Okay - and believe me I know all about dreaming as my brain has spent an inordinate amount of time during my life remembering them often and sometimes maintaining those memories permanently. However, do you agree that all such images are taking place within the brain and are not having some mysterious, undetectable *waves* going in - or out for that matter?Quote
Thank you for your reply.
When we dream we 'enter' or 'access' a different state of consciousness to that when we are awake and similarly do the same thing when under the influence of DMT.
But we do not need to see them, we have plenty of objective proof that they are there.Quote
And there are lots of things floating around in space that we cannot access due the the field of our perception and the way our brains work. Oxygen for example, you can't see that, can you?
Well, yes, anyone can say that as often as they like, but until there is something available to detect such emissions or receptions, then the idea remains without foundation. Every now and again, I mention a video I watched a while ago called 'The Higgs-Boson revisited' by Sean Carroll. It deals with the question of what can and cannot be detected.Quote
Who's to say the brain isn't a receiver that plays back the signal it gets from elsewhere, much the same way a TV set is a receiver that plays the pictures from the broadcast house.
Have you checked this with many blind people?Quote
People who are blind from birth do not dream in the same way a sighted person would or a person who has lost their sight would. They have audio dreams that do not have any imagery attached to them.
You state this as a fact. Where is this statement objectively evidenced? How have they been measured?Quote
Let's assume for the sake of this argument, a few things; DMT experiences are largely the same for each person who has one. Blind from birth people do not see. There are different states of consciousness.
It is also true to say that we know quite a bit about consciousness. Those who try to say that it is still an unknown are usually trying to justify a religious belief of some sort!Quote
If a blind from birth person took DMT and could access the same altered state of consciousness, then that would prove that the altered state of consciousness isn't accessed through the eyes or based on previous eye sightings (which would then mean we have to understand consciousness in a different way). And by the way, we don't fully understand consciousness, anyone who claims they do is a liar. There are a lot of theories, all that are yet to be proven 100%.
Well, blind people have enough to cope with without causing possible permanent harm to their brains by the effect that DMT could have. I hope for your sake that you do not ever have sight loss, but if ever it did happen, you could possibly consider it? I do not say that with any sarcasm because I very much dislike sarcasm.Quote
I am not writing this as a matter of fact, I'm writing from a point of view. And what I'm saying is; it would make sense to do this test, if it hasn't already been done. I have searched for an answer but I didn't find any evidence to this being tried but I would love to know if it has and what the results where.