Rewild spirituality or scepticism? I know I’m thinking in terms of progress but it seems to me that it’s hard to believe in some spiritual phenomena with the sceptical mind frame (being: only believing things which have been tested in a strict methodological way). How would you go about rewilding scepticism and what’s real about spiritual phenomena?
I believe in the superiority of my unconscious mind which communicates with my conscious mind through feelings, movements, visions, dreams, probably more things aswell. I read that your conscious mind can only process 50 bits of information at a time while your unconscious mind can process millions at a time. If you think you are your conscious mind then your subconscious is like a more intelligent entity outside of you like a deity.
I used to believe in “energy” but now I’m a bit more sceptical because there is no(t a lot of?) evidence for reiki, but there are not a lot of studies done on it. There is some evidence for telepathic information like the studies done by Rupert Sheldrake, like the simple study done on the dog who knew his owner was coming home, but Wikipedia says it’s all pseudoscience.
I’ve read only one book about an indigenous culture and it was full of reports by the author of these kinds of phenomena. I love to think these kinds of phenomena are real and I sometimes attribute too much belief in them maybe and then afterwards I feel shame for a while because it was kind of irrational, but when you’re researching it then both suspense of disbelief and scepticism are necessary at the same time maybe?
Feedback on the way I can better ask this question is welcome in a personal message for sure.