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Unconventional discoveries, communications media can help human race make progressby Steve Hammons
In dealing with the challenges and opportunities we face, the merging of conventional and unconventional activities may be helpful on many fronts and in many kinds of endeavors.
Posted: 20:50 September 13, 2007
Information and understanding about various kinds of unconventional approaches and developments can often blend seamlessly with standard ways of doing things and common perspectives.
For example, we have discovered, or rediscovered, in recent years that human beings apparently have a "sixth sense" of intuition and instinct that is quite significant.
U.S. military and intelligence personnel, and some of their counterparts internationally, have found that techniques using the sixth sense and extrasensory perception (ESP) could be used in "remote viewing."
That is, they could gather specific information, insight and understanding by using only their minds and consciousness.
Other researchers and average people around the world have discovered that their "hunches" and "gut feelings" are often a form of "anomalous cognition" - sort of an other-than-usual kind of perception, awareness and information gathering.
How do we leverage and optimize assets like this? And what are some of the other unconventional resources and information that can be helpful?
HUMAN RELATIONS WORLDWIDE
The conflicts we are in the middle of today are not so different from those the human race has been involved in throughout our development over the centuries: cultural and religious clashes, competition over natural resources and wealth, desire for power and control, poor leadership.
Iraq and Afghanistan are two situations of great concern, but there are certainly other regions of our planet that are problematic too. The Middle East, Asia, North and South America, Europe and other areas all face challenges, difficulties and opportunities.
We are also facing climate change, increased planetary pollution, depleted natural resources and other serious problems in our natural habitat.
Can the increased and growing understanding about the natural human abilities of anomalous cognition and remote viewing help? And, if so, how?
Some views of the current state of the human race include the belief in a higher power, a larger intelligence and unseen realities and dimensions that are around us and within us.