Grof, Dr Stanislav - Exploring your own bodily processes
Type of Spiritual Experience
Everything that is ‘bounded’ has a perception log, as you will have seen in the section on perceptions. Thus our own heart has a perception log, our liver, our stomach and so on, each cell has a perception log in our body and the bodies of other creatures. Every tree, every plant, every, animal has a perception log, so the possibilities for finding out about other things and whether they ‘feel’ and what they ‘feel’ and how they work are enormous.
But, and it is an enormous but, whether we are actually able to understand that log is another thing. Plants have a different sensing system from us – can we thus understand what they are experiencing? There were quite a number of observations where people did indeed feel themselves to be a ‘something’, so yes I think we can. We can both relive through the perceptions of another thing what it is like to be that thing. A healer can access the logs of our organs.
A description of the experience
LSD Doorway to the Numinous – Professor Stanislav Grof
Subjects in this state have the sense of tuning in to the consciousness of various organs or tissues of their body. They can witness the action of the pacemaker in the heart, the contractions of cardiac musculature, and the opening and closing of the heart valves.
In a similar way, it is possible to observe hepatic function and the resulting production and collection of gall, the digestive processes and reabsorption in the gastrointestinal tract, or for that matter, the function of any other organ.
In this state, consciousness often seems to regress all the way to the cellular level or even sub-cellular processes. On occasion, LSD subjects have stated that they experienced themselves as neurons in their own brains, white and red blood corpuscles, uterine epithelium, or germinal cells. The commonly reported experience of identification with the ovum and sperm at the time of conception belongs in this category