So all or most of us are very familiar with physical sight, the sight we derive from our physical eyeballs. I’d guess most of us are familiar with astral sight as well, the sight we derive from our third eye…
But I’ve been experiencing something lately that makes me wonder about a third sight beyond those two. I’ve read somewhere that sunyata can be used to see and it is in some ways “superior” to sight via ajna. But I’m unsure of what distinguishes the qualities and/or the experience of the two.
The phenomenon that makes me curious about what’s actually going on here is that I’ve noticed many times during meditation that I can visualize a layer that sort of overlaps with physical sight (or rather, superimposes itself on top of the perception of physical sight) making it easy to, for instance, imagine that my ritual dagger is engulfed in flame. But there seems to be a third layer that is entirely separate from these other two. One that, in fact, seems to pull much more awareness from the other two sights than the overlapping second sight does from the physical.
It’s easy for me to go through entire rituals visualizing tools glowing, sigils becoming portals, myself having scales or horns, chalices overflowing with blood, spirits meandering about the temple… But it feels much more difficult, if not impossible, to access this third layer and be able to operate in either of the other two simultaneously.
It’s not too difficult to see all three layers at once, but things like physical visual focus, depth perception, and balance seem to become subdued or distorted, making interacting with the physical environment impossible or at least impractical while maintaining this threefold vision.
I don’t know if what I’m experiencing is all three, sight through the physical, ajna, and sunyata, or if I’m simply using my ajna in ways that I wasn’t expecting were possible; dividing its processing power into two separate layers.
Anyone experience anything like this or have any insight?