Re: FW: FW: virus: Does God really exist?/Telepathy

John Porter (
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 15:08:53 -0400

> There has been a theory floating around for some time about the possibility
> of inter-group telepathy based on hallucinogenics.
> I think - and correct me if I'm wrong - that this is something to do with
> an idea that Shamans used in their religion. They believed that they could
> commune with the dead, and with each other ...

This reminds me very much of the Australian Aborigines' concept of Dreamtime.
It is not (necessarily) drug-induced; any time you are dreaming you are in
another reality which they regard as superior (i.e. more real) that this
waking reality. The things you do in the Dreamtime have more meaning, in
some cosmic, absolute way, than the things you do while awake. Certainly
(they believe), conversations between two+ persons' "true selves" can take
place in the Dreamtime.

John Porter