Supernormalities of Everyday Life

This section is drawn from Chapter Four of The Future of the Body by Michael Murphy entitled The Supernormalities of Everyday Life. (Pages 54-60.) The types of extraordinary experiences categorized by Murphy, known as “supernormalities,” are recorded throughout history. Many, if not most, have extraordinary experiences that are not triggered by formal discipline. Some appear to be spontaneous, but could be conditioned by certain activities or previous work. These may represent a largely unrecognized aspect of human life, its latent (positive or negative) supernormality.

Included in this document, is an inventory that can help you bring to consciousness unusual events you may have dismissed without recognizing them as the glimmering of potential extraordinary capacities. The goal of this inquiry is to help you find a baseline.

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