One of the most brilliant and intriguing books I have read on an occult subject is Authors of the Impossible by Jeffrey Kripal. One of the key themes of the book is how something that is initially fake or unreal can be brought (evoked) or manifested into our physical experience of reality. I’ll let the book speak for itself with a few quotes:
It is almost as if the real needs the fake to appear at all, as if the fact relies on the fiction to manifest itself, only to immediately hide itself again in the confusion of the fantastic hesitation that follows.
Speaking of Russell Targ’s experience as a young stage magician in New York he writes:
He realized he was receiving genuine telepathic information from within the mentalist trick he was performing on stage. The trick was a trick, but it was also, somehow, catalyzing the real deal.
Russell Targ is a physicist and remote viewer.
He translates an idea Frederick Myers was proposing:
The human imagination under very specific conditions can take on extraordinary or supernormal capacities that represent hints of a more highly evolved human nature. In his own more technical terms, such altered states of consciousness were “pre-versions” that represented a tendency to characteristics assumed to lie at a further point of the evolutionary progress of a species that has not yet been reached.
He talks about “techgnostic codes about a level of reality where information is common to all beings” and “a demonic side of man of almost limitless potential”.
He made a documentary about the book. You can watch the first fifteen minutes in this Vimeo link:
It’s very fascinating, especially the first story where the creator/writer of the Planet of the Apes was writing a scene and it actually began unfolding around him in physical reality as he was writing it. Word made flesh.