Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Secret World

The theme of a world within a world has always fascinated me. Take a look at any hobby and you’ll find a subculture with its own publication, slang, heroes, idiosyncrasies, etc. Conspiracy theorists also make use of this “invisible world” idea to express that there is something operating alongside the world we know. Metasearch develops under a similar theory; the assumption that the supernatural is all around us and it’s largely ignored until our lives are touched by it.

We see traces of this idea in the psychic studies conducted by the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, the Studies of Tibetan monk meditation by Harvard scholars, and the different uses of the occult during World War II. Of course these are just a few instances, but you get the general idea. I always thought of the members of Metasearch as people who would be approached by the CIA; they would probably work well in intelligence gathering due to the incredible level of their abilities. However, these are people living unassumingly among us, and are extremely judicious about their gifts. I once explained to a friend of mine that Metasearch would be the kind of organization a guy like Bill Gates will call if his house was haunted. A man of such resources would be able to hire real psychics amidst an ocean of charlatans. The chosen psychics would be the cream of the crop, and they would be discreet about handling the case.

Every society is comprised of a number of subcultures. Every occupation, religion, hobby, criminal group, etc. form a part of the multi-layered tapestry of our world. Whether they are fantastic or not, it’s an intriguing fact of the human psyche. I’ll see you in the page.

Oddman Out