From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul> Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:30:33 -0800 Archived: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:08:27 -0500 Subject: Re: Inter-Dimensional Or Demonic >From: Eleanor White <ewraven1.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:49:36 -0500 >Subject: Re: Inter-Dimensional Or Demonic >>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:14:38 -0000 >>Subject: Re: Inter-Dimensional Or Demonic ><snip> >>However, have a memory of some clinician describing how his >>patient saw even his breakfast table - ie. cereal packets etc >>- as horrible and fearful. >Particularly in dim light, and possibly when intoxicated, people >report wavering images, something like mirages. >That's why I suggested that if a newly-sighted person were to >put his/her hands on a "horrible" object, and sense that it's >not wavering, it might be possible, over time, to train the >brain to see it as a stable shape. >That might roll back at least some of the problem. It might then >be possible that with stable images, the horror might lessen >over time. A little bit like people overcoming phobias. What I've read on the subject of blind-from-birth having their sight restored is that few ever feel totally comfortable with the images, finding them confusing and difficult to interpret. E.g., in one case, the person continued to touch objects to recognize them and still used his cane to navigate, rather than using vision. The reason probably is that we need to learn how to see, i.e., images by themselves have no meaning or connection to anything else. Objects have other properties than simple visual form. They have surface textures we can feel, weight, smell, function, temperature, size, distance, sounds, etc. Watch how a baby tries to touch, handle, and suck on just about everything it is looking at. Amusing, charming, and sometimes alarming, it also has the important function of attaching other properties to the objects being looked at, i.e., integrating the senses and resulting muscle actions. (I wonder if we can ever teach a computer to truly "see", i.e., make usable sense of the images without giving it some sort of body with senses and motor actions integrated with images.) People who have never seen before never had this opportunity to integrate the various properties of objects with the visual images. And if sight is restored only later on in life, they are probably beyond certain "critical periods" when the brain uses visual experience to form interconnections within visual centers themselves and between visual and other brain sensory-motor areas. Therefore, they never totally learn how to see, i.e., understand what they are seeing and can make only limited use of the restored sight, such as it is. Exactly what this has to do with UFOs and aliens I'm not sure. Novel images and objects can certainly confuse us, but normal sighted people usually resort to metaphor to try to bridge the gap between the known and unknown. Therefore, the UFO/creature looked like, moved like, acted like, etc. The same would apply to weird, non-corporeal images from dreams or hallucinations, which we usually also know are not "real". What exactly is "demonic" anyway? David Rudiak Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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