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EXTRAORDINARY CLAIMS REQUIRE
Claims that go beyond what is regarded as probable should require extra good
evidence. Should a person claim to be in contact with a spirit, it defies
what is commonly regarded as possible, and we must demand extraordinary evidence,
such as the spirit commenting on things that are easily verified, but the
person in question would hold no knowledge of.
If one would comment on such impossible claims, one must then also have the
necessary evidence to back up that claim, especially if one would have the
claim regarded as fact.
The problem with dealings in the nonphysical is that such evidence is difficult
if not impossible to give, as it lies within the human nature, not to accept
evidence which they can not hold in their hands, or see with their own physical
Lack of contradicting evidence is not the same as having evidence.
In extension of the demand for extraordinary evidence to back up extraordinary
claims, one often hears the statement But you cant prove it didnt
happen! and this can be said in many cases. I could claim that the earth
has a ninth dimension, but just because no one can prove me wrong, doesnt
mean that Im right.
What I present on this web page is fact to me, simply because I have experienced
it and seen for myself. It is a part of who I am, and what I am. This does
not mean that it is fact to you.
I have no intention of pushing any beliefs or ideas over anyones head.
But it is my hope that others will read these texts, and that my facts will
then become their fact through their own experiences. Hopefully my facts will
encourage people into new ways of thinking, and new places to look for answers.
Humans have an extraordinary talent of adapting everything around them according
to their own beliefs and ideas. This is referred to as deniability.
Should an experience or some information contradict the existing beliefs
or ideas, one will experience an unpleasantness which will cause us to reevaluate
the experience, often so that it will fit better into our beliefs and ideas,
rather than change our beliefs and ideas. This will lead to the exclusion
of any information that we cannot possibly fit into our existing beliefs or
ideas. Or we will attempt to interpret the said information to fit better
into our beliefs and ideas.
This is often seen in very religious people, as they have created such a
strong belief and idea about something that they totally disregard everything
that does not immediately fit into their beliefs and ideas.
So when you read the contents of this web page, try to keep an open mind,
and disregard your own beliefs and ideas for a minute, rather than try to
make this information fit into your existing beliefs and ideas, or totally
disregard it because you cannot possibly make it fit.
METAPHYSICS -- OR NONPHYSICAL SCIENCE
It lies within human nature to accept only those things that one can prove
physically, as the apparent ability to perceive the nonphysical lies beyond
normal human capabilities. But when you seek to prove elements in the nonphysical,
such as the existence of spiritual beings, the use of Magick, or energies,
one must seek nonphysical evidence, which can be reflected unto the physical,
in order for others to recognize the evidence as valid.
For ages, man has sought to prove the existence of God, but those of faith
do not need evidence. They believe God exists, because his existence has been
recorded in a way that people can relate to, and it fits into their view of
the world. This evidence is called the Bible.
But if people can consider the Bible as sufficient evidence of the existence
of God, how come a written text about spiritual beings or vampires makes people
frown? Maybe, because it does not fit into their view of the world.
If one seeks to prove the nonphysical to people, in such a fashion as could
be regarded as undeniable evidence, in the same way as any scientific evidence,
one must seek ways for people to perceive the nonphysical, so that they can
gather their own evidence, thus accepting the written evidence presented to
Some ways for people to perceive the nonphysical, could be through meditation,
and mind expanding techniques. But unfortunately, you cannot teach everyone
how to meditate correctly, in order to present evidence to them. People require
fast and direct evidence, and it must be presented to them instantly, the
claim is made. The quest for a way to present nonphysical evidence in such
a way, lies open yet.
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