Tetrachromats

 

Average person can see one million colors, tetrachromats see 100 million.

The fourth dimension opens up for them. The existence becomes unimaginably more alive.

The disciples asked him; when is the Kingdom of God going to come?

“Jesus” replied;” It will never come waiting for it. It is not a question of here or there, because the Kingdom of Supreme Father is spread throughout the Earth, but people don’t see it.”

We have ears that do not hear, we have eyes that do not see.

(Tetra – Ancient Greek τέτταρες (téttares), τέσσαρες (téssares, “four”), Chromatic, a word ultimately derived from the Greek noun χρῶμα (khrṓma), which means “complexion” or “color”, and then from the Greek adjective χρωματικός -khrōmatikós; “colored”)

One of the enduring commonalities across most human societies is the belief that our eyes are a window into the immutable truth of the universe. Eyewitnesses are accorded special status in trials, despite repeated studies demonstrating how fallible such on-the-scene reports can be. The idea that sight conveys reality is enshrined in everything, from dusty myths and sacred texts to modern-day TV shows.

Keep in mind that the following is a material explanation.

Tetrachromacy is the condition of possessing four independent channels for conveying color information, or possessing four different types of cone cells in the eye. Organisms with tetrachromacy are called tetrachromats.

In tetrachromatic organisms, the sensory color space is four-dimensional, meaning that to match the sensory effect of arbitrarily chosen spectra of light within their visible spectrum requires mixtures of at least four different primary colors.

Tetrachromacy is demonstrated among several species of birdsfishamphibiansreptiles and insects. It was also the normal condition of most mammals in the past; a genetic change made the majority of species of this class eventually lose two of their four cones.

Opsins are a group of light-sensitive proteins found in photoreceptor cells of the retina. Five classical groups of opsins are involved in human vision, mediating the conversion of a photon of light into an electrochemical signal. So far dragonflies have been found to have the best vision of all known living species. With up to 33 different types of light- sensitive opsin proteins, dragonflies have far superior vision to humans. We create all colors by combining blue, green and red.

The usual explanation of tetrachromacy is that the organism’s retina contains four types of higher-intensity light receptors (called cone cells in vertebrates as opposed to rod cells which are lower intensity light receptors) with different absorption spectra. This means the animal may see wavelengths beyond those of a typical human being’s eyesight, and may be able to distinguish colors that to a human appear to be identical. Humans and closely related primates normally have three types of cone cells and are therefore trichromats (animals with three different cones).

The normal human retina’s color receptors are tuned to green, blue, and red. Working together, the three give us our colorful view of the world. When one or more of those color receptors is missing the result is color-blindness.

 

Science says; Men cannot be Tetrachromats, only women. As we will see, this is true from material point of view, but not spiritual.

 

Tetrachromacy is limited to women only, they say. This is because men have only one X-chromosome, while women have two. Because men only have one, if something goes wrong in the M or L-opsin copy in his genes, he could be considered colorblind as he cannot inactivate this chromosome like a woman. Women have two X-chromosomes so their bodies often deactivate one of them because they don’t need twice the amount of those proteins that men do, and it doesn’t matter whether they deactivate the maternal or the paternal one.

Only few % of women have the four opsins, and even fewer have the ability to put them to use.
Even though tetrachromats’ eyes may be able to interpret a wider range of the electromagnetic spectrum, most vision really happens in the brain. The eye picks up information (ie. light) and sends it back to the brain for processing. The actual processing system between tetrachromats and those with normal trichromatic vision is fundamentally the same, though there is evidence that focused training could allow for perception to be expanded.

If our eyes did not move – if they simply “drank in” the view before them – we would go blind. Our retinas can only process contrast, and soon become exhausted looking at the same thing for too long. They must vibrate constantly in order to bring still objects into view.

Human vision captures only two degrees of the world with any clarity, so we tend to miss things that happen outside our focus of attention – and the more we concentrate, the more extreme our “attention blindness” becomes. With all these electronic gadgets it is becoming a serious problem.

Our eyes stay several steps ahead of us, whatever we happen to be doing. When negotiating a turn in the road, for example, a driver’s eye will provide motor information to his or her arms almost a second before he or she makes any movement. By then, the eyes will already be looking elsewhere. Visually at least, we operate in the world not as it is, but as it existed half a second ago. This raises a not insignificant question: how does the eye know where to direct its gaze next?

Because light behaves differently in water and air, land-adapted human vision is lousy in water. Someone, however, forgot to tell the Moken – gypsies who play the Burmese archipelago and Thailand’s western coast. Moken children, who spend days diving for clams and sea cucumbers, can see twice as much fine detail underwater as European children. While the pupils of the latter expand underwater, in response to the dimness of the light, Moken pupils shrink to their smallest possible diameter, improving acuity underwater. Mokens also use the lenses of their eyes more, squishing them to the limit of human performance.

A rod cell is the commonest form of light-sensitive cell in the human eye. When it is exposed to light, it expands like a Slinky toy to twice its length. In the dark, it contracts again. Rods behave like muscle cells, and muscle fibers expand and contract in response to electrical stimulation. The retinal rod, too, is responding to an electrical signal – one that comes from a biochemical reaction to light.

Although our eyes can move smoothly when tracking a target, they more usually snap from position to position to capture a selection of “stills”. To avoid disorientation, our optic nerves fall silent while our eyes are moving between stills. This leaves us blind for about 10 per cent of our waking lives.

About a week into a baby’s development in the womb, a single eye socket appears in the middle of its forehead. Soon, it splits into two. The Cyclops – the one-eyed giant of mythology – has inspired many explanations, but the most likely is also the saddest. Very rarely, a developing child’s brain fails to divide into two, and the central eye socket doesn’t divide. This happens a handful of times each year.
Concetta Artico (tetrachromat): “Everyone has the potential to expand their ability to see colors the way I do, but our urban lifestyles and focus on technology is shutting it off.”

Lots of animals are tetrachromats, including birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and insects. For example, the humble goldfish has cone cells sensitive to red, green, blue and ultraviolet light.
Vision is complex, but the calculus of color is strangely simple: Each cone confers the ability to distinguish around a hundred shades, so the total number of combinations is at least a million. Take one cone away—go from being what scientists call a trichromat to a dichromat—and the number of possible combinations drops a factor of 100, to 10,000. Almost all other mammals, including dogs and New World monkeys, are dichromats.

The richness of the world we see is rivaled only by that of birds and some insects, which also perceive the ultraviolet part of the spectrum. Pigeons have five color receptors (and five types of cell receptors) and can process visual information up to 10 times faster than human beings. And certain types of spiders can see more than we do too, with four receptors.
“Women with four-photopigment genotypes are found to perceive significantly more (100 times) chromatic appearances in comparison with either male or female trichromat controls.”
Link-Color Test – Online Color Challenge | X-Rite

Only recently have we begun to grasp that vertebrates such as birds and fish possess more sophisticated color visual systems than we do. While we are trichromats, having photo-pigments with sensitivities at three peak wavelengths, birds have photo-pigments with sensitivities at four or five peak wavelengths, making them true tetrachromats, or perhaps even pentachromats. In some species, the visual spectrum extends into the ultraviolet range, once thought to be visible only to insects.

Google – Contemporary Tetrachromist Artist, Concetta Artico talks about “Metamorphosis”

So let us move on to spiritual explanation.

At higher rate of vibration eye vibrates at thousands time per second. It feels like a fast electrical motor. Our eyes are so sensitive, they can perceive one single photon.

Third eye (Pineal gland) also has cons and rods.

The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland in the exact geometric center of the brain and comes from the root word “pinea” which is Latin for “pinecone”.  Pinecone symbolism appears all over the ancient world from the Sumerian, Greek, and Roman traditions, to the Vatican’s “Court of the Pine Cone” and staff of the Pope. “Under the skin in the skull of a lizard lies a light-responsive “third eye” which is the evolutionary equivalent of the bone-encased, hormone-secreting pineal gland in the human brain.  The human pineal is denied access to light directly, but like the lizard’s “third eye,” it shows enhanced release of its hormone melatonin, during the night. The challenge is to understand the mechanisms which regulate the synthesis and release of melatonin.  The pineal gland is the ‘mind’s eye.’

What’s fascinating is that the interior of the pineal gland actually has retinal tissue composed of rods and cones (photoreceptors) inside its interior lining just like the eye, and is even wired into the visual cortex in the brain. “The photoreceptors of the retina strongly resemble the cells of the pineal gland.  It even has vitreous fluid in it like an eye does.  Findings suggest that the pineal gland was the evolutionary precursor to the modern eye.  While it turned out that the retinal rhythm is independent of the pineal gland, once the groups of scientists began working together they discovered surprising similarities between the two organs, including the presence of photoreceptors.”

Experimental Eye Research revealed that “Although the mammalian pineal gland is considered to be only indirectly photosensitive, the presence of proteins in the pineal gland which are normally involved in photo-transduction (light sensing) in the retina, raises the possibility that direct photic events may occur in the mammalian pineal gland.

The pineal gland is also thought to secrete a chemical known as DMT, which has the nickname of “The Spirit Molecule”.  DMT is believed to be released during dreaming, during spiritual and mystical experiences, during higher lovemaking, and during the time of death. This chemical compound, when ingested from external sources, has the most powerful hallucinogenic effects out of any other drug.  The molecule that is speculated to give us all spiritual experience just so happens to be housed in the pineal gland. Well, not quite; other parts of brain and the body can produce it also. Small wonder Ayahuasca use become so popular.

New Agers claim that fluoride calcifies Pineal gland. This is how they justify theirs not working. Hogwash! There are millions of people on this planet that do not intake fluoride, but their Third Eye is just as inactive. There are methods by which Pineal gland can be activated to perceive internally and enhance external vision, and other senses. Transcendental Rebirthing and Primordial Zikr certainly have the potential.

French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) emphasized the pineal gland in his writings, calling it the seat of the soul and “The part of the body in which the soul directly exercises its functions.” He contended that this was center at which the soul and body interacted, and where we receive our messages from the Divine.  Even “Jesus” says in Matthew 6-22: “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”, so the idea of there being a spiritual eye is not new idea.

Pineal gland houses small pieces of the world’s most magnetic element magnetite. The ancients understood the use and purpose of this organ. The ‘third eye’ was viewed as the window or ‘portal’ to the universe. The science of animal natural disaster prediction seems to be pointing to the pineal gland as playing a significant role in any animal’s ability to predict impending natural disasters. The most common theory of scientists being that the pineal gland is somehow picking up signals from some sort of unknown or unrecognized electromagnetic phenomenon occurring prior to the occurrence of natural disasters.

And although bigger in children (this is why children SEE things that are “not” there, also their soft spot on the crown of the head is still not closed), as we age, it reduces in size to that of a pea as it undergoes a gradual diminution process. The optimum size of the pineal gland, when fully engorged and activated, is that of a grape.

Do not fall for the materialistic explanation why you pineal gland is not functioning; fluoride, etc. (it is the level of consciousness we have, that causes us not to be able to perceive subtle things). Our body and existence is of the mental and energy nature, not of the physical nature.

Modern medical dissection has already discovered that the front section of the pineal gland is equipped with the complete structure of a human eye. Because it grows inside one’s skull, it is thus said to be a vestigial eye. Yet modern medicine has, after all, already recognized that there is an eye in the middle of the human brain.

Google – Images for pineal gland and third eye

The pineal gland (also called the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis or the “third eye”) Every human being’s Pineal Gland or The third eye can be activated to “spiritual” world frequencies and enables you to have the sense of all knowing, godlike euphoria and oneness all around you. A pineal gland, once tuned into to proper frequencies with help of meditation, Transcendental Rebirthing ,Primordial Zikr, yoga or various other esoteric practices, also enables a person to access other “dimensions”, popularly known as astral travel or astral projection or remote viewing.

Tautara lizard’s most curious body part is a “third eye” on the top of the head. The “eye” has a retina, lens, and nerve endings, yet it is not used for seeing. It is visible under young tuataras’ skin but becomes covered with scales and pigment in a few months, making it hard to see. The unique eye is sensitive to light and may help the tuatara judge the time of day or season.

Google – Images for Australian lizard has a third eye

The green iguana has a ‘third-eye’ called a parietal eye, in the middle of its forehead. This does not function in the same way as its two side eyes, but enables it to detect movement, especially from above, to help it avoid predators. Green iguanas are found across northern South America and through Central America as far as Mexico and the Caribbean.

Google- Australian Water Dragon – Physignathus lesueuri

 

Komodo dragons smell with their tongue….chameleons can communicate aggression, dominance, submission, receptivity and non-receptivity to other members of their species, just buy changing color.

In some lizard species, some of their cones are calibrated for seeing ultraviolet light.  “Science,” demonstrated that the parietal eye of some lizards is even able to see two different colors: green and blue. It’s possible that distinguishing between these colors allows the lizards to determine the time of day as the colors of daylight shift with the sun………

 

Like many other lizards, water dragons have a parietal eye, a light-sensitive “third eye” located in the top of the head. A parietal eye, also known as a parietal organ is a part of the epithalamus, present in some animal species. The eye may be photoreceptive and is usually associated with the pineal gland, regulating circadian rhythmicity and hormone production for thermoregulation. In some species, it protrudes through the skull. The parietal eye uses a different biochemical method of detecting light than rods or cones in a normal eye.

Every Australian frilled lizard has a spot on its head called the “third eye.”

So let me conclude; all of our 5 senses can be enhanced. Through meditation we need to hone the perception of the subtle; it is necessary to raise the level of our life-force (ki, chi, mana, prana,vril, ruach, atman, baraka, ether, nayatoneyah, ha, shakti etc.),and it is necessary to raise the level of our consciousness. Than one day the world just does not look the same any more, internally and externally.

We inherited all the evolution, all of the abilities, below us. We refer to them as Lesser Mysteries. Most of the abilities went dormant long time ago but can be activated by certain methods.

Then there are Greater Mysteries, those of the Super-conscious mind. To be able to access that, a unity of the subconscious and conscious mind is needed.