ARE SPIRITUAL VISIONS, AFTER LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, AND ANGEL ENCOUNTERS “REAL” ?
CAN WE APPLY THE SCIENTIFIC PROTOCOL OF CONTROLLED REMOTE VIEWING TO VALIDATE SPIRITUAL VISIONS AND DREAMS?
MELVIN L MORSE MD FAAP (SPIRITUALSCIENTIFIC.COM)
HOW TO SORT MENTAL IMAGES AND THOUGHTS TO DIFFERENTIATE THE RECEPTION OF REAL INFORMATION FROM A SOURCE BEYOND THE BRAIN, FROM OUR OWN INTERNAL BELIEFS, FEARS AND FANTASIES.
Please sort your thoughts and mental images into the following categories: This exercise must be hand written, not typed.
1. Basic Identification of the people and place where the spiritual encounter occurred:
Please include in this section all basic identifying information. Include where the event occurred, what was the time of day, where it occurred, what is your age, sex, occupation, and birth date. Describe your state of mind when the event occurred (sleeping, about to wake up or go to sleep, drunk, mildly high, completely alert, fatigued, etc. Be as specific as possible. With regards to those encountered in the experience, please (if known) again provide all identifying data, including birth date, age at time of death, cause of death, and all other significant identifying information.
Also include anyone else present when the experience occurred, and again, all identifying information about them.
Here is a typical example: On December 14, 2007, I had a dream that my child who had previously died visited me. It occurred in my home in Harbeson, Delaware at 4:30 in the afternoon. I am a 54 year old healthy white male, born December 11, 1953 in Sandy Springs, Maryland. My daughter was 3 months old when she died of sudden infant death. She was born in Olney, Maryland on September 12, 2007. Also present in the dream was my departed mother, who died of heart failure at age 79. She was born April 14, 1919 in Long Branch, New Jersey.
I was taking a nap at the time of the experience. I was in the main living room of my home, watching a football game, and dozing off. I immediately woke up after the vision. My wife was doing laundry in the basement of the home. She is 48, and born April 10th, 1961.
2, Personal Inclemencies:
Include in this section all factors influencing what you believe about the vision, and all issues effecting your interpretation of the vision.
Include your religious beliefs, spiritual values, what others have told you about the vision, what other people’s interpretation of the vision might be, any health concerns, financial issues, basically anything in your life that might effect how you interpret the vision.
For example: I am a deeply religious Catholic who attends church regularly. I have always had a deep faith in god. I believe that spiritually, we are all interconnected by god’s love. I believe that we go to heaven when we die, if we believe in Jesus Christ and have lived a good life. I do not think we can communicate with the dead. I have numerous health issues and have nearly died several times. My child’s death was devastating to me and caused me to rethink if there really is a god. I have always thought that people who claim to talk to the dead are wackos.
My best friend is very much into New Age philosophy and feels there is a reason that my child died. She believes my child was trying to reach out to me to help my grief. Sometimes I wonder if the dream meant I am going to die soon.
3. Preconceptions about the vision: This should be brief. If you truly have no idea as to the meaning of the experience, leave this category blank.
For example, “I think I am losing my mind because of the dream”, or “I believe the vision was a real communication from my child’s spirit”.
4. Describe your impression of the vision in three or four short descriptive words. DO NOT USE NOUNS.
For example, vivid, white, happy
5. Use one of the following words to describe your deepest intuition or gestalt about the vision:
Read the following words and circle or write the word that immediately comes to mind. It must occur within 1-2 seconds. If it takes longer, then leave this section blank.
Dream, hallucination, real, crazy dream, fantasy, trick of the mind, grief induced, drug induced, caused by fever, caused by illness
6. The sensory information: Take two pads of paper, and label one “sensory information” and the other “analytic overlay”. Read through all of the sensory descriptions before you then try to sort the thoughts and mental imageries of your vision.
This section must be done in writing. A reminder, as all of it has to be in handwriting.
Review the experience in your mind. While you do this, you must also speak the experience out loud, all aspects of it. It might be best to have an assistant help you with this phase. He or she might help you sort the information into basic sensory information and your own analysis of the information.
Read the following sensory descriptors and as you review the experience, try to apply them to what you experienced. It is best to read the descriptors to someone else, and both of you comment on the various sensory impressions, briefly (as there are a lot of them).
Do not use any nouns in this section.
As you review the experience in your mind, only place in this category immediate impressions that come to you. For example, if you pause, and say “uh, I think it was red”, do not place that thought in this category. Even a pause, or inflection of tone, or tentative description should not be in this area. Such as “I think the room was all white” with an inflection and question at the end.
This is why it is so important to speak the experience out loud, even if you are doing this exercise alone.
SMELLS: Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, metallic, fetid, aromatic, pungent, smoky, fragrant, lavender, flowery, minty, clean, fecal, rotten, chemical smells, burnt, acidic, fruity, musty, moldy, rancid, putrid, foul, vanilla, stale, plastic, oily, rubbery, vegetative, chlorine, lemony, cinnamon, pine, sage, rusty, yeasty, muddy, woody, fresh, camphor, ozone, mossy, moist, damp, umami, greasy
TOUCH: metallic, powdery, hard, soft, warm, cold, wet, slippery, abrasive, sticky, spongy, furry, satiny, sharp, bumpy, crinkly, shocking, gritty, quivering, grainy, crumbly, ribbed, smooth, rough, fluffy, foamy, silky, dry, dimpled, stringy, fibrous, slushy, greasy, crispy, ridged, rigid, edged, feathery, dimpled, rhythmic, fissured, cracked, pocked, pitted, tacky, leathery, stony, creamy, chalky, slimy, coarse, rocky, woody, glassy, clammy, sweaty, humid, moist, waxy, sandy, earthy, muddy, velvety, rough, damp
SOUNDS: metallic, rasping, crinkling, treble, bass, high pitched, loud, soft, staccato, rhythmic, shrill, piercing, guttural, beeping, tinny, sizzling, quiet, whoosing, booming, echoing, shuffling, peeping, bubbling, slurping, chirping, rushing, whining, whirring, tinkling, buzzing, ringing, mechanized, whispering, voice sounds, rattling, crunching, sloshing, trickling, brushing, fizzing, gurgling, rubbing, digestive, thundering, rumbling, rushing, roaring, howling, screaming, grating, clicking, murmuring, muffled, chattering, splashing, spiting, splattering, splintering, tweeting, bird sounds, animal sounds, bouncing, tinkling, buckling, popping, purring, coughing, slapping, smacking, gasping, grunting, growling.
VISUALS: smoky, glossy, glassy, the primary and secondary colors, (red, green, brown, etc), colorful, bright, dark, dim, misty, diffuse, clear, transparent, opaque, shining, sparkling, flashing, reflective, dull, glittering, spotted, dotted, speckled, glowing, shimmering, flickering, speckled, aquamarine, glassy, hazy, patterned, stripped, mottled, blurry, matted, highlighted, translucent, fluorescent, glinting, glimmering, phosphorescent, dappled, scintillating, shadowy, shaded, black, white, grey, tan,
TASTES: bitter, metallic, smoky, greasy, rubbery, sweet, salty, sour, umami, fruity, vegetative, acrid, astringent, chemical, rancid, putrid, fresh, bland, spicy, tart, oily, foul, plastic, fishy, creamy, milky, stale, lemony, nutty, citrate, fatty, organic, bloody, meaty, rusty, moldy, minty, muddy, mossy, burnt, yeasty, woody.
DIMENTIONALS: gelatinous, heavy, rounded, aerie, long, short, thin, thick, tall, wide, broad, slim, giant, huge, minute, microscopic, enveloping, striated. Jagged, viscous, massive, dense, sloping, open, deep, shallow, flat, hollow, empty, curving, pointed, peaked, perpendicular, horizontal, vertical, straight, streaked, narrow, steep, sheer, stepped, stacked, lengthy,
7. The analytic information: Any and all visual information. Describe the visual picture and comment if there were any moving parts or motion within the picture. Also describe if it is very sharp, or faint, or vague, or indistinct. Any words, complex descriptions of sounds such as “traffic noises” or “I hear a marching band”. Any complex sensory impressions such as “it tastes like an orange”, or “it looked like an angel”, any and all nouns to describe what you experienced, any times you are confused, any complex perceptions such as floating out of the body, or seeing people or animals, or beings, aliens, all intruding thoughts, such as “this is dumb” and “I am going to the mall later”, any sensory images preceeded by hesitations, umms, “I guess”, “I think”, “maybe”, “sort of”, etc,
8. Any perceptions of love:
9. The aesthetic impact or emotion you had from the experience: Do not include feelings of love here. This should be fairly short, only a few words, or sentences at most, just the feelings the experience caused in you. For example, cheerful, sad, tearful, out of body, weird, surprised, wary, overwhelmed, tense, apathetic, relaxed, boring, indifferent, energized, hopeless, despair, inspired, aghast, nauseous, floating, light headed, anxious, agitated, shocked, intrigued, impressed, curious, upset, terror, pleased, odd, dizzy, beautiful, amazed, lonely
Don’t include every feeling the experience trigged in you, just the main ones and the feelings that stuck with you.
10. Sense of Time During the Event: Did the experience seem “timeless” or to be in ordinary time, or somewhere in between. Try to estimate exactly how long the experience took in ordinary time.