Reality Tunnels

December 30, 2010

The other day I came across a fascinating episode of  the Voices of Wisdom podcast  – The Consciousness Change episode with Robert Anton Wilson.

It’s an 11-minute monologue about how we all have our own Reality Tunnels, through which we view the world and experience reality. He talks about the neurological system, spiritual experiences, reality, drugs.

It made me realize that I think human beings and human consciousness are the most fascinating thing ever.

I did some digging on Wilson and found this video. Below are some juicy tidbits:

“Any description of the Universe that leaves you out is inaccurate because any description of the Universe is a description of the instrument they used to take the reading of the Universe.”

“Any model we make does not describe the Universe; it describes what our brains are capable of saying at this time.”

“There is no vantage point from which “real” reality can be seen; we’re all looking from the point of view of our own reality tunnels…When we begin to realize that we’re all looking from the pt of view of our own reality tunnnels, we find it is much easier to understand  where other people are coming from.”

 

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