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Great stuff thx
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A nice presentation Lewis and very generous of you. Thank you.

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On Mar 6, 2020, LewisLeVal wrote: ... (natural knowing. Nobody tells the seed to become a tree, but it does. Nobody tells the sperm to swim to the egg, but we did. A natural, universal knowing that modern society denies existence of, yet wouldn't exist without.)


That is an unique opinion that I have not heard or read before. I want to research it. Any starting points?
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Hi Jed, thank you Smile I can't currently think of a starting point regarding my statement, but it all comes from extensive study and interest in all things outside of immediate understanding.

Firstly, quite literally, if it wasn't for the natural intelligence of nature itself, I wouldn't be writing this, and you wouldn't be reading it. The sperm naturally knows its only chance of survival is to get to that egg. Some would say it is attracted to the egg via temperature, but there are too many variables for this to be the only or main reason. Modern science seems to work off the basis of "give us one free miracle, and we will explain the rest". Regarding natural knowing, consciousness is of course present at birth, yet has no physical place in the human body. To this day, neuroscience still has no explanation for it or where it comes from (do we generate it like a machine or receive it like an antenna?) But unlike the five physical senses (and the many others; sense of balance, temperature, time passing, etc) consciousness requires no development, it's already there, fully loaded from the cradle to the grave (and possibly beyond?) I say beyond as it is easy to deny a belief in, but realistically it is impossible to prove or disprove. We don't honestly know, we simply choose stories and convince ourselves of them; another basic impulse to satisfy our need for easy answers that align with our subjective outlook.

Regarding the phenomenon of imagination, a neural network that's infinite in all directions, is again something that defies explanation but undeniably exists within all of us. If it wasn't for this immeasurable gateway to the universe beyond the physical, we would have no art, no language, no communication, no survival skills, no technology, no tools, no ideas... Nothing. It can be seen as an infinite, cosmic ocean in which we can fish with immediate access. It could be said that imagination is how we experience consciousness separately from the physical reality. Tethered to the physical self via the breath, as if we stopped breathing, the two would of course separate, but would the non-physical vanish? Or would we simply no longer have the physical tools to utilise it in a way that is observable or measurable? Does consciousness die with the body, or does it live on in the same way that my cell phone signal will continue to broadcast long after my phone itself dies? We just do not know, it is the greatest mystery of modern science.

We struggle to see past the data our physical senses give us, as we rely on that data almost entirely (consciously). It gives us a sense of baseline reality, but our eyes only see less than 1% of what's in front of us (EM spectrum). Our ears only hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. The human body is extremely limited in its ability to collect data from the world around us, but thanks to technology (thanks to imagination) we now have microscopes, and any reductionist scientist will tell you that if you look at your hand under a microscope and magnify it enough times, you'll see that 99.9999999% of your hand (and entire self, and entire universe) is empty space. The rest is energy. Quite literally, all we truly have, all we truly are, is consciousness and imagination. We are just fortunate enough to be structured in a unit that allows us to navigate the unfathomable. We are the mirror in which the universe can admire its own beauty.

With all of this in mind (the mind itself being a non-physical entity), in my opinion, natural knowing is inevitable.

Most people have little to no motivation to engage with anything outside of their immediate understanding of themselves and everything around them, as it would provoke more questions than answers. Our beliefs about everything form the foundations of who and what we think we are, they help us maintain the illusion of the ego, the sense of individuality and separation from everyone and everything else, and if we cannot provide ourselves with answers (no matter how true or false), then all we are left with is the abyss; the unimaginable yet potential realisation that we are simultaneously nothing and everything. We normalise miracles to help us forget how unfathomable they truly are.

Sorry to get all philosophical on you there! I will stop here because once I get started on this stuff I absolutely do not shush Smile I hope this provides some insight into where I got my natural knowing line from for the presentation Smile

Lewis x
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That is wonderful. I share a lot of the same conclusions, but you word them so much better than I could. You are such an interesting gentleman. I have purchased a few of your products and loved them. I love your esoteric-with-a-trick style. An esoteric theme with a guaranteed result. Not the wishy-washy British prop-less fishing nonsense or Jerome Finley pipe-dreams. I will being buying more of your products to get more of this style of mentalism.

You should do an AskMeAnything (AMA) style thing somewhere. You are obviously extremely well-versed in the intersection of science and the unknown (and no doubt, many more interesting subjects). I'm sure many of us would love to ask you more questions. It sets the mind racing about our own existence and the next killer presentation to pair with a Bobo switch!
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So much nice feedback to the voodoo needle. Thank you all and have a nice day. Greatings from austria. Smile
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I don’t know where or if this will ever see use for me, but I’m happy to be aware of it.
I have a feeling it’s going to fit somewhere somehow at some point though.
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It´s one of those little things ....
It isn´t a future classic, it is just a little effect for the moment.
I am proud to be a part of it.
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