We all know what a ghost is, right? Or should I say, we all know what a ghost is not? It isn’t a solid, liquid, gas or even a plasma, at least not as we currently understand them. It’s essence cannot be distilled into a test tube or mass spectrometer and analyzed.
Is there anything in our solid, 3-dimensional world that mimics or serves as an analog to ghosts? Yes there is, and they’re called holograms. Unless you’ve lived in a cave for the last three decades you’ve surely seen holograms.
In fact, they’re even used on credit cards and in other security applications. In essence, a hologram is a three-dimensional photograph that is produced by using lasers in a very unique way and some of these incredible images bare a striking resemblance to ghosts in that they’re made of light, demonstrate parallax and yet have no mass or substance (as photons do not possess rest mass).
It’s pretty obvious that ghosts are holograms, the only question is what their source is. A holographic image must be projected from a source material and of course illuminated by monochromatic light.
Isn’t it odd that our brain appears to function in many ways holographically, as does memory, our genetic information is equally distributed in all of our cells in a holographic fashion, space-time itself may operate holographically in order for us to psychically access the past, the future and things non-local to our bodies? Therefore, it’s really not that surprising to consider the possibility that our essence, soul, spirit, consciousness, etc., can display itself holographically to others under the right circumstances.
In my book Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown, I dedicate the entirety of chapter twelve “Brain Holograms: The Light Within” to exploring many of the various holographic aspects related to consciousness and the paranormal.
In historical parapsychology, there are three primary types of apparitions classified according to researcher/author G.N.M.Tyrrell in his 1969 book, Apparitions.
The first type is the telepathic apparition and as it’s name implies, the image one sees in these situations is purely within their own mind.
Then there is the crisis apparition, wherein the person appearing as an apparition is in a crisis like an accident, a war, or near-death situation, while the recipient or observer does not know of the crisis.
The last category is called a post-mortem apparition and accordingly, the person’s apparition being observed has been deceased for at least 48 hours, but the observer is unaware of said person’s death.
What if all of this, including us at every level, are merely holographic projections from the 4th dimension. You know, the way three-dimensional objects cast two-dimensional shadows? What if our sensory perceptions are not entirely what we think they are?
Think about this for one moment. We do not perceive anything directly in our physical reality. We do not see an object, photons either reflected from or emitted by an object enter our eye, our optic nerve and then the occipital region of our brain for processing.
When we hear, our ears are reacting to acoustic compression waves generated (which require an atmosphere) or reflected by something else.
When we smell, our noise is reacting to olfactory molecules in our localized environment that then send signals to our brain.
Touch is where sensory nerves on our body react to physical contact and pressure and alert our brains, while taste is where taste buds positioned on our tongue translate information from food we chew into data our brain can assimilate.
As we get older, many of these sensory mechanisms atrophy and our connection to the external, physical world is adjusted downward accordingly. None of these sense scenarios are direct perception, they are all indirect, at best.
Then if we consider that our memories may not even be stored within our own brains (see Post “The Universe Within”), requiring us to access them remotely (non-locally), it should not be hard to conceive that most of our perceptual abilities are by their very nature, paranormal, whether we like to admit or not. What do you think?