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  1. How We Create Our World

    Perceptual Filling In of Artificially Induced Scotomas in Human Vision.V. S. Ramachandran and R. L. Gregory in Nature, Vol. 350, pages 699-702; April 25, 1991. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mind-the-gap/ I will take this a step further. I suggest that we also use this process to create and support things that we perceive that don't fit the 5 senses. Sometimes by processing them through hearing things, seeing things, feeling things, etc. It may be the closest sensory area we have to the energy at hand. Then, the next point is, that we take that which we are perceiving, and give it form. These are usually mapped in the brain, and depend on the current state of mind. Like being afraid, producing frightening figures visually in the dark. Being elated or happy producing something like an angel, etc. The energy form is there, whether an external source or some form of internal, or from this dimension, or another. The exception being, of course, hallucinations or images purely from fantasy or imagination that are not "real" energy.
  2. Ego Self is an Illusion

    https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/05/31/the-self-illusion-bruce-hood/ The brain creates the illusion of self https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/03/02/character-personality/
  3. I've seen a video a while ago and cannot find it anymore. Maybe one of you remembers it. Maybe I remember the title wrong. But I think it was called "The Dharma Trap". It was an animated sketch about someone in a dialogue with others, someone who would claim to have reached ultimate enlightenment and uses that claim/belief for disqualifying any critique he could have. Basically using "It's all an illusion anyway, so I am not doing anything, and you are all deluded" as a reaction to any argument thrown at him, and being trapped in a perpetual cycle of that type of 'reasoning'. I liked that video, because it sheds some light on a problem that can occur in spiritual endeavors/communities. Happened on TTB one or more times, too.