Monday, May 21, 2007

river eyes quote on mirror sun

Instead of the usual hypothesis that seeing implies a one-way process, consider it implies a two-way process. At the same time that light enters the eyes, the images and the perceptions are projected outside into the world around us. What we perceive are mental constructs, which imply the interpretative activity of our mind. But while we have images in our mind, this images are also outside our organism. If they exist both inside the mind and outside the body, the mind must extend outside the body. Our mind extends itself and touches all that we see. If we look at far away stars,our mind extends through astronomical distances until it touches their celestial bodies. Subject and object undoubtedly mix. Through what we perceive, what surrounds us enters us, but we also extend ourselves outside into the environment. -Rupert Sheldrake

(for a more extensive look at Mr. Sheldrakes experiments on "The Sense Of Being Stared At" check

...consider seeing as a double-flux embedded on as crystal feedback... we transform raw frequencies of light into coherent color images that we play on our brains, but we also transform raw reality by re-emitting the light of the images we have formed, thus re-producing the tone and qualia of our perceptions on to nature... in this way realty is constructed by a sort of ping-pong between the light of the sun and the eyes which work as an open mirror... this could help explain why paradigmatic views have such a determinant effect over reality: why people who share certain conditions perceive the world around very much the same and why people who do not share those conditions but participate in another world-mindframe (a sort of visionary tradition that inhabits the world through repetition) perceive the physical world so differently... and most importantly, that by looking at the world we transform it, we ingrain on it the soft radiance of our thoughts and paint the sky,
as the ancients used to say:
the eye is the sun, the sun: the eye

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