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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: “Vitreous opacity vs. nervous system – Do eye floaters arise from the visual nervous system?”

2) Reader’s Hints, Experiences, and Pictures: e-mail from S.
3) Nestor's Knowledge on Eye Floaters: inner pressure and sexual energy
4) Quarterly Picture: “Sunflowers Figure and Bird” by William Hundley
5) About the Author’s Projects: publications by Floco Tausin
6 ) Last but not Least: reader’s comments on the Holistic Vision Project

 

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Lead Story


Vitreous opacity vs. nervous system - Do eye floaters arise from the visual nervous system?

For centuries, scholars have found different explanation for eye floaters, the mobile, scattered and transparent spheres and strings in our visual field. Early on, the origin was thought to be in the eye and the phenomenon was considered a disorder or degeneration somewhere between pupil and retina. Today, eye floaters are believed to be an opacity of the vitreous. However, careful observation of floaters reveal regular structures that call the degeneration thesis into question. These structures strikingly resemble the morphological and functional structures of receptive fields of the visual nervous system. Thus the hypothesis of this article: so-called “idiopathic” (harmless) eye floaters are a visible expression of neuronal processes.



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Reader’s Hints, Experiences, and Pictures


E-mail from reader S.

The following feedback was sent by reader S.:


“I have been interested in your information about eye floaters for some time. I am certainly sure that you are correct about eye floaters being an indicator of states of consciousness. Here is a little of my story that I thought you might be interested in.

Ever since I could remember I have experienced “floaters” in front of my eyes. Even as a child I remember asking my mother what they meant and why I had them. My mother couldn’t explain them.
When I was young I would play games, following the movement of the floaters to see how long I could keep them in my line of sight. The types of floaters I used to have resembled worm like wriggling chains and lines.
When I became an adult I experienced another strange visual phenomenon. This seemed to be similiar to the floaters in some way, almost like a concentrated type of floater. At the point of orgasm I would experience an image in front of my eyes that was a collection of lines and I have attached a rough sketch. I asked my closest friends if they had every experienced anything similiar and nobody I spoke to had. I haven't heard any storoes about others experiencing this either. Like the floaters, it was hard to hold in the one place and if I looked hard at it, it would move or fade.

 

Images 1 from Readere S.

 

In 1995 I experienced a Kundalini awakening. About 9 months after the awakening I began to experience the repeated vision of the abovementioned orgasm symbol throughout the day without any warning (and without the orgasmic component). It would appear constantly for days on end. I counted up to 12 times an hour at one point. Eventually it seemed to be there all the time. After a few weeks it faded.
Then in 2010 I experienced another visual phenomenon whilst travelling through India. I might add that this trip did invoke many spiritual experiences. Like the floaters and the orgasm symbol, the new image was in my line of sight yet seemed contained in my eye. This time it was clearly in my left eye.

Images 2 from Readere S.

 

The symbol that appeared started to form as a circle. There were complex patterns within the circle and it appeared when I visited the sacred city of Pushkar. Over a few days it grew in intensity and I spent a lot of time blinking to try and sharpen the image and work out what the intricate design was. Suddenly one day I realised that it was a visual depiction of the thousand petalled lotus. It too faded after about a month.”

 

Hello S.

There are a lot of so-called entoptic phenomena. Most are not easily seen as they appear only in special conditions of the (visual) nervous system. To say it in my words: It seems that you experienced intense consciousness states, induced by orgasm and Kundalini awakening; they were strong enough to bring entoptic phenomena to your awareness – and into the focus of your interest.

Moreover, I think that there is a link between floaters and chakras – that’s why I’m excited to learn that you saw an entoptic image resembling the 1000 petals lotus.

Thanks for your report – and may you ever have inspiring and interesting observations of your subtle visual energy forming geometric patterns.

Floco


Thank You,
S. for your report!Smile

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.

Email: floco.tausin@eye-floaters.infomail me

 

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Nestor's Knowledge on Eye Floaters


Inner pressure and sexual energy

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 category, a particular statement from the book on floaters shall be presented and explained.



»We draw the energy and the willpower it needs for that [building up the inner pressure, author’s note] from a correct and appropriate lifestyle, for the most part from pulling up and ›vaporizing‹ our sexual energy. Then you’ll be able to put your energy into the picture as a whole. The picture in turn will become more beautiful and colorful to you, and you’ll be able to perceive the dots and strands more and more clearly. Finally the moment will come when you recognize that these dots and strands are actually the shining structure of your own consciousness that forms the world around here..«

From: Mouches Volantes – Eye Floaters. The Shining Structure of Consciousness, p. 213

From: Mouches Volantes – Eye Floaters. The Shining Structure of Consciousness, p. 213. (source)

 

According to Nestor and seers, the scattered dots and strings in our visual field can be intuitively recognized as shining structure of consciousness. This realization happens under the condition of alternative energetic states of the psycho-physical body. Nestor describes these states with different metaphors, central to all is the understanding of man as a transformer of energy: He takes in energy and releases it in a transformed form.

The seers teach that the energetic intensity in the body must be initially increased. They call that process the “building up of the inner pressure”. An increased inner pressure leads to the opening of the subtle channels and to the release of energy into the “picture as a whole”, experienced as a prickly feeling or ecstasy. This release induces a change of perception and consciousness, due to which we can see the floaters as shining structure of consciousness.

In this paragraph, Nestor explains that sexual energy is an important aspect in the quest to build up the inner pressure. “Pulling up” and “vaporizing” are metaphors, which we know also from the . The idea is that sexual energy is lost through the purely physical orgasm or ejaculation, respectively. Through certain techniques, it is possible to hold back the energies, which are released during physical and sexual union, in the psycho-physical body. There, they increase the inner pressure at first, and finally flow into the “picture as a whole” in a more subtle form, i.e. ecstasy. In this way, the knowledge about our sexual energy plays a significant role in the process to light up the spheres and strings to recognize the shining structure of consciousness.


Literature:

- Tausin, Floco: Mouches Volantes – Eye Floaters. The Shining Structure of Consciousness, Bern 2009, (ISBN: 978-3033003378).

 

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Quarterly Picture


Contemporary art representing entoptic phenomena – “Sunflowers Figure and Bird” by William Hundley

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.


Texas photographer William Hundley likes three things: jumps, cloths and cheeseburgers. He’s photographing all of them. The cheeseburgers do not matter here. The jumps do: Street Jumps, Summer Love Street Jumps, Buffed Jumps – the artists takes lots of pictures of people jumping in different scenes. Moreover, Hundley likes to hide people behind cloths. Let the people wrapped in clothes jump and you get a photo series called “Entoptic Phenomena”.

 

William Hundley - Sunflowers Figure and Bird. Lightjet Plexi face-mount, 22.5“ x 30“, 2006.

Sunflowers Figure and Bird. Lightjet Plexi face-mount, 22.5“ x 30“, 2006. (source)

 

Such “Entoptic Phenomena” is a set of pictures that belong to the artist’s “Floating Fabric Series”. It is just one example of how Hundley contextualizes and interprets his jump-pictures. Referring to the entoptic subject, he succeeds to express the dynamics and surreality of visual perception: the flying objects – never the actual foci of the images themselves – act as irritating and humorous distractions from our everyday perception and the “real reality”. Perceiving them consciously opens a door to an uncertain reality. An entoptic reality that shows itself in perfect, often grotesque clarity; an entoptic reality whose legitimacy we nevertheless challenge – if we do not want to jeopardize the well-built wall...

Links:

- Hundley, William. (2006). Entoptic Phenomena. http://www.williamhundley.com (6.2.17)

 

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.

 

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About the Author’s Projects

 

Publications by Floco Tausin


 

Publications by Floco Tausin

You’ll find a complete list with all previous publications in German and English (monographs, anthologies, magazines) at Website.
These articles are also available in the member area.


In-depth observations on eye floaters – a challenge to ophthalmology
For centuries, scholars try to find an explanation for the mobile, scattered and transparent spheres and strings in our visual field. Early on in ophthalmological tradition, the origin was thought to be in the eye. The phenomenon was considered a disorder or degeneration somewhere between cornea and retina. Today, eye floaters are believed to be an opacity of the vitreous. However, careful observation of floaters reveals properties that challenge this dominant view and call for a reconsideration of the ophthalmological explanation.

Published:
- Mystic Living Today (August 2011). www.mysticlivingtoday.com (4.8.11)
- A Spiritual Voice (New Age Spirituality). new-age-spirituality.com (6.8.11)
- Alternative Culture Magazine. alternativeculture.com/floaters.htm (8.8.11)

 

Goose Bumps: Holistic & Spiritual Messengers
Many of us experience that prickle feeling with the body hair standing on end and the skin looking like “goose bumps” time and again. It is usually associated or identified with chills, shiver and certain emotional states. Less known, however, is that this prickle is informative and effective in the fields of health care and spirituality. This is suggested by both medical studies and the experience of spiritual masters of different cultures.

Published:
- InnerSelf. innerself.com (18.7.11)

 

„Hair standing on end“. Prickle feelings in spirituality and holistic medicine
Many of us experience that prickle feeling with the body hair standing on end and the skin looking like “goose bumps” time and again. It is usually associated or identified with chills, shiver and certain emotional states. Less known, however, is that this prickle is informative and effective in the fields of health care and spirituality. This is suggested by both medical studies and the experience of spiritual masters of different cultures.

Published:
- Mystic Living Today. www.mysticlivingtoday.com (14.6.11)
- Unexplained Mysteries. www.unexplained-mysteries.com (14.6.11)
- The Mindful Word. www.themindfulword.org (22.6.11)
- Metaphysical Mind Ezine 107 (July 8th). www.whatismetaphysics.com (11.7.11)

 

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Last but not Least


Reader’s comments on the Holistic Vision Project

I enjoy your newsletter and your insights. I never met anyone who thought there was any significance in eye floaters or phenomena.

 

 

“I enjoy your newsletter and your insights. I never met anyone who thought there was any significance in eye floaters or phenomena. I'm not sure what it means, but I do sense that it's significant to watch and welcome these changes in my eyes and the corresponding changes in my consciousness.”
-- CL

Dear CL, thanks for your feedback!

-- Floco

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