Art as Eye Movement
by Kenneth Hemmerick with notes by Fred Herscovitch
Awareness of awareness is sometimes called witnessing. It is a sign of growing consciousness and usual y appears first in the dream state. At this time we are aware that we're dreaming.
In the field of consciousness We can have experiences of which we are aware that we are aware of having the experience. We can have experiences of which we are unaware that we are aware of having the experience. We can have experiences of which we are aware that we were unaware of having the experience. We can have experiences of which we are unaware that we are unaware of having the experience.
As the nervous system becomes free of stresses, impressions then become more and more toward "the drawing of a line in air." No impressions are left. In addition, the whole physiology becomes more refined, including the digestive system which begins to manufacture a whole set of chemicals unknown as yet to science. One of these chemicals is known as soma and information about the effects of soma on the human entity is described in the 9th and 10th Manadalas of the Rig Veda.
Some impressions in the brain are deep and akin to carving in stone. Others are closer to writing in sand, Others still can be described like the ripples of waves in water. And some impressions are closer to the movement of air through the atmosphere.
Look at an object in the room which you are presently in. Look at the object with respect to its colour, shape, texture and light which seem to bring it to life. Become familiar, very familiar with the object.
Now close your eyes. Did you notice, when your eyes closed, there remained an "after image" of the object you were looking at? Now look at the same image again and then close your eyes. Did you notice that the "after image" or impression of the object you experienced became more defined? Repeat this process of looking at your chosen object and "recalling" the image in the brain until the image is clear in the brain.
Think back! Did you notice when you were reviewing the perceived object with your "inner" or "mind's" eye, your mind's eye seemed to move following the contour or shape of the object you were perceiving, and your perception was not a static stare?
Look at the same object once again and close your eyes. This time, however, be aware of the inner eye's awareness or movement.