The Seventh Sense

PluribusOne™ is pleased to present its latest discovery: an overlooked seventh sense. The implications for metaphysics and psychology, including specialized fields of study such as psychoneuroimmunology, are enormous. 

Everyone is familiar with five senses, the five physiological pathways for ordinary perception in space-time: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. And a growing number of people recognize that they have a “sixth sense,” a perception-pathway in the brain that eclipses and includes the familiar five—a primal omnisense, to coin a term. Telepathy, clairvoyance, and other “psychic abilities” and their subsets are commonly and rightly attributed to this sixth sense. Clairvoyance, for example, is an unlimited power of sight that does not involve inputs through the physical eyes. Clairaudience is a kind of hearing that does not require the anatomical structure of the ears. 

The seventh sense is another pathway for perception, and it operates throughout the human organism. Some scientists have thought of the “sense of balance” or the “sense of self” as being a seventh sense, but those so-called “senses” are not pathways of perception any more than a “fashion sense,” “sense of well-being,” “sense of timing,” “common sense,” or a “moral sense” are pathways of perception although such “senses” are, of course, associated with the human organism’s sensory path-workings. 

The seventh sense is the sense of “experiencing.” Experiencing is a sense, not just a feeling or collection of feelings. Feelings, or sensations, are enabled by senses and arise out of sensorial processing, but feelings are not senses. When someone says “I have a sense of this,” what they mean is that they are inclined to regard it in a certain way, or have intuited something about it. The seventh sense, by comparison, eclipses the other six senses, which are specialized systems that supply it with multi-sensory information toward assembling the content of human Consciousness. To say this another way: It is through the operation of the sense of experiencing that we continuously gather and organize the percepts of reality captured by the other senses and imbue the complete experience with meaning. 

Experiencing is dynamic and fluidic; experiencing is “active knowing,” knowing at a level inclusive of and yet beyond ESP and intuition. It is living knowledge, as compared to knowledge stored in and retrieved from memory. Experiencing is “now”—not envisioned, not imagined, not anticipated, not calculated, and not recollected. Experiencing is the overall sense of our moment-to-moment involvement in reality as perceived—and shaped, in accordance with intent—by our numinous/spirit-self/meta-human presence within the event-filled phenomenal construct of Omniverse. 

It is through experiencing and through our meta-human responses to experiencing that we express biophysical adaptations and evolve “on the fly.” But experiencing is not “becoming,” per se, not a “developmental process,” not a process of transcendence or otherwise future orientated; to the contrary, it is the direct and continuous arrival of perceptual inputs at the level of the numinous/larger self.

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