Mandela Effect Mindset
One of 2019’s most amazing scientific discoveries includes the physics experiment that challenges objective reality. I’m heartened to see experimental validation and verification of what physicist George Weissmann and I had presented at a Foundations of Mind conference in San Francisco in our 2017 paper, The Quantum Paradigm and Challenging the Objectivity Assumption.
I’ve been reading a marvelous book about the key role that imagination and imaginal realms play in the experience of being human: Lost Knowledge of the Imagination, by Gary Lachman. While this book does not set out to cover the Mandela Effect, it addresses the requisite mindset for experiencing the Mandela Effect. One might say that in the imaginal realms, discussed by Henri Corbin, the imaginer and the imagined are inseparable–the knower and known are one. Many of our greatest scientific breakthroughs have arisen, thanks to some kind of direct awareness being shared via dreams and daydreams. Most indigenous societies knew how to harness this kind of direct knowing to benefit from herbal healing properties of plants in their surroundings. Awareness of the significance of adopting such a ‘waking dream’ experience of life and reality is presented in several books about the Mandela Effect.
Mandela Effect books
I share experiences of merging between knower and known in my book, Reality Shifts, inviting you to experience how it feels to live life like a waking, lucid dream–to live a lucid, dreamlike life. Some of the experiences I share involving instantaneous personal reality shifts were very much experienced in that dreamy state of being. It is my hope that those reading Reality Shifts will gain a true sense of subjective reality, as well as insights into how it feels to live a waking dream–to experience an openness to collective consciousness, with information, ideas, and answers to questions coming to us as we learn to better focus our awareness.
I love seeing how several other of my favorite books about the Mandela Effect also include experiences featuring that same kind of dreamlike quality of experiences, such as Anthony Santosusso’s book, Mind Beyond Matter. Some of these experiences can provide life-saving information and insights, as Santosusso’s book describes from his first-person point of view.
Lauren Connell Pavelka’s book, The Mandela Effect or the Miracle Effect? similarly takes us into the imaginal realm where miraculous healing can and does occur–as well as a number of other surprising shifts in reality. The book, Mandela Effect, Friend or Foe? provides us with several different subjective perspectives, thanks to its having been written by four different co-authors:
What does this show us?
Recent scientific experimental results indicating that observations of reality can be completely different and both correct suggest that subjective reality is the basis of our material world. Western science has been based on the assumption that some kind of “true reality” exists that is objective, unchanging, and can reveal a singular set of truths–yet we now see both scientific proof as well as first-hand reports from people observing the Mandela Effect that this may not be the case.
Even the quantum paradigm as it has been most typically envisioned has been incomplete and incorrect, in the sense that we often presumed there would be some kind of “ultimate” “true reality” that would exist exactly the same for all observers. Now that we have good reasons–both from scientific laboratory experiments, and also from first-hand observations in our personal lives–to cast doubt on this assumption, we can begin to see that our internal personal observations of physical material reality are active, participatory, and ultimately capable of influencing our individual experiences of the cosmos “out there.”
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