Modifying the “Law of Identity”

Of the three classic “laws of thought,” the first is the Law of Identity which asserts that anything and everything is the same as itself. This logical “law” underlies the presently popular non-statement: “It is what it is.” The generally unquestioned Law of Identity appears to have originated with Plato, as expressed in his argument that, for example, a color is not a sound. This logic was later affirmed by thinkers from Aquinas to Leibniz to Ayn Rand. Obviously, none of these people ever experienced synesthesia. 

Truth is neither so plain nor so simple. “A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” is a famous quotation, but untrue outside of the narrow minds and paradigm of such students of philosophy as Gertrude Stein, whose rose-is-a-rose quote drew upon Shakespeare’s: “…rose by any other name…” which conveys the associated thought that things are what they are regardless of what they may be called. How we can claim otherwise? 

Here’s how: First, everything perceivable is a symbolic representation—nothing perceived is exactly/fully “itself.” Every physical object, for example, is an extension and expression of a thought, a product of Consciousness, a creation of Source Energy. Second, every single thing has its origin in a master set of vibration principles; therefore, everything exists un-alone within a complex shifting matrix of countless interwoven correspondences. This means, in part, that the vibration pattern underlying the color blue also expresses as shape, sound, emotion, and etcetera. Third, everything that exists embodies the three dimensions of Time—every single thing is continuously changing; by the time something is, it is no longer precisely that which it just was. 

“If what you are saying is true,” skeptics ask us, “then why is your alleged reality of such ubiquitous correspondences not more obvious?” The primary answer to that is: context. Contextual conditioning affects perception. The secondary answer is: perceptual ability

The context surrounding a given percept, for example, is immensely complex and not always in sync or harmony with it. Mozart’s music played on live instruments in a concert hall is not the Mozart heard over a cheap radio on a noisy city street-corner or the Mozart heard in person long ago. The setting sun is never the same when seen from Duluth as it is from San Diego; any certainty that the two are the same sun is intellectual, not sensorial. In addition, as research psychologists discovered, the brain makes color and other logic-defying adjustments based on lighting and other environmental conditions. 

Perceptual ability is somewhat innate, but perception can be enhanced by training and experience. The average person might never detect a counterfeit Vermeer painting, but the trained eye of an Art Fraud Investigator will notice the difference almost immediately. A well–traveled person might appear psychic to others when they instantly identify a certain photograph of a sunset as one having been taken on the Pacific coast. A person trained to use our Noetitek™ system, which employs the Law of Correspondence and proprietary techniques, can discern a great deal more than you might expect about anything you might want to put under a multi-dimensional mental microscope. 

The majority of people are—as neuroscientists have discovered and reported publicly in recent years—cognitively inhibited, either neurologically “wired” or culturally conditioned to automatically filter perceptions that are considered extraneous: useless, unnecessary, distracting, or overwhelming. Not everyone can be an Einstein, van Gogh, or Mozart, but anyone can expand his or her perceptual abilities.


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