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The Use of Meditation, Self Hypnosis & Visualisation in the Creation of Reality

A Copenhagen Interpretation

Examination Thesis 2008 43 Pages

Philosophy - Miscellaneous

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Orientation
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Identification of the problem
1.3 The objectives of this study
1.4 Method of study
1.5 Scope of the study
1.6 Chapter outline

Chapter Two: Review of Literature
2.1 Meditation
2.2 Visualisation
2.3 Self-hypnosis
2.3.1 Definitions
2.4 Summary

Chapter Three: Findings and Results
3.1 Meditation
3.1.1 Application & use of meditation
3.1.2 Results & Outcomes of literature review
3.1.3 Application
3. 2 Visualisation
3.2.1 Results & outcomes
3.2.2 Application of visualisation
3.2.3 Results & outcomes
3.3 Self-hypnosis
3.3.1 Application
3.4 The similarities & interrelationship of the above
3.5 Reality creation using meditation, visualisation & self-hypnosis

Chapter Four: Discussion
4.1 Creating new reality - the observer universe
4.1 Creating new reality - the observer universe
4.1.1 The Copenhagen principle & metaphysics
4.1.2 The observer universe, the God Mind and metaphysics
4.2 Potential new applications
4.3 Impact & effects on society
4.4 Visio meditation as new metaphysical instrument
4.4.1 Distinguishing features of Visio Meditation
4.4.2 The Visio Meditative state of consciousness & quantum physics
4.5 Development of a new model for therapeutic applications

Chapter Five: Summary and Conclusions
5.1 Similarities between meditation, visualisation & hypnosis
5.2 Why the different development
5.3 Reality creation 102 - Visio meditation
5.4 Suggested Visio meditation
5.5 Conclusion

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The Use of Meditation, Self Hypnosis & Visualisation in the Creation of Reality in an Observer Universe

Chapter One: Orientation

In this chapter the hypothesis of the study is formed to suggest that visualisation, meditation and self hypnosis can be used in the creation of new and alternative realities. Analogies will be drawn and a suggested new reality creation system will be suggested.

1.1 Introduction

According to Arntz (2008 : 76), the observer has an inescapable influence on any observed physical process. The believe that we are not neutral, objective witnesses to things and events was first insisted upon by Niels Bohr and his colleagues in Copenhagen where Bohr lived; thus its often called the Copenhagen interpretation (Arntz, 2008: 76). This Copenhagen principle, from quantum physics, suggests that the smallest part of matter, called a particle, behaves in a fashion based on the consciousness of the observer. For example, if a particle is observed, the behaviour of such a particle is determined based on what the observer thinks. Science is therefore suggesting that our thoughts as humans are the determining factor in the creation of reality.

From the metaphysical perspective, Bob Proctor, philosopher, is quoted in Byrne (2006: 3) as saying that we all work with one infinite power - we all guide ourselves by the exact same law of the universe - the law of attraction. Proctor believes that everything in your life that comes your way comes because of the law of attraction. It is attracted to you by virtue of the images you are holding in your mind. The images in your mind or visions in your mind, is thus the basis of creation of your reality. What you think determines your reality. The credibility of authors such as Proctor is supported in the work of Byrne (2006:7) by other authors as John Assaraf, Bob Doyle, Mike Dooley and many others. All of these authors support the notion that we can create whatever we hold in our minds as a powerful enough vision. This notion is also supported by the Bible when it states “ as you believe, so shall it be”. In this study the routes to the development of this “visioning” is analysed and compared. For purposes of this study these routes are defined as meditation, self-hypnosis and visualisation. The routes are compared and analogies drawn.

Meditation is described by Masters (1973: 1) a process whereby an individual reaches an ultimate level of relaxation, with the objective of engaging in affirmations, or the keep your intentions in the interior centre of your forehead - your mind’s eye or eye of the soul.

Hypnosis is defined by Caprio et al. (1963:11) as a sleep like condition produced by the hypnotist in a subject who allows himself to accept and respond to certain specific suggestions. Self hypnosis is the process of inducing the sleep like state oneself, in other words to hypnotise oneself. The objective of self hypnosis is to induce a state of sleep likeness, during which the person engaged in the process is able to identify and alter his own thought patterns. This in turn will lead to an alternation in behaviour that will consequently result in a changed reality.

Visualisation is defined by Harris (2003: 11) as the elements of thought that involve seeing (visualisation), hearing (imaging sounds or having internal conversations or dialogue in one’s head), experiencing sensations (emotional or tactile), sensing smells or sensing tastes. NLP enables people to notice their thoughts and then if needed, to modify them and thereby their experience.

1.2 Identification of the problem

The question addressed in this study is whether Meditation, Visualisation and Self Hypnosis can be used in creating a new reality:

- Can these processes be used to access the higher mind?
- That Meditation, visualisation and hypnosis are processes similar in nature.
- That the creation of new reality is a function of the higher or God mind.
- That the observation theory of quantum physics is in fact the scientific equivalent of creation via meditation, visualisation or self hypnosis.
- That the three components can be used to deduce a better, more integrative approach to reality creation than the individual systems can.

1.3 The objectives of this study

The main objective of this study is to determine whether visualisation, meditation and self-hypnosis can be used in the creation of new and alternative realities. The secondary objectives are stated as follows:

Objective One:

To draw analogies between visualisation, meditation and self hypnosis proving that they are similar in construct and result. Meditation can sometimes have a religious connotation whilst self hypnosis can be linked to a more scientific approach. Visualisation in keeping can often be seen as the pop psychology of the modern age. However, are these ideas not really the same thing? Are these names not just different names for the same concept?

Objective Two:

To demonstrate and discuss how all the above are used in creating reality. Each one of these concepts are analysed to determine their processes and outcomes. This is done after the comparisons between the three processes are drawn.

Objective Three:

To discuss and demonstrate creation of reality is a function of the higher mind. To tie back the issue of reality creation in meditation, visualisation and self hypnosis to quantum physics and the observer universe.

Objective Four:

To demonstrate the link between quantum physics and metaphysics. To link the function of the higher or God mind in metaphysics to the Copenhagen interpretation in quantum physics.

Objective Five:

To suggest a new reality forming system using the combined characteristics and elements of the three systems studied here.

1.4 Method of study

The analysis of the above-mentioned objectives was conducted in two ways.

Firstly, traditional academic literature works is employed to establish a theoretical basis of departure. Secondly, contemporary journals and magazines as well as reports is used to obtain up to date figures and facts. Empirical surveys in the form of letters, market research and reports are not employed. Such empirical surveys are considered to be sources of primary information, whilst processed data will be considered as secondary information. This study will employ mainly secondary data to reach its objectives.

1.5 Scope of the study

Since the study is aimed at addressing an issue that is largely paper based the study will be limited to academic study in the mentioned concepts. Only in cases where a foreign concept can be used to contribute to the study will it be introduced in the discussion.

1.6 Chapter outline

Chapter two: Review of literature

In this chapter the various different texts that describe meditation, visualisation

and self hypnosis are discussed. The three concepts are compared, analysed and their processes spelled out to ensure detailed analysis. The concept of reality creation is also analysed and the impact of the three concepts on such reality creation is determined.

Chapter three: findings & results

In this chapter the findings and results are discussed. Interpretations and

deductive reasoning is used to come to conclusions. Conclusions are used to support or refute the hypothesis of this study.

Chapter four: discussion

In this chapter the findings are analysed on the basis of how they can effect

society as a whole if presented by those engaging in professional metaphysics. The impact of the study is discussed and the possible uses and implementations are considered.

Chapter five: summary and conclusions

In this chapter, a brief review of all that was discussed in the above chapters is to reach conclusions are introduced. The concepts of meditation, visualisation and self-hypnosis are discussed from a perspective of similarity. The uses of the consolidated concepts are considered in the application of new reality creations.

Chapter Two: Review of Literature

In this chapter the various different texts that describe meditation, visualisation and self hypnosis are discussed. The three concepts are compared, analysed and their processes spelled out to ensure detailed analysis. The concept of reality creation is also analysed and the impact of the three concepts on such reality creation is determined.

2.1 Meditation

Definitions & interpretations

According to Snelling (1990: 730 we live our lives in a kind of waking dream. We are only hazily aware of what is going on outside and inside ourselves. Snelling goes on to elaborate that every chance stimulus sparks of automatic reaction - it needs a stark confrontation like death, to jerk us awake and show us the world as it really is. Mediation is about developing an acute awareness all the time. This awareness is to develop without becoming attached to any of the objects or situations in the awareness and observed reality.

Meditation is described by Masters (1973: 1) a process whereby an individual reaches an ultimate level of relaxation, with the objective of engaging in affirmations, or the keep your intentions in the interior centre of your forehead - your mind’s eye or eye of the soul.

According to Grand Master Hsing Yun (2006: 8) not even Buddha can help us attain enlightenment without self awareness and self awakening. The Master goes on to explain how the enlightenment of the human being is needed before any change can be made in the world we live in. Self-awareness is also a way of self education. Only trough education & awareness can we become mindful of our lives, of the actions we take and the effects such actions have on our lives and reality.

I the development of the self concept, self awareness is of primary importance. Jensen (1995:128) lists seven forms of intelligence, of which “intra-personal “ intelligence is one. Intra-personal intelligence refers to the ability to talk to the self. To understand the self and to have an analytical concept of the position of the self. It refers to the ignorant position of being unconscious of one’s reality. In other words, to not know, what it is that you don’t know. In skills training this phenomenon is called “unconsciously incompetent”. In order to improve a person skills level, it is important for such an individual to understand where the skills level is at. Without knowing where one is, to determine where to go is very difficult. In the fairy tale of “Alice in Wonderland” - Alice walks down a road and encounters a Cheshire cat and asks it “where is this road going”. The replies “where would you like it to go” and Alice declares that she does not know. The Cat, very aptly answers her “if you don’t know where you would like to go, it does not matter where the road goes - you will get there”.

The real point is that any form of change, alteration or improvement is preceded by having to know where one is at. To define a starting point. A point of departure. Meditation is (but not limited to) about becoming aware of such a starting point. Meditation is a process of becoming aware. This process can differ based on origin and often based on religion. In traditional religious environments the practise of meditation is often frowned upon and sometimes even considered undesirable. However, the focus of this study is the application or result(s) that meditation can bring about. Meditation of all forms seems to have in common, the practice of becoming relaxed and then to re-program as it where, the mind to a new set of circumstances or beliefs.

2.2 Visualisation

Definitions & interpretations

According to Harris (2003:11) the elements of thought involve seeing(visualisation), hearing (imagining sounds or having conversations in ones head), experiencing sensations (emotional or tactile), sensing smells or tastes. Thus, visualisation is an experience of creating a vision of what one wants in one’s mind. In Arentz (2005:128) the author explains how the individual is creating its own reality. The process starts with a thought or vision that is later translated into a situation in reality. In Braden (2005:62) the author discusses the possibility of the participatory universe. In this theory, it is suggested that the individual is part of the process of creation in the universe. The same author quotes Max Planck, who in 1944, suggested that everything exists because of an intelligent mind. In the participatory universe, the act of focusing attention on something, of applying thought (vision) to it, is in itself, creation. Knight (2003: 35) explains the process of seeing (visioning) and observing on a particle theory level. On this level the author suggests that the particle behaves based on human observation (seeing) or consciousness.

McGraw(2001:27) considers the matter of the vision from the perspective of self management. The author asks the question whether the behaviour of the individual is at odds with the values, visions, beliefs & desires of the authentic self. The reconnection with the authentic self is seen as the first task required before one can change anything. McGraw(2001:63) further discusses the reconnection with self in contexts of previous life experiences and current purpose on earth. This process of “self” is of critical importance. If the individual is able to create based on a vision, it implies that the “self” is creating. However, if the self is uncertain or untrue to itself, what will it create? What visions will it conjure up? What results would it deliver?

The above author also discusses the process of how to identify the authentic self and how to re-program the self to a more successful, fulfilled life. McGraw (2001:243) later refers to and describes a process of re-scripting your believes towards a more desirable output. As the elements of thought involve visualisation, this new “script” may very well be an acceptable approach to creating alternative reality.

2.3 Self-hypnosis

2.3.1 Definitions

According to Caprio & Berger(1963:3), all hypnosis is self hypnosis. The authors later define Hypnosis as a sleep like condition produced by the hypnotist in a subject who allows himself to accept and respond to certain specific suggestions. Hypnosis has also been described as the uncritical acceptance of a suggestion by a patient in a trance. Some professionals even regard hypnosis as “hypersuggestability” Caprio & Berger(1963:12) describes hypnotism as the art of inducing a sleep like state in an individual.

There are two types of hypnosis:

- Hetero-hypnosis: The induction of the hypnotic state in a subject by someone else - a hypnotist.
- Autohypnosis: The induction of the hypnotic state by oneself.

The state of hypnosis is one of absentmindedness, a state of dissociation of consciousness whilst the subject is withdrawn from reality.

2.4 Summary

In summary the three systems seem to display great similarities. The differences seem largely to do with religion, origin & application of procedure. It may very well be possible to experiment and use different elements of the systems to create and combine a system that is more powerful and uses the best of the three discussed.

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Pages
43
Year
2008
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9783656429647
ISBN (Book)
9783656437017
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English
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