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Pure or enhanced perception

Pure or enhanced perception

 

During pure and enhanced perception, the physical world is seen but in an enhanced way – brighter colours, clearer, more vivid, scintillating light.  The composer either presents us directly with our perceptions before they have been filtered, adapted and reduced, or it obtains images from the spiritual world at large that ‘enhance’ what we have seen.The restrictions of our sensory apparatus [ears, nose, eyes etc] are thus by passed and the person ‘sees’, hears, smells etc  via the composer instead. 

There are two further subclassifications of pure or enhanced perception, which are helpful to know about but have not been used on the website because people rarely make this level of distinction in their descriptions.

Transfiguration - During true transfiguration the input from the 5 senses is in some way subtly altered – colours changed, a softness of line, a changing of colour intensity – the colours often become more milky and full of light.

What is happening here is that pure perception is being extended with a tiny tiny bit of composer input.  This is thus in some senses the first stages of an hallucination, but the composer is acting to heighten the pure perception gained by added luminosity – the Light of the spiritual world.

This state is a hugely peaceful one, and the effects are beautiful – they transform the whole world – already made more stunning by the effects of pure perception, into a place of sheer magic.

Distortion - During distortion, the results of pure perception are adapted and changed so that the final scene is - as the name implies - a distortion of heightened  - pure - perception. It is a form of experience common with drugs.  What is happening here is that the drugs are affecting the sensory input.  In effect you are messing with perception by the use of the drugs and the original input.  You are corrupting the working of the function of perception

As the dose of the drug increases, it tends to produce more and more distortions until the distortion becomes an hallucination and the hallucination becomes a vision. 

Distortion is a half way point between pure perception and hallucination and  may involve colour changes, and a distortion of the shapes of things and lines seen – so wavy roads or odd shaped trees.

It is not as counter productive as one may initially believe.  Many famous artists have used the effects produced by distortion to produce their paintings.  They have been inspired by the effects.

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