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September 2010 (3/10)
Dots and Strands in our Field of Vision: Vitreous Opacity
or Light of Consciousness?
is the latest issue of "Holistic Vision". I am Floco
Tausin, author, consciousness researcher, and initiator of this
spiritual project. The focus of "Holistic Vision" lies
on entoptic phenomena, mainly on so-called eye floaters (in ophthalmology known as vitreous floaters or by the French
term mouches volantes, see
pictures).We see these as easily floating dots
and strands in our field of vision. The close observation indicates
that there is a correspondence between altered states of consciousness
and specific appearances of floaters. Thus, the novel and provocative
main thesis of this project is: eye floaters are the first appearances
of a shining structure of consciousness within which we cover
a distance to our spiritual origin. We can see and experience
this way. As an object of concentration and meditation, these
dots and strands are therefore a significant key to our consciousness
1) Lead Story: “Entoptic phenomena
as universal trance phenomena”
2) Reader’s Hints, Experiences, and Pictures: e-mail
3) Nestor's Knowledge on Eye Floaters: dealing
with dots and strands
4) Quarterly Picture: “Enso”
by Kanjuro Shibata
5) About the Author’s Projects: 1)
publications by Floco Tausin; 2) “Mouches Volantes – Eye Floaters”
6 ) Last but not Least: reader’s
comments on the Holistic Vision Project
Entoptic phenomena as universal
many ages and cultures, entoptic phenomena were seen and interpreted by
spiritual women and men during altered states of consciousness.
This article presents facts and thoughts about the scientific study of
Palaeolithic and contemporary shaman art which is suggested to be inspired
by entoptic phenomena.
The Lead Story is not freely accessible.
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Reader’s Hints, Experiences,
E-mail from Chris
The following feedback
was sent by reader Chris.
“I think it important that I stop and try to tell what has been
on my mind for you for over a year, but I did not know how to get the
idea across to you.
I know you
have been making money on the idea that eye floaters are links to the
spirit. The fact is, any thing can be a link to the spirit if an individual
simply seeks the spirit.
are no more or less magical than anything. Close your eyes. What do
you see in the darkness? Is it not the same magic that you might see
if you focus on the 'open eyed' dust floating on your retina. Close
your eyes again. Do you not feel and see the same magic as you do with
your eyes open?
at your leisure, my dear friend.”
What I see
really - Eye Floaters (Mouches volantes) or "open eyed dust"? (source)
I agree. Anything can be a link to the spirit, if an individual seeks the spirit.
But the fact is also, this link came to me in form of eye floaters.
So why not write about that? I don't think my journey and research regarding
floaters is the only path to spiritual growth.
Funny you tell me to
close my eyes. When I close my eyes, I see colored luminous spots in
my dark visual field. While Western physiology may refer to them as
‘phosphenes’, I indeed think it's the same phenomenon as
floaters, seen under different (light) conditions. But as I said, if
you rather concentrate on a stone or a prayer or anything, it may have
similar or the same spiritual results.
agree with you on two issues: First, the floaters I am referring
to are not ‘open eyed dust’ on the retina in my opinion.
This is an unproven claim by some ophthalmologists. And second, writing
books doesn’t pay unless you’re a real crack or an imperturbable
Thank You, Chris,
for your report!
do you have personal experiences with eye floaters or other entoptic
phenomena? Or any suggestions what they could be? Send your hints, experiences
and/or pictures to me, I am very interested.
Knowledge on Eye Floaters
Dealing with dots and strands
and their meaning were interpreted differently depending on the time,
culture and personality of the observer. We learn a spiritually meaningful
perspective about floaters from Nestor, the seer, with whom I have studied
and whose teachings I recorded in the book „Mouches volantes
– Eye Floaters as Shining Structure of Consciousness“.
In this category, a particular statement from the book on floaters shall
be presented and explained.
»Those who see the dots and
strands should accept them as an expression of personal change
and not curse them as a cause of their misfortune. It’s
not enough to simply project one’s own fears onto the dots
and strands and to believe that the world would turn alright again
once they’re gone. If a person is afraid of the dots and
strands, he should simply look at them until his fears are dispelled;
those who want to know what they are should concentrate on them
for as long as is needed to know what they really are.«
Volantes – Eye Floaters. The Shining Structure of Consciousness,
p. 193. (source)
dots and strands in the visual field – what to do? The
above statement by Nestor is an answer to that question. We are familiar
with the usual reactions of people to floaters: most of them ignore or
accept their dots and strings without worrying too much. Some people,
however, are so disturbed by them that they seek medical advice or even
For those who
are worried about their dots and strands, Nestor offers an alternative,
based on his visionary experience. This proposal has two aspects: first,
we need to simply observe the fact that something has changed in our visual
field. This is about seeing floaters as an expression of a de facto change
without already judging this as good or bad. According to Nestor, it’s
not the eye floaters that cause fear, resentment, or even joy;
rather, these feelings are already present in us, while
floaters (among other things in life) are a projection screen for them.
This is the reason why no one sufferering from floaters would lead a life
free of fear if his or her floaters disappeared overnight.
this is the second aspect of Nestor’s proposal, working with our
dots and strings can dissolve negative feelings. This is achieved by extensive
and regular seeing and focusing on them. This exercise is said to lead
to the realization of what floaters “really are”. The claim
about liberation from fear and the gain in knowledge by looking at eye
floaters seems hard to comprehend. It makes sense if we, as Nestor
does, understand seeing as a kind of open eye meditation. “Seeing”
means a continuous perception which leaves no room for anxiety provoking
thoughts and judgments. Moreover, this inner silence is said to develop
intuitive insights on the object of meditation.
Mouches Volantes – Eye Floaters. The Shining Structure of Consciousness,
Bern 2009, (ISBN: 978-3033003378).
Spiritual art representing entoptic phenomena – “Enso”
by Kanjuro Shibata
category "Quarterly Picture" introduces realistic, artistic,
and/or spiritual/religious representations from different cultures
and times which could show entoptic phenomena, or be inspired by it.
Enso, the “circle”, is one of the most common
themes of Japanese calligraphy and is also widespread in
everyday Japan. Thick or thin circles, open or closed, accurate or
spiritedly distorted, empty or filled with symbols: in all its variations,
the Enso symbolizes spiritual awakening and the existence in the here
and now; it also stands for power, elegance, the universe and emptiness.
In Zen Buddhism, the Enso is a popular and sacred motif, and many
Zen artists use the individual Enso representation as a kind of signature
for their religious art.
Shibata: Enso. Calligraphy, ca. 2000.
cultures and religious traditions know the circle as a symbol of the
divine, the perfect, the absolute, the Japanese Enso is not only associated
with manifold interpretations as well as metaphysical and philosophical
ideas. It also reflects the state of consciousness of the artist. The way a person paints an Enso sheds light on his mental
state and spiritual progress. On the other hand, the painting
of the Enso is a spiritual practice in order to concentrate the mind
on the perfect.
ever-existing possibility that the circle symbolism is inspired by
the observation of floater dots, it’s precisely this equation
of circle and consciousness that relates the Japanese Enso
to eye floaters: in both cases, a person discloses himself
by the circles that he produces mentally or bodily; the appearance
of the circles or spheres reveals his state of mind. But while Japanese
calligraphers, by painting an Enso, objectify an individual and momentary
state of consciousness, the seers observe the permanent change in
their states of consciousness in their subjective visual circles,
a little Enso mood comes up when we not only observe floaters but
also try to adequately draw the observed. This constant alternation
of seeing and drawing is a challenge in itself and can have a meditative
effect beyond the fine art of calligraphy.
You will find this and other pictures in the gallery.
Do you have drawings of eye floaters or other entoptic phenomena (flying
corpuscles, afterimages etc.)? Do you know of realistic, artistic,
and religious representations of such appearances? Then send
me the picture or give me the tip; I would like to publish
it in the newsletter and/or in the gallery.
the Author’s Projects
by Floco Tausin
Volantes – Eye Floaters” as ebook
by Floco Tausin
find a complete list with all previous publications in German
and English (monographs, anthologies, magazines) at Website.
These articles are also available in the member
and fibers. Eye floaters as a source of inspiration for Carlos
The late anthropologist and cult writer Carlos Castaneda has substantially
contributed to the emergence of a Western New Age shamanism. His
books are, among other things, reports about various subjective
visual phenomena, perceived during extraordinary states of consciousness.
This article is an investigation of these significantly abstract
and geometrical phenomena, resembling entoptic phenomena like
eye floaters. It discusses the similarities of Castaneda’s
bubbles, cocoons, lines and fibers, on the one hand, and floaters
on the other, and asks about the possibility of Castaneda being
inspired by eye floaters.
- A Spiritual Voice. New Age Spirituality for the 21st century. new-age-spirituality.com (12.7.10)
- Soulful Living. soulfulliving.com (21.7.10)
- VividLife: vividlife.me (6.9.10)
Volantes – Eye Floaters“ as Ebook
immediate effect, the spiritual story “Mouches Volantes
– Eye Floaters” can be acquired as an ebook.
After several queries and the observation of the development of
ebooks, Leuchtstruktur Verlag decided to publish the ebook version
of “Mouches Volantes”. It can be downloaded in several
formats from our distributor Smashwords, or from our Eye-Floaters-Website (mobi, epub and pdf). Shortly, the book will be listed at the
major distributors like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo,
Amazon, Diesel etc.
but not Least
comments on the Holistic Vision Project
have had a tremendous amount of peace about my eye floaters
after spending the entire afternoon reading all the articles
on your site published in english. Thank you again and God
Further Holistic Vision