As you follow the list of the previous blog with this one, you may find yourself becoming ‘disillusioned’ with much of human civilization, including science, and keenly curious to know what is real beyond all the underlying assumptions. Stay with me here, and as you begin to ‘see’ more of the illusion, answers may begin to arise in you…
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MORE UNNOTICED ASSUMPTIONS UNDERLYING THE PERCEPTUAL ILLUSION
7. The assumption that everything moving thing is moving in a single direction. Actually, everything is simultaneously moving in multiple directions. (The earth is revolving around the sun, while spinning, while moving in the galaxy – which is either expanding or being sucked into a black hole, while being part of an expanding universe, etc.).
A. The assumption that every moving thing is moving at one velocity. (All of the above examples take place at different speeds.)
8. The assumption that everything is either motionless or moving. Actually, they are both, and in some ways, motion equals stillness (for another time).
9. The assumption that space separates things, whereas in reality it both separates and connects.
10. The assumption of the existence of the fundamental particle – and the resulting search for it.
11. The assumptions that reality consists of separate, physical things separated by empty space, instead of inter-relational bodies of either charge or charge plus consciousness.
A. In aperceptual reality there are no material things. Space is not empty; it transmits consciousness (among other forces) and at the same time merges with it to make a field. (In fact, it transmits consciousness by merging with it.) The field of space-consciousness, though invisible, does not separate things; it connects them. It is the invisible medium of connection.
12. The assumption of significance.
A. We assume that the earliest evolutionary corrective is the most significant, and we are always trying to discover the root cause of things. But in the aperceptual reality of general evolution, it is the other way around. The latest thing to emerge defines the present; thus, it is most significant and should be recognized as such.
13. The assumption of the need to know.
A. The need to know what is wrong in order to fix the body-mind is another underlying assumption of the perceptual illusion. (In aperceptual reality the Self knows, and the Self is consciousness –and all you have to do is ask it.) However, this illusion is the reason that people tend not to think for themselves and rather rely on external authorities. The same illusion is also the motivation for the monetization of knowledge, the professionalization of expertise, and the territoriality (including exclusive language or jargon) that is a characterizing feature of all trades, specialties and professions.
B. The perceptual illusion is (at least partially) responsible for the creation of human nature. And the need to know is a principle connection between human nature and the socioeconomic environment (i.e., the scarcity economy) that we have both created for ourselves and are continually affirming through our every evolving institutions.