Let's not forget: "If you open your mind too much, your brain will fall out." ;)
That’s assuming the mind is in the brain Goff :-)
It raises an interesting point though, a point that’s not too far removed from the crux of the thread, and that’s the point that asks what is normal, acceptable, or likely to be ‘true’ and what isn’t. So far there seems to be two schools of thought here - one thinking that dowsing (let’s just use that as the example) is a load of cobblers and the other that thinks maybe there is, or might be, something in it. I don’t think anyone’s actually come forward yet to say they’re a regular practicing dowser (pity, as there’s at least one very respected, though sadly now only occasional, contributor to this board who definitely is).
But getting back to assumptions. It’s easy to assume the mind is in the brain and then order our behaviour/perception of the world around that. But that’s not necessarily the case (that the mind is located in the brain) and even here in the West there’s a residue of thought that harks back to a time when at least some emotions were located elsewhere - heartbroken, heartfelt, heartless, kind-hearted for example all point to a belief that some cognitive functions were not located in the brain but in the heart. Likewise snootiness in the nose, gardening skills in the fingers and plonkers (of various orders) in the nether regions :-) All just figures of speech now maybe but ones that shaped/shape? our culture (as did the Japanese belief that the hara (belly) was the region were truth and morality dwelt).
We might say all that’s beside the point - well, maybe it is, but with so many unanswered questions about ourselves and the world/universe/dimension that we inhabit still unanswered (let alone asked) I don’t think closing doors (sometimes actually slamming them shut) on yet ‘unproven’ practices will get us out of the ‘can’t be’ house nor lead us to a better understanding of where we might be heading.
Just a thought, wherever that might be located :-)