It would be an awful folly to consider God as a dweller of the same time-space domain where we are presently living. Some of us still believe in naive cliché of a gray-bearded old man lolling on a cloud. Not that He can’t do it, but just as much as on a cloud, you should expect to find Him on the bottom of the ocean or on a tip of a solar flare. The point is:
Our so-called reality is mere a projection of REALITY [1]. This idea is not new, nor is it original–Plato in his Republic introduced the idea of perception of our reality as a shadow of a real reality falling on the wall of a dark cave

 
 
I was patient and ignored all cognitive echoes which had happened to me since I’ve last time described this phenomenon in the Hummingbird.  Yet another echo had #happened and this time I have gave in.  Here is the story. 
I have lost a word.  And this was so embarrassing – I have lost a pretty common word, not an opisthoproct or cosidoron (those are coming wherever I need them).  It was a good word, a name of that pretty common shrub with purple or white clusters of flowers.  You know what I am talking about? 

 
 
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“How Splendid it would be, Agathon, if wisdom was the sort of thing that could flow from the fuller to emptier of us when we touch each other, like water, which flows through a piece of Wool from a fuller cup to an emptier one.” says Socrates inPlato's Symposium [1].
Let’s ignore for a moment the philosopher’s double-entendre which leaves no doubt in the context of the book, and look at the imagery of Socrates’s thought. 


 
 
While I was writing my little entries on physics of ghosts, some peculiar ghost decided to visit me.  Yet, I am still in doubt: was it really a hairy eidolon or just my imagination?

The first time it come up to my view was about six months ago.  I had no idea how it had gotten there – under the glass, right across the face of the dial was a light bristle, like those which grow on my wrists.  I admit, I have a plenty of those bristles outside the watch, but this one got inside.  How this could happen?  I had no idea.  The only thing that I could guess was that it was already there, when I had acquired this second hand timepiece.  I just didn’t notice its presence for about a year and a half

 
 
I thought that I will finish my Book 4 and will be done with Bayboro Chronicles.  Now I have five books.  I thought I’ll grow large leathery wings and fly away.  But my shoulder blades remain smooth like a baby face.  So I keep walking.  I thought that I am finishing my discussion of #physics of #ghosts.  I hope I do, I ought to change the subject to something new.

Our unorthodox discussion of physics of ghosts was finished with something that I call Catoptric Paradox (see PHYSICS OF GHOSTS 101: PART SIX and two preceding posts).  So, is it all just a projection? 

 
 
So, in the last post (see PHYSICS OF GHOSTS 101: PART SIX B: WHAT IS IT, AFTER ALL?  CATOPTRIC PARADOX  -  I.) I gave you my explanation to what I call Catoptric Paradox. 

It is a well-established fact that sometimes a ghost can appear in a mirror, while it cannot be observed directly.  Essentially, the observer has to look into a mirror with his back to the room and see ghost in a room, while direct look into the room reveals nothing in it.  From the standpoint of simple optics this effect appears utterly impossible: all light in the room, all objects ought to be reflected in the mirror and hence they ought to be seen just as well as directly.

 
 
If you are following all my posts, then you’ve probably seen my previous one, where I’ve decided to leave for a moment the subject of ghosts and to praise the great books of Harry Potter (see HARRY POTTER – FOREVER!).  Now I am back on the subject, which I would like to start with a quote from this marvelous book.  This is a dialogue between Harry Potter and Nearly Headless Nick, the ghost of House of Griffindor, and it is right on the subject:


 
 
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We have discussed introduction, optics and acoustics of ghostly manifestations, smells and touch/punch. Here are a few subjects which I haven't touched yet about ghosts.

Sometimes ghosts interact with the living, but sometimes they appear unaware of present day observers. They may come in groups wearing old-fashioned outfits. They also can appear with antiquated technical means, like a man riding a penny-farthing bicycle.

Extreme case one: someone gets a witness of a large event (baseball match) in a place where the stadium used to be seventy years ago. The crowds of oddly dressed people are cheering from the bleachers; they do not pay any attention to the intruders from the future: who cares when it’s a perfect home run!?


 
 
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We have discussed optic, acoustic and, to some extent olfactory manifestations of ghosts, but, as we all know, ghosts also can do things. They can touch you, they can flick a light switch in your room, they can cut you with a razor blade, they can toss a VCR into your head. There are numerous witnesses of such interactions, from a light breeze to a murder by a poltergeist. How can that be possible?We started with the notion that upon their manifestations ghosts absorb energy. I daresay that this absorption of energy can be substantial for a quite brutal demonstration of force, when air gets down more than just a few digits of centigrade and this might be just a side effect. Ghosts also are capable to absorb electrical energy


 
 
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We have discussed optics and acoustics of ghostly manifestations (see Physics of ghosts 101: The introduction and Physics of ghosts 101: part I – Optics, part II and part III- Optics and acoustics), but what can I say about a ghost, which appears with smell of a rotten flesh? How did that one conjure molecules of ptomaine so the witness could actually smell it? I admit, I have no slightest ideal However, there are some possibilities.