To continue a topic created by Roderickspode,
Let's say there was a piece of hypothetical equipment created and designed to pick up information, communication or general activity at various levels of frequencies like a radio receptor/receiver would pick up on radio waves and we discovered incidentally that there were continuous levels of communicational frequencies taking place that transmitted independent of the operations and frequencies of Earth. We could hypothetically hone in on these frequencies and discern that there were intelligent communications occurring all around us that were happening distinct from the human range of frequencies.
At first this discovery was kept hidden from the general public but was then later revealed and uncovered, would you consider this evidence that 1) God exists...... or that 2) A transcendent reality exists?
Why would we assume God exists or a transcendent reality exists? well if you pick either option or both it would be a case of deducing.
A) there's activity occurring around us independent of the human range of frequency
B) if there's activity occurring around us at different ranges of frequencies then there must be another channel/reality existing
C) if there's another channel/reality existing independent of our own then it is true a transcendent reality exists
D) if it is true that a transcendent reality exists then it must be so that God exists
Of course these wouldn't be the only options that one could speculate on, but just as a thought experiment....
Here is what I would like to correlate this hypothetical with in our own observations of spiritual experiences as a whole....
What if we associated our conscious activity with radio wave frequencies that occur at varying levels (physical sense perception level/channel and up...)
What if we associated ourselves as actual radio receptors capable of receiving various frequencies
What if spiritual communication/encounters were simply taking place at another range of frequency
What if we were capable of adjusting our receptors channels to pick up on different ranges of communicational frequencies
What if prayer, spiritual practices and or meditation was a form of adjusting one's channel of receiving various ranges of frequencies
The point I would like to make here to tie it all together is that there's an obvious range of communication and activity occurring within the spiritual domain that takes place all around us since man has began to articulate. Could this explain or be a good analogy of how it is possible there's an independent wave of communication and experiences that take place within ranges of conscious frequencies apart from the physical frequency? maybe if we desired or learned how to change channels on this wavelength of frequencies we could pick up alternative stations. If we always focus in primarily on the physical channel we opt out on all other possible channels of communication.