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Re: Asking Pamela Stonebrooke

From: Cathy Johnson <cej@idirect.ca>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 10:07:31 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 21:09:52 -0400
Subject: Re: Asking Pamela Stonebrooke

>Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 07:29:52 -0700
>From: Skye Turell <turel33@west.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Asking Pamela Stonebrooke

>>Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 12:55:01 -0500
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
>>Subject: Asking Pamela Stonebrooke

><snip>

>> >>Pamela wrote:

>> >>I believe that on one level, I may be meeting these entities ...
>> >>or perhaps they are different aspects of myself.  I don't
>> >>really know;

>> I think that the answer to this question is paramount to all
>> others in Pamela's account.  If she doesn't "really know" with
>> any certainty, how can she possibly discriminate between her
>> actual experiences and the internal workings of her mind?

>The issue of discriminating between "actual experience" and
>"internal workings of mind" are hardly limited to the abduction
>arena.  This is a constant thorn in the side of each one of us
>and this issue shouldn't be used to debunk or devalue the
>experience of any individual.  Those that claim they can easily
>make this distinction -- or that such a simple distinction can be
>made -- are probably not demonstrating the self-awareness
>necessary to even begin to make this distinction.

I hope you don't mind if I add my opinion.  It is not the
disctinction of altered states and abductions from normal mental
states.  In a reasonable context, the mind plays on like a
recorder.

But, in certain circumstances, memories can be altered and even
recreated to suit the conscious needs.  And further, in
abductions, there are events that are simply not remembered
because of outside interference.

Although it is possible to see patterns emerging with recalled
memories, it must be remembered that those memories are only
artifacts of mental processes.  Whether truth or relative
information is contained in those memories, is only relevant to
the individual.  And, the individual is subject to as much
internal as well as external motives and purposes regarding the
control of memories.

The product of personality is evolved from critical factors of
perception and capabilities that allow conditioned perceptions of
experience.  As much by chance as by habit do we see beyond our
mundane filters and conditioning.  So, the stage must be set to
explore and accept new values as we wander through experience.

Take care for now,
Cathy Johnson



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