Observable, capable of being detected by one of the five senses or surrogate instrumentation (meters, gauges, accelerometers, microphones, detectors, etc.). See thought-ring of motion.

Lower Senses (observable)
Hearing Sound
Seeing Light
Smelling Odor

Higher Senses (non-observable)
Senses of Feeling
Sixth Sense
spiritual sight

Senses of the Seen and Unseen Worlds
Senses of the Seen and Unseen Worlds

Dimensional or Inter-Dimensional Beings
"There is much atmospheric celestial material that has never been revealed to man's senses. Attenuated elements extend to infinite reaches beyond hydrogen, including actual substances or compounds which have never been revealed to our senses. Beings fashioned of these substances could walk by our sides unseen and cast no shadow in the noonday sun." [Keely, The Operation of the Vibratory Circuit, The Connecting Link Between Mind and Matter - Keelys Progress - Part 2]

When Keely's discovery has been made known to scientists, a new field of research will be opened up in the realm of Philosophy, where all eternal, physical, and metaphysical truths are correlated; for Philosophy has been well defined by Willcox as the science of that human thought which contains all human knowledges. He who possesses the structure of philosophic wisdom built up of all knowledges - grand and sublime - has a mental abode wherein to dwell which other men have not. Dr. Macvicar says:- "The nearer we ascend to the fountain-head of being and of action, the more magical must everything inevitably become, for that fountain-head is pure volition. And pure volition, as a cause, is precisely what is meant by magic; for by magic is merely meant a mode of producing a phenomenon without mechanical appliances - that is, without that seeming continuity of resisting parts and that leverage which satisfy our muscular sense and our imagination, and bring the phenomenon into the category of what we call 'the natural' - that is, the sphere of the elastic, the gravitating, the sphere into which the vis inertiae is alone admitted." In Keely's philosophy, as in Dr. Macvicar's "Sketch of a Philosophy," the economy of creation is not regarded as a theory of development all in one direction, which is the popular supposition, but as a cycle in which, after development and as its fruit, the last term gives again the first. Herein is found the link by which the law of continuity is maintained throughout, and the cycle of things is made to be complete: - the link which is missing in the popular science of the day, with this very serious consequence, that, to keep the break out of sight, the entire doctrine of spirit and the spiritual world is ignored or denied altogether." [The Fountain Head of Force]

"We do not have five senses. Seeing is a sensation of feeling light waves through our eyes. Hearing is a sensation of feeling light waves through our ears. Tasting and smelling are sensations of feeling light waves reacting upon mouth and nostrils." [Walter Russell, The Secret of Light, page 43-44]

"The centering consciousness of man, the PERSON, transforms information received by the senses into knowledge to the extent of which he is capable of recognizing CAUSE in spirit, back of the EFFECT which his senses record." [Walter Russell, The Secret of Light, page 58]

"The Dawn of Mind-Consciousness is too recent for all men to THINK with their Mind. Man-in-the-mass still senses with his body. His desires are still dominated by his senses. His concepts are still sense-based. He hurts himself with his own acts and calls them evil. He conceives a personal God with vengeful human emotions. Evil was conceived in the senses of man. It has no existence in the Light of Mind." [Atomic Suicide, page 190]

"Seeing is electric sensing. The senses are motion. Motion can sense only motion. They cannot sense the stillness of eternal balance. They can but sense the motion of divided balance." [Atomic Suicide, page 192]

"The electric current of motion vibrates within his senses and his senses become electrically aware of it." [Atomic Suicide, page 192]

Once in a while, in long century periods, some vast new knowledge comes to the slowly unfolding race of man through cosmically-inspired geniuses, or men of super-vision who have an awareness of the reality which lies beyond this universe of illusion.

This new knowledge is of such a revolutionary nature in its time of coming that whole systems of thought, even unto entire cosmogonies, are rendered obsolete.

When each cosmic messenger gives such new inspired knowledge to the world, the whole human race rises one step higher on that long ladder of unfolding which reaches from the jungle of man's beginnings unto the high heavens of ultimate complete Cosmic Consciousness and awareness of unity with God.

Thus it is that man has ever been transformed by the "renewing of his mind" with new knowledge given to him since his early beginnings, through the Mahabharata and Bhagavad-Gita of the early Brahmic days, through such ancient mystics as Laotze, Confucius, Zoroaster, Buddha, Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Epictetus, Euclid, Mohammed, Moses, Isaiah, and Jesus, whose cosmic knowledge utterly transformed the practice of human relations of their day.

Then dawned a new day of the gathering of so-called "empirical knowledge," which is gained through the senses by research and observation of effects of matter-in-motion rather than through the Consciousness of inspired Mind in meditation, which is the way that mystics and geniuses acquire their knowledge.

Since the days of Galileo this undependable method of gaining knowledge through the senses has served to multiply man's reasoning powers by teaching him HOW to do marvelous things with electricity and the elements of matter, but not one great savant of science can tell the WHY - or the CAUSE - of his familiar effects.

If asked what electricity, light, magnetism, matter or energy is, he frankly answers: "I do not know".

If science actually does not know the WHY - or WHAT - or CAUSE - of these essentials, it necessarily follows that it is, admittedly, without knowledge.

It is merely informed - but information gathered through the senses is not knowledge. The senses sense only EFFECTS. Knowledge is confined to the CAUSE of EFFECTS.

The senses are limited to but a small range of perception of the EFFECTS which they sense, and even that small range is saturated with the deceptions and distortions created by the illusion of motion.

It is impossible for the senses to penetrate any EFFECT to ascertain its CAUSE for the cause of illusion is not within effect. For this reason the entire mass of so-called empirical knowledge which science has gained by reasoning through the senses is invalid." [Walter Russell, The Universal One]

Scientific observers have been deceived by their senses into thinking that opposites attract each other because of seeing the north pole of one magnet "pull" toward the south pole of another magnet. [A New Concept of the Universe, page 18]

""Clayed images of My imagining who know not Me in them are but dwellers of earth's dark. To sensed man the doors of My Kingdom are self-barred by darkness until the Light of Me in him is known by him as Me." [Russell, Atomic Suicide, page 239]

"...the things of the senses, will rejoice to find, at every step of the way in which music handles numbers, expressions of deep mysteries which are not discerned but by the spiritual sight." [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 21]

In getting the length of a string, in inches or otherwise, to produce the scale of music, any number may be fixed on for the unit; or for the vibrations of the root note any number may be fixed on for the unit; but in the fractions which show the proportions of the notes of the scale, there is no coming and going here; this belongs to the invariables; there is just one way of it. Whatever is not sense here is nonsense. It is here we are to look for the truth. The numbers which express the quantities and the numbers which express the motions are always related as being of the same kind. The fractions bring their characters with them, and we know by this where they come from. 1/4 of a string gives a note 2 octaves above the whole string, no matter what may be its length; 2 has exactly the same character as 1; 2/4 gives the note which is 1 octave above the whole string; but in the case of 3/4 here is a new ingredient, 3; 3/4 of a string gives a note which is a fifth below the [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 75]

In respect of harmony, the natural scale of five notes is like the scale of man's five senses; as the other notes can be compounded so as to form the octave of harmony, so sensation is joined by reflection, and new elements of knowledge come into existence in the process of reasoning. But the knowledge we have in our logical deductions is knowledge on different terms from sensation, which is intuitive; though if the logical process be rightly done, it is knowledge as certainly as the compound chords of the octave scale are harmony, quite as much, and a little more, perhaps, though on more complex terms, as that of the five notes of the natural scale. [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 86]

I enter upon the subject with the deepest sense of my own inability to do justice in any measure to the grandeur of the topic; but I trust that my remarks may prove suggestive to others of far higher truths. They are the result of the leisure hours of nearly fifty years, during which the conviction has ever deepened, that "philosophy of the natural kind does but push man's ignorance farther back," and that, in the concluding words of Sir John Lubbock's inaugural address to the British Association at York in 1881, "the great lesson which Science teaches is, how little we yet know, and how much we have still to learn." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Introduction2 - Harmonies, page 10]

"Religion and science are the two handmaidens of God between whom can be no real variance, because they are both divine, both complete, both do the work of their Lord. If they seem at variance, it is only because the dull sense of men cannot understand the beautiful variety, yet the heavenly harmony of their manifestations."—Rev. J. W. Reynolds, M.A. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Diagram XIII - The Twelve Keynotes with Their Trinities, page 38a]

schools on the hill of Sion—'out of Sion hath God appeared in perfect beauty.' So long as this principle was recognised in musical academies, there were composers of the highest class; devoid of it, the highest order of compositions disappeared." "Power over music does not depend solely on the mere agreement of 'how to do it.' The student in song will never learn the perfection of beauty except from the preparation of the heart. To make a real musician, there must be a sense of the ever-presence of the Creator of all beauty. The boy-musician must begin his day with prayer, and end it with praise. This made Handel, Bach, Haydn, and Mozart. Music is neither dram nor sweetmeat, neither sensual nor intellectual. It is made so now; but in this order of music there is neither joy nor love, thankfulness nor reverence." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Fragments from Dr. Gauntlett's Last Note-book, page 51]

Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"I was shown the following vivid vision.
First of all, I saw a new-born babe as 'light', a life-form of 'Creative Power'.
As the baby grew into childhood, then manhood, I saw the pure LIGHT of the 'Creative Power' gradually dimmed and then obscured altogether in him, by a dense wrapping of chains and thongs.
I questioned the meaning of the vision and there came to my mind a clear understanding which may be expressed in the following words:
'From birth to death - people believe and insist that their five senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste, correctly predicate the 'reality' of themselves and the universe around them.
Therefore, because they draw their mind power direct from Divine 'Creative Power', it is done to them according to their beliefs. [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 1, page 17]

"I - We - say to men and women everywhere - true Purity is only attained when you can be surrounded with every form of temptation and yet remain untouched by desire, unmoved by earthly feelings, untainted by earthly lusts, free of craving and longing for possession.
Purity in its every form transcends all earthly physical hungers. Purity is the ability to see temptation for what it is - grossness of thought and feeling which traps the senses of men and women into doing unclean things. A truly pure person desires only the clean and honest environment suited to their innate longing for spiritual love and beauty of self expression in every facet of their lives. That is true Purity.
However, true purity cannot be achieved unless there have first been the long years of temptation. It is a necessary part of your spiritual development; unless you have been sorely tempted at times, and have eventually come to understand that there is a higher road to walk, a road of self-denial, and of sincere concern and caring for a good woman, you will never attain a state of true purity.
You will be enslaved by desire and will be in a constant turmoil of inner conflict." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 4, page 15]

Dale Pond
"We may know the vibratory and oscillatory composition of the universe by its numbers or rates of vibration acting upon and through our physical senses or instruments. Our five senses function like narrow band-pass filters allowing narrow ranges of vibration to be perceived. Therefore our sensorial awareness of our surroundings is a mosaic-like construct of the five narrow ranges of vibratory phenomena perceived through these five senses then interpreted in the mind or consciousness. It is a given we are NOT aware of the vast ranges of vibratory phenomena OUTSIDE of those five narrow bands unless through instrumentation of diverse kinds. Figure 1.8 lists some of the frequencies and their modes we interpret as sensual manifestations. We can however know the sense-unknowable through our mind, awareness, consciousness and intellect.

Electromagnetic Scale in Octaves
(numbers and placement of octaves is general)

See Also

Chart of Locked Potentials
Etheric Elements
Etheric Vibratory Scale
Figure 7B.10 - Russells Periodic Chart of the first four octaves of proto-matter
Figure 9.16 - Russells 1-4 Octaves of Matter as Integrated Light - The Universal Constant
Figure 9.17 - Russells Ten Octaves of Matter as Integrated Light - The Universal Constant
Part 12 - Russells Locked Potentials
Scale of the Forces in Octaves
Scale of Locked Potentials

"Man perceives vibrations and oscillations through his senses. These senses act like narrow band-pass filters. Each filter is sensitive to a narrow range of frequencies. Touch is the lowest from 1-32 vibrations per second while hearing is from the 5th through the 13th octave, generally speaking. Visible light occupies only a single octave of vibration from the many octaves. Seeing can not encompass all there is. Hearing on the other hand encompasses a much wider range of vibration and their attendent phenomena or manifestations. The unseen, non-observable, unperceived or occulted universe is a far greater place than simple human senses can be aware. Some are inordinately sensitive to a broader range of frequencies and we call this ability the "sixth sense" or psychic ability in its varied forms. Psychic perception, in general, then is little more than a wider band-pass filter. There is another form of psychic perception or intuition which we will cover in Part 18 - Mind as an Engineerable Force." [Dale Pond]

"Hence we find, as the churches are named, they are as the forces that are known as the senses, that must be spiritualized by the will of the individual made one in the very activities in a material world." Cayce (281-16) [See Endocrine System]



Quimby The Complete Writings, volume I

"I have spoken of the senses as something that can exist independent of our natural body. This is new to the world or it has never been admitted, for all the senses are attached to and a part of the body, and the idea of their being separated is something which has not dawned upon the intelligence of the world. It may be a belief among some persons but it is not admitted among the scientific. To have a knowledge of this science is to know when an impression is produced on the senses. The senses contain no knowledge of themselves. When a sensation is produced on them, if the soul or identity is aware of it and knows its true meaning, it does not produce the same sensation as though the soul was ignorant of the true meaning. It is very hard for me to define what I want to communicate to you, for there are so many meanings to the same words and they all mean the same thing and contradict each other, that I do not know how to explain what I mean by the senses. I will try to classify them.

"In the first place, I believe matter to be nothing but an idea belonging to the senses, but the natural man does not recognize this idea. I believe mind is matter used by that power that controls the senses for a medium, and used to form any idea that is desired to bring about a truth or specific fact. The senses do not embrace of themselves any idea of good or bad, but are simply the act of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling. All these are independent of knowledge, for the beast and child contain them. Mesmerism proves the life of all of them independent of the body, so I set them down as senses, not matter, or mind, but life or the medium of the soul. The soul or wisdom of the senses is what has never been acknowledged to have an identity but is embraced in the word senses. Here you see I have identified two powers or something independent of matter and independent of each other.

"Now the senses are life and are sensitive to impressions, not through flesh and blood but through the medium called senses. This fills all space and contains all sight, smell, etc., all these are light and light contains all the elements of the senses. The senses may be compared to particles of light. Now suppose God to be the fountain of senses or light; this light contains particles and each particle contains an identity, and the particles are made up of these senses governed by a higher power. Now the strength of the light or senses is the expansion of its light or senses and the diminishing of its senses is the contracting of its light till it can be embraced in a bushel. [See Celestial Radiation]

"Jesus says a wise man will put his light on a bushel instead of under it. Now as each person is a particle of this great light or senses, and the knowledge of it the soul, it knows that its life is not in the contracting of its senses but in the expansion of its life or senses. Therefore the life of the body or ideas is the knowledge of its senses, and the senses are called the eye of truth. So if the eye or truth be single, the whole body is full of light or truth, but if the senses are darkened or contracted or evil, the whole body is full of darkness. Now as the senses like light expand, the error or darkness is annihilated. And the knowledge of the senses is not confined to the idea of matter, like itself in the bushel, but sees itself outside of the idea or bushel and sees into this darkness or world of superstition. So that life or light is in darkness but the darkness comprehendeth it not, and as man is evil or ignorant, he chooses darkness rather than light. For the light would condemn him and destroy his life or ignorance. This truth composes all the life that will exist as a science but the wisdom of darkness reasons in its own element. Its light is its ignorance; its knowledge is matter; its soul is its knowledge and its knowledge is its life and its life is in itself and itself is matter and matter or life is like water so condensed to take the form of solid or ice.

"Science dissolves the solid or ice and decomposes it. Each globule takes its own identity and looks at the solid, as the senses look at the body as an idea of mind so that there is no science or truth or soul; then the whole body or identity is full of darkness. Now take the natural body and compare it to ice and its warmth or cold, its knowledge. You see just how far its eyes or senses can go. It sees its body but it is not acquainted with its destroyer, the sun or science. But as the sun throws its rays on its cold, icy form, a chemical change takes place and decomposition commences. The particles or identity of which it was bound by error is dissolved. It rises and each globule assumes an identity, not that it is ice but that it has broken away from the prison and is now free to assume any form it pleases. This is an illustration of the science man. Man is made up of ideas like globules of water, the cold or ignorant state of the world like north winds has condensed his ideas into a form or body containing all the ideas of disease and all other bad effects.

"In this state, like the ice, he sees no light of the science and like the particles of water, reasons as though he was the very identity and wisdom of the world and when this body shall be dissolved, it ends its identity. The ice reasons just so, if it reasons at all, but science reasons in this way. Although you dissolve this ice or body you only set the particles free from the error that binds them together and they have a house or identity, not made by the hand of error but eternal, in the science. [Quimby, May 1860]

to be acted upon

Senses, An Explanation

from The Explanation - Questions in Healing

"There is a mistaken notion about the senses. The senses are just what a person knows and the difference between man and beast is in their senses, for man's senses is his wisdom.

"The beast has five senses and a great many human beings have not half so many. Because a human being is deprived of sight, hearing, taste, smelling, does that make him of less value than the brute, who has all the above? The truth is, what a man knows is his senses, not what he smells; his senses are in everything that contains his wisdom. Show an orange to a child; the child's wisdom embraces sight, not smell nor taste nor anything else. Give the child wisdom of what the orange is and put him in full possession of all the knowledge. Then the child is wiser than he was before. So his senses grow with his wisdom and this makes man different from the brute, and the difference is in his senses or wisdom. If a man is as ignorant as the brute, he is worse than one, for he has neglected to fulfill his obligations to himself and God." [Quimby, The Complete Writings, Volume I]

Mary Baker Eddy
"The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter." [(SH 302:19)]

See Also

electric sensing
Etheric Elements
Jnanandriyas organs of sense
Senses are Motion
Senses of Feeling
Sixth Sense
super sensible
Tanmatras objects of sense
thought-ring of motion
Urim and Thummin

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