Originally posted by psilocybernaught
what if one could literally see individual atoms with the naked eye under controllable and testable conditions?
what would that mean??
One can. In fact I spent two weeks carrying out double-blind trials with a Buddhist who claimed as a result of his many years of meditation to have
developed the ability to experience mental images of subatomic particles. The ability is a yogic siddhi called "anima." It was described by
Patanjali circa 200 BCE in his Yoga Sutras
as the ability:
"to acquire knowledge of the small, the hidden and the distant by exercising the light of a superphysical faculty"
Buddhists regard this power as "clear cognition", as it is called in the Uttara Tantra.
The Theosophists Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater claimed to be able to use this paranormal ability to record the structure of the atoms of all the
elements in the periodic table, including several that were at the time undetected by science. They published their work in their book "Occult
Chemistry". I published in 1980 a book analyzing their work that proved that they had described quarks 70 years before physicists Murry Gell-Mann and
George Zweig postulated these basic subatomic particles in 1964. I then published two more books that greatly extended the proof.
My website analyzing their observations of what they thought were the atoms of the first 20 elements in the periodic table is at:
Historical and modern perspectives are discussed at:
and the supposed atoms that Besant & Leadbeater saw paranormally are analyzed in terms of nuclear physics and the theory of quarks at:
When you have been in the presence of someone in a deep, altered state of consciousness whose awareness is focused in the subatomic world (as
previously proven by double-blind tests), you will never doubt the power of the human mind to know what is beyond the range of the five senses to