A pair of terms has been developed to categorize the kinds of extraordinary experiences presented in the last post: telesomatic (‘tele’ as in distance, ‘somatic’ as in body) and clairsentience (as in ‘clairvoyant’ but with the emphasis on literally feeling another’s pain). (Dossey, p. 253; Schulz, p. 75)We can all appreciate, more prosaically, how such dynamics might register. Begin with the fact that, the more vividly felt an experience is, the clearer the memory.
In a previous post, I offered 2 illustrations - one involving a dying airman, the other a mortally wounded wolf - of how searing trauma might produce effects that are simultaneously physical, emotional, and spiritual. The process would seem to be as elemental in other animals (mammals, at least) as it is in people, given that humans and many other creatures are endowed with a similar neurobiology, a similar capacity for emotion, and a similarly social nature.
In my book with Dr. Marc Miocozzi, The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion, I discuss the way a life-threatening emergency marshals the complete attention of body and mind – and how the energy involved may, in some cases, upend the normal convergence of space/time so that anomalous perceptions result. The dynamics frequently, though not inevitably, involve people (or animals) that have emotional ties to one another.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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