Thursday, November 1, 2018

Selective Perception

This is a common failing of modern science ...

“The intellect is a great organizer – along certain lines, now – so if this concentration is continued it begins to organize its perceptions and experience along the same lines.  It is a kind of misguided attempt to find order by finding data that agrees with itself.  It collects evidence, then, to prove its point, because the rational mind, as you understand it, must have an acceptable reason for everything.
“In the meantime, of course, quite valid rockbed evidence that does not fit into the picture gradually becomes discarded, ignored, thrown away.  It is there but it is not used.  It disappears as evidence, becomes inactive.  That method of problem-solving, need I say, is a poor one, and if anything, it causes far more problems than it ever solves.”
(The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About The Art Of Creative Living, Session Two)

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