|Near Death Experiences and Synchronicity
Experiences and Synchronicity
Researchers trying to prove the
reality off NDEs beyond reasonable doubt, have been baffled by things NOT
seen in an NDE, like symbols painted over an operating table lamp,
invisible except from the ceiling where the alleged NDEr is said to hover,
or when the NDEr reports an object that is NOT there; when NDErs make a
prediction of the future which is incorrect.
It is seen as a real
problem with regard to the hidden symbols have NEVER been detected, even when
accounts have been otherwise veridical .
If we are thinking in the everyday world
mode, these apparent mistakes can throw some doubt on the objective reality of
what is happening.
Let's look at things
through the eyes of the New Paradigm described by Quantum Mechanics.
founder, Max Planck , had this to say, "All matter originates and exists
only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of
a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter".
This Mind is one and indivisible, and, through Quantum Entanglement, all
is entangled with all else, regardless of space and time. That this is so,
explains how prayer works, how "psychic phenomena" are experienced,
and how the synchronistic phenomena occur, the phenomena that show that the
material order is illusory, and is too, an order of mind. Numbers of QM
physicistshave writtene on synchronicity, and prominent are Max Planck,
Wolfgang Pauli, David Bohm, F David Peat Victor Mansfield, and
Brian Josephson. They write on synchronicity, because they understand the
physical to be an aspect of Mind, where the so-called "laws of
nature" sometimes show themselves superseded by an overriding Mind or
Let me describe two of many
important synchronicities that I have experienced.
In the first case I had been visiting
with a close friend who was undergoing a severe emotional crisis. My attempts
at support were not helpful, and my friend screamed at me to leave and pushed
me out of this house.
That evening I received an email from a
Swedish priest, Joakim Thoresson, in which he described a dream he had had
about me. In this dream he had been participating in a clergy conference in
Berlin. To his surprise he saw me sitting across the table from him. He turned
to the woman sitting beside him, and said, Why, that is Michael Cocks! She
replied, "You are seeing the spiritual Michael. The physical Michael is
back in New Zealand. He has been attacked. But don't worry, he has plenty of
With this story in mind, let us consider
the NDEer supposedly hovering over the presently lifeless body lying there
lifeless on the operating table. Is the NDEer not in a similar
position to the dreaming Joakiim in his imagined Conference in Berlin?
The NDEer is not seeing with physical sight, The seeing is with
Mind or Spirit, and such is part of universal Mind, where all is connected to
all else, and that universal connection is independent of time and space.
Joakim becomes aware that Michael has been attacked and is aware that he is OK.
The dream about the Berlin Conference becomes a scenario or story as a vehicle
conveying the intimation about Michael.
Since the NDEeer is seeing with
spiritual eyes, any anomalies are quite understandable. Whatever process
produces a dream scenario, is operating
Joakim has been the source of other very
There was an occasion when I had had a
long telephone conversation with a friend, Dr Brian Cocksey up in Auckland, New
Zealand. We covered many topics, some initiated by Brian, and eleven by myself.
My topics centred around the imagery of the last two chapters
of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament, and also a paper on Coummunion
by a clergy friend.
When I put down the telephone, I looked
to see if there were new emails. There was an email from my friend Joakim.
He wanted to tell me about a dream he had had perhaps ten days before,
In this dream all eleven of my topics were clearly featured. (Note
that I see this email immediately after my conversation with Dr Cocksey.)
In the dream previously quoted, the
information was presented in the scenario of a clergy conference in Berlin.
This time it was presented in a scenario relating to his parish church where a very non-Swedish
ranting American was preaching,
There seemed to be spirits in a circle
above the congregation, and a bride was outside the door.
Once again, all the topics of my conversation
were present in this other dream scenario, dreamed ten days in advance of
To return to our discussion of the
nature of NDEs:
I submit that when NDEers are out
of the body, they are experiencing their spirit selves seeing with spirit eyes,
as is often the case when we dream. When we dream I think most us will
remember dreams when a preoccupation of the day is dressed up in some weird
dream scenario. So, it should not surprise us when an NDEer fails to see
a symbol painted above an operating table lamp, or when objects are
"seen" in the operating room that are not there, The
"seeing" or "hearing" are through spiritual senses, not
In explaining anomalies in NDE
experiences, Mark Fox invokes C G Jung's
"Trickster" who is similar to the mischievous Scandinavian god Loki. I
can well see why he suggests this. But I personally would not look for a
particular cause of error, but rather point to the characteristics of the
spirit world. Namely, that it exists beyond space and time, and is one
and undivided. "God is in all, through all, and above all". In God
all is connected to all else. The physical Internet is a little like this
spiritual oneness. Feed in a search word, and a mass of information from round
the world. As for ourselves, our souls are likewise not separate from All That
Is. In the case of Joakim Thoresson, he is aware of information from
another time and place, and seems to construct scenarios which make sense of
this information to his dreaming self.
In the light of all this, I am
maintaining that NDEs and synchronicities are functions of the spiritual and
causative level of reality. These functions are much less circumscribed than
the "caused" level or reality that we call the physical.
NDEs and synchronicities are manifestations of a spirit realm where all
is connected to all else. This realm brings the physical world into existence
with all its "natural laws". But the causative and creative
spirit world from time to time through NDEs , synchronicities, and many
other phenomena, show these "laws" apparently suspended by the
higher causative realm of Spirit.
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