posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 10:53 PM
Just to add my perspective to this thread. I have been perceiving those tiny dots for a very long time now and they especially became more pronounced
after my meditation. I can see them in ALL lighting conditions. They happen spontaneously and always grab my attention when they appear.
To describe them, they are basically multicoloured points of light, almost like the theoretical description of photons, but of different colours and
they are vivid to look at. They whizz around you in random movements. They are usually seen from the periphery of the eyes.
Like others here, I have often wondered what they are. I normally dismiss them as optical illusions, but now I am starting to consider other
The other explanations are that they are actualy photons which become visible to the eye in special conditions. However, as the eye does not have the
resolution to see photons, this explanation is less likely. But it is possible that they belong to a special category of perception which is more
powerful than the eye and hence makes hidden phenomenon perceivable.
Another possibility is that they are virtual particles or quantaum which apparently exist in the theoretical Higgs field, which flash in and out of
existence. It is possible to capture them in a "fuzzy" state.
The explanation I gravitate more towards now because they tend to take place in peripheral vision, is that they are spiritual energies like particles
in an auric field. As it has become a common occurence now since my meditation practice for me to see auras of things, as very bright lights of
different colours around objects.
There is some description of this phenomenon in ancient sources which describe a special class of particles called Tanmatras, very similar to
Higgs virtual particles. They are subtle particles that create solid particles and exist in a virtual domain. Some modern Yogis have called them
lifetrons(Yogananda) and microvita(Prahbhat Sarkar) So this makes it likely they are a special perceptual yogic phenomanon and thus maybe common with
meditators like myself.
The other more mundane explanations offered in this thread are less compelling. The theory they are shadows of white-blood cells sounds silly and I
cannot see(ironic that) how that would work. The second explanation they are the results of brain chemical modifications, similar to drug-induced
experiences, is not really an explanation of these tiny dots or drug experiences. The fact that brain chemical modifications are associated with
experiences does not suggest causal relationships, but correlative relationships. Yes, I can consume certain substances which will lead to special
kinds of experience, but this does not mean the substance is causing those experiences. It is rather facilitating the experience. Thus
substance-induced experiences are not invalid simply because they are substance induced.
Maybe this post might be helpful in shedding more light on what these tiny dots are. In any case, I think they are are a very interesting and welcome
phenomenon, and I quite enjoy watching them whizz around me lol
[edit on 5-12-2009 by Indigo_Child]