Duality Nature Project: Sensory Perception: Sixth Senses

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sensory Perception: Sixth Senses

I was thinking about the senses and what a sense is. A sense, I thought, is just a way to get information. We use eyes to get information about the world around for example.

It is said that there are 5 senses. If a sense is just a way to get information though, shouldn’t there be more?

Why not say imagination is a sense? Could imagination be a sixth sense?

Is reasoning a sense?

Saying that there are 5 senses is really quite stupid. There are obviously way more than 5 senses or ways for an intelligent person to gain information about reality.

I discovered something else too. Nikola Tesla apparently had some 6th senses. Here’s an excerpt from wikipedia:

“Tesla engaged in reading many works, memorizing complete books, supposedly having a photographic memory.[21] Tesla related in his autobiography that he experienced detailed moments of inspiration. During his early life, Tesla was stricken with illness time and time again. He suffered a peculiar affliction in which blinding flashes of light would appear before his eyes, often accompanied by hallucinations. Much of the time the visions were linked to a word or idea he might have come across; just by hearing the name of an item, he would involuntarily envision it in realistic detail. Modern-day synesthetes report similar symptoms. Tesla would visualise an invention in his brain with extreme precision, including all dimensions, before moving to the construction stage; a technique sometimes known as picture thinking. He typically did not make drawings by hand, instead just conceiving all ideas with his mind. Tesla also often had flashbacks to events that had happened previously in his life; this began to happen during childhood.”

All these different ways to gain information about things. Tesla was just one man. Who knows what others or even you or me are capable of doing?

I’m sure Tesla had to develop his qualities at least a little.

Maybe we all have 6th senses we can develop?

Maybe some of us have expert memories; can hear sound well; can visualize pictures; who knows what people can do!

It could be that we don’t even know what we can do. Who truly knows themselves after all?

The journey of life I think, is at least partly agreeable, that we are journeying to find out who we are.

You go to school when you are young and find out all sorts of things about yourself: What subjects your good at, what “Crowd” you fit in with, etc…

There’s really no right way to do things, you can go any number of routes.

Take any road. They’re all good roads that lead to interesting places.


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