| | Psychic issue
I'm still pretty skeptical about the whole psychic thing. I totally believe that some people special abilities in regards to facilitating communication between people, and can help improve people's internal communication with themselves, and that maybe "normal" people have such experiences from time to time. However, I think the fact we term this "psychic" is a deficiency of our language. Psychic communications are in one sense very real; there is a measurable connection; a "scientific connection", if you will, between people that occurs on a level we have not yet conceptualized in our minds (or our language). These abilities are real but to term them "psychic" suggests those abilities are outside of our ability to conceptualize any further. They are called "psychic" for the reason that we don't have another word for them. This is like finding a new animal and calling it a "ghoul" because we don't have another word for it, isn't it?
There are things that science is not yet equipped to address, especially concerning human communication. When people talk about “psychic realities” they are referring these "secret but real" understandings and communications that remain hidden to rational analysis due to the limitations of science and language. Language has not yet conceptualized all modes of communication and understandings that people have. Those modes of interaction that our culture has not yet conceptualized (and therefore does not have adequate words for), often end up being mis-categorized as “psychic” or “paranormal” forces.
Last edited by tom123b; 03-23-2007 at 07:19 PM.