"The Children of the Law of One Basic
Meta-Physics of Science-Magic" continued...
Because of my early fascination with such things, I spent a great deal of time
with Vishnu, “bugging” him with all the unanswered questions from my early
fascination with metaphysics and science.
“I always hear references to life being an illusion, or what we are perceiving
is actually an illusion. Does that have to do with our limited senses?”
“Life being an illusion is more a question I think I’ll let you save for
Zain, but I can answer you about sensory perception illusion.
In part, because of the limitations of our senses, much of what we perceive is
an illusion. A table, for instance is not what it seems to us.”
“In moments of higher consciousness, I have seen what looks like a crawling or
vibration in wood or stone, is that what you mean?”
“It is part of what I mean. You may be seeing the life of the molecules
of the object, or the auric vibrations. But I would need to know more
specifics of your perceptions - which we’ll discuss later perhaps.
To give you an easier-to-understand example of obvious illusions, consider the
modern invention of television, and the ‘picture’ you see on it. The
‘pictures’ we see are not pictures at all, but many individual lines of
parts of the picture, flashing at us one at a time. They start at the top
or bottom of the screen, and go to the other end. But these lines appear
faster than our human perception can process, so we don’t see them as
individual lines being ‘flashed’ one at a time. Instead, the many
lines seem to be there all the time, making whole pictures. Movies are
similar. As many as 30 still pictures are being flashed in one second. We
see it as a seamless presentation, and have the illusion that the people and
things on the screen are moving, but they aren’t. Certain animals with
better perceptions just see the lines on a TV, or the still pictures flashing
during a movie.
That is just ONE of many examples. But there are even more far reaching
illusions about life and the world around us. Even the TV set is not
really what it seems to us.