Newsletter: "Holistic Vision"


"Holistic Vision"
2/2012 (Nr. 14)

Current Lead Story:
Shamash, Ishtar and Igigi –
Floater structures in ancient Mesopotamia


Open eye meditation on eye floaters.



Open eye meditation on eye floaters

This is the latest issue of "Holistic Vision", the spiritual project by the author and consciousness researcher Floco Tausin. It is devoted to a phenomenon known as idiopathic or harmless "eye floaters" or "muscae volitantes" (see pictures) among ophthalmologists. We see them as scattered, mobile, transparent dots and strings in our visual field. "Holistic Vision" includes ophthalmology but questions its conclusion on floaters and goes beyond. For the observation and open eye meditation reveals a connection between altered states of consciousness and the way floaters look. Furthermore, a look at different cultures highlights floaters as an object of art and spirituality. By this "holistic vision", Floco Tausin pursues the question whether these spheres and strings are first appearances of a shining structure of consciousness within which we cover a distance to our spiritual origin – a path that lights up through open eye meditation. .

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News Content

1) Lead Story: "Shamash, Ishtar and Igigi"
2) Readers’ Hints, Experiences, and Pictures: Concentric rainbow circles and eye floaters
3) Nestor's Knowledge on Eye Floaters: compressing and penetrating the layers of consciousness
4) Quarterly Picture: Eye Floaters and other subjective visual phenomena by Floco Tausin
5) About the Author’s Projects: publications by Floco Tausin
6) Last but not Least: readers comments on the Holistic Vision Project


Possibly the naked goddess Ishtar strangling the bulls that represent the heat of the day. The goddess is surrounded by dotted spheres


Lead Story

Shamash, Ishtar and Igigi
– Floater structures in ancient Mesopotamia

In Western culture, the phenomenon of eye floaters (or muscae volitantes) is primarily understood in line with modern ophthalmology as "vitreous opacities". However, the review of visual arts from former and non-Western cultures representing mythical and spiritual ideas discloses abstract symbols that resemble the typical structures of "shining structure floaters". This suggests that floaters have been widely interpreted as a mythical or spiritual phenomenon; and that there might be a perceptual dimension of floaters that is hardly known to modern man. This article provides a trip to the visual worlds of Mesopotamia and suggests that floaters have found their way into the art and imagination of this ancient civilization.

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“Enck states that “under specific conditions of visual perception, the tiny circles [of shining structure floaters] become larger,


Readers Hints, Experiences, and Pictures

Concentric rainbow circles and eye floaters

Blogger Enck suggests a relationship between eye floaters and the concentric circles which appear when we concentrate on eyelashes that reflect and scatter the sun light. Is there really a relationship?.

Enck Kanaj, author of the blog “Love Eye Floaters” (News 4/11), recently published a collection of his eye floater theories as an ebook titled “The Crystal Eye Floater”. Enck is inspired by many sources, including Western physics and optics and the Dzogchen teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Parts of the book consists in repeating existing theories on floaters, but he also contributes some original, interesting and daring reflections and links to the alternative understanding of eye floaters....

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Mouches Volantes - Eye Floaters as Shining Structure of Consciousness.


Nestor's Knowledge on Eye Floaters

Compressing and penetrating the layers of consciousness

Eye floaters and their meaning were interpreted differently depending on the time, culture and personality of the observer. We learn a spiritually meaningful perspective about floaters from Nestor, the seer, with whom I have studied and whose teachings I recorded in the book "Mouches volantes – Eye Floaters as Shining Structure of Consciousness". In this new category, a particular statement from the book on floaters shall be presented and explained.

"[T]he space between you and the cup consists of an infinite number of layers. If you pull the cup towards you, this doesn’t mean that you’re penetrating these layers; you’re merely squeezing them together, you’re compressing them. Even if you press the cup against your forehand – there is still the same number of layers in between them..."

I want to know...


Floco Tausin: Eye floaters and other subjective visual phenomena (2012).


Quarterly Picture

Diagram: Eye Floaters and other subjective visual phenomena

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.

Shining structure floaters are a subjective and very individual phenomenon: The number, shapes, movement and luminosity of our floaters differ from those of our fellow observers’ floaters. Also, there are different types of such phenomena, all of them are referred to as “floaters”, although they do not have the same look and causes. Plus, there are a number of further subjective visual phenomena with different physiological terms, such as “after-images”, “blue field entoptic phenomenon”, “phosphenes” etc., which may be confused with floaters...

Show me the picture...


Go into the center of the consciousness-spiral.


About the Author’s Projects

Publications by Floco Tausin

To the Author’s Projects...


Thanks so much for your feedbacks. Yes, let’s be conscious and balanced in all of our matters, be it entoptics or family!


Last but not Least

Readers’ comments on the Holistic Vision Project

"Pls remove from the list. I am very busy w family matters."
-- Mike

"I never thought of my floaters in a positive way until now. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Wishing you the best. :) I feel wonderful now."
-- Evan

Thanks so much for your feedbacks. Yes, let’s be conscious and balanced in all of our matters, be it entoptics or family!

-- Floco

Eye floaters imprint-picture


Floco Tausin

floco.tausin (at)

Leuchtstruktur Verlag, Postfach 1357, 3072 Ostermundigen, Switzerland

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