Skin Vision (Part 3)
by Dr. Gary Berman
Let's begin to identify ordinary people who were able to correctly "feel" color and develop this faculty accurately. One in particular who developed this ability is blind -- Mary Wimberley. Allow me to convey the story as accurately as I can.
Mary called a group of skin vision researchers here in the U.S. because she was awed by the exploits of the famous Russian medium, Rose Kulasheva. During the call Mary wondered if she could develop the same faculty of sensing at a distance.
This is Mary's story. She was born with cataracts. However, in spite of this, she was still able to actually enjoy and see colors for her first few years. Later, she developed glaucoma, which led to a number of eye operations over a period of years. The extent of the illness finally ended with the surgical removal of one eye and the complete cutting of the optic nerve of the other eye. Perhaps because of her strong will and the support of a loving family, Mary earned an M.A. in Russian and learned four other languages. To further cap her already remarkable abilities and pursuits, she became a typist for the United Nations organization, taught Braille, and still wanted to do more. Now Mary wanted to be a candidate to learn and appreciate the power of her senses -- skin vision.
Her blindness was a very irresistible condition for the researchers since it eliminated any criticism about fraud and/or deception. With blindfolds, charlatans have been easily able to fake experiences by seeing below the blindfold boundaries. Try this for yourself. Wrap two or three layers of blindfold over the eyes and then look directly down. Your shoes will never look better… right?
It is obvious that everyone learns this in their own way, but the research group was up to the task and was able to improvise the following tests.
Mary began with 10 sheets of construction paper of identical feel and shape. Five pieces were white and five were black. To stimulate tactile sensations, Mary felt all 10 pieces for some time and reported that "all felt the same." There was as yet nothing to differentiate between blacks and whites. Next, 10 trials were completed during which Mary claimed she could not distinguish "color" differences. The best she could do was 4 correct out of the 10, which is still within the range of pure chance. After a short break, Mary redid the test for a correct score of 8 right calls out of the 10. Mary felt she made a few lucky guesses, but the magnitude of the correct score was now very encouraging.
Learning to work past "lucky guesses" took much longer. After 3 to 4 months Mary became 100% accurate in the calling of black and white sheets. Later, the individual colors of the spectrum were added, from red to violet, as well as different materials of varying textures. As part of this new learning, Mary was sporadic in her accuracy, with some days very poor, and some brilliant. All the while, Mary felt "she was guessing." Later games were developed to determine how accurately she could discriminate black letters printed on a gold background. Others of the experimenters tried to distinguish these letters blindfolded, but could not. Mary was excellent and could quickly even make words from isolated letters.
Now that Mary's "guessing" was accurate, a controlled experiment involving 1500 trials using from black to all spectrum colors to white sheets was run. Her "lucky guessing" accuracy was greatly beyond what she had assumed. In fact, it was less than 5 million to one that her accuracy involved just chance. Mary still could not understand how she was able to achieve this accuracy in spite of lengthy practice sessions.
To quell skeptics further, the sheets were put in plastic sleeves and Mary was placed in a completely darkened isolation booth. Now Mary had to separate the sheets into four separate piles according to color. She was just as accurate doing this with the booth's light on or off.
Next came sensing the color of the sheet by holding the hand above the sheet without touching it at all. At first the high accuracy greatly deteriorated, but with much practice, she again trained herself to perform this new task as accurately as the previous ones. Because she now no longer touched the colored sheet, all detractors' objections ended. Mary could really sense color at a distance and without touch.
Even two years later, Mary proved time and again she could sense and discriminate color at a distance but could not define for anyone how she did it -- she "just knew."
We at THE HEALING ZONE have seen similar events. My belief as a doctor and medical intuitive is that we all have Mary's abilities to some degree. Whatever the energies are that emanate from any object, the human sensory system must be tuned to accept it. By sensing physical body blocks, emotional restrictions, and releasing them through chiropractic, homeopathy, diet, water, energy therapy, etc., we have been able to teach many people to sense bioenergy very rapidly. This shows that it's necessary to remove unacceptable beliefs and limitations and expand our consciousness to greatly enhance the perception of our energy surroundings, no matter what the source.
Oh yes, Mary! Just as we said, the years of practice and raising of Mary's belief system has caused her to believe this is a useful skill -- to be able to detect colors at a distance. Despite many objections by conservative schools for the blind, Mary is attempting to teach her skills to children born blind. According to Mary, the why and how of sensing color is not important. Being able to sense color is important to enhance and create a new dimension of experience for these children.
Next time we will continue our investigations into the phenomenon of skin vision. For now, if you need help understanding what skin vision can mean to you, call us at THE HEALING ZONE at 972-404-8650.
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