RE: Seeing More Than Meets The Eye

From: Reason (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 03:33:09 MST

> >New research also indicates that prehistoric cave and rock art
> >depicting spirals, zigzags and other geometric forms may have been
> >done by artists experiencing the same kind of drug-induced
> >hallucinations that people today have when they take LSD, mescaline,
> >Ecstasy and other psychedelic compounds.
> Seeing "spirals","geometric forms", etc. seem to be very deeply
> wired in humans, in my opinion. I don't know if seeing these
> requires a hallucinogenic state-of-mind, though. Children certainly
> don't need a hallucinogenic mindset.
> In an art history class 20 years ago, my professor taught us that
> children see particular geometric patterns at roughly similar ages,
> all over the world, independent of culture. (Those of you with kids,
> can you verify the following?)

At the risk of showing myself to be an abhuman creature, try closing your
eyes and pressing your eyeballs hard enough to just start hurting. Hold.

You should begin to see all sorts of interesting glowing geometrical shapes.

Providing that it isn't just me, then invoke the razor. Pressing your
eyeballs is at least as easy to do as growing your own.


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