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Visualization and Recall
Bill Maier
April 1, 2000

Recently I've been going back over the basics of auditing technology
and questioning everything. An interesting idea occurred to me while
reading the mock-up processing in the Pilot's Self Clearing book. I
decided I could learn more about my own mind by doing experiments
with visualization. In particular I wanted to get some of idea of
the differences between created images (visualizations) versus
recalled images.

First, I tried to visualize a chess board with complete with pieces.
I noticed the following:
* The board is very fleeting and insubstantial, unlike a real chess
* I get only brief glimpses of the board.
* It vanishes quickly and then must be recreated.
* I do not see it in full detail, as I would a real chess board.
* I don't actually see the full board and all the pieces at once, I
	see only portions of the image.

Now try the same thing but with a recalled memory. For this I chose
a pleasure moment from many years ago in this lifetime.
* The image is fleeting and insubstantial.
* I view the scene sometimes with an exterior viewpoint, sometimes
	interior (i.e. interior or exterior from the normal body
	viewpoint I had at that time).
* I get some images which seem to be more solid than the others.
	They are still brief, but they seem to have a more solid
* I get some images which, while based in reality, are clearly not
	real replicas of what actually occurred.

In both the visualized and recalled cases, the images were chaotic
and hard to control. I was only able to hold an image for an instant
before it disappeared.

In the recalled picture, much of what I knew to be true was simply
known, and not observed to be true in the picture.

I then tried to visualize a simple ball, quite small:
* The image changed rapidly as I tried to hold it steady. It was
	impossible to just create the ball and have it stay there
	without changing.

I then decided to try to recall a past life picture. I chose an
incident where I was a small boy in ancient Rome, playing in a
courtyard. This seemed to be a happy time for me.
* The images are fleeting, just as before.
* I have an image of the marble floor where I was playing.

The transitory nature of the images is similar in all these
experiments. The images seem to be static, with no motion to them.
This may be because they are themselves so temporary that there is
no time to see motion in them.

In many creative processes, the assumption is made that the PC's
mock-ups persist after he creates them. This is a false assumption,
for my case at least.

I would suggest you try these experiments yourself. You may not get
the same results as I did. You may learn something.

These experiments suggest a process that could be run. Do the
following commands as a bracket (i.e. A, B, C, D, A, B, etc.):
  A. Visualize an image
  B. Notice something about it
  C. Recall an image
  D. Notice something about it
I ran this process and achieved a nice win.

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