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The observation of eye floaters reveals dots (or spheres) and strands. The strands are filled with spheres more or less visible. The spheres are perfectly circular and concentric and show a core and a surround. Two contrasting types of spheres can be distinguished : such with bright surrounds and dark core, and such with dark surrounds and bright core.
The two contrasting kinds of eye floater spheres. (source).
“Relaxed” and “concentrated” eye floaters
Spheres and strings prove to be very dynamic, not only regarding their mobility but also regarding their size or “state”: the very same sphere may appear big and diffuse or small and focused. The transition of one state to another is fluent and a matter of minutes or even seconds. For the sake of simplicity I distinguish between an initial or relaxed state and a final or concentrated state. Generally it seems as if most eye floaters were, at first, relaxed and thus bigger, nearer, and more transparent. With increasing time of observation, however, they change into a concentrated state. After abandoning the concentration, this latter state of the spheres and strands will change into the state of relaxation again; a quick glance to somewhere else may suffice.
The two kinds of eye floater spheres in transition from the relaxed state (left) to the concentrated state (right). (source).
The light in the eye floaters
In the state of relaxation, eye floaters seem transparent. With increasing concentration, however, they become brighter. Small concentrated dots or spheres shine very intensively. This effect may be influenced by “outer” factors: brighter lighting conditions as well as greater proximity of the concentration point (e.g. if floaters are seen in an area near the nose tip) favor this illuminating effect; looking at the spheres through the eyelashes or a pinhole in a sheet of paper also makes them seem concentrated. The “inner” factor of one’s ability to concentrate is crucial, too, since the shining state of floaters can be established purely by observation and concentration – and is relatively fast lifted again by diversion.
Eye floaters react sensitive to eye movements. It seems as if they would always move in the direction in which we look. But as soon as we keep the eyes still and observe the floaters from the angle of vision, we recognize that they sink – sometimes faster, sometimes slower. With regard to this, proximity plays a role: the bigger and nearer spheres and strands sink faster while the smaller dots in the back move down more slowly. This sinking is not irreversible: a firm look upwards suffices to make disappeared eye floaters reappear in the visual center again.
The following question was asked by reader Rens.
So due to my experiences I have no other suggestion for you than face what is annoying you. If you learn to focus on floaters as a kind of meditation, you become able just to observe what is there without judging it good or bad. This means to see realty (and floaters as a part of it) without fear and stress. A second effect of floater (or any other) meditation will be the increase of control of your attention: If you’re able to focus on a thing, you are also able not to focus (to ignore) on it. Floaters are catching your attention only when you let yourself distract from other things. So increase your concentration so that you become able to see floaters whenever you like and to ignore them whenever you want to concentrate on other things.
If you learn to focus on floaters as a kind of meditation, you become able just to observe...
It is sure helpful to understand floaters as positive thing. But I know that Nestors teaching about the “spiritual” dimension of floaters is hard to comprehend. Maybe in your case it’s better to let go that idea for the instant and work with your floaters just to get familiar to them first. Compare seeing floaters to practising hatha yoga: if your body feels stiff and sick, it’s a good advise to work with it, to move it and become conscious of it. It’s healthy. At the same time, Indian yogis teach, that yoga has a spiritual dimension since it brings you into contact with the absolute. But in the beginning this may be not so important, just focus on what you have – your body and your floaters.
Also keep in mind that
in my case this development went along with other exercises like healthy
nourishment, body exercises, other kinds of meditation and concentration
pracitces – it’s all about living a healthy and conscious
Thank You, Rens, for your report!
Dear readers, do you have personal experiences with eye floaters or other entoptic phenomena? Or any suggestions what they could be? Send your hints, experiences and/or pictures to me, I am very interested.
The category “Quarterly Picture” introduces realistic, artistic, and/or spiritual/religious representations from different cultures and times which could show entoptic phenomena, or be inspired by it. In this issue: Entoptric Art from Salvador Dalí.
Salvador Dalí: Galatea of the Spheres, 1952, oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm. (source).
The surrealism of the 20th century is an art school which connects and defamiliarizes the appearances of everyday life with a “super-real”, dreamy or hallucinatory reality. The surrealistic reality opinion is inspired by psychoanalysis and holds that there is an unconscious stock of images which the artist tries to release, sometimes by means of trance and hypnosis in the process of “free association”. In some cases, this promotes the occupation with entoptic phenomena, as art historian Ana Iribas stated. As such, for example, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was one of the most original and droll representatives of the surrealism. His charming “Galatea of the Spheres” consists of a variety of spheres. Like the spheres of the eye floaters structure, these spheres float, partly loose and without recognizable order, and then again following a solid and intuitively recognizable pattern. The depth dimension of the image becomes evident through the arrangement of the spheres for a vanishing point (the right corner of Galatea’s mouth). Obviously, the depth dimension does not have an effect on Galatea’s face, though, which seems to appear on the surface of the structure, solid and volatile at the same time. Dalí expresses here what also becomes obvious through an ecstatic open eye meditation of eye floaters: that our perceptible world only seemingly has substance, that we mostly look just at the surface of things, that reality consists of dynamic spheres, and that the volatility of the material phenomena will become obvious the more we concentrate on the spheres of this structure.
You will find this and other pictures in the gallery. Do you have drawings of eye floaters or other entoptic phenomena (flying corpuscles, afterimages etc.)? Do you know of realistic, artistic, and religious representations of such appearances? Then send me the picture or give me the tip; I would like to publish it in the newsletter and/or in the gallery.
The first feedbacks and reviews of “Mouches Volantes – Eye Floaters” have been published in several Magazines and Ezines. I collected and presented them on a special website on www.eye-floaters.info. Have a look at some excerpts:
fascinating and absorbing work floated serendipitously into my consciousness
and I'm so glad that it did. … This is a warm, compassionate and
enlightened work that brought tears to my eyes in the final chapter..
… Bravo, Sir Floco!!!“..........Full
always mistaken the tiny dots and strands that float on the eye surface
for dead orgone energy, we were surprised by what Floco Tausin has to
say about the spiritual meaning and everyday life implications of what
are otherwise known as vitreous opacities. Check out this unusual book
– it’s a good one.“..........Full
my young age, I wondered about the dots and strands that we see floating
in front of our eyes. I found no satisfactory answer for that. This book
for the first time has taken this subject from a higher perspective and
takes us on a journey of exploration of Truth. I highly recommend this
book to seekers of Truth to understand the nature of reality.“..........Full