Ben sees the quality of thought
Type of Spiritual Experience
Dr Shafica Karagulla, born in the Lebanon but whose research took her to the USA and the UK, was a neuro-psychiatrist who spent eight years researching ordinary people who appeared to have extraordinary abilities. She started off being a skeptic as most scientists are [including me] but over time the evidence seemed overwhelming and she set up a research project to find out more. What brought her into the area was a book about Edgar Cayce, what kept her going was an open mind and an insatiable curiosity. Where she is remarkable is that she had no experiences of her own to confirm her eventual conclusions, but like all the very best scientists forgot her own life and concentrated on the observations and evidence.
Her research subjects were carefully chosen. She rejected all those who claimed they had these abilities but instead by a laborious process of enquiry and referral managed to find those who carried on normal professions and who never talked about their abilities but just used them.
A description of the experience
Breakthrough to Creativity – Dr Shafica Karagulla
Ben holds a very responsible position as head of a department dealing with visual communication in a big corporation. He is himself an excellent cameraman and has gone on photographic expeditions both for his firm and for the government. In the summer of 1960 when I was trying to test the effect of certain types of filters on the eyes of a group of people I found that Ben could see energy fields around magnets and around the human body.
When Ben is observing a speaker he sees wave motions emanating from the forehead of the individual. He is often aware of this in ordinary every day conversation.
He finds with the slow thinker the waves are slower and with the quick thinker they are faster. To his observation a very clear thinker shows lines of force that are broad and smooth and terminate sharply. With individuals whose minds are off on tangents the wavelengths are closer together, thinner in outline and fade out gradually toward their termination. With the clear, focussed thinker the energy radiations extend much further from the forehead than with the average person. He finds it easier to observe these patterns when people are carrying on a definite and focussed conversation or when they are lecturing.
At times Ben sees color, which has come to indicate to him the quality of the person's thoughts and motives.
He sits at a conference table and observes those who are present with a very definite insight into their minds. This helps him to make his own contributions at a conference more effectively than might otherwise be the case.
I asked Ben for his explanation of how he does this.
He said the observations required a method of focussing which he had long since used without thinking about it.
However, he was sufficiently aware of how he did it to give me a good description. He brings his consciousness inward to "the center of his brain." He tries to blank out, or more correctly, neglect to make any other observations.
He is aware only of a wedged shaped area which is located in the occipital region of the brain. At this point he begins to see through what he calls his "real eyes".
I observed Ben closely when he was making his HSP observations of people. On each occasion with the light and position unchanged there was a dilation of the pupil and a stillness and fixity of the eyes. I have observed this same physical effect in the case of many sensitives with whom I have worked. A number of them have mentioned a focus which involves withdrawing inward and centering the consciousness somewhere in the center of the brain.