During the omniscient experience, all thoughts that are usually occurring in linear sequential fashion are totally integrated and are processed simultaneously, thus giving one a global perception of reality. Rather than traveling from one dot (thought) to the next, they are all connected or experienced simultaneously. The higher the level of consciousness, the more individual thoughts (memes) that are being processed simultaneously per unit of time.
The description which follows was primarily obtained through a process of introspection requiring many hours of meditation over a several-year period of time. This was begun shortly after the peak experience.
Until I read Abraham Maslow's description of P.E., I had no name to apply to my extraordinary experience. It was immediately very obvious to me that his description of P.E. was exactly what I had experienced, to the extent that I felt I knew what he was going to say before he stated it. I would add to his description and interpretation, hopefully giving a fresh perspective to the information that is already known.
It is my perception that during P.E. all bodily sensing devices (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, taste, etc.) seem to be considerably more sensitive than during an ordinary state of consciousness and would be capable of hyperresponsiveness; however, they are being effectively turned off. This is at least in part because of the intensely forced meditative state that one is in during P.E., which tunes out the conscious registration of incoming stimuli. In theory this opens up a greater number of electrochemical circuits and reduces noise in the system, resulting in a tremendously enhanced information processing ability. This therefore helps facilitate a state of supraconsciousness or hyperawareness. This process also contributes to the sensation of separation of mind from body, since the constant operation of all sensory apparatus during an ordinary consciousness state partially accounts for much of our body awareness.
At the same time, the body musculature is in a state of complete and total relaxation that also contributes toward the elimination of nerve impulses competing for electrochemical circuits, again reducing noise within the central nervous system. This also aids in the perception of the mind being separated from the body, since part of our body awareness is the result of muscle tension. Both the tuning out of body sensory devices and the complete relaxation of all musculature facilitate the supraconsciousness state, and the perception that the mind is separated from the body.
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