Telepathy is a means of communication by thoughts alone rather than spoken or written language. It was originally known as "thought transference."
Telepathy is no longer science fiction, but this doesn't mean it happens the way we think it does.
Humans have long sensed the universe's telepathic potential, and now it's really happening. How did we emerge into this techno-era?
History of Telepathic Interest
Telepathy was originally termed by Frederic W. H. Myers for the society of Psychical Research. Telepathy was perceived in 1882 as thought transference without sensory input or physical interaction.
Portrait of Frederic W. H. Myers
Experiments for the early idea of telepathy were largely unsuccessful. This may be because those participants did not understand magick as the design of function.
Telepathy that's successful does require sensory input and physical interaction. However, the process is so quick and direct that you may be fooled into believing there are no steps required. That's just an illusion. Telepathy has steps and a process like all other phenomena.
Telepathy, also known as precognition, clairvoyance or extrasensory perception (ESP) is a highly regarded topic in magick and occultism. Consider how a brain receives information by through a fleshy network with highly adapted skills that processes input and makes predictions about it. Having extra-sensory abilities means performing these tasks at greater rates of complexity.
To be able to "sense" information implies we previously lacked conscious awareness of it. Some communication must take place to transfer information from source to source, or from unconsciousness to consciousness, and this guarantees that telepathy is indeed a process. All that's required for a process to be a process are executable steps.
Is it a process for an entity like God to create people and telepathic means of communicating with them? Yes! Telepathy's history is full of paranormal and occult interest.
Some of the earliest known documentations of telepathic interest started with dreams and sleep.
Greek philosopher Democritus thought that images could be projected inside the brains of living organisms. Sean Peoples and Veronica Kent wrote about Democritus' dream theory:
"the hypothesis of images or idols (eidola), a kind of emanation from external objects, which make an impression on our senses, and from the influence of which he deduced sensation (aesthesis) and thought (noesis) emerge. —20 Days of Dream Telepathy, 2016
Telepathy is a process of body and brain. It requires sensory functions, memory and intelligence.
Parapsychology from the nineteenth century studied paranormal experiences as a transcendence of time, space and force. There are two main branches: extra-sensory perception (ESP) psychokinesis (PK). Psychokinesis is the study of causing physical events to happen without using physical interaction (Satwant K. Pasricha, 2011).
Paranormal experiences include (Pasricha, 2011):
- Telepathy - communication between two separated persons outside of proximity with the other person's sensory organs
- Clairvoyance - knowledge of hidden objects or events occurring outside the physical reach of the person
- Precognition - knowledge of future events that can not be predicted or inferred from available information such as poltergeist phenomenon and paranormal healing
Many religions, cultures and people have been interested in telepathy as well as the paranormal. What's changed over time is our understanding of physicality and process. It may not be the case that emotions and paranormal experiences are without physical processes.
Magick as the design of function steers our attention to substance and interaction. Even virtual or supernatural realities are physical.
As long as it is/was made of substance, energy, time, elements of design and physics, it's physical — even if its virtual! Dictionaries that describe virtualism as non-physical should be changed to edit in virtualism as a subgenre of physics.
@Sara_Imari Twitter 7/2/2022
Dr. Sarah Imari Walker, theoretical physicist and astrobiologist, seems to agree. Her tweet from July 2, 2022 mentions, "Virtual realities are built by putting larger volumes of time in smaller volumes of space, this does not mean they are unphysical, just that they are more physical in time than space."
We can trust that telepathy, paranormal experiences and existence are made with substance and time, and we can trust that every angle is examinable by some means of physics or science.
Looking back in history, our ancestors did not have computers or computational insight. Nonetheless, many of them thought it would be cool to read minds and telepathically communicate. That's definitely helped us get to where we are today.
Maybe our downfall in the past, such as with the Psychical Research organization, has been ignoring how all things are made of substance and process and how this can be effectively studied by innovating with science.
Magick: The Design of Function
"Things we take for granted, you'd be burned at the stake for. Being able to fly, that's crazy. Being able to see over long distances, being able to communicate as a group mind and having access to all the world's information, instantly, from anywhere in the world. This would be considered magic in times past." -Elon Musk
Elon Musk made this excellent point, quoting Arthur C. Clarke, in his Caltech commencement speech in 2012.
His comment makes a great point about the difference between magic and magick. Magick, the design of function, is not always stage illusion. However, magic (stage illusion) is always a genre of magick.
Consciousness is magick, telepathy is magick — anything with design and function has characteristics of magick. Secular scientists and rational thinkers deserve a ton more credit for being magickians that contribute a great deal of progress in fields that religious magickians claim to be the most skilled in.
@elonmusk Twitter 5/22/2021
Neuralink is creating telepathic technology through brain-computer interfacing (BCI) along with other BCI companies like Dreem and Kernel.
Check out this monkey playing Pong with its brain and BCI.
There are many factors that make telepathy possible. First, it's important to have a brain that's able to process and store information. Then, there must be a process of communication occurring between two or more brains.
Computers are developing as artificial brains. Through technologies like Neuralink, telepathy is made possible by computer and bioelectrical interfacing.
Neuralink is creating implantable devices with corrosion-resistant electrodes that interface with computers and share information directly to the brain. Neuralink scans the brain's neurons and learns how to speak its language.
By connecting to the brain, Neuralink can communicate with it directly. The same way that you would interpret the language of a speaker or text, BCI devices can access the needed information through the internet and translate it to a neural language that's ready to interact with your neurons and be interpreted by them in a similar learning pattern. This is what allows it stimulate learning in the same way that voice, music and thoughts from other speakers do.
You wouldn't have to sit through an entire lecture and spend 5 hours reading a textbook after class, but you'll still need to integrate with information, and that's an evolutionary process that requires time. There's no way for any brain to know everything, but telepathic technology definitely enhances and optimizes the experience.
Technologies like Neuralink will provide mobility to paraplegics and various medical conditions first. Since it can communicate with the neurons, it can help regulate anxiety disorders, depression and dissociation.
Communication is likely to become more nonverbal among telepathic, but this doesn't mean consciousness is any less busy, vibrant or sensational. Neuralink internally stimulates physical sensations like sounds, feelings of texture and visions (Neuralink, 2022).
Ponder what it means to be a thinking person. A lot goes on in your mind without you speaking about it or perhaps being aware of it.
As telepathic technology unfolds, there are obstacles. Machine development is not perfect, neither are people and neither is the universe. We have to integrate these conversations in with our health care, education and judicial systems. This cannot be a bizarre, inappropriate topic.
We are brave occultists who face the unknown. We are magickians who have abilities to notice patterns and participate creatively with them. This always opens up new fields of study and experimentation.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already outperforming humans on many intellectual tasks. Many people are already cyborgs with medical and cellular devices and are interested in further synthesizing with AI especially when it becomes sentient. When AI becomes sentient, can befriend and mentor or become the universe's greatest predator, this is known as artificial general intelligence (AGI).
Social Implications of Telepathy
Telepathic magick opens up the ring for frauds and failures, and it's important to be aware, be smart and stay grounded.
We need health, security, education and training for telepathy. The general public needs closer access to scientific language and process as well as occult curiosity. We need to better understand communication, consciousness and magick as the design of function.
We need to rely on the consistency in that no phenomena is without process and substance. If it exists, it's physical, even if it's paranormal, supernatural and telepathic. If it works, there are steps and evidence of success.
Doctors, engineers, counselors, scientists and magickians of all kinds have an opportunity to participate in telepathic magick. We all have a say in how this affects us and where we fit in in this type of society.
This deserves well-rounded and ongoing attention.
Tips for Getting Started
✧ Dig deeper into the history of telepathy and telepathic interests.
✧ Telepathy is magick. Magick is the design of function. Certain depictions of magick, paranormal experiences or the supernatural may describe it as being unexplainable. Telepathy is definitely explainable like other occult phenomena, and it's probably the case that we just need to develop better ways of making sense about it and making it effective.
✧ Allow yourself to be fully transparent with yourself about your thoughts since telepathy involves giving somebody else access to them.
✧ Mind reading is not a direct experience of another brain. It's a recreated simulation based on sensory cues about an external source and predictions your brain makes about its experience or what it might be like to be the other source.
✧ Respect autonomy. We don't have full and direct access to each other. There's no way to live the lives of other people, past present nor future. The barriers that separate us allow us to have multiple brains that telepathically network rather than one single brain that already knows everything.
✧ Be free to experiment and try whatever telepathic spells and tales you come across. Perhaps you have faith that a particular telepathic deity you believe has telepathic powers and is sending you discrete messages from another universe. Spookywood is secular, but that doesn't mean we're not interested. Let us know how you're doing and what you discover!
Strong Questions to Ask
Questions to consider:
- What is evident about the telepathic process?
- How is the brain structured, and what are its functions?
- What are the mechanics of language, communication and telepathy?
- What is information, and how is it shared and changed?
- Are you comfortable having your thoughts accessed (at any given moment) by a mysterious and unknown authority?
- Are you interested in telepathically interfacing with computers, friends and family via a virtual system?
- Do you wish to know and verify any entities that may have access to your private thoughts and consciousness?
- How often do you perceive telepathic messages if at all? What sensations or experiences are involved in the process?
- Do you feel paranoid and suspicious a lot?
- Do you feel like parts of your thinking are not your own?
- Do you wish to have more control over your thoughts?
- Do you suppress your thoughts?
- Have you been subject to trauma or abuse that has led to dissociative or intrusive thinking?
- Do telepathic entities ever tell you bad, untrue things? Do you feel "tested" by gods or your thoughts?
- Are you able to assist NASA or the FBI with information you obtain by telepathic methods?
- Do you feel more significant due to association with telepathic entities?
- Are you interested in receiving a telepathic technology someday like Neuralink?
- Are you willing to participate in discussions about the implications of telepathic technologies like Neuralink on people, time and society?
Asking these questions can be tough. Keep a journal handy, reach out for support and spend your entire life exploring this.
Can you think of more questions? Write them down or share them with Spookywood!
TO BE CONTINUED
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