posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 02:21 PM
What you are about to read should blow your mind away.
I think I've figured out what all the ancient prophets meant by your "inner light".
It all really comes down to the visual system and how we perceive the world.
first you must understand visual system of the physical body.
Light flows through the eye and into the retina where it hits an "opsin" which is a protein that can catch light and convert it into a chemical
signal. *Notice* at this point the information is no longer a photon, but a chemical pulse in the brain *notice*. This signal is then sent down the
optic nerve to the visual cortex. From there, the information is processed into a meaningful picture. this includes putting the 2 different pictures
(2 eyes) together and thus giving it depth. Just a reminder, this is of course a very dumbed down description of the visual system. What happens
after here and how exactly we perceive that information is unknown.
So what does this mean? What is the big mystery?
It is a fact that you are not aware of the visual information UNTIL it reaches the visual cortex for processing. So that means it is somewhere in the
brain. However, THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THE BRAIN. It is completely dark in there. And yet somehow, we have this perception of light in our brain. The
reality being, you are not actually seeing/experiencing light. Your experiencing a representation of light by your brain.
This also goes into the esoteric idea that the Universe is inside you. Because EVERYTHING you perceive through your senses is just a representation
made by yourself!
I hope you enjoyed this thread and if you liked it or learned to view the world in a new way then please, star and flag!
Let me know if you have any questions.
[edit on 11/30/2009 by VonDoomen]