GIA, I think you missed my point.
I want to know why you assume that you can eliminate the possibility of lie, dream, illusion or mistake, and go with the least possible option-- contact with the Cosmic Consciousness, a real supernatural event. What criteria are you using to judge what you experienced as the real deal CC? How are you ruling out the things that we have lots of concrete evidence for in favor of something with no concrete evidence?
I follow the evidence.
If my mind lied to me, I would not know it. I do know telepathy is real as I have a victim that will testify to it. My wife.
I do not do supernatural and have explained that this is a natural phenomenon.
If is not the least possible option. A mind lying to itself is more weird than finding another mind.
Your bias is clouding your thinking.
But the evidence you cite (of the CC) is something that happened inside your own mind. And we all know that minds play tricks on us all the time. We are evolved to see stuff that is not there and to detect things that are not real. That is why we have to use logic, evidence and the scientific method to figure out what is really
real versus what we think is real.
You see something moving out of the corner of your eye and jump, thinking it was a rat. And then you look right at it and see it is a brown leaf blowing along the sidewalk. Now, according to your way of thinking, it might really have been a rat, and then it cleverly turned itself into a leaf when you looked at it. Possible? I suppose. Probable? Not very.
And as for your telepathy, it could really exist. You and you wife think it does. But it is far more likely that you and your wife have what is called a folie a deux
, where two people share the same delusion.
I say that because you admit that it only happened one time and there is no way to go to a lab and test for something like that. Also, of all the millions of people who claim ESP powers, none have ever been scientifically demonstrated, even when tested by people who really, honestly want there to be ESP.
However, you can go to a lab and test for a folie a deux
, and measure how strongly you and your wife believe in what happened.
Why do people believe in stuff that is not so? There are lots of reasons:
I just read about a local woman who makes money taking tourists around to places where there were horrible crimes, with the idea that the places are haunted with the spirits of the murdered people. She maintains that people's cameras malfunction in these places. I already can tell you that the cameras malfunction at the same rate as random chance, but nobody involved in these tours wants to hear that.