Much of what we are now discovering is factual, and even material data was originally intuited far earlier. I will ask, how was this possible?
They had more developed third eyes?
They were less confined by logic?
They favoured two states of cognition. It showed up strongly in their habits. The first being gamma wave activity or the gamma state. A state of pronounced vigilance without actual analytical thought. It’s what we get into when we are watching a fishing line closely, or when we are driving but otherwise go on autopilot. And the other state being theta. A disengaged state we often achieve when we nap very lightly, or are exhausted from intense thought or stimulation or perhaps too much coffee. Many of the great thinkers were known for craving stimulants or napping more than usual.
Thank God for autopilot. It is what I use to get to work each morning. It’s really a pretty vital faculty, and it’s going on all the time because the process we call dreaming doesn’t stop while we are awake. We just stop focusing on it.
The oracle at Delphi was thought to be under the influence of fumes seeping up from the ground. These great thinkers describe their creative process as being not so much making something up, as remembering it, or seeing it in their inner eye.
Now whether you believe it’s just a process of bringing together genetic memory in a novel and situationally appropriate way, or if you believe your inner eye like you do your external eyes and accept that it’s a real world you are seeing, doesn’t seem to make much difference to me. What do you think?
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.