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I knew there was something behind what Sofia Diaz told me.
She said the solar plexus contain photoreceptor cells. Apparently, in our prehistory, before clothing, we used our solar plexus to interpret information from light. I wonder what solar information our hearts could possibly find useful? That's when I realized -- the sun doesn't just emit visible light. The sun emits Chi.
I began studying the optics of our retinal system, our visual apparatus. Dr. Stuart Hameroff at the University of Arizona has produced absolutely amazing work on optical functionality.
http://www.quantumconsciousness.org/pdfs/Woolf1.pdf (A quantum approach to visual consciousness)
http://www.quantumconsciousness.org/cilia.htm (Cilia, Vision, and Consciousness)
The idea basically is that photon reception is a quantum process, and this quantum process may actually allow us to get information from the fundamental geometrical wisdom database at the bottom-scale of spacetime.
So I thought, hmmm....
What if human bodies are designed to utilize this information to build strong bodies, with great Chi flow, using the sun itself as a guide?
If this could be understood, perhaps I could reduce my nutritional needs through some sun-oriented, body-wise, Chi regimen?
I found a number of traditions that speak of this very process.
Dr. Mitchell Gibson is first on the list.
Doc Gibson gets into some things.
Doc Gibson speaks of a lineage from many places, including Tibet.
I happen to have studied Tibetan Buddhism for a few years at Diamond Mountain University in Arizona.
The human life cycle in Tibetan Buddhism is viewed from a different perspective than many of use are used to. I think of describing this issue of perspective this way:
Imagine an island of caterpillars living for thousands of generations without ever once producing a butterfly. These caterpillars can reproduce before becoming butterflies, and in every single case for thousands of generations they reproduce and die before ever forming a cocoon or transmuting into butterflies. After thousands of generations of only caterpillars, it is logical that these caterpillars would DENY that a genetic sequence exists in their body design to encode for a transformation into a butterfly. And yet, it is still quite true that such a genetic sequence exists.
This is precisely what the Tibetan Buddhists are claiming. They are saying that the human body is the most precious physical form to possess, because it holds the seeds in its very form to produce the Ja'lus Pa, or Rainbow Body. Just as the caterpillar forms a cocoon and produces imaginal cells that transform and reconstitute the material of the caterpillar, the high initiate in Tibetan Buddhism sits in a tent or enclosed space, with a blanket on, and begins a week-long process of physical shrinking, light-emission, and subtle-body reconstitution. At the conclusion of this process, the physical human body is reconstituted as a subtle-crystalline light-body with very interesting properties. This light body can materialize and dematerialize. It can communicate with living persons whose brains are tuned to its channels. This is the Tibetan Buddhist teaching of the Ja'lus Pa, called the Vajra body in Sanskrit, the Immortal Child in Taoism, et cetera.
As most persons would be inclined toward the caterpillar perspective in which such a transformation is impossible, it is difficult to argue that a listener should accept such things as actually possible.
However, prior to Rainbow Body Realization, the organism's nutritional profile is altered. Great tulkus, for example, are notorious for not requiring food or drink, for years at a time. I've met a personal assistant for a tulku who swears that his teacher doesn't eat or drink. This person is following the tulku 20 hours a day, and the tulku is "sleeping" the other 4 hours (actually, doing formless meditation). The story goes that the throat chakra opens in a special way through yogic realization, and the glandular systems of the body start to operate in a way that does away with the need for getting amino acids and sugars from traditional food sources. Doctor Gibson is saying the nutrition their bodies need comes from sunlight. The Buddhists say that the physical world of manifestation emerges from a substratum; once the mindstream unifies through direct perception and continuously resides with equanimity in that clear light of the substratum, there is no question of nutrition, of appetite. Science should be studying this in earnest, and my suspicion is that beyond our academic research facilities, this is precisely one of the leading-edges of evidence-based research today.
That's why I'm interested in interdisciplinary studies that involve evidence-based science, comparative philosophy of religion, and intellectual history.
So my ACT3 involves researching such processes to uncover what I can do in the long term to reduce my need for environmental energy. I assure you, this is not designed to relinquish my duties to the environment, to dwell in some mystical hermitage state of mind in the forest somewhere, or anything of the kind. I'd just much rather be in a nutritional sphere with the sunlight and traditions of the great enlightened sages. They don't require as much food and water as everyone else, and that sounds good to me.