A little while ago, I had the pleasure of reading an early version of the manuscript of a very interesting novel by a friend of mine named Chris Nelson, which he calls “The Dreaming Gods.”
I noted in my journal a particularly nice passage in which the protagonist, a scientist, describes in a few short words why he has been reluctant to pay any attention to people’s reports of experiences beyond the current paradigm. This paragraph describes everything that modern science does wrong:
“I’m not like that. This is where my academic nature comes in. When people tell me strange things I dismiss them … I tend to go more by what I think is possible rather than what people tell me they’ve experienced.” He laughed. “Saying that makes me realize how absurd it is. It’s backwards. It’s not even good science.”
That’s entirely correct. The materialist fantasy — nightmare, really — cannot stand up in the face of actual reported facts over thousands of years, so those who are enmeshed in it resolutely refuse to examine the reports. When they do begin to examine them, they begin to awaken.