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“Glitch in the Matrix”: 5 Experiences That Suggest Reality Isn’t Real



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Did you know there is a type of psychic-ish phenomena people call a “glitch?”

Kind of similar to a déjà vu, or a premonition, or precognition, a glitch is where a person perceives something that breaks the laws of physics and reality, seeing perhaps the same person in a crowd walk by twice in exactly the same way moments after each other, a man checking out groceries the exact same way twice on the same day with no recollection of being there before, things that happen twice or break the laws of reality.

Think of it what you will, if the stories are true it’s evidence of something.

I discovered several stories of people recalling their glitches online, even an entire subreddit called “Glitch in the Matrix.”

Researching precognition and trying to understand why people have dreamt scenes in their lives that exactly came true later, I stumbled upon this concept and realized it might have happened to me when I was 11.

When I was 11, my family and I were moving out of a house and I saw my dad walk to his car, open the door and get inside. I was standing by a tree in the front yard, at a distance to where I couldn’t see his face inside the car, but I clearly saw him exit the house and get in the car.

Then I walked over to the car wondering why he wasn’t leaving, and he wasn’t there. It really freaked me out.

Then a few months later I was in school, and I saw a girl with blonde hair and a green backpack walk past me down a long hallway.

Within less than a minute while I was walking down the hallway, the exact same girl walked past again the same way. I’m positive I saw her twice, walking all the way past me. I wondered if I was going crazy at the time, and never found an answer until a few days ago when I found this phenomena of “glitches.”

But my story isn’t nearly as interesting as these:

According to Reddit user blackcat104 in a post titled “Not sure what happened to me today at work…”:

“So to start things off, I love reading this reddit. It is one of my favorites. I’ve never experienced a glitch or anything before personally so I don’t know if what happened to me today was anything at all or I’m just losing it. I’m a cashier, to help get through college and all that. Very boring job. But I usually work at the express (7 items or fewer) lane at my store. I work nights a lot too. The other day around 7pm, it was kinda slow and I was only getting customers about once every ten minutes. A man about 40 and his two kids came through the line and bought frozen pizza, ice cream, beer and a few other household things. I had a casual conversation, checked his ID for alcohol (it’s store policy to ID everyone) and he left. Another five or so minutes go by and I see the man coming in my line again. I asked if he had forgotten something and he looked confused and said “What are you talking about?” I looked at his items and they were the exact same as before. He was with the same two kids and everything. I just stood there confused and asked if he had just been in. He said no and I laughed uncomfortably and said it must have been someone who looked just like him but I know it was the same man as before. I even had to check his ID again and it was the same man. It was crazy. I asked the girl next to me if she saw him twice and she said she wasn’t really paying attention but she thought he only came through my line once. The whole situation was very odd.

What do you guys think?”

According to Reddit user smol-bean-dean in a post titled “My Reflection Glitched”:

“The scariest thing that happened to me was last year. I’m still scared to look in the mirror some times. I looked in the mirror and was doing my make up and I blinked and my reflection blinked right after me. I saw my reflection blink. It wasn’t when I blinked, it blinked after I did.”

According to Reddit user ogmarker in a post titled “So, this happened yesterday and this seems like the appropriate place to post it.”:

“I meant to post this yesterday but fell asleep after I got home and forgot lol.

So, I wake up at 5:00am yesterday for work. Head out the house at around 5:30am. As you can imagine, there’s hardly anyone on the street. So I’m about halfway to work when I catch a red light. A little ahead of me there’s a guy on a moped. It looks like he’s going to stop at the light, but then he makes a right.

So now, I’m the only one at the light. No one behind or next to me. I look in the rear view mirror, no one for at least 200 feet in back of me. The light turns green. I accelerate and happen to look in my rear view mirror again as I pass the intersection. What I see next….

The guy on the mo-ped making a right at the intersection. The same thing that I saw 12-18 seconds before, happening again. It was insane. My windows aren’t tinted so I’m always super aware of people pulling up next to me. I’m still not sure what to make of that. There was no one next to me or near me when the light turned green.

Maybe this isn’t a “glitch” but I thought u guys might appreciate the story”

According to Reddit user iamaghost:

“Thank you fellow anonymous Redditors.. I’ll get right to it.

Last night I woke up 2 different times. Both times were due to this really loud odd sounding tone. Just like beeep.. the second time was from a second beeeep with different tones to it but interchanging. These two sounds woke me up because ( this is where I sound totally crazy ) they were not coming from an outside source.. I woke up and recognized wow that was from inside my head..

Not too weird right? I just put it to me being really tired. Didn’t think much of it. Until my husband called me on his lunch like he does everyday and said wow what is that sound?! I couldn’t hear anything but he said it sounded exactly like one of those 2 way radios going in and out. It only happened once.

That made me me remember last night and that is exactly the noise I heard but it was coming from inside my head.?!

I have no clue on this. I know for a fact I don’t have any metal plates in my head. Maybe it was just coming from my phone which is on my bedside table I guess?

Now after I get off the phone with my husband earlier this afternoon I’m pondering this and thinking well that’s pretty odd. I’m standing there doing dishes just thinking and looking out the kitchen window. A white van dives by.. the only reason I noticed this is because the driver looked like he was picking his nose.. which made me kinda laugh. I kid you not no more than 3 min later the same van and driver go by doing the same thing?!”

According to Reddit user Tea Orchid’s post:

“This seemed like a good place to tell this story. Perhaps someone has had a similar experience.

This happened to me last December. My fiance, baby, four year old and I were staying with my parents for a few months waiting on an apartment to be finished and ready for us to move in. We were there about five months.

The room the four of us shared was downstairs, directly below a bathroom and my parents room. The bed we slept in faced a wall of big floor-to-ceiling shelves that my dad had built into the wall.

One morning I was having a hard time waking up, blearily struggling to open my eyes as I could feel the bright winter sun on my face. I cracked my eyes a little and blurily saw the shelves across the room, as usual. Suddenly, the entire wall of shelves shifted, sharply moving to the left a couple feet, and then back, so suddenly that my brain immediately thought, “Thats funny. I must still be sleeping. I totally thought I was awake.” I closed my eyes again for a few moments and then opened them quickly. The same series of tall white shelves faced me, and again, so swiftly and unexpectedly, the entire thing slid to the left and then back again, like that bar thing on a typewriter. Very mechanical. By now I knew I was awake. I was the only one in the room besides the sleeping newborn, who never woke for this.

I left the room confused, telling myself it was some sort of wierd leftover dream state hallucination. Later that morning over coffee, my mom stared out the window and remarked quietly, “My bed was shaking this morning. It was so wierd.”

I was intrigued and asked her to explain. She set down her cup and told me how she woke up earlier in the morning and saw the sun coming in through the window, and as she was just waking, her bed felt like it moved suddenly to the left, and then back. She sat up, startled and quite awake, but it didn’t do it again. I hadn’t thought twice about my experience or her saying her bed shook, not until she described the way it shook, the particular shifting motion, just once and quite abruptly. As it someone slid it over and then back quickly. In a room located directly above the wall of shelves in my room. With the occurrences happening about the same time.

I told her my own story then of that morning, and her eyes widened at my description of how the wall moved. We agreed it was bizarre and, with nothing to do, simply left it at that. I have never experienced anything like it since.”

Some suggest “glitches” are evidence of this reality being some kind of computer simulation, or that we are alive in another existence and simply dreaming this one while primarily existing there. Several theories arise organically in people after experiencing this type of thing: it seems every person’s guess is as good as the next.

Think of this what you will, in any case it’s something that definitely raises some questions about the nature of time and reality.

(Image credit: Dornob, Pininterest) Featured images: Mysticsartdesign/Pixabay

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9-Year-Old Mexican Girl With Higher IQ Than Albert Einstein Already Studying to be Astronaut



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Adhara Pérez may only be nine years old, but she already has big dreams – which is only fitting, considering the Mexico City native has an IQ of 162, a score even higher than quantum scientists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Adhara has been taking IQ tests since she was only four years old, and has been applying her considerable brain power to studying advanced subjects that some of us could only dream of grasping.

At the age of seven, she was already ranked by Forbes magazine in 2019 as one of the most powerful women in Mexico.

The young prodigy is already studying for two degrees: one is systems engineering at the Universidad CNCI, and the other is industrial engineering at UNITEC.

She’s also been invited to pursue a master’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of Miami; as well as an offer to study physics at the University of Israel.

To top it off, she’s been invited to join the Aeronautics Program in Alabama and to study Space Science at NASA, reports Telemundo. She hopes to eventually become an astronaut.

However, the youngster is aiming to continue her studies at the University of Arizona and is quickly learning English in hopes of preparing to pursue her dreams.

“I have to stay there for three months to learn and get accustomed to hearing and speaking English,” Adhara explained to NBC San Diego.

At the age of three, Adhara was diagnosed with autism and bullied by neighborhood kids in the Mexican capital for being different. The youngster eventually fell into a deep depression, but this also began her journey toward a brighter future.

Upon being placed in therapy by her mother, she underwent various IQ tests and got a score of 162 – two points higher than Einstein and Hawking, who each scored 160.

Upon finishing high school at the age of eight, she began working on her degrees online. She’s also already written a book about her experience being bullied and the need for perserverence.

Her advice?

“Do not give up, and if you don’t like where you are, start planning where you want to be!”

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7 Powerful Books That Will Unleash The Hidden Potential Of Your Mind



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“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” ~George R.R. Martin

There it is: your mind –all leashed-up, bored, bookless and chasing its own tail in the corner. It’s time to unleash it. It’s time to toss it back into the shocking waters of wonder and awe. It’s time to distract it from the all too familiar tail (or tale, to wit), and give it a juicy carrot to chase around instead. Seven juicy carrots, to be exact.

So, store that leash, open up your mind, curl up with your best friend, and dive right on in to the following mind-unleashing books. But keep the light on. As Groucho Marx wittily opined, “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

1.) “The Beginning of Infinity” by David Deutsche

“We never know any data before interpreting it through theories. All observations are, as Popper put it, theory-laden, and hence fallible, as all our theories are.” ~David Deutsche

From epistemology and quantum fungibility to environmental ethics and societal evolution, David Deutsche takes us on a thought-provoking journey into answering a single question: Is there a limit to what can be understood? He comes at a mind-expending answer of “no” by diving deep into the expanding waters of epistemology and ontology. He profoundly claims that our understanding of anything is always at the “beginning of infinity” and there will always be an infinite amount more left for us to understand. Basically surmising that, with accurate and adaptable knowledge, anything is possible unless it is prohibited by the laws of physics.

Highly rational and integrating, The beginning of Infinity launches us into higher thinking on the path toward better and better explanations. He takes us from parochial, outdated ways of thinking to the concept of universality and updated ways of thinking about the universe as a thing to be progressively evolved into using ever-expanding technologies. Thus bridging the gap from man to overman. As he made clear, “There is only one way of thinking that is capable of making progress, or of surviving in the long run, and that is the way of seeking good explanations through creativity and criticism.”

2.) “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“Most enjoyable activities are not natural; they demand an effort that initially one is reluctant to make. But once the interaction starts to provide feedback to the person’s skills, it usually begins to be intrinsically rewarding.” ~Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Thanks to Csikszentmihalyi, the idea of the “flow state” has become a vital aspect of our cultural awakening. The optimal experience is gained through deep discipline in a particular field/art/sport that provides intrinsic reward, challenge, and feedback, thus integrating confidence, concentration, control, adaptability, and connectivity. Time stops or slows down. Insecurities disappear. We stop caring about what others think of us. A creative unfolding of something larger manifests. Everything flows effortlessly in interconnected unison with us as its interdependent spearhead. In short: we stop thinking and just do.

By simply asking the question, “When are people most happy?” Csikszentmihalyi, through time tested research, pinpoints flow states as the answer. Athletes call it “being in the zone,” mystics have described it as “ecstasy,” and artists term it “rapture.” Unleashing optimal experience is about doing what we love as a pathway toward greater meaning, happiness, and a self of higher complexity. By doing what we love in challenging ways, we leverage optimal experience into our lives. This book powerfully explains the psychology of this vital process.

3.) “Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul” by Giulio Tononi

“Murky thoughts, like murky waters, can serve two purposes only: to hide what lies beneath, which is our ignorance, or to make the shallow seem deep” ~Giulio Tononi

Phi takes the reader on a mind-altering journey through the nature of consciousness. It interweaves science, art, and the imagination with golden ratios, Fibonacci sequences, and fractal cosmology. The reader has the joy of perceiving the world through such masters as Galileo, Alan Turing, Darwin and Francis Crick, among others. From neuroscience to pseudoscience, from deep introspection to mindful meditation, Tononi elucidates on how consciousness is an evolving, ever-deepening awareness of ourselves as finite, spiritual beings in an infinite universe.

We learn how consciousness is integrated information and how the power of that integration requires the utmost responsibility and credulity. It teaches how the brain is the seat of our perceptions, and is a creative force par excellence, and can even create new shapes and new qualia. It teaches how, by growing consciousness, the universe comes more and more into being, and synthesizes the one and the many, the ego and the eco, the individual and the interdependence of all things into a unified force of Nature.

4.) “The Art of Fear” by Kristen Ulmer

““Everything is fine” is actually a copout, a stuck place, an obstruction to the exploration of who and what you are expanding into higher and further, not to mention the evolution of humanity.” ~Kristen Ulmer

The Art of fear is about curiously embracing fear rather than conquering or repressing it. It’s about rebuilding our understanding of fear from the ground up. It’s about realizing that Fear is only one of 10,000 employees at You Incorporated, and how they all need a voice. But Fear most of all, lest all voices become repressed shadows. The key to fear, she explains, is being curious about it, thereby harnessing its power rather than conquering it. Between courage and curiosity is everything we need to be fearless.

Ulmer’s personal journey with fear eventually led her to study with Zen masters, from which she learned a mindfulness tool called “Shift” which shifts our perspective of fear from ignorant repression to proactive curiosity, thus aligning it authentically with our true nature. The basic tenet being this: Instead of repressing fear, empower it, by being curious and questioning rather than judgmental and accusing. Honor it with deep respect so it doesn’t operate covertly in twisted ways beneath the surface.

5.) “Endgame: The Problem of Civilization” by Derrick Jensen

“Premise One: Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization.” ~Derrick Jensen

Endgame will take everything you think you know about being a social being in a seemingly functional society and turn it on its head. Definitely not for the typical statist, nor the faithful law-abiding citizen. Endgame is about the imperative need to immediately dismantle the unhealthy civilization that surrounds us. Endgame is a scathing, raging critique against the unhealthy, unsustainable, and ecologically unsound man-machine that is our modern culture.

Breaking the book down into a series of simple but increasingly provocative premises, Jensen takes us on a mind-bending and convincing ride into the unhealthy belly of the violent, ecocidal beast that is modern day civilization. His basic premise is simple: Industrial civilization is unsustainable. It’s not a question of “if” but a question of “when” it’s going to fail.

He argues that the longer it takes civilization to fall, the worse the tragedy will be. In that light, there are two things we should be doing: Bringing about the fall sooner rather than later; and preparing to survive it. His attitude is caustic and cavalier, but all the better for the shock value it provides. This book really flattens the box we’re all so desperately trying to think outside of. A complimentary (and perhaps less aggressive) read is Beyond Civilization by Daniel Quinn.

6.) Trickster Makes this World: Mischief, Myth, and Art by Lewis Hyde

“Better to operate with detachment, then; better to have a way but infuse it with a little humor; best, to have no way at all but to have instead the wit constantly to make one’s way anew from the materials at hand.” ~Lewis Hyde

Trickster Makes This World is a mythological cornerstone for Sacred Clowns and practicing trickster-gods the world over, digging into the guts of the primordial importance of sacred play and rowdy behavior. Hyde explores how trickster figures represent the “disruptive imagination” that inverts, rearranges, and overturns conventional wisdom. From Raven to Coyote, Monkey to Crow, Hermes to Loki, Eshu to Legba, Hyde reveals connections between mythological tricksters that form a hidden network that connects cultural divides.

The best part about this book is its ability to show how mythology becomes reality. “Trickster consciousness’” is a vital component of human imagination. It reveals that we are the gods of renewal and rebirth, if we choose to be. We are the creators of mischief and mayhem. We are the trickster gods in training. Trickster is us, and we are Trickster. We are the ultimate boundary-crossers. No manmade rules or laws can contain us, unless we let them. Even cosmic rules and laws can hardly contain us. Trickster makes this world by tearing the old world down through high humor, moral ambiguity, foolishness, and strategic transgression and then dances in the ashes of its destruction. But it is precisely from the dancing, the kicking up of dust and ash, where brave new worlds emerge.

7.) “Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them” by Joshua Greene

“We need a kind of thinking that enables groups with conflicting moralities to live together and prosper. In other words, we need a metamorality. We need a moral system that resolves disagreements among groups with different moral ideals, just as ordinary first-order morality resolves disagreements among individuals with different selfish interests.” ~Joshua Greene

Moral Tribes is hands-on moral psychology and a refreshing new take on utilitarianism. Greene wraps game theory, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience into a nice digestible package to bolster his theory of cognition, which builds elegantly into a theory of moral psychology. A sweeping synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, Moral Tribes opens a can of psychosocial worms that takes the concept of morality to the next level, revealing how we are exceptionally well-adept at solving the dilemma between “Me” and “Us,” through the concept of the “tribe,” but how we are ridiculously less-adept at solving the meta-dilemma between “Us” and “Them.”

Greene’s concept of metamorlity squares this psychosocial circle by counterintuitively applying utilitarianism to our base, knee-jerk reaction to morality (evolved morality) by becoming aware of our apathy in order to become more empathetic. By reinforcing humanity instead of nationalism, and worldly patriotism instead of patriotic nationalism, we turn the tables on both xenophobia and apathy and we become more compassionate and empathetic toward others. When we celebrate diversity instead of trying to cram the square peg of colonialism into the round hole of cultural affiliation, we turn the tables on the monkey-mind’s one-dimensional moral tribalism and we usher in Joshua Greene’s multi-dimensional metamorality.

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