Amazing Enhanced Human Perception Abilities Are Emerging
In fact, knowledge about this topic seems to be spreading throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Anomalous cognition is a term that refers to various kinds of human perception, which can be highly effective and useful in a wide range of endeavors and activities.
Included under this umbrella term are several human perceptual abilities and skills. These include, but are not limited to:
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines "anomalous" as "inconsistent with or deviating from what is usual, normal, or expected - irregular, unusual - of uncertain nature or classification marked by incongruity or contradiction - paradoxical."
"Cognition" is defined as "to become acquainted with, know - to come to know - cognitive mental processes - a product of these processes."
We may soon need to change the word "anomalous" when referring to enhanced human intelligence of this kind, because it may no longer be "unusual."
It may become very normal and routine for all of us.
In fact, it may be very useful to expand communication and education about research findings in this area as far and wide as possible, and in a timely manner.
RECENT AND CURRENT RESEARCH
Advanced research sponsored by our military and intelligence community, as well as universities and private research entities, has discovered that many, most or all people have the ability to use their "cognition," their mind and awareness, to perceive and understand things in a much more interesting way than previously recognized.
At the same time, average people around the world are doing their own research because each of us has the working tools to investigate anomalous cognition: Our brains, minds, bodies, and, some say, our hearts, spirits and souls.
The technique called "remote viewing" is one of the most common examples.
Remote viewing is a concept jointly developed by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the CIA and private sector researchers during the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
Remote viewing is a particular set of methods that allow individuals to tap into enhanced and advanced perception.
This has proven to be a useful intelligence-gathering tool. Other applications have also been researched.
Anomalous cognition and remote viewing can provide insight about our daily thoughts and feelings as well as previously unknown information - even information that provides insight about situations that are outside of normal understanding about time and space.
It is believed that the nature of quantum physics is such that, in some ways, things like anomalous cognition and remote viewing make perfect sense. They are normal and natural. They are part of Nature.
Many average people now read books, take classes and watch video presentations about remote viewing. And, many people find that their intuition, dreams and sensitivity to information bubbling up from their unconscious can be very valuable and helpful.
Professional research into these kinds of human abilities and perception is very useful and seems to dovetail with other accepted aspects of psychology studies.
As in some conventional psychology theories, our unconscious mind is believed to be a great problem solver, when given the opportunity. In addition, our individual minds may be connected to a larger unified consciousness.
Some people theorize that there is a "higher consciousness" with profound spiritual and religious implications.
Remote viewing techniques also recognize that one element of success in these efforts is allowing the unconscious mind to work. Then, information from the unconscious is allowed to surface consciously where it can be accurately interpreted and applied to practical matters.
This, of course, is what many modern researchers have tried to establish: That clear evidence can be demonstrated indicating anomalous cognition of various kinds can provide accurate and useful information and insight.
Have they established this? It seems that they have.
ADVANCED HUMAN DEVELOPMENT OR ANCIENT AWARENESS?
Some people learning about these kinds of human abilities might naturally wonder if they reflect advances in the ongoing development of the human brain. Are they new potentials that the human race is now experiencing as we evolve into more advanced creatures. This is one line of thinking.
Another view is that these perceptual abilities are old, ancient, and go back into prehistory.
Maybe there is some combination of both aspects.
Many ancient human cultures put great value on dreams, intuition, visions, signs, prophesies, spiritual quests and different kinds of awareness.
Native American cultures are good examples. They found these types of experiences to be very valid perceptions about reality.
Ancient humans may have relied on intuition, internal perception and instincts much more than we do today. As our conscious, logical and intellectual minds have developed, maybe our other awareness skills and internal intelligence declined and atrophied.
Some people theorize that animals may have anomalous cognition abilities that are superior to that of humans in many ways.
So, perhaps these skills are not a new development at all, but, rather, the rediscovery and re-emergence of established and fundamental types of human intelligence.
Our instinct that danger is near, our feeling that we should contact someone or our sense that we should do something in particular, are situations that we sometimes experience. These perceptions may have a basis in valid and accurate anomalous cognition.
Likewise, we all experience dreams. Dreams, like other kinds of anomalous cognition and remote viewing, also involve the unconscious mind's ability to provide valuable information.
WWII U.S. NAVY SUB AND CREW SAVED BY DREAM?
As important as, or more important than, the value people place on these kinds of perceptions are reports about how accurate and how useful these perceptions can be.
In other words, believing that unusual perception has value is one thing. Actually demonstrating that highly useful information or insight can come from unconventional perception or dreams is another.
There are many examples of interesting and even amazing results from things like anomalous cognition, remote viewing, intuition, visions and dreams.
While living in San Diego many years ago, I worked with a retired U.S. Navy master chief who had served for 25 years or more. Most of his Navy career was in the submarine service.
One day he brought up a story from his dad's Navy service on a submarine in the Pacific during WWII.
According to the master chief's father, during combat operations between the U.S. and Japan, his sub experienced a mechanical problem and was forced to surface near a sand bar and in plain view of any Japanese planes that might happen to fly over the area.
In such a position, if the sub was spotted, they would be very vulnerable to destruction and/or capture.
As a result, efforts to diagnose and repair the mechanical problem were extremely urgent and a life-or-death matter for the officers and crew.
The master chief's dad had some key duties and responsibilities involving the engineering and mechanical operation of the sub.
He and other crewmembers explored many possible reasons for the sub's mechanical problem and tried several solutions, but none worked and they remained surfaced and in danger.
More than one day passed and they knew that it was crucial to figure out the problem and get it fixed. They worked non-stop, only interrupting their work when necessary and to eat and sleep.
While sleeping, the master chief's dad had a dream. He had a dream about what the problem with the sub was.
When he awoke, he located the part of the mechanical workings the sub that he had dreamed about and went to work. The problem turned out to be exactly what he had dreamed.
He and his fellow crewmembers rapidly completed repairs and the sub was safely underway shortly after.
His dream may have saved the sub and its crew from death or a terrible fate.
This is the kind of real-life application of enhanced and unconventional perception that is receiving such interest now.
Even law enforcement agencies are looking into training detectives and others in taking their "cop instincts" to the next level to help solve crimes and rescue victims.
And our intelligence community, despite overtly shutting down the "Project STARGATE" remote viewing program back in the 1990s, most likely is continuing research and operations using these skills in current challenges.
Our military and special operations forces reportedly have been exposed to some measure of orientation and training in these abilities as well. Undoubtedly, these skills can also be helpful for them.
Now, our task might be to more fully understand how to share these findings with people in all walks of life and of all ages.
After all, schools of the future may teach students about the remarkable abilities of perception we all can tap into in order to succeed in attaining knowledge and understanding.
That knowledge and understanding might be very useful in ongoing human development and in achieving a very bright future for all of us, our children and future generations.