Consciousness Connections Grid to Grid
Last week I blogged about Leonard Nimoy, the Vulcan salute, and a Hebrew letter "Shin" (God). The salute was one of Spock's signatures, but also famous was the Vulcan Mind Meld in which he merged his consciousness with that of another character.
The mind meld can be considered a terrible intimacy because of the strength of Vulcan emotions and the strict psycho-suppression disciplines in which they are trained, and thus not one to be taken lightly. In the Star Trek: The Next Generation installment "Sarek", when the diplomat proves to have Bendii's syndrome and thus to be incapable of completing his last great mission without assistance, he executes a mind meld with Captain Jean-Luc Picard, gaining enough emotional stability from this to complete his mission - but Picard himself almost goes insane from the direct onslaught of Sarek's powerful emotions as a result.
Though mind melds are frequently portrayed as a consensual act, that is not always the case. In the TOS episode "Mirror, Mirror", Spock of the Mirror Universe performed a forced mind meld on Dr. Leonard McCoy in order to learn what McCoy was keeping secret. Mind melds can also be very violating and potentially harmful under certain circumstances. In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Spock forcefully used the technique on Valeris in order to discover information she had that could be used to prevent a war; Valeris began screaming just before Spock broke the connection.
The use of the mind meld was taboo for a period of time. In the Vulcan timeline, this changed when experienced melders were shown to be able to cure Pa'nar Syndrome, a condition passed on by melders who are improperly trained. Within a week of the Kir'Shara incident in 2154, the stigma against mind-melders was evaporating, and sufferers of Pa'nar were being cured in large numbers. By the mid-23rd century, the mind meld is a fully accepted part of Vulcan society, and was even used once to rejoin Spock's katra with his healed physical body (see below).
As originally depicted in TOS, mind-melds were considered dangerous and potentially lethal. Over the course of the original series, however, the element of risk was no longer mentioned, although it was revived on Star Trek: Enterprise with the revelation that Pa'nar Syndrome can be transmitted this way.
For a number of years, it was held that not all Vulcans are genetically capable of initiating a mind-meld, such as T'Pol. However, the overthrow of the Vulcan High Command in 2154 revealed that this is not the case, and T'Pol conducted her first mind meld soon after.
Some Vulcans appear with advanced mental abilities. For example, in the TOS episode "A Taste of Armageddon", Spock was once able to induce uncertainty in the mind of a prison guard on Eminiar VII, and in the episode "The Devil in the Dark", he was able to perform a limited mind meld with a horta without actually making physical contact with the being. It is made apparent that a touch-less meld is limited in effectiveness compared to physical melds. During more intense melds, the melder is sometimes shown using both hands.
In the news ...
Successful Conversations Involve Mind Melds, Study Reveals Live Science - July 26, 2010
Some people just seem to "get" what someone is saying in a way others don't, and a new study suggests why: When we connect with others in conversation, our brains, in a manner of speaking, link up as well.
More about the so-called Mind Meld ...
We do it all the time, but are not consciously aware ... then again we are not aware of so many things our brains are doing, the list is endless.
When psychics merge their consciousness with another person, they are merging their grid matrixes. The psychic is open to receive information, while the other person usually has no idea they can receive information also, so they are not open to look. Eneregy flows back and forth between both people (minds). It is something we often do, a skill like any other, that can be learned by most people, especially if their brain chemistry is balanced.
Focus ... grids locked and loaded ...
About the news articles above ... When someone is talking about something of interest to the other person, you can 'see' their consciousness grid shift, their eyes focus (eye contact), and you know a connection was made. It's an electro-chemical thing the brain does. Focus is all about what is discussed, and its relevance to the other person.
It's not much different than reading this blog. Sometimes the topic does not apply to your life, so you skim the text and move on ... Then you return later to see what's going on that may hold your focus. If interested, your mend melds with what it reads.
Most people are interested in topics that align with their lives. They love when I blog about healing issues and metaphysical topics, especial when they can emphasize with what is happening with others. When I skip ahead ... moving to the end of the program ... and blog about reality as a hologram, dream, or illusion, they get lost (there is a disconnect) and move on. Why? Because their consciousness is in another place.
Back to the Vulcan mind meld ...
How cool would it be if Spock merged his consciousness with yours - removing the heavy layers of emotions as that is the Vulcan way, those that bog you down in endless momentum ... now replaced with knowledge that takes you to places where no man has gone before ... to the endless fantasies and dreams beyond the Earth experience, and to enrich your time here with the wonders of the universe. Human consciousness is about to embark on that journey. Your mind is melded with the collective unconsciousness which is going to take you beyond the parameters of this reality. Warp 10.
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