Eye Floaters as Shining Structure of Consciousness
We just received an announcement about a wild new book that may interest some of you wackos out there. You know those funny little lines and dots that float in front of your field of vision sometimes? Always assumed, like I did, that they’re nothing more than ocular aberrations not to be bothered about much? You may be way wrong.
I had already learned the art of focused consciousness development from a person who lives in the remote solitude of the Emmental region in Switzerland. This man, who calls himself Nestor, as well as my experiences in the vicinity of the headwaters of the Emme River, triggered a development within me which caused me to radically change my life habits and views of the world. In the course of this alternative way of living, my visual perception eventually changed as well: I began to see, and get to know, exactly these dots and strands. Ever since, the eye floaters are my object of study and concentration.
In this environment I tried to figure out whether there is more to the phenomenon of mouches volantes than just »particles in the eye« – in other words, whether it is possible to prove the main assertions in the teachings of the seer Nestor to be true: namely, that the eye floaters are the initial parts of a shining basic structure formed by our consciousness which organizes our everyday perception of objects in our field of vision, making them appear sensible; and that the mystical entering into one specific sphere of this structure will enable us human beings to maintain our consciousness beyond the point of physical death.
The man is Floco Tausin. The book is Mouches Volantes. Eye Floaters as Shining Structure of Consciousness. Read the rest of the press release here.
Nathan Schneider is an editor of Killing the Buddha and writes about religion, reason, and violence for a variety of publications. He is also a founding editor of Waging Nonviolence. His first two books, published by University of California Press in 2013, are God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse. Visit his website at The Row Boat.