Here's a sneak peek at one of the exclusive features from my latest book, "The Mind-The Key to Spiritual Healing" (available in paperback on Amazon and Kindle) It's part of a transcript from the internet film "The Holographic Universe-Part 1 and 2" and describes the clinical workings of the human brain and the "real" perceiver.
Man is conditioned from birth that the world he lives in has an absolute material reality. So he grows up under the effects of this conditioning and builds his entire life on this view-point. The findings of modern science, however, have revealed a completely different and significant reality than what is presumed.
All the information that we have about the external-world is conveyed to us by our five senses. The world we know of consists of what our eyes see, our ears hear, our noses smell, out tongues taste, and our hands feel.
Man is dependent on only those five senses, since birth.
That is why he knows the external-world only the way it is presented by these senses. Yet scientific research carried out on our senses has revealed very different facts about what we call “external-world”, and these facts have brought to light a very important secret about matter which makes up the external-world.
Contemporary thinker Frederic Vester explains the point that science has reached on this subject: “Statements of some scientists posing that man is an image, everything experienced is temporary and deceptive, and this universe is a shadow, seems to be proven by science in our day.”
In order to better grasp this secret behind matter, let us be reminded of our information about our sense of sight which provides us with the most extensive information about the external-world.
How Do We See?
The act of seeing is realized progressively: at the instance of seeing, light-clusters called photons travel from the object to the eye and pass through the eye’s lenses where they are refracted and focus on the retina at the back of the eye. Here, rays are turned into electrical signals and then transmitted by neurons to the centre of vision, at the back of the brain.
The act of seeing actually takes place in this centre of the brain.
All the images we view in our lives, and all the events we experience, are actually experienced in this tiny and dark place. Both the words that you are now reading, and the boundless landscape that you see when you gaze at the horizon, actually fit into this place of a few cubic-centimetres.
Now let us reconsider this information more carefully.
When we say we see, we actually see the effect the rays reaching our eyes form in our brain by being converted into electric signals. When we say we see, we actually observe the electrical signals in our brain.
There is another point that has to be kept in mind: the brain is sealed to light, and its interior is absolutely dark. Therefore it is never possible for the brain to contact with light itself. We can explain this interesting situation with an example. Let us suppose that in front of us there is a burning candle, and we view its light. During this period when we view the candle’s light, the inside of our skull and our brain are in absolute darkness. The light of the candle never illuminates our brain and our centre of vision; however, we watch a colorful and bright world inside our dark brain.
The same situation applies to all our other senses: sound, taste, touch, and smell are all perceived in the brain as electrical signals. Therefore our brains throughout our lives do not confront the original of the matter existing outside of us, but rather an electrical copy of it formed inside our brain. It is at this point that we are misled by assuming that these copies are instances of real matter outside us.
The External World Inside Our Brain
These physical facts make us come to an irrefutable conclusion: everything we see, hear, touch, feel, smell and perceive as matter, the world, or the universe, is only electrical signals inside our brain.
For instance, we see a bird in the external-world; in reality, this bird is not in the external-world, but in our brain. The light-particles reflecting from the bird reach our eye, and from there, they are converted into electrical-signals. These signals are transmitted by neurons to the centre of vision in the brain. The bird we see is in fact the electric signals in our brain. If the sight-nerves travelling to the brain were disconnected, the image of the bird would suddenly disappear. In the same manner, the bird’s sounds we hear are also in our brain. If the nerve travelling from the ear to the brain was disconnected, there would be no sound left. Put simply, the bird, the shape of which we see, and the sound of which we hear, is nothing but the brain’s interpretation of electrical signals.
Another point to be considered here is the sense of distance. For example, the distance between you and this book is nothing but a feeling of space formed in your brain. Also, objects that seem to be very distant in one person’s view are actually images clustered at one spot in the brain. For instance, someone who watches the stars in the sky assumes that they are millions of light-years away from him, yet the stars are right inside himself, at the centre of vision, of his brain.
While you read this book, you are in truth not inside the room you assume yourself to be in; on the contrary: the room is inside you.
Your seeing your body makes you think you are inside of it, however, you must remember that your body too, is an image formed inside your brain.
So far, we have been speaking repeatedly of an external-world, and a world of perceptions formed in our brain, the latter of which is what we see; however, since we can never actually reach the external-world, how can we be sure that such a world really exists? Definitely we cannot. The only reality we cope with is the world of perceptions we live within our minds.
Who is The Perceiver?
All these facts bring us face-to-face with a very significant question: if the thing we acknowledge to be the material-world is merely comprised of perceptions given to our soul, then what is the source of these perceptions? In answering this question, we must consider the fact that matter does not have a self-governing existence by itself but it is a perception. Therefore, this perception must have been caused by another power, which means that it must have been created. Moreover, this creation must be continuous. If there were not a consistent and continuous creation, then what we call matter would disappear and be lost. This may be likened to a television, on which a picture is displayed, as long as the signal continues to be broadcast. If the broadcast stops, the image on the screen will also disappear.
The Real Absolute Being
So, who makes our soul see the earth, people, plants, our bodies, and all else that we see? It is very evident that there is a superior creator who has created the entire material universe: that is, the sum of all perceptions, and continues his creation ceaselessly. Since this creator displays such a magnificent creation, he surely has eternal power and might; all the perceptions he creates are dependent on his will, and he dominates everything he has created at any moment.
This is only a small sample of the bonus chapters in my latest book, "The Mind-The Key to Spiritual Healing", the two huge other ones being "The Four Temperaments" an ancient method for understanding human personality types, and "Mind-Treatments", an essay written in the 1800's by one of P.P. Quimby's students outlining the times, the man, and his crucial mind-healing methods via spiritual meditational treatments, the precursor to clinical hypnotherapy utilized by Freud, Jung, and modern therapists to this day! These are the true origins of modern-day psychotherapy. I use the same spiritual Mind-Treatments exclusively in my Theocentric Psychology practice today, to great success; as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I've found that the Mind-Treatments cut the progress of my patients and clients to more than half; let my peers and patients' words speak for themselves:
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