Negative Afterimage
and Other Visual Experiments

Stereoscope Vision
Instructions, Experiments and Process

Everything should be made as simple as possible,
but not simpler.

--Albert Einstein


  • Get a simple stereoscope and two sets of double identical stereogram pictures with the left and right angle views.

  • Place the double pictures in the stereoscope which will be separated by the stereoscope divider. The right angled picture view is seen by only the right eye. The left angled view is seen by only the left eye. The stereoscope lenses create a parallel focus.

  • Relax and let the eyes be the boss until the single 3-D image is observed.

(Using hypothetical Mr. Q Stereogram)

  • Be aware that the 2-D five vertical rows and the 3-D six vertical rows remain the same as with the stereogram parallel focus.

  • Carefully analyze the background and foreground.

  • Is the 3-D image a positive or negative afterimage?

  • Place a row of five red dots along the top portion of the left angle picture and on a level abit lower on the right angle picture place another row of white dots. When the 3-D picture is observed, become aware of the red and white dots, their depth and layered effects, and which eye presents which dots.

  • With the right angle picture on the right side and left angle picture on left side the sharks will be chasing Mr. Q.

  • Place two LEFT (or right) angle pictures in the stereoscope. Notice a 2-D image will always be observed NEVER producing a 3-D image.

  • Place a right angle picture on the left side and a left angle picture on the right side. Now Mr. Q. will be chasing the sharks - the background has become the foreground. Therefore, by reversing the visual field angles you are creating the same effects as cross-eyed vision.

  • Place two different picture scenes in the stereoscope to produce a double exposure effect.

  • Observe whether the double exposure observation is a positive or negative afterimage.

Be creative and make your own stereograms double pictures with eidetic messages.


A stereoscope viewer with the left and right angle picture views has the two lenses send each eye the signals for a parallel focus. When the left and right angled pictures are reversed, the eyes receive the signals equal to a cross-eyed focus. Clever isn't it!


When using the stereoscope right and left angled pictures on the appropriate sides, what occurs?
The right and left stereogram picures placed correctly in the stereoscope, the stereoscope lenses create a parallel focus to the eyes without the need to retrain the eye muscles.

Is the 3-D image a positive or negative afterimage?
A positive afterimage is observed because both eyes visual signals have gone full circle to exit the opposite eye striking the original external object/backdrop, therefore a positive afterimage is observed.

How does the ghostly six vertical row appear when doing the dot experiment on the two stereogram pictures?
Vertical row six appears because the stereoscope lenses send the parallel signals to the eyes at NONcorresponding points.

Why do two right or left angle pictures always create a 2-D image?
When two right or left angled pictures are used, there is no multi-layered sequence of the right and left angle visual/fovea signals that is required for 3-D depth perception.

Why does the reversed right and left angled pictures change the background and the foreground?
Reversed right and left angled pictures create a cross-eyed focus. The right and left visual field signals plus the quantity of visual field signals are altered opposite that for normal vision.

How do the eyes produce a double exposure observation?
A double exposure image is created by using two eyes (2 cameras) and two separate energy paths (the film). Then the two opposite angled visual field energy signals are married in a multi-layered sequence and produce the double exposure image.

Reversed stereogram right and left angles send the separate signals to each eye to produce the single 3-D mode. But, the visual axis never cross when using the stereoscope cross-eyed mode to produce a smaller image closer and inbetween the two identical pictures as occurs when using the physical cross-eyed mode. Why?
The visual axis crossing single image is smaller and closer. The stereoscope cross-eyed mode single image is the original size and distance as the original stereogram. The eye's functions can work in opposite directions by either the visual axis crossing or the original object backdrop mode.

According to Fritzhof Capra: "Self-organizing systems not only have the tendency to maintain themselves in their state of dynamic balance but also show the opposite, yet complementary, tendency to transcend themselves to reach out creatively beyond their boundaries and generate new structures and new forms of organization. ... Forces inherent in every living organism can work in two different directions. After a disturbance, the organism may return, more or less, to its previous state through various processos of self-maintenance. ...The organism may also undergo a process of self-transformation and self-transcendence, involving states of crises and transition and resulting in an entire new state of balance (Capra, Uncommon Wisdom, p. 203-4.)


What is of value in the observations of Rupert Sheldrake?
Sheldrake speculated, "The conventional scientific assumption is that they [images] are inside the brain. But this theory may be radically wrong. Our images may be outside us. Vision may involve a two-way process, an inward movement of light and an outward projection of mental images" (Sheldrake, Seven Experiments, p. 99). Sheldrake's speculation that vision may involve a two-way process parallels this new theory of vision.

What is important with the work of Dr. Jacob Liberman?
Dr. Jacob Liberman, a pioneer in the therapeutic use of light, states, "The human body is like a sieve; it is built to allow energy to flow through it (Liberman, Light, Pg. 177). He explains his technique of utilizing light to correct a patient's lazy eye condition. Knowing that the eyes are neurologically connected, he flashed a light source into the patient's good eye. This light followed the visual path through the brain, loosened the bad eye's blocked energy, which was released out of the poorer eye and then dissipated (Liberman, Light, P. xix). Liberman's work shows energy as a flow through system.

Why is the experiment by Dr. Dhavid Cooper valuable?
Cooper measured the light beamed into his wife's eye and again when light reflected back out of his wifes eye (Liberman, Light, PP. 176-177). Cooper's experiment shows that visual energy does indeed flow out the eye and that it can be measured.

Cooper states light is reflected back out of the eye, thus apparently not a flow through system. Which way is it?
Once again Frithof Capra's conclusion surfaces that "Forces inherent in every living organism can work in two different directions." Cooper's wife had one eye closed, therefore the energy was reflected back out the same eye. Liberman's patient had both eyes open creating a flow-through system.

What is the significance of Dr. Karl Pribram's theory: "just as in a hologram, ... every location potentially contains the essential information necessary to reconstruct the macroscopic structure. Pupil and lens then unfold this potentioal into a recognizable optical image that interfaces with the retinal process" (Pribram, Brain and Perception, Pg. 50)?
Pribram's theory parallels this new theory of vision in that the retina, lens, pupil, and cornea are the organisms that reverse refracts and uprights the upside down and backward micro signals into the macro images of the external world. The macro image is determined by the ratio of the external object plane to the image plane or backdrop used on energy's diverging path.

What is needed for sight to occur?
Physical sight requires the eye, the mind, and the brain. Without just one of these, there is nothing to see, not even blackness. When a blind from brom birth indivudual gains sight with the help of modern technology, his newly acquired vision is formless, which is how it exists before the mind molds it into light, color and form.

Where does the first sight sensation occur?
Vibrating electromagnetic energy's increased 100 Watt intensity and daily practice strengthen energy's synaptic crossings to create the mind's first sensation of visible light in the negative form at the eyelid backdrop's interference pattern. A controlled negative afterimage at the eyelid backdrop is the first sight sensation that occurs but remains invisible with normal vision.

What is the impressiveness of negative afterimage experiments?
Negative afterimage experiments impress the fact that the retina's function is to make the negative form of all incoming visual electromagnetic energy that is needed for the interference pattern to produce a hologram.

What creates the different depths in each eye's right and left plus fovea visual fields?
The different depths in the various visual field must be created neurologically. This will have to be studied and analyzed by the experts.

Is there a specific order of all the different visual field depths and fragments that when layered/combined in specific ways create the depths, background and foreground?
Perhaps a mathematical formula will surface that will pull this new direction and order in holography together. Many more experiments need to be done by the dot stereoscope method to determine the various depth layers within both eyes right and left visual fields. And the fovea's reversal of the vertical rows depth affects. Plus, more experiments with negative afterimages will show more ordered sequence of the visual cortex's visual fragments for other different geometric forms and colors.

Why is the maze of confusing criss-crossing visual signals necessary along the many visual pathways?
The complex criss-crossing maze is necessary along the dual holographic process of two eyes to get the signals where they need to go for the proper interference pattern needed to create the awesome hologram which we call sight.

Depth perception, creation of the background and foreground, and bringing together all the visual fragments require an ordered multi-layered sequence of both right and left angle views. This visual theory shows the visual paths remain separated never to join together the angles or fragments? How and where does this multi-layered sequence of visual signals occur?
Dogma is defined as "a belief taught or held as true." According to my experience, vision is NOT occurring in the brain. The right and left eye's angled views always remain separated within the visual field and fovea paths through the brain. Vision's incoming signals are then converted into negative electrical impulses. The eyes and brain select abstract qualities from the infinite reservoir of vibrating energy, separate the integral parts, and send the altered attributes along to make a full circle to exit the opposite eye's opposite visual field areas. The fragmented visual signals exit the eyes in a multi-layered sequence of alternating left and right hemisphere electrical visual impulses to the backdrop. An interference pattern occurs at the backdrop and creates the sensation of sight to the mind located in the individual's energy field. If the backdrop is the original external object a positive afterimage will be observed. If the backdrop used is the eyelid or distant wall, a negative afterimage will be seen.

Is there a second clue for the electrical impulse layering affect?
A second clue showing the electrical impulse layering affect goes back to the experiments to create negative afterimages. Using a footstool with a colorful mouse on it, the negative afterimage appears in phases with the outer white bead forming first the negative black bead, then the inner complementary blue-green (for reddish-orange), followed in sequence the ears, then eyes, then nose and mouth. Closing the eyes stops the incoming signals, therefore the impulses are greatly slowed and moved along by the cells own power allowing the multi-layered impulse sequence to be detected.

Furthermore, anatomic evidence shows no single area, no convergence zone in any brain part which summon together all the visual fragments which are scattered throughout the visual cortex of both ehmispheres. Therefore, vision is not occuring in the brain but at the point where all elecrical impulses become one.

What other evidence is there for the electrical impulse multi-layering sequence?
Another example that electrical impulses is vision's method for layering the visual signals goes back to the cross-eyed focus experiment using two identical external candles but one candle is red and the other candle is white. A single candle is observed with the image alternating back and forth between red and white - the alternating impulse signals from each eye.

How then do we see the stars millions of miles away if indeed vision occurs outside of us with the star backdrop millions of miles away?
Light, as we know it, is invisible amongst the stars. Photons, units of energy intensity, bounce chaotically through the void, never defining anything and never becoming light. When the photons strike a star, they rebound back on a new path to the individual on earth. This energy remains invisible until its journey through the eyes. It is unlikely that visual energy will travel millions of miles within a second to create the sensation of sight of the star.

Consider the cross-eyed focus experiment using two identical candles which becomes a single smaller candle at the point where the visual axis cross. Using a normal converged focus, there is a point out there in space that the visual axis of the two eyes converge and cross but not the same as cross-eyed focus. This visual axis crossing where the eye's outgoing negative energy traveling up to 395 feet per second interacts with the incoming photons from the stars and create the interference pattern which the mind then senses and only then the star becomes visible.

Is vision a holographic projection?
Visual energy is a holographic projection. Vision is the HOLOGRAM which produces the sight sensation detected by the mind located in an individual's energy field!

What is important about the Kirlian photographic techniques?
Kirlian photographic technique clearly shows energy emitted from the body. The body takes in light and radiates out light in the form of the body's aura. These biophoton particles emitted from the body range on the electromagnetic spectrum from ultraviolet to infrared. They also vary in intensity depending on the specific biochemical reaction. Changing the way a person uses the mind, according to Kirlian theory, increases, decreases, or alters the aura/energy field vibrations.

What is doing the seeing since the visual hologram occurs outside the eye-brain mechanisms?
Science does not know where the mind is located but proposes that it seems to be located in every cell. An individual's energy field or aura permeates every cell within the body as well as extends great distances outside the body.

UCLA's Professor Valarie Hunt confirms the existence of the human energy field and that the human energy field is holographic. She discovered it responds to stimuli before the brain does. Hunt states: "The mind's not in the brain. It's in that darn field" (Talbot, Holographic Universe, P. 192).

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What was Plato's theory for vision?
Plato theorized that energy exits the eyes and mingles with light waves emitted by the object to cause sight. Plato alone brought together in harmony the two opposing viewpoints as one whole working together. But Plato was unable to prove his theory because Dennis Gabor did not discover holography until 1947. With the holography knowledge, access to new directions for exploring the visual system became available. And new understanding of the human holographic visual system provides a stepping stone for science to study and analyze a different direction in holography in order to develop a new laser holographic microscope.

What then are the functions of the eye-brain mechanisms?
The true functions of the eye-brain mechanisms will become apparent on the next page: Eye-Brain Holographic Model

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