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Let's start here: there are pre-conditions for the popularity of the Star Wars
films. New previously unseen Space, huge amounts of it. Heroes in that space. The capacity to perform paranormal feats. A Force that feeds into that capacity. A battle between the light and dark aspects of the Force.
Yes, a director could take those pre-conditions and distort and strangle them in the making of a film, but without those elements the Star Wars
movies wouldn't exist at all.
Drilling down further—The Jedi, in whom the Force is naturally strong, undergo training. This factor pulses in the audience's subconscious, because it makes a kind of sense. If an individual can perform paranormal feats and control them...he needs to learn how. He needs to go to school. He needs to practice, as an athlete does. Perhaps the paranormal isn't just a child's fantasy. Maybe it's more than that. Suppose it is. Suppose these societies we live in, these civilizations, are built to exclude such possibilities. Suppose, in the glorification of technology, an omission has occurred—an intentional omission. Suppose a deadening "realism" is the arbitrary substitute for paranormal ability. Suppose this is a long con of immense obfuscation.
Read Dean Radin's classic, The Conscious Universe
: Radin presents a compelling case via a far-reaching analysis of paranormal laboratory experiments and their results.
When I first read his breakthrough book, I was floored. Far from merely recounting anecdotes of paranormal phenomena, Radin was proving that decades of well-formed and well-conducted published laboratory studies, in the areas of telepathy and psychokinesis, revealed that these human capabilities exist. He had performed a staggering feat. He had shown the science was valid.
It remains for other branches of the scientific community to catch up, to admit their consensus about reality is provincial, distorted, and pathetically behind the times. They are now the Roman Church of old, denying Galileo and Bruno.
Two years ago, Radin spoke at a conference, Electric Universe
, in New Mexico. He described his recent pilot study on time and precognition.
A small group of advanced meditators who use the "non-dual" technique, were tested. While meditating, they were subjected to random interruptions: a flash of light and a beeping sound. Measuring their brain activity, Radin found that significant brain changes occurred BEFORE the light flashes or the beeps.