I have written about many of my “supernatural” experiences. When writing those posts, I tried to relate them with the same mind and same eyes I had at the time of the experiences. Indeed, my memory of the incidents is just as I told them. But I do not believe in the supernatural. So how do I explain these events?
Below is naturalistic model of how I understand the components of supernatural experiences. Mind you, the model below does not explain all of the events, or every aspect of the events — I am very comfortable with “I don’t know!” And at any time I am excited to modify my model to better approximate my experiences and those of others.
- Our Worldview:
- Cognitive Bias: Here is a great, simple, short, visual guide to common cognitive biases which are grouped in one of 4 categories: Social, Memory, Decision-Making and Probablitity/belief.
- Cognitive Illusions:
- Sensory Illusions: