Between the real and its representation is an unseen world that photographer Shannon Taggart has learned to capture with her camera. Shannon and I corresponded over email about her work, the new book, and how sometimes the most authentic experiences are those that inhabit the liminal.
Shannon Taggart is a spirit photographer who’s traveled the globe, from séances to voodoo rituals to channeling sessions, seeking to capture the ineffable on film. Here I ask Shannon about some of her experiences of the unknown, and offer a sampling of her photographs.
Because of our natural ‘temporal bias,’ we seldom consider the possibility that our dreams (let alone our waking thoughts) refer to future events. This is the main reason precognitive dreams are so seldom reported. We simply don’t notice them.
Carl Jung’s theory of synchronicity is a muddle, little more than a label slapped onto a mystery without really offering any illumination. Synchronicity seems like a placeholder concept, awaiting a better, more coherent story.
In experiments dating back to the nineteenth century, scientists have validated two types of telepathy: instinctual, or feeling-based, telepathy and mental, or mind-to-mind, telepathy. There is another, higher type of telepathy called soul-to-soul, or spiritual telepathy.
Signs of Reincarnation is a 15-week graduate-level course offered online through The Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education. It is situated within consciousness studies but draws on psychical research and anthropology, among other fields.