Unraveling the Riddle of Plato's Cave



2005 UPDATE: CONDENSING A NEW PARADIGM



The extension seemingly encompasses a transcendent "shaman's realm" hypothesized by various scholars. It evidently features higher dimensions--interpenetrating our own--as imagined throughout the ensuing website. These thus may be constituted right before our unseeing eyes--behind a veil of familiar appearances.


Accordingly the rudiments of a two-step phenomenon are hypothesized hereafter: human perceptions and (imaginative) conceptions are processed from transcendent form; and projected--through our minds--onto an ethereal medium (electromagnetic "canvas") which becomes our "material" enclave. Its "holographic" contents are thus filled-out, and solidified, by our own mental and sensory facullties. (A beautiful conception from Cheyenne shamans becomes relevant: the Cosmos is a mirror. Maybe levels of appearance are reflected --and shadowed-- into one another. We usually see only immediate surfaces of the total phenomenon.)


My working hypothesis is that humans can visualize reality far deeper--beyond the veil--at least with the "mind's eye;" if not with ordinary sensory extensions. This would deploy our higher mental faculties (introduced at the close of Book 6 in Plato's REPUBLIC). These uncannily resemble our (largely unused) capacities--beyond the verbal "left-hemisphere" now dominating human consciousness--described by "brain" scientists in recent decades.


Maybe now it all boils down to a simple matter of putting two and two together. Conceivably . . .



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