiment. They made up this imaginative person, Philip Aylesford, and made up everything from what he looked like to his life and eventually what lead to his death. They even changed a room to mirror what a room would look like in Philip’s time period. They began having sessions to try and “contact” Philip in which involved meditation and discussing in detail more about Philip. Months went by with no success until they tried using seance methods. To their surprise, within a few weeks, Philip began manifesting himself by knocks, raps and even moving the table. Some of the group members actually believed that they had made contact with the spirit world. In the end they couldn’t prove how this phenomena came to be. Could their subconscious have caused the manifestations? Or could they really have made contact with a spirit that adapted to their story?
If our minds and thoughts can really be capable of manifesting ghosts and other paranormal activity, then who’s to say that there is such thing as spirits and it’s not just our own subconscious? Some people want to believe so badly that there is something beyond this life that could they be projecting some kind of phenomena themselves? We may never know the truth but it’s hard to ignore the key points presented.