Jennifer and I leave for the U.S. tomorrow, and in preparation for this trip, and for my filming, I’ve been doing quite a bit of research. I’ve also dipped back into books I’ve read before too including –
- The Web of Life, by Fritjof Capra
- Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
- Thinking Fast and Slow, by Prof Daniel Kahneman
- Search Inside Yourself, by Chade Meng Tan
Basically, I’m reading scientifically and factually based books at the moment.
Professor Kahneman for instance won the Nobel Prize for his work on the psychology of judgement and decision making. His book Thinking Fast and Slow examines the science behind intuitive versus rational decisions.
I’m currently reading Supernormal, by Dr. Dean Radkin. It sets out to prove scientifically whether the extraordinary psychic feats and abilities of yogis and others can be substantiated empirically.
And they can.
But some very interesting stuff has come out of this reading. For instance –
- What we know of the universe has been gathered from only 4% of detectable data.
- DNA is 96% unknown “junk.”
- What most people call intuition is what Professor Kahneman calls “expert recognition.”
- The largest form of energy that exists in the universe is what scientists call “dark energy” and they don’t have a clue what it really is or where it comes from.
- We still cling to a Cartesian mechanistic view of the world even though with breakthroughs in quantum mechanics and Unified Feild studies it’s now been proven to be incorrect.
- The universe is largely flat. And there is a theory that there are multiple universes.
What I’m learning is that scientists are constantly playing catch up to the ancient seers and mystics.
What’s in that 96% of DNA that we don’t know about – that so called “junk?” If we are such highly evolved beings, why would it be there? What’s it’s function?
And the universe FLAT? And MUTIPLE universes? That bends my head.
So what does all this have to do with intuition?
Well, I’m exploring, amongst other things, where does intuition come from, and how does it work. Essentially I’m filming in India for the spiritual view, Italy for the religious view, and America for the scientific view.
American will also provide fertile ground for the spiritual as well –
There’s a lot of material out there that looks at intuition in a superficial way, slanting the subject towards the particular bias of the writer, or filmmaker. There’s a lot of really hokey stuff been written on intuition.
I’m approaching this journalistically, with my own particular slant.
Which, as by now I’m sure you know, is severely skewed…