Reading minds and complex bridges
Type of Spiritual Experience
Dr Shafica Karagulla, born in the Lebanon but whose research took her to the USA and the UK, was a neuro-psychiatrist who spent eight years researching ordinary people who appeared to have extraordinary abilities. She started off being a skeptic as most scientists are [including me] but over time the evidence seemed overwhelming and she set up a research project to find out more. What brought her into the area was a book about Edgar Cayce, what kept her going was an open mind and an insatiable curiosity. Where she is remarkable is that she had no experiences of her own to confirm her eventual conclusions, but like all the very best scientists forgot her own life and concentrated on the observations and evidence. Her research subjects were carefully chosen. She rejected all those who claimed they had these abilities but instead by a laborious process of enquiry and referral managed to find those who carried on normal professions and who never talked about their abilities but just used them.
When anyone, through a bridge, is able to read the perceptions of someone else, he or she may not know precisely which person’s perceptions he or she is reading unless they have been very careful to only form a bridge with one person. If more than one bridge has been formed and one person is more ‘receptive’ than another, you may get perceptions that are unexpected or attributed to the wrong person
A description of the experience
Breakthrough to Creativity – Dr Shafica Karagulla
My friend Vicky and I were sitting side by side at the dinner table. The ‘psychometrist’ [mind reader] began to describe my mother to me. He said that my mother was very much interested in gardening and that her flower gardens had at times been photographed for the magazines. He went on to say that she had many rare flowers and that people sent her seeds and plants and bulbs from all over the world. He described a blue flower garden which was her especial pride. He spoke of her wide correspondence with people from many countries who were also interested in flowers and rare plants.
He was incorrect about my mother. She had never at any time in her life done any gardening or taken any interest in flowers or rare plants. I told him this.
At this point Vicky spoke up and said that he had given a very accurate description of her mother’s interests. Her mother was an ardent gardener. She had a special garden of rare blue flowers. Her gardens had been photographed for the magazines. She corresponded widely with other gardeners all over the world and often received gifts of plants or seeds or bulbs.