I was thinking in mind functions and capabilities a lot, since I watched Inception. I had an interesting thought, What if “read minds” is almost correct, even if the thoughts are not letters to be “read”?
Well, now, I think in different “levels” where thoughts are projected, right now, I can count 4:
The first one it’s named (by me, of course) Plain Thoughts. In this one are reflected the normal-speed thoughts, the ones that “sound” at the same velocity that ourselves speaking. This velocity made me think that this is also the “Result Thoughts”,; where are reflected the finished thoughts of other lines, or levels. When I say “finished thoughts” I mean the thoughts that were processed and qualified as Logical; depending of the situation…
The second line is where we make productive actions, I mean, making stuff, being creative it’s not indispensable, but it’s necessary to leave clear: we are all creative, the difference is that we are not creative in the same areas; as the Einstein phrase: “We are all ignorant, we just don’t ignore the same things”. So, the second line is the imagination, basically, where we create; it is, or at least I believe it’s 1.5 times faster than first line, but sometimes it’s stopping, going backwards and staring over, when we rectify and modify our creation; that happens when the third line works on this line.
Actually, the third line is working every time, this one processes everything that enters in our minds; words, pictures, anything from the 5 senses. But having a processor side, sometimes we can experiment (feel), it has its creator side, that is way much faster, almost three times the velocity of the second line, that means, 4.5 times the normal speech velocity! (just making up the number so you understand a bit the relation between the lines).
As I said before, sometimes this line works on other line, the Imagination Line; that’s because the Imagination Line just create stuff, it doesn’t stop generating thoughts. Even playing shooters (video games), you are thinking in where the enemy will be, where should you hide, and how can you reach them; you are “creating thoughts”, creative ones that could get you out of the enemy base. At the other side (actually, level…) the third line process, and, as you may think, not all the thoughts created by the second line reach the first, “the projector”. Because it doesn’t “move” at the same speed, but in a very slower one, these are processed by the third, it sees if the creation makes sense, it’s logical, at least if you are capable to do it, if not, it rejects the creation.
Sometimes, we actually “hear” in our heads the second or even the third lines; that’s when you are really concentrated in the action. Sometimes we forget what we are about to say; that’s not because bad memory; it’s not possible (at least without some disease) to forget sometime said seconds ago, I know; it wasn’t said, but you heard it in your head; so that is when you though of something interesting to say, (or sometime important, it doesn’t matter) but you use the third line, actually, the third line uses you, your memory, your logic, to associate what was said, a key phrase, with another thing, you hear the whisper of that line of thought, but it wasn’t projected by the first, so the thought goes really fast until you can’t reach it, it was lost in ours really deep minds, from where it won’t get out until the third line gets another key phrase, or word, associated to that thought.
And, finally, the fourth line, the Dreams Line; works when we are half sleep, and sleep, of course. It creates and projects at a really fast velocity (see Inception for more information, and subdivisions). It doesn’t processes the thoughts, because that’s not the function it performs. To be honest I’m not really sure it is a creator or a projector, because, maybe it just create Dreams based on existent thoughts, or it just project our thoughts, not just fast, but with inconsistent and illogical additions, that make me think this:
It just projects the current thoughts, and create new one, without a processor that correct them (third line is resting :p), the initial thoughts are added to the illogical ones and create a picture-full world, that sometimes we remember; based on Inception: never the beginning, just in half way, and if the time passes, eventually you will lost the dream from your memories.
I drew a kinda ugly picture that explain a little what happens when we sleep… It’s here.
The lines can be “read” by yourself, but you have to be fast; with time and training (very very long time, I guess), eventually you could read
easily the third line at some points. I believe some writers, drawers and musicians can actually read the third line, or at least, can make the first projects the third line thoughts; they have a lot of ideas in less time than a “normal person”. They don’t need to have a “gift” from god, or something, they just trained (maybe without knowing it) their minds to the point they can use it in a very creative way. As I said, you can train mind, but not necessarily you know that you are doing it; remembering, imagining and creating, that’s how I think that our minds are trained, that’s how I think we should train it.