Sunday, September 19, 2010

Collective Consciousness & 9/11

It is clear that the tragic events on September 11, 2001 changed humanity's consciousness and served as a fulcrum or tipping point as to how we view contemporary human existence here on the planet of the apes. The following excerpts from an article by Henry Baum (complete article here) raise some intriguing questions pertaining to the understanding that we create our reality through the perceptions of our collective consciousness.

"My God, everyone thought at once, the world as we know it is over. Could it be that this collective thought then manifested in the towers dissolving before everyone's eyes? It would give new meaning to "9-11 was an inside job." Not inside the government, but inside the mind.

There are two basic esoteric components: collective consciousness and the idea that the mind constructs reality:

Idealism is the notion that the mind produces the world. Bishop Berkeley is the philosopher most associated with this idea, which is similar to Hindu beliefs. Positivism is the similar notion that the mind constructs our reality. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics is basically positivist.

Maybe (an extreme maybe) what we saw on 9-11 was an example of that. If nothing else, this provides a way to explore ideas about what collective consciousness is capable of doing -- namely that collective human fear was what brought down the towers."