The veils are thin in some places.
Now, as non-scientific as that might sound, and I’m almost kind of tempted to look in great detail at the physics of channeling, something I didn’t know existed, I’m ignorant of so much, but it isn’t so much the physics of channeling the new agers talk about, but is, maybe, but only because physics can’t really present it in a new age kind of way, or physicists just don't think like I do, and lots of the new agers apparently just kind of empirically dumb luck onto knowledge that the physicists phuck around with for years, uncertain.
But at any rate, that veils phrase is one I’ve heard before, and have experienced, and in fact always when I read about paranormal non-local phenomena, like, weirdness at a distance, entanglement and such, there’s also always something intuitively niggling at me about local phenomena, like, to specific places, and or in proximity to entangled entities.
In terms of place, well, there’s lot of thinking out there about that, and since we’re earthbound, those are the phenomena I’d term geophysical. They’re earthy, and palpable. Rupert Sheldrake goes quite a bit into sacred places in his book on science and spirituality.
There are places that seem to acquire, well, thin veils, open channels if you will, through years of spiritual practice there. That makes perfect sense within the context of morphic resonance, relationship, the way relationship shapes everything. Sacred spaces can be created by way of sacred practice there.
But there are other places, those without any long term human presence, places that serve as passageways to other realms perhaps, who knows, but places that people intuitively sense as holy. There are sites around the world, vortices perhaps, maybe they’re places where ions move in just such a way through the atmosphere as to allow interaction with some higher power.
The physicist’s use the term channeling to describe quantum phenomena in solid crystals. Basically it describes how impacts with atomic surfaces on crystals influence movement of charged particles, something unpredictable in homogeneous or unstructured media. Sheldrake writes quite a bit about lightning strikes and holy places: lightning, the movement of charged particles.
The mountains of western Maine feel so markedly different from the nearly identical mountains of southern Vermont it is difficult to describe. I visited that same town in Vermont twice, and both times, the vibe there was dull, depressive, no matter how pretty the landscape. This town in Maine looks so similar, has similar population density (quite low), my connection to nature is just about the same here that it was there, beautiful. But it’s different here.
The veils are thin here.