“The doors of perception are in fact the sensory portals though which we experience the world. In human beings, as in most animals, informational environment inputs are processed through the sensory modalities all of us are familiar with” sights, sound, taste, smell, and feelings__which is similar to touche but different from emotion, i.e., how a place feels to you when you encounter it. (This is, in fact, a primary, and sixth, sense that all human beings possess___we could not survive without it.) We possess the capacity to perceive the world around us through the use of sensory capacities that have been developed over long evolutionary time. And the sensory capacities are deeply interwoven with the complexity that we know of as the world. They are a primary point of interface between me and not me. For the ecological sophistication that we call earth to exist, those interfaces must,of necessity be extremely sophisticated as well.” From the book Plant Intelligence And The Imaginal Realm by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
Perception is a big part of the creative process. All creatives use perception. I know what it its as a writer/poet and artist; I would be lost without it.
I love Stephen Harrod Buhner’s books. They touch something deep within me.