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Re: [steiner] The Evidence of the Senses and Mental Pictures

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      Ohhhhhhh, You're gonna be happy!

      Carol
      --- jeff auen <pacbay@...> wrote:
      > I haven't read Barfield at all and will look into
      > it.thanks.
      >
      > jeff
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: D F
      > To: steiner@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2001 11:51 AM
      > Subject: Re: [steiner] The Evidence of the Senses
      > and Mental Pictures
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > > pacbay@... writes:
      > > << ...what if the senses are not receiving
      > > impressions accurately and thus
      > > observations are faulty from the start. This is,
      > of
      > > course, not the norm, but
      > > even in everyday life many factors can distort
      > our
      > > perception of objects and
      > > processes in the world. Fatigue, lack of proper
      > > nutrition, certain illnesses,
      > > lack of sleep, recreational drugs and alcohol,
      > and
      > > medicines, etc. all can
      > > impact the nervous system .... are the sense
      > > totally trustworthy and never
      > > deceived? Even in small ways, lack of
      > attentiveness
      > > to the external world
      > > with the senses can easily distort our
      > impressions.
      > > This is down often when a
      > > mistake a word or object that is moving and we
      > mix
      > > up the perception of it.
      > > If it dusk and we are driving and we see what
      > > clearly looks like a dog in the
      > > road, we instantly "see" a dog in our minds. As
      > we
      > > approach the animal it
      > > turns out to be bunched up rag dropped from a
      > truck.
      > > This has happened to
      > > many of us. The original perception is unclear
      > and
      > > something in us
      > > automatically creates a image and word : dog.
      > Was
      > > this thinking and concept
      > > making or something else? >>
      >
      > This is the exact same question which Owen
      > Barfield
      > leaves open at the end of his chapter on
      > figuration- I
      > think the second or third chapter in "Saving the
      > Appearences"...Have you read that. Even if you
      > have I
      > would suggest going back to read those first three
      > paragraphs because he does a brilliant job of
      > describing these questions. I'm reaching for the
      > book
      > as we speak.
      >
      >
      > Carol
      >
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