Devereux, Paul - Hallucinations and the nature of reality
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Paul Devereux’s blog
Are psi phenomena glitches in the otherwise convincing illusion of our westernised culture’s understanding of consensus reality? Blips in the picture, so to speak?
In daylight and perfect health, without any form of intoxication, I have seen two apparitions close up, in absolute three-dimensional detail.
Were they hallucinations, in the sense of being pseudo-perceptions?
I don’t think so. In one of them, someone with me saw the apparition as well.
The fact is that many people, a large minority, in our culture have experienced at least one psi event in their lives – be it telepathy, precognition, seeing a ghost, or suchlike – yet because of the power of the hallucination we are embedded within they tend to push it to the back of their minds, telling only a few friends at best, knowing they will not be believed, and even ridiculed, by mainstream society. It is why parapsychology has such a struggle to be accepted by “serious” science, and why it is so poorly resourced.
Reading Oliver Sack’s book, I couldn’t help but feel that with the way things are seemingly going in the world right now, maybe it is time for a change in our hallucination.