One of the great questions of all time , and one that has baffled so many, is what is the true nature of reality? If I were to attempt to explain it, my straightforward answer would be limited to everything that appears to our five senses–everything that we can see, smell, touch and so forth. Yet science would tell me I’m way off track, because I’ve not taken into account such problematic entities as electrons, which we cannot sense but which are very real.
Likewise because I cannot sense them myself, I might be inclined to say that phantom limbs, or illusory sounds and smells, are not part of reality, but to those who experience them, they are vividly real.
Neither would my ”straightforward” answer account for the many well documented cases of mass hysteria where a spontaneous development of identical physical or emotional symptoms affects the reality of an entire group of people at the same time.
In 1938 the ”reality” for thousands of radio listeners was ”tweaked” or distorted when a broadcast of a dramatization of H. G. Wells’s fantasy, “The War of the Worlds,” led them to believe that an interplanetary conflict had started with invading Martians spreading wide death and destruction in New Jersey and New York. This ”manipulation” of personal reality caused knee-jerk reaction and widespread panic for thousands, resulting in blocked highways and a jammed communication network.
On August 16 1951, in the small French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit, an 11 year-old tried to strangle his grandmother, five people died and many of the residents ended up in strait jackets and taken to the local asylum. Out of the blue, hundreds had been stricken with hallucinations of fire and flesh-devouring beasts. One man tried to drown himself, screaming that his belly was being eaten by snakes. . Another man shouted: “I am a plane”, before jumping out of a second-floor window, breaking his legs.
Time magazine reported: “Among the stricken, delirium rose: patients thrashed wildly on their beds, screaming that red flowers were blossoming from their bodies, that their heads had turned to molten lead.”
For decades it was assumed that a batch of flour used by the local bakery had been infected with ergot, an hallucinogenic mould. However, H P Albarelli Jr., an American investigative journalist, has since claimed to have uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with LSD as part of a covert mind control experiment at the height of the Cold War.
It was a joint-operation, the journalist claims, directed by the CIA and the US Army’s top-secret Special Operations Division (SOD) at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Project MKUltra was the code name given to an illegal program of experiments on human subjects, designed and undertaken by the CIA. Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture, in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind control. Officially sanctioned in 1953 MKUltra used numerous methodologies to manipulate people’s mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture. (Credit:Wikipedia.)
These are examples of how man in the ”real” world can deliberately set about to manipulate the reality of another, but there are also those who exist beyond our world who are even more capable of manipulating our reality. They are the Dark Lords, the deceivers, and any who claim that Satan does not have his troops in both worlds is in denial of the teaching of the Bible.
When man, in his quest for hidden knowledge, colludes with the dark lords via the divinatory arts, such as alchemy, numerology, or astronomy, the reality of this world becomes at the mercy of the deceiver.
Likewise, when man seeks not the kingdom of God but instead seeks the ”hidden” power of God, this too will leave him at the mercy of the deceiver. I speak of the Large Hadron Collider and man’s search for the ”God-particle,” for no good will ever come from it.
A time fast approaches when due to the rejection of God’s truth, the world-view, or the perception of reality for the millions will be distorted by a delusion so strong, there will be no other option than to believe the ultimate lie.
2 Thessalonians 2:11. And for this cause[rejection of truth] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: