Let us go into more detailed pictures of the realm of ‘perception’. A ‘perception’ can be operated in three classifications. First is connected to the analysis of ‘sensed’ information and is called ‘Sensory perception(SP)’. SP involves, in a traditional sense, reception of information gained through the physical senses such as sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. The problem arising from this particular and yet the most generally performed perception is that it is always the case that there are predetermined values affecting the outcome through the processes of organization, identification, and interpretation of the acquired information. In other words, the sensory perception is, by its descent, however excellently keen and acute it may be, only an interpreted mental grasp which leaves it with a considerably huge limit.
The second is incorporated with a higher sensing ability in which higher and deeper coherency with the factual entity of a subject occurs. It is called ‘Highersensory perception(HSP)’. HSP concerns a dealing of a larger amount of information from phenomena acquired by senses. Well known examples are the manifestations of psychic abilities such as telepathy, clairaudience, trans-temporal operations involving pre or retro-cognition and etc. In the course of spiritual or ascetic exercise, this perception occurs at frequent base depending on individual intention. People who exert such perception know things through the ways that are not normally perceived by the general people. Simply put, people with HSP experience the world more multi-dimensionally because they can cognize more information from the nature of totality. But the problem is, however that HSP mode still relies on the sensory organs, and the processing of organization, identification and interpretation of the brain. Due to such restraints, the results of cognition differ from individual to individual. In other word, people with HSP can experience a world more diversely and multifaceted but still within their own frame of reference, meaning it is still not in line with the highest form of knowledge, the knowledge that coincides with the subject as it truly is, the truth.
The last is one that is surpassing the previous two. Seen from the arguments before, it is clear that sense based perceptive images are in most cases incorrect or insufficient to know things as they really are. ‘Extrasensory perception(ESP)’ is a way of perceiving things without any engagement with the faculty of bodily senses and workings of a brain. It is a form of direct perception of a truth or a fact, an immediate apprehension independent of any reasoning process. Simply put, It is a realm of ‘I just know it.’ In this sense, it might be understood as a form of knowing based on an intuition or one that is equated with a spiritual encounter. The explicit distinction is in the mechanism that five senses have no place to play a part at all. It does not involve any of bodily senses but something much broader and radical realm of human capability.
“Why is it,” Jonathan puzzled, “that the hardest thing in the world is to convince a bird that he is free, and that he can prove it for himself if he’d just spend a little time practicing? Why should that be so hard?”
Everything starts with a one single moment of engagement between the observer and the observed. A variety of views and opinions are piled up to form a so-called ‘knowledge’ which acts as a stepping stone for the next cycle of observation. It is this on-going process of accumulation which most of the people consciously or unconsciously base their system of cognization of the world.
It does not mean that this subjective way of getting to know things is wrong. If the universe is designed in a way that it operates at its own will(which is considered to be ‘perfect’), this subjectively-engaged process of observation is also perfectly fine. Nothing must be judged by and everything is in its own perfect phase of the time and place. But it is also to be said that even if there is no right or wrong in this realm of ‘perfectness’, there is indeed a difference of depth in relation to acknowledging the true picture of the observed. The one who sees more wins in ‘knowing’ which directly deepens the understanding of it. In the realm of perception, thus, what is essential is quality, not the quantity. One genuine insight over infinite numbers of subjective opinions.
This subtle mechanism of ‘quality-oriented’ observation can be relatively effortlessly operated but it also can be the hardest thing ever to be achieved. As it might have been hinted in the previous paragraph, the key factor in getting access to authentic awareness is a conscious act of engagement with a self to get rid of infinite numbers of subjective opinions. In short, when an individuality dies out, the veiled truth is disclosed. The individuality in this context is largely the sense-based perception based on the process of interpretation which involves person’s learning, memory, expectation, and prejudices. As long as a view is rooted on such perception, the case is closed, leaving one behind with social doctrines and personal inclinations.
The solution to subjugate sense based perception is a mindful act of dismissing what I know now. It is an act of going beyond of a present knowledge, being on the outside of the current norms and looking without discrimination. It is an ‘extra’-sensory perception which is quite essential in acquiring true picture of reality. It is not only important for a domain of science but also a deep concern for many religious systems since they are trying to find the true self, true god and after all, a true reality as it is.
Extrasensorial looking at the ancient and its meaning towards future architecture
Hyun Soo Suh
The search in this paper is set on the authentic analysis of the ancient architecture. There are many sites and architectures that are considered to be sacred, spiritual or mysterious in a popular sense. Because they are outside of the current knowledge of science, people irresponsibly give them titles of ‘wonders’ or ‘mysteries’ and put them in a cast of untouchable ‘sacredness’ which in turn makes it harder to see the truth about the real causes of their positioning and design. When geared by ‘Extrasensory perception(ESP)’ which is the natural cognitive ability of every human being, the scenes that have gone unnoticed come onto the surface and unfolded as the accurate reflection of the real. With ESP, one is able to measure certain forces existing in nature and find out that those forces have been the major factors affecting the ancient architecture. Having seen the correlation between what ESP can reveal and how the ancients have managed their built environment, from site selection to spatial design, one comes to the conclusion that the architecture in an original sense is much deeper than the current apprehension and practice. Observing the ancient manifestation with intuitive eyes(ESP) thus discloses the proper pattern of spatialization and it is what the architecture of tomorrow should be based upon.
Keywords: Extrasensory perception(ESP), dowsing, ancient placements