Are we all PSYCHIC? Scientists believe that animals – including humans – have a collective consciousness
‘The idea of a collective consciousness was first presented by French sociologist Émile Durkheim in 1893.
Durkheim’s definition related more to a shared understanding of certain morals and social norms based on people either imitating others, explicitly passing on these behaviours to one another, or agreeing certain ideals in order to feel accepted.
Yet in the 1970s, scientists began to suggest this collective consciousness could be developed and spread through species non-explicitly; through telepathic or ‘supernatural’ means.
The Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon, for example, was an idea put forward by South African zoologist and ethologist Lyall Watson and his scientific author colleague Lawrence Blair in 1975.
Watson and Blair used the behaviours of Japanese macaque monkeys to back up their claims.’