THERE are countless documented cases of outside-the-body consciousness that lead one to question the boundaries of conventional scientific thought.
In The Secret Doctrine, H. P. Blavatsky proposed that the whole Universe is conscious and “all its kingdoms endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.”
“We men must remember that because we do not perceive any signs — which we can recognize — of consciousness, say, in stones, we have no right to say that no consciousness exists there” (The Third Fundamental Proposition of The Secret Doctrine).
“There is no such thing as either ‘dead’ or ‘blind’ matter — these find no place among the conceptions of Occult philosophy,” Blavatsky insisted. “The latter never stops at surface appearances, and for it the noumenal essences have more reality than their objective counterparts.”
This implicate intelligence in nature has now been documented experimentally by the enlightened British biologist Rupert Sheldrake.
“Many people who have owned a pet will swear that their dog or cat or other animal has exhibited some kind of behavior they just can’t explain,” according to Sheldrake, (Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home.)
“How does a dog know when its owner is returning home at an unexpected time? How do cats know when it is time to go to the vet, even before the cat carrier comes out?,” Sheldrake asks. And, “How do horses find their way back to the stable over completely unfamiliar terrain? And how can some pets predict that their owners are about to have an epileptic fit?”
Those who are of a certain age remember the popular book, movie and TV series based on Eric Knight’s “Lassie Come Home,” about a dog who miraculously found her way back home from Scotland to England.