SOMETHING I AM CERTAIN OF :
The world which surrounds me, real or not, operates by precise physical rules. Something cannot come from nothing, everything is a series of transformations. F=MA. E=MC^2. Gravitation. Physics.
Q: Where do these rules come from?
A1: The universe must be dominated by rules because it is a real physical space. If not there would be chaos and chaos is only something that happens in the inferno of the human mind.
A2: These rules are defined by the collective unconscious. The world suggests things. Science defines them. As science creates rules, the universe begins to obey them. For instance, in the Middle Ages it was commonly accepted that witchcraft did exist and therefore it did. As science distances itself from mysticism magic fades.
If A2 is accepted as true, we could deduce that things in the universe are only there because it is accepted by the collective unconscious (CU). There is a tree in my front yard because the CU has defined it as such.
Question : If I gather a significant amount of people, would it be possible to force an object into "reality"?
Hypothesis 1: Yes, with the condition that the CU agrees that the CU is present and is sufficiently powerful to manipulate the physical world.
Hypothesis 2: No, because the CU has already strongly defined that something cannot come from nothing.
Hypothesis 3: No, the CU does not exist.
Question : What forms the collective unconscious?
Hypothesis: The rules of the physical realm I am in as defined by history and observation of the suggestions of the world.
Question : What if there is no collective unconscious?
Hypothesis 1: The universe is a real, physical place dominated by logical physical rules.
Hypothesis 2: The universe has been defined by my own unconscious thought and imagination with no concrete meaning.
1) If the world is dictated by the CU, I am, as a being of this world, also nothing but a projection. I am therefore unreal. Death is the only escape.
2) If I dictate the world, I am alone. Nothing will ever amount to anything. Death is the only escape.
3)If I am part of a real, physical dimension and convinced I am not, I will remain unsatisfied with life. Death is the only escape.