The mind is very powerful, it can travel back anf forth, up and down, sideways, and around. The mind can tell you what to do, it can judge, it can observe, it can cure, it can surf, it can demand, it can learn, while its comprehension comperehends, the mind is a metaphor, it is an obstacle, it resists, it is nothing, it is something, the mind minds when you do not respect.
There is more to mind than what you see, hear, taste, smell, touch, or think it to be, some scientists* think 90% is perception, that leaves a lot of room for interpretation and hence the myth. It is the myth that I find fascinating, and both spiritual and scientific people alike are seeking for answers within it’s mist. The following is a scientist describing the Tuknao people of the Amazin basin, and his observations of the 3rd stage of the intensified trajectory of the human consciousness, otherwise known as full spectrum consciousness, which just so happens to be associated with shamanic practice and ritual. (Although I would use ‘ritual’ loosely, there is always a different dynamic invovled with each ritual, just as their is in an experiment.)
Here, then, we have an instance in which people take hold of the possibilities of the intensified trajectory- they harness the human brain- and believe thet they drive from their visions insights into an ‘alternative reality’ that, for them, may be more real than the world of daily life. This is a worldwide expereince. indeed, ecstatic expereince is part of all religions- as I have pointed out, people have to accomodate the full spectrum of conssciousness in some way.
*link to a video called ‘Shaman’ Voyage’, although shaman is an invented word, medicine person works well. The medicine worker is an explorer going into the far teaches of the mind that many of us have forgotten, 100 000’s of thousands of years is hard to remember. Healing/Shaman Voyage
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