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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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The following feedback was sent by reader 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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...
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.
Publications by Floco Tausin
Bumps: Holistic & Spiritual Messengers
standing on end“. Prickle feelings in spirituality and holistic