I'm not postulating this, simply entertaining the idea at this point, if what you experience during a high-dose trip has anything to do with a
reality beyond what we experience. Just to begin making a point here I will quote TM again, just to get on your nerves:
"And the basic message of materialism is that the world is what it appears to be: a thing composed of matter, and pretty much confined to its
surface. The world is what it appears to be. Now, this, on the face of it, is a tremendously naïve position, because what it says is the animal body
that you inhabit, the eyes you look through, the fingers you feel through, are somehow the ultimate instruments of metaphysical conjecture… which is
If we learned from what Lord Kelvin said in 1900: "There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise
measurement." then we will humbly assume that maybe there is much more to the universe than we know and, probably, based on what TM just said, than
we CAN know with our physical senses, even beyond dark matter and energy, if we even resolve those at some point. I have a feeling this field called
"scientific enquiry" is another perpetual novelty chasing enterprise with no attainable ultimate answers. Just a feeling, could be wrong, although
even Mr Hawking seems to be unsure about this one.
So, if there is stuff we cannot perceive with normal senses, does that 100% guarantee that we cannot learn of it? Suppose you're born blind. You know
the story. You have no concept of colours. Doesn't mean the brain is not capable of processing electromagnetic stimuli. If no one ever tells that
child about seeing he will have no idea his brain could, with help (functional eyes), provide further insight into its environment.
I put these in a can, shake it, add the fact that the universe has been inventing higher and higher degrees of complexity, and ask either or both of 2
1. If it is possible that those features of the universe that you can't detect with your normal senses (say higher dimensions/planes/densities, or
anything else that we can't think of but does exist) is accessible, by our brain, which, from the Universe's point of view exists equally to those
higher planes. But! Not through the senses we normally use but in different modalities. In altered states of consciousness for example. A relevant
question might be, what kind of evolutionary advantage resulted in the presence of '___' in the brain becoming so dominant that now we all have it?
Did it always use to be inert or we stopped using it? If you now achieve the same result by smoking it, or other psychedelics, or applying other
methods inducing altered states, like meditation, can that possibly be an insight into something that exists outside of us, independent on our
existence? If you've done any research into the nature of the impressions you receive after a higher dose, a valid question is, where do the images
come from? By images I don't mean a series of static pictures. To have a faint understanding listen to
for exactly 3 minutes or
2. Could the next quantum leap in novelty, the one that beats human consciousness, be a kind of super-consciousness, that mixes what we have now with
the ability of sensing these higher planes and interact with them in a fashion that becomes natural to us, maybe by the the activation of the '___'
that's already in our brain, probably for a reason, as the Universe's preparation for the next step in the big plan (that we're too small to see
due to our limited perspective) as molecules were a preparation for life.
I know I'm going out on both limbs now but isn't the appearance of life a similarly crazy surprise in a lifeless cosmos?
So to summarize, the major questions to answer here are:
-How likely is it that there are portions of this Universe that humans haven't developed senses to detect as they are not affecting our survival?
-How likely is it that human consciousness is not the end product of the Universe but rather one link in a chain of phenomena exhibiting increasingly
-Based on the statement "So, if there is stuff we cannot perceive with normal senses, does that 100% guarantee that we cannot learn of it? Suppose
you're born blind. You know the story. You have no concept of colours. Doesn't mean the brain is not capable of processing electromagnetic stimuli.
If no one ever tells that child about seeing he will have no idea his brain could, with help (functional eyes), provide further insight into its
environment." is it possible that there is a portion of the universe we used to be able to interact with (say by the activation of '___' in our
brain) but due to the "use it or lose it" principle we have lost our connection with it as it did not directly affect our survival, so now we
consider this an esoteric subject.
-What kind of evolutionary advantage resulted in the presence of '___' in the brain becoming so dominant that now we all have it?
-How likely is it that altered states of consciousness, as a result of normal human activities like meditation, could have anything to do with the
next quantum leap in the evolution of the presently probably the most complex thing in the Universe, the human mind?
-Or any intelligent guesses what the next step could be, considering the pattern so far that newer structures build on older existing ones?