At nearly 12am, on a cold April night in the Atlantic ocean, a large ocean liner hit an iceberg and sank, killing more than half of her 2500 passengers, due to having the bare number of lifeboats onboard, which could safely house only 500 people. Oops!
Though this was no ordinary ship, no sir-ee, this was the largest ship afloat, on her maiden voyage from England to New York and which was also rather ironically deemed ‘unsinkable’.
The iceberg was spotted in the last moments as it sprawled into view out of the night’s fog. Because the ship’s rudder was too small for the ship’s size, it failed to make the turn on time, hitting the iceberg on its starboard side, 400 miles from Newfoundland.
And the ship’s name was?
Go on, say it …
The T …
The Ti …
The Tit …
The Tita …
Yes. The Titan.
What I just described above was the doomed ending of the fictional ship The Titan in Morgan Robertson’s book, Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan. In this book, Robertson basically describes the real-life events of the catastrophic night, in April 1912, when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, killing over half of her passengers and happily published it.
Plagiarism at its finest, right? Copying the events of a real-life catastrophe and trying to make a quick buck off it – how dare he! Giving that he didn’t even try to hide the fact by giving his ship a nearly identical name, Robertson was indeed the king of trolls of the highest caliber.
But actually he wasn’t. Robertson was never the plagiariser. If anything, it was The Titanic itself which should hold its head in shame, as Robertson published his work 14 years before The Titanic hit anything icy, way back in 1898! But it gets weirder, not only did he successfully describe the events of that fateful night, his description of his ship and other details were uncannily similar to that of The Titanic. This was almost to a point where the designers of The Titanic, used Robertson’s book as a blueprint.
Here is a rundown of similarities:
Titan on the left – Titanic on the right
Name – The Titan / The Titanic
Nationality – British / British
Length – 800ft / 882.5ft
Construction – Steel / Steel
Weight (tonnes) – 44,000 / 66,000
Horsepower – 45,000 / 46,000
Propellers – 3 / 3
Propeller Type – Screw / Screw
Masts – 2 / 2
Watertight Compartments – 19 / 16
Lifeboats – 24 / 20
Passenger Capacity – 3000 / 3000
Passengers on Board – 2500 / 2,228
Point of Impact – Starboard / Starboard
Speed of Impact – 25 knots / 22.5 knots
Time of Impact – ’near midnight’ / 11.40pm
Month of Impact – April – April
Place of Impact – 400 miles from Newfoundland / 400 miles from Newfoundland
Given that the main theme of Robertson’s story wasn’t actually about the ship or it’s sinking come to that, but was concentrated around the survival of a passenger in the aftermath, it is surprising why he even went into the details that he did when describing the ship, as most of them are pretty irrelevant. It is also worth noting the last point, that his Titan, just like the actual Titanic, hit an iceberg 400 miles from Newfoundland. This is something that is pretty easy to read, but when you consider that Robertson had the entire 41,000,000 square miles of Atlantic ocean to choose from, he chose the actual spot where The Titanic now rests. What a double-weirdo!
… and on a completely different note (pun intended) …
In 1965 the British band The Beatles had a hit with their songYesterday. A track that its composer, Paul McCartney, famously wrote in less than a minute. This is not uncommon within the genre of music, many (of usually, the better tracks out there) were written in an extremely quick time. Slash, the guitarist from Guns ’n Roses has said on numerous occasions that every song on their 1987 debut album Appetite for Destruction, was written and arranged in less than a day. No mean feat, especially for a record still registered as one of the best selling albums of all time and the best selling debut album of all time, and also noted as one of the most influential records ever recorded, some 30+ years later.
THE THREE MINDS
Within psychology, as is pretty much universally accepted, is the Freud based structures of the mind. This is usually seen in two parts; the rational thinking conscious mind, and the deeper storehouse of information, the unconscious. The unconscious, being a multi-faceted beast, is then spilt into many separate layers and has different aspects to it, such as the preconscious, memory, and ego, but essentially, both areas of the mind working together results in who we are at the personality level.
What this dualistic view of the mind doesn’t take into account, however, is the sometimes subtle, yet powerful signals we all receive which we often find hard to explain, yet we all experience them and find them even harder to understand.
Intuition, inspiration – the stuff which flows through you, comes from seemingly unknown sources, yet are uncannily correct in the information that they portray, information that you possibly could not know, or receive from any other area of the physical mind.
There are countless examples that we could use to portray this as it could appear in any facet of life, so think about a subtle message you have received, maybe before some event which turned out to be true, after you ignored it first, of course. Something that you could possibly of not known in the present situation, but which later turned out to be correct.
Mine is, just before leaving the house, noticing that the sun is shining and it’s looking like a fine day ahead to then receive a thought, fleeting and quick, split-second quick, “it’s going to rain”, also accompanied by a feeling to take a jacket. After the usual self-reply by the logical mind in the head that it’s not going to rain, and leaving the house without one, to then get soaked by a random passing rain shower. Fuck!
Or receive a ‘gut feeling’ that somebody will not be good for me no matter how amazing they appear on the surface, only to discover later on, that yup, not good at all.
Many religious and sacred text are based around a central theme, that being a type of Panentheism. This is the core belief that God exists in everything. In essence, we are all one. We are all separate blades of grass within a larger meadow. Our individualistic personalities see separation, we see different blades of grass outside of ourselves. Reaching nirvana, moksha or any other description of enlightenment allows us to see the meadow, the connectivity of all things. The Superconscious is the meadow.
Science is also coming to the same conclusions. When we magnify anything, including ourselves, looking deeper and deeper of what we are essentially composed of, we discover that there are no you and I. When we delve into this world and keep going, physicality becomes finer and finer, way past atoms, their constitutional particles, strings and matter on the finest of scales, we arrive at the unified field. This field is a field of consciousness, shared by everything in the universe and beyond, where physicality then springs forth. A fundamentally shared source. 
The Superconscious mind is this source. It is us, not outside of us, not some ‘level’ we must reach, it is us, in the here and now. However, for the most part, it also remains elusive to us. This is not due to us ‘not being ready’ or ‘pure enough to receive it’, it is not a gift or some prize we receive when we deem ourselves worthy of achieving it, but it is due to us simply not accepting it.
The conscious and unconscious minds are also a part of us, and they also feel like us, well, the conscious mind does anyway, but these two aspects of the mind are working as one unit. It is the way that this mind operates, especially with the influence of the ego, that it has a hard time recognising anything outside of ourselves, as also us. As our consciousness grows and we lose the areas of ourselves which are based around fear, outdated patterns and general isolation, we are open to love more, the heart center opens and through that, the interconnectivity of life also opens until the Superconscious consumes us.
To accept the Superconscious is simply a matter of getting out of our own way.
Religions have had names for the Superconscious for eons. In Christendom, it is the Soul, also known as Christ Consciousness. The Hindus have the Atman, The Buddhists have, well, the Buddha, which is the title of those who have reached enlightenment. In new age philosophy, we have the Higher-Self and the list goes on.
As the Superconscious is all that is, it also contains all knowledge of the past, present, and future. It is all-knowingness and it communicates to us through intuition and inspiration.
THE SIXTH SENSE
If the Superconscious is the higher-self, then intuition is the higher-self in action.
Intuition can be seen as an open channel, our direct link to the Superconscious. The way we receive information has been called many things; our sixth sense, gut feelings, sensing or simply just a ‘knowingness’.
It can occur fleetingly, leading me to get wet. Just a thought that pops in your head, or, against all forms of logic, you simply know something. You have no idea why you know, you just do, and the feeling is undeniable.
For most of us it can strike at any time, and is usually accompanied by two things:
- Intuition occurs when we are not thinking about it. As soon as we try to become intuitive we fail. This is because the mind and particularly the ego aspect of the psyche has to step aside to allow this channel to open. When we try to become intuitive, we are entering the ego’s playground which can camouflage itself as intuition if we are not careful.
- We always remember when intuition had struck after the event. Let’s say you had a particular feeling, a knowingness or a gut reaction about something but didn’t act on it. It may have been quite strong, or very subtle, but nonetheless you were aware, even fleetingly, that something felt off. You carried on regardless and let the situation play out. No matter how long that situation carried on for, and we could be talking years, as soon as it reaches completion you will always remember the negative feeling you had at a time when you were in a position to stop it or choose another path.
Those with the ability to predict the future and have genuine psychic abilities are an exception to this rule. Somehow, psychics can ‘tune in’, often at will or when certain parameters have been met to receive (usually abstract) information from the Superconscious. Nostradamus famously used to induce himself into a trance before he could receive his information.
But this article is exploring our everyday occurrences with intuition, and I believe non-forced, direct intuitive experiences to be our own direct link to all there is.
The awesome thing with intuition is that it most certainly can be strengthened. Intuition can be seen as a muscle. There are techniques we can do to build intuition up, and if we ignore it, like our neglected biceps, it can go all flabby and then, non-existent. I shall run over a few methods at the end of this article.
Living in an intuitive state can lead to a life of flow. Situations are fluid, creations and manifestations become effortless. By the following intuition, we can find ourselves in bizarre circumstances We can be in the right place, at the right time, talking to the right (usually random) person, who just happens to have the next piece to our life puzzle.
When we step out of our own way and let the intuition channel open, we become true masters of our environment. And who doesn’t want that?
Inspiration is intuition’s sister.
Robertson’s Titan tale at the beginning of the article is a prime example of being aligned with the Superconscious. To Robertson himself, I would wager that he didn’t know this at the time, his story came to him ‘fully formed’ and that he wrote the pieces about his ship in record time.
This is the giveaway when we are aligned to, and receiving information from the Superconscious over other forms of inspiration or artistic pursuits – that the ideas are almost ‘downloaded’ in one hit. Hence most songs that are deemed the ‘classics’ are usually those written in the shortest amount of time. Effortlessly as the logical mind has temporarily stepped aside.
Numerous inventors have reported that their new technology ‘appeared’ in their heads, down to the smallest details. Often, the same invention will appear to several people at the same time, almost as if some cosmic timing has given the go-ahead for that particular thing to be accessible.
- One hour before Alexander Graham Bell registered his patent for the telephone in 1876, Elisha Gray patented his design.
- In 1926 in Scotland, John Logie Baird demonstrated a machine that transmits movie pictures using radio technology, calling it a “televisor”. At the same time, Philo Fansworth was toiling away in San Francisco on his concept for television.
- Without the one knowing about the other, Jack Kilby from Texas and Robert Noyce from California invented the integrated circuit in 1958
- Both Takaaki Kajita in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald in Canada discovered that neutrinos have mass at the same time, resulting in both being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2015. 
- John Sheperd Barron from the UK and Don Wentzel in the USA both worked on and invented the ATM at the same time.
- … you get the picture … 
Where intuition is our friend, the ego is a twat.
As mentioned previously, intuition works when we don’t think about it. But what if we do want to think about it and even grow our ability?
One of the key components in nurturing our intuitive abilities is that of belief. You must believe that this is possible.
Belief = acceptance, and acceptance, in turn, creates an alliance for intuition to happen.
Ok, so intuition has always hit us whether we have been aware of it or not, and definitely happened regardless of belief, so why do we have to believe now for it to happen?
That’s a very good question and I’m glad you asked. As you now have an interest in strengthening your intuition, you have now brought it into the realm of the mind and all which that entails. And in that dark recess of god-knows-what, lives the chameleon called the ego.
The ego loves shit like this and will happily portray itself as some kind of intuitive hit when it is just the ego fucking around.
Remember that intuition works when we are not thinking about it – but now we are. This can lead us into a very sticky situation. Was that random idea a true spurt of intuition, or was it the ego. This is the problem when now we are conscious of intuitive thoughts, to analyse them.
Also, we can lead ourselves into areas of grandeur, believing, through the ego, that we are much more intuitive than we actually are, which can lead to all kinds of trouble.
The trick here is to feel into an intuitive hit. Use the mind as least as possible.
These are some great ways to open the intuitive channel further:
- Listen to the whispers – when we receive an intuitive hit, note it in your mind. Even if you didn’t act on it, make a mental note that it occurred. The more that this is done the more is then noticed. In time, it becomes easier to really feel when they occur and to then act on them at the moment. When this is achieved, belief morphs into an embodiment and they will become second nature. A part of you.
- Use a tool – Divination is great for strengthening intuition. Grab a set of tarot cards and throw away the book of meanings. What are the cards saying? Don’t think about it, just feel into it.
- Stop giving your power away – Stop asking others to ‘tune into’ for you. Use psychics with caution. You have your own connection to all that is and you need to nature trust in your own abilities to access it. When you deny this and seek information from a third party, you are, in essence, denying the aspect of yourself that you are trying to create.