eye of the beholder

ciaran_mcn's picture

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it’s about an ancient Egyptian belief - their symbol for creation was the eye, it is translated as “to build” or “to do”…

This is how we create our world - we observe is see what is happening and then formulate judgments or opinions about the event. Thus we create a world of positives and negatives, of right and wrong, black and white, us and them…etc. the list is virtually endless. Our sight splits what we see from the whole into antagonistic pairs. Thus we “create” what we believe is the truth. We build our worlds through our own eyes. Interesting use of symbols and interesting understanding of the human psyche by the ancient Egyptians.

Tania's picture

What we see is not what our eyes see

As we all know, we do not see the optic vision that the eye itself catches. This optic data is transformed into electric signals that are then passed through our nervous system to the center that perceives the vision. We actually more of "watching television" then the sight itself.

Moreover, scientists discovered that the signals always pass through a processing center that is located behind our forehead. There is always processing on the data. The functions of this processing is to reduce noise, eliminate non important parts and add things which may have missed by our vision but "must have been there". The vision is manipulated so that data which our mind thinks that is irrelevant would be extracted and data which it thinks had to be there according to its view of reality will be placed.

One of the most shocking findings is that each eye has a blind area at the center, in the center of our retina there is an area which lacks receptors. But we do not see a stain in the middle of our visions. This processing fills in an interpolation of what is around to this blind area which of course was not necessarily there. In "The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot, there is a test with a drawing that you can do that enables you to see this blind area and shows how erroneous this processing can be.

Therefore, no wonder that what we see is not what is there...

Tania | Tue, 10/13/2009 - 07:46
madan_gautam's picture

Therefore, no wonder that what we see is not what is there...

You are absolutely right,
I thought in that way but now I find this way.
What a misty.

madan_gautam | Thu, 10/15/2009 - 15:03