Mathesis: That is interesting about a "magnetic-like field". The mind can be conceived either as a living field-like being or a more solid-state fixed object or system. The most logical relationship between the two is that of the solid "mind" being a mere receiver of the transmitted "information" field-mind; also the field-mind can be conceived as a source of power, a kind of "wireless charging" of the psycho-physical organism. The field-mind is clearly the higher mind or the "true self"; the ordinary mind is a kind of mixed or imperfect interface between the field-mind and the solid mind; we think perceive the movie on the screen as originating and really existing in the screen. It is truly amazing how all these ideas are found in great detail not only in Buddhism but in Plotinus.
The Zennist: On November 7th something strange happened; very strange. Over time and to the present as I type out this blog, you could say that my physical body senses, at times, a strong magnetic-like field (so far this is the only way to describe it). At first it was at the top of my head including my eyes. That, in itself, was very strange. I felt dizzy but I was not. I could walk a straight line, easily. Over time I could sense that my body was giving way to it. I was glad when it, eventually, passed into my legs. Then it seemed to pass into the earth. There is a field-current connection that my consciousness senses. In a way, I am between heaven and earth. Perhaps even more strange I can communicate with this magnetic-like field. But it seems way above me. Right now I sense it. But it is my old familiar mind (consciousness) that is doing the sensing.
Two close friends of mine that I see on a daily basis also sense this magnetic-like field and I am willing to bet a few of the people who follow this blog! It can come unexpectedly (so be careful). This magnetic-like field is just not confined to me except that I have gone through a very long tenure with the light of Mahayana which I have mentioned several times on this blog.
This field-Mind, if we can speculate a little, could very well expand to others. If this ever happened there is no way to resist it. One must go with it. The mind with which you are trying to resist it relies on it as its “source of power.” It’s a no win situation, in other words, if you resist it. It is, however, a win situation when you communicate with this field-Mind. You are, in a way, two places at once. You are the field-Mind and the dependent receiver-mind that can also act, but acts only within its own biological domain of information (subject and object consciousness).
Speculating a little further, for the ordinary person to sense this in a powerful way would be devastating. It affects your vision. Not that you lose your vision or lose focus it is just that you are both this field-Mind and your ordinary dependent receiver-mind which has not yet harmonized, fully. You have to accept that the field-Mind is now going to take over which means that you can communicate with it more and more. I am guessing that one is moving from the station of the dependent receiver-mind into a body or kaya of the field-Mind. As I experience this more and more I can see how Buddhism is very advanced, almost too advanced. Humans are dickering around with petty crap while what the actual Buddhist Dharma is, is something beyond human conception. (The more I blog about this the stronger it is getting. I have to stop.)