Anthropology Study: Do You Believe In The Unseen World?
In an unseen world, I believe nature is in full control and nature is clearly a phenomenon which was originally derived from the supernatural to the galactic universe. The supernatural is almost impossible to investigate outside of empirical thinking. The idea immediately caused the term “supernatural” to be placed with the context of “cults”, as many individuals may belief mystical thinking means we can control nature. Instead, nature controls us.
The name “nature” comes from the Latin word “Natura” or “the course of things”, relating to animals, plants, the sky above, the earth below, the soul of a human being and the aspects of the world. It does not seem that within my description of Nature, that God exists, nor does he have the power to change the course of things. It is clear to me, however, that people here on earth do have the power to change their own standing, and that in and of itself makes us all gods.
Therefore, in an unseen world, it’s hard to even fathom what does exist even if we can conjure up an image in our own minds. If we are not in control and nature does control the unseen world, then there must be an otherworld existing, perhaps, on earth. I’ve always believed heaven and hell resided here on earth. Although we may not be able to see it now, we are living and experiencing the unknown and unseen, whic
Can we contact the unseen world?
I absolutely believe we can. I believe we are living in the unseen and therefore can speak with the spirits of nature. It’s hard to imagine for some, as a godly being is the only image many people feel they can connect with. What about the trees? Air? Water? Fire?
Living entities can behave according to our connection with them. Talking to plants and playing classical music for them seems odd, but my grandmother and I both partake in this activity. Does it really work? Do plants have feelings? I believe they do, as observable changes care evident.
Connecting with air is almost hard for me to fathom. However I believe with the right breathing techniques, as many yoga students I’ve spoken with can attest to, can create equilibrium in the body. Is this a form of contact with the unseen world? If we consider air as part of nature, and obviously it would be, in a sense it can be communication.
Water acts in the same way. There may be no contact with water verbally, but our bodies can sense when equilibrium is reached if in a body of water. Think about bathing (taking a bath). Why do so many women prefer bubble baths? Personally, I do it to relax, as my body is the most relaxed when submerged in water. The same experience can be found when swimming in the ocean. Since our bodies are made primarily of water, it’s as if we find the most comfort when in it.
Fire is transcendent. Candles burning. The smell of the wax and light crackling sounds of the wick. I believe fire is a living and breathing entity. Can we connect with it? Native Indians were said to see visions in a roaring fire on a reservation, but could we do the same? In the right setting and with an open mind, yes, I think it could be possible.
Leave religion out of the equation. The goal is to take your mind and see what you can actually do with it without a written text or a person telling you what to believe. What do you see in the unseen world? Is it everything people said it would be?
Also check out:
- The Belief Net Religion Quiz: What Do You Believe?
- The Cro Magnon Religion
- Rene Descartes: I Think, Therefore I Am
- The Ancient Law Code of Hammurabi
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