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Lilly, John - The barrier to another dimension



Type of Spiritual Experience


A barrier or boundary is an impenetrable ‘software’ or spiritual block that acts much like a firewall in computing.  There may be barriers and boundaries that are encountered as you go up and down levels and there may be boundaries you encounter as you go horizontally around the egg in a circular path at a level.

I have provided just a few of the commonly recognised barriers, but the list is not exhaustive.  The following example shows there can be others……………

A description of the experience

John C Lilly – The Center of the Cyclone

As I sit and contemplate the barrier, I suddenly realise that there are several ways to get into 'space two'.  One is to develop sufficient energy so that I can jump over the barrier.  This can be done by arousing emotion, by taking LSD, by any of innumerable other techniques for piling up energy in the whole system.  This technique enables me to enter 'space two' at a very high energy level.

Another method is to see suddenly that the barrier has holes in it that come and go.

If I move very fast, I can move through one of these 'tunnels'.  This tunnel effect is true of all barriers, including the quantum mechanical barriers for electrons or other particles.  In this method, I sit and contemplate the barrier until a tunnel appears through which I can go.  This requires less energy than jumping over the barrier.  However, it requires more energy than the first method of defining oneself in space two and then finding oneself there.

The source of the experience

Lilly, John

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