Perception of the physical world with the body's five senses is an illusion created by the mind.
Perception of the physical world is created in the mind. The human mind, which exists outside of time and space, is responsible for the projection of the human body, including the brain and the five physical senses.
It's easy for us to accept the existence of "optical illusions", hallucinations, drug induced misperceptions, dreams, and other forms of "unreality". But when it comes to the universally agreed upon definitions of what is "real", we have very little room or tolerance for any evidence that might disrupt our point of view.
This is understandable. To effectively function in a physical world with qualities of time and space, a certain degree of consistency is necessary. The problem is, we have forgotten that it is an illusion. Believing it is real, we have lost sight of the truth about who and what we really are.
Have you ever been amazed by a magic trick and wondered how it was done? Or observed an optical illusion and were delighted at your ability to see things differently just by changing your focus? This is the true and natural ability of the soul or spirit: to observe the tricks and illusions of the mind, but not to be deceived by them.
Of course, suspending our natural ability to see the truth allows us to experience and enjoy the illusions created by the mind. For example, what fun would it be to go to a movie if you could not lose yourself in the story, believe the characters and events are real, and feel the emotions this creates in your mind? And again, a magic show, if you know how it's done, loses its ability to charm and amaze you.
This is the true purpose of perception; to create an illusion that you can, for a time, believe is real. The soul, or spirit, is never deceived and is always safe.
If you are reading this article then you are probably ready and willing to know how this illusion is created. Many people love to tour the movie production studios to see how the special effects are made. Or they might study magic, so they can perform some of the simpler tricks themselves. The desire to understand the truth about perception of the physical world is the same. You want more understanding and participation in your own life experience. And you can have it, when you understand how the mind and body really work.
Learn more about how the illusion is created by exploring the links and watching the videos below.
What The Bleep Do We Know!?
First released in theaters in 2004, WTBDWK!? went on to become one of the most successful documentaries of all time. Now distributed in over 30 countries, it has stunned audiences with its revolutionary cinematic blend of dramatic film, documentary, animation and comedy, while serving up a mind-jarring blend of Quantum Physics, spirituality, neurology and evolutionary thought.
Perception: PERCEIVING REALITY
Perceiving reality is a video presentation for people who are seeking meaningful and practical answers about the meaning of their lives, the purpose of creation and their relationship with the laws of nature. Modern science and the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah are fused together into a precise spiritual science that allows the student to reveal who they are, why events in their lives happen and what they can do to attain happiness. Allow your soul to find it's destiny by developing a proper perception of reality.
A Course In Miracles: What It Says
This introduction is how A Course in Miracles begins. It makes a fundamental distinction between the real and the unreal; between knowledge and perception. Knowledge is truth, under one law, the law of love or God. Truth is unalterable, eternal, and unambiguous. It can be unrecognized, but it cannot be changed. It applies to everything that God created, and only what He created is real. It is beyond learning because it is beyond time and process. It has no opposite; no beginning and no end. It merely is.
What is Remote Viewing? Here's a Simple Explanation ...
Remote viewing is a controlled and trainable mental process involving psi (or psychic ability). It is used to transfer perceptual information across time and space. It is clear that remote viewing works in complete violation of the accepted "laws" of quantum and relativistic physics. So those "laws" are incomplete. There is a theory about why it works on the level of physics, but that theory has not yet gained mainstream acceptance. The core of that theory involves an interpretation of quantum mechanics that is known as the "Other Worlds" interpretation of the famous "two-slit experiment" that was developed by Hugh Everett and published in 1957. A majority of mainstream physicists currently do not support that theory, but the number of physicists who do support it is significant and growing.
Remote-viewing procedures were originally developed in laboratories funded by the United States military and intelligence services and used for espionage purposes. The scientific understanding of the remote-viewing phenomenon has greatly advanced in recent years, and as a result the process of remote viewing can now be reliably demonstrated in both laboratory and operational settings. There are a number of styles of remote-viewing procedures that are popularly practiced, such as Scientific Remote Viewing (SRV), Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV), as well as a few others. Remote viewers use one or more of these styles to gather descriptive data of a "target," which is usually some place or event at some point in time. Remote viewing is always done under blind conditions, which means that the remote viewer must know nothing about the target when conducting the remote-viewing session. All of the various styles of remote viewing require both training and regular practice in order for a remote viewer to become proficient. Remote viewing is normally considered a controlled shifting of awareness that is performed in the normal waking state of consciousness, and it does not typically involve an out-of-body experience, hypnosis, an altered state of consciousness, or channeling.