Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
No doubt. Although you're probably the same age as Robert Anton Wilson would be now. I seem to recall he had a pink light experience too ... or so he said.
No doubt! I'd be quite happy with a naturalistic explanation that didn't pooh-pooh the revelations of Phil. Of course he spent quite some time doing that himself.
There are times when I feel a sense of deja vue; not the feeling that I've done this before or something has happened before, but rather the strong, but passing feeling or flash of memory of a dream I had where what is going on in the present was given to me as a vision, as it were.
I think the explanation for it has a lot to do with the way the brain passes information around. If you screw around with the brain, say with certain drugs, you can become quite convinced of things that are absolutely not the case.
For example, I have very strong, vivid memories of certain movies in which what I recall simply is not what you find upon watching the movie now. For years, I thought that Claude Rains shot the German officer at the airport in Casablanca; no, Bogart did. But, then, my memory of that scene is in color. That should give you a clue as to why I processed the information the way I did.
One of the worst things to do is alter your state of consciousness and then watch a double feature of early Bergman movies.
Do you think Bill Clinton read Wilson? Clinton also seemed quite annoyed by whatever the meaning of "is" is.