Seeing

£14.95

After years of lucid dreaming, the author spontaneously experiences a series of religious encounters with intense light which bring an awareness of the presence of God. He describes a number of these encounters in detail. The greater part of the book then presents an analysis of these experiences.

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After years of lucid dreaming, the author spontaneously experiences a series of religious encounters with intense light which bring an awareness of the presence of God. He describes a number of these encounters in detail. The greater part of the book then presents an analysis of these experiences. Perhaps the most unique part of the analysis, based on the author’s study of his hypnopompic lattice imagery, is the description of how the internal visual image is constructed and seen three-dimensionally. In fact, the visual image is shown to be identified with the part of oneself that sees the image. Every part of the visual field is a nonduality of seer and seen. Finally he analyzes the imagery of dreams (out of which the experiences of light arise), light (as visual image and as spiritual event), and the awareness of the presence of God. His religious experiences of light are shown not to be dreams, but to lie, in a sense, beyond dream imagery and dreaming.

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    ‘Seeing is a doubly unique contribution to contemporary consciousness studies. Added to Gillespie’s account of a spontaneous spiritual development through years of closely observed experiences of light in his lucid dreams, his meticulous descriptions of dream and waking imagery also offer invaluable and highly original data for future neurocognitive theory.’

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    ‘Seeing is the stunning result of decades of internal and external exploration, of ceaseless direct work with and reflection on lucid dreams and the pure light that shines as their backdrop. Gillespie explores the phenomenon of this light not just as it appeared to him but as it is reflected through the prisms of brain science, Christian mysticism, Indian Upaniṣads, and Tibetan Buddhism. It is destined to become a classic in the field of lucid dreaming in all of its mystical and scientific dimensions.’

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