Conditional Functioning #2
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) coined the term ATG (attention-getting syndrome) to refer to “conditional functioning.”
In conditional functioning, the future is in the past.
But what if the future and the past are happening simultaneously in the NOW?
Jane Roberts (Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, 1972, 1994) wrote …
“What separates events is not time, but your perception. You perceive events ‘one at a time.’ Time as it appears to you is, instead, a psychic organization of experience. The seeming beginning and end of an event; the seeming birth and death, are simply other dimensions of experience as, for example, height, width, weight. Instead it seems to you that you grow toward an end, when an end is a part of a particular experience, or if you prefer, person-event.”
Spencer Timothy Hall (Mesmeric Experiences, 1845) wrote (Copied from the Tyne Mercury of June 25th, 1844) …
“‘A girl, fourteen years of age, daughter of Mr. Richardson, White Cottage, near the Walker Railway Station, has been afflicted with epilepsy for three years, the fits or paroxysms of which have attacked her violently from six or eight to sixteen or eighteen times a day, and produced a decided tendency to idiotcy. She had not, for more than a year, passed a day without a great number of these fits. Being mesmerised by Mr. Hall, on Monday, the 18th ult., she passed thirty-six hours without a fit. During eight days she had not more than five, and even they were of such a comparatively mild character as scarcely to deserve the name. The last we heard of her was that she had been three days without one, and more clear and intelligent in every respect than she had been for more than a year before.
“‘The officer at the Walker Station had severe pains across his loins, which rendered him unable to perform his duties without the most acute suffering. Mr. Hall happened to be casually informed of this a day or two ago, whilst waiting for the train, and instantly relieved him by the ‘passes,’ to such an extent that he was astonished by the effect, and declared that he could run or leap with ease and comfort were it necessary.
“‘A servant at the Northumberland Arms, North Shields, had been for a long time troubled every morning with violent headache, attended with nausea; Mr. Hall mesmerised her only once, more than a fortnight ago, and she has had no return of the complaint.
“‘A few evenings since we had the pleasure of introducing Mr. Hall to a near relative of ours, who had been suffering dreadfully during the whole day, and indeed for the last six months, from a violent spasmodic affection of the side, accompanied by pain in the head. He threw the patient into a deep and calm mesmeric sleep, for about a quarter of an hour, and when restored to vigilance no pain remained. The sceptical may ridicule this if they choose; but candid men will not repudiate the evidence of their own senses, because others may think it wise and philosophical to doubt.'”