Excerpt About Noetic Form
Physical reality as it actually exists is the existence of noetic form. A door is a noetic form, a bird is a noetic form, and a human being is a noetic form, in the sense that they truly exist. These forms are not determined by what we call them or how we perceive them; they actually exist, independent of our beliefs. On the level of oneness, they do not exist separate from everything else, but are part of everything else. A noetic form can be differentiated because it has its own intrinsic pattern that is discriminatable, not because my own personal mind defines the difference between one form and another. I cannot change the differentiations; I can only recognize them. Definitions might change, in that we might call a hill a hill only if it is a certain size. Another culture might call what we call a hill, a mountain. Here we are talking about perception, not naming. So a noetic form has to do with an objective perception in the differentiated realm. This table has a glass of water and a notebook on it. Someone could look at the whole thing and call it a table, and someone else could say, “There’s a table, and there’s a notebook.” But they’re perceiving the same thing. The first person is seeing the notebook as part of the table, but they can see that this is black, and this is brown. This discrimination has to do with actual perception, not labels.