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March 2010 (1/10)
Dots and Strands in our Field of Vision: Vitreous Opacity
or Light of Consciousness?
is the latest
issue of "Holistic Vision". I am Floco Tausin, author,
consciousness researcher, and initiator of this spiritual project.
The focus of "Holistic Vision" lies on entoptic phenomena,
mainly on so-called eye floaters (in ophthalmology
known as vitreous floaters or by the French term mouches
pictures).We see these as easily floating dots
and strands in our field of vision. The close observation indicates
that there is a correspondence between altered states of consciousness
and specific appearances of floaters. Thus, the novel and provocative
main thesis of this project is: eye floaters are the first appearances
of a shining structure of consciousness within which we cover
a distance to our spiritual origin. We can see and experience
this way. As an object of concentration and meditation, these
dots and strands are therefore a significant key to our consciousness
1) Lead Story: Cocoons and fibers.
Eye floaters as a source of inspiration for Carlos Castaneda?
2) Reader’s Hints, Experiences, and Pictures: e-mail
3) Nestor's Knowledge on Eye Floaters: the
outer conditions of seeing
4) Quarterly Picture: realistic
representation of eye floaters – Brendan James
5) About the Author’s Projects: 1)
login for the Lead Story; 2) publications by Floco Tausin; 3) new version
of the Eye-Floaters-Bibliography
6 ) Last but not Least: reader’s
comments on the Holistic Vision Project
Cocoons and fibers.
Eye floaters as a source of inspiration for Carlos Castaneda?
late anthropologist and cult writer Carlos Castaneda has substantially
contributed to the emergence of a Western New Age shamanism. His books
are, among other things, reports about various subjective visual phenomena,
perceived during extraordinary states of consciousness. This article is
an investigation of these significantly abstract and geometrical phenomena,
resembling entoptic phenomena like eye floaters. It discusses
the similarities of Castaneda’s bubbles, cocoons, lines and fibers,
on the one hand, and floaters on the other, and asks
about the possibility of Castaneda being inspired by eye floaters.
The Lead Story is not
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Reader’s Hints, Experiences,
E-mail from Eric
The following feedback
was sent by reader Eric.
„Wow, this subject has
intrigued me for some time now. I have been on a spiritual awakening
path for a long time, but had no idea that the floaters I’ve been
seeing could possibly relate to a higher degree of consciousness.
I first began noticing them after an altercation some years ago in which
my head was slammed against a door, but not enough to cause injury.
Immediately after that, I thought I was seeing a fly in front of me
and I thought it was real. After awhile, I realized that it would move
when I moved my eyes, and thus, internal. Over the years, that “fly”
got smaller and smaller and now, when I look into sunlight, I see it
as a series of floaters.
But I’ve also had the ability to see those “strands”
like DNA in my field of vision when focusing on a bright light, like
I’m doing now when staring at a recessed light in my ceiling,
and then looking away. I begin to see those strands in a circle, moving
very slowly. THIS ability I’ve had since a small child.
But my real question is what is the difference between these “normal”
floaters, and the ones that began after my head injury?
gets to the core of the matter: ‘Eye floaters’ is a term
referring to different kinds of vitreous opacities. Most of these kinds
are caused by sickness or injuries, ophthalmologists may spot and treat
them – they have nothing to with consciousness development. As
far I can tell, your ‘fly’, caused by the altercation, is
one of these real vitreous opacities – it may have been a little
blood pouring from the retina into the vitreous.
pictures of normal and pathological entoptic phenomena, visit eye-floaters.info (pdf)
The vitreous opacities
are rather rare. Most people perceiving floaters see the DNA-like
highly mobile transparent colorless and scattered strands and dots. You see them best at daylight, in the bright sky. Ophthalmologists consider
them harmless, they can't see and treat them. In the US, ophthalmologists
sometimes separate them from other floaters by calling them 'muscae
volitantes'; in Continental Europe there is no such distinction, the
Latin term muscae volitantes (or the French term: mouches volantes,
meaning ‘flying flies’) refers to all kinds of vitreous
These floaters are,
in my opinion, not a vitreous opacity. Due to the teachings of my spiritual
teacher Nestor, and due to a series of visual experiences, I’m
convinced that these ‘floaters’ are first appearances of
a whole structure which is able to alter the amount of light and its
size – according to our consciousness state. That’s why
Nestor calls this structure a ‘shining structure of consciousness’.
I’ve written about that in my book “Mouches Volantes”.
I’m not certain,
if your DNA-like strands really are the floaters I’m writing about
since you write about looking into a bright light. If you do that, usually
you will perceive so-called afterimages – colored spots of light
representing the form of the light source you’ve focused on. The
question is: Are your strands colored (like afterimages) or colorless
(like floaters)? Anyway, you may use afterimages or eye floaters or
both for concentration and meditation practices.
for your report!
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.
Knowledge on Eye Floaters
The outer conditions of seeing
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.
»Nothing in and about the human
being develops independent from his lifestyle. Neither gray hair
nor wrinkles, dots or strands,« he answered back. »If
many people can perceive these dots and strands, it means nothing
other than that these people have already built up a certain inner
pressure within themselves. Perhaps they haven’t done so
deliberately and in a targeted manner. But people who lead a moderately
natural life without wasting their energy in idiotic ways will
experience that the inner pressure will increase a little in the
course of their life. In addition, some people have a higher inner
pressure and unbound energy at their disposal from their very
birth. That’s the reason why some people are able to see
the dots and strands already in their juvenile years – if
they care to look out for it.
But that wasn’t the case with you. When you came here for
the first time, you were missing any and all inner pressure. Perhaps
you wouldn’t have seen the dots until you were sixty or
seventy years of age – if at all. But as a result of practicing
the exercises you’ve managed to live through this development
in just a few years.«
Volantes – Eye Floaters. The Shining Structure of Consciousness,
p. 178 et seq. (source)
the reason for our ability to see eye floaters? Nestor answers this question
by referring to the ideas of “energy” and “inner pressure”.
Like other spiritual teachers, Nestor holds that life is created and maintained
through the effect of a universal life force or energy. This energy
has many names; we may know it as “breath” or “breath
of life”, “prana”, “chi”, etc. This energy flows in and through us. If it flows freely in our body, we
are healthy and vital. If, however, the flow of energy is blocked, illnesses
may develop. Nestor connects the concept of the flow of energy with that
of the “inner pressure”. An inner pressure arises if, through
a corresponding way of life, more energy is accumulated in the body than
may outflow. Physical and spiritual exercises transform the energetic
potential of this pressure into spiritual energy. This energy can lead
to extraordinary creative efforts in the domains of body movement, thinking
or love. The ultimate art, according to the seers, is to selflessly give
away this energy to everyone and everything in the “picture”,
as it happens through ecstasy. This giving away generates and strengthens
the perception of subjective visual phenomena which are partly unknown,
partly familiar to us, like the so-called eye floaters.
This is also
how Nestor and the seers explain how it comes that someone is able to
see dots and strings in his or her field of vision even without special
exercises or intentions, and without being aware of their meaning. For,
over the years, the flow of energy usually increases, first as a result
of bodily growth, then through the impact of intense experiences and growing
life experience in general. The added confidence and deliberateness in
different circumstances that people develop over the years may be understood
as an expression of this increased flow of energy. The flow intensifies
our sensation, also the inner sense (analogous to the ‘third eye’),
with which we can recognize subtle objects. As this energy transformation
process happens in every single moment, the development of mild forms
of subjective visual appearances is common and widespread. What the seers
call “consciousness development” or “building up the
inner pressure” is just a intensification and acceleration of that
process. As a result, an advanced seeing of eye floaters will be possible;
eye floaters are now recognized and experienced as a shining consciousness
Mouches Volantes – Eye Floaters. The Shining Structure of Consciousness,
Bern 2009, (ISBN: 978-3033003378).
Realistic representation of eye floaters – Brendan James
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.
is shown on a website operated by conspiracy theorist Brendan Michael
James. James is engaged in the investigation of allegedly secret experiments
in which unsuspecting persons are exposed to the effects of advanced
energy weapons (Directed-Energy Weapons, weapons based on sound, microwaves,
laser and plasma). Although he is not clear about it, eye floaters
are represented on the subsite ‘The eye floater dilemma’
to be a result of such effects of energy weapons. In the forum http://eyefloatersinfo.proboards.com,
he explains them as “gas plasma, gas plasma particle beams and
gas plasma orbs”. Contrary to the medical explanation, he denies
that floaters are inside the eye. Rather, they are supposed to be
an objective reality and thus can be photographed – he provides
some photographs of alleged floaters on his website. How it is possible
to take a photograph of eye floaters, he can’t (yet) say; his
diagram remains difficult to understand.
A Result of military experiments with energy weapons?
however, provided on the same subsite, is crystal-clear: James
has drawn dots and strings, known in ophthalmology as idiopathic (without
evident cause) eye floaters or ‘muscae volitantes’.
Some of the dots freely float in space, others are inside the strings.
Moreover, he distinguishes between different kinds of dots, darker
and brighter ones, those with thicker or thinner shells, respectively.
All of the cores seem to be white, there are no dark cores with bright
surroundings, indicating a concentrated state of observation. The
strings are partly interwoven, showing clearly the three-dimensional
character of that structure. Also, James has correctly observed that
single spheres in the strings work as a kind of axis, around which
individual sections of the strings swing, shift and rotate.
We know that floaters are open to different interpretations. As far
as I know, the interpretation of James is one of the most extreme,
though: according to this, every single day we have the results of
systematic crimes against humanity before our very eyes. Personally,
I cannot share such a view in regard to floaters. But if James worked
flat out and supported his assertions by plausible arguments and proof,
we eye floaters beholders could start a class action against the military
in some future time – another possibility how the dots and strings
could contribute to world peace.
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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In the 1990s, pracitioners of orthodox scientific medicine engaged
in dialogs with much earnest and passion about the unification
of religion and medicine. It was shown that many complaints and
illnesses are soothed more easily if the patient is spiritually
active. This article is a contribution to this development. It
intends to examine the phenomenon of the migraine aura from the
spiritual view and therefore to understand migraine as a physical
and spiritual condition which corresponds to lived spirituality
and, from there, is accessible and alterable.
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- Unexplained-Mysteries.com. Your source for the paranormal. unexplained-mysteries.com (4.1.10)
3) New version
of the Eye-Floaters-Bibliography
An updated English
version of the bibliography on the topic of eye floaters is ready for
download in the category ‚Links‘ on the website. The categories
of the bibliography have been brought up to date and reorganized. The
new bibliography provides literature or other media relevant to floaters
from different fields like spirituality, arts, humanities and psychology,
alternative and complementary medicine, ophthalmology and history of medicine.
- Eye-Floaters-Bibliography (17.12.09)
but not Least
comments on the Holistic Vision Project
never imagined such a wild thesis that these are somehow related
to the development of consciousness... and would have thought
it extremely comical for anyone to take up this subject enough
to write a book on it! Yet, I am fascinated …“
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