Seth: “Your scientists can count their elements. While they are on the wrong track they will discover more and more elements. That is, they will create more and discover more until they are ready to go out of their minds. Because what will happen is, they will always create camouflages of the real thing. And while they create instruments to deal with smaller and smaller particular particles, they will actually see smaller and smaller particles, seemingly without end.
“As their instruments reach further into the universe they will “see”, and I suggest that you put the word see into quotes, they will “see” further and further but they will automatically subconsciously transform what they apparently see into the camouflage pattern with which they are familiar.
“They will be and they are prisoners of their own tools. More galaxies will seemingly be discovered, more mysterious radio stars will be perceived, until the scientists realize that something is desperately wrong. Instruments designed to measure the vibration with which scientists are familiar will be redesigned. All sorts, finally, of seemingly impossible phenomena will be discovered with those instruments. The instruments will be designed to catch certain camouflages and since they are expertly thought out they will perform their function.
“I do not want to get too involved. However by certain means the instruments will themselves transform data from terms that you cannot understand into terms that you can understand. Scientists do this all the time. However what this involves is a watering down of data, a simplification that distorts all out of shape, the original is hardly discernible when you are done. You are destroying the meaning in the translation.
“The instruments themselves do this transforming, transforming say the idea of time or light years into sound patterns, radio waves and such. You lose too much in this process. What you get is so distorted that you have absolutely no near perception of the original. When you decipher one phenomena in terms of another you always lose sight of whatever glimmer of understanding may have reached you.
“It is not a matter of inventing new instruments any longer. It is matter of using the invisible instruments that you have. These instruments may be known and examined by their effects. This material is evidence. It is like the branch of a tree that moves so that you know the wind by its effects, and a windbag like me by the billowing gale of my monologues.”
The Early Sessions, book 1, session 19, by Jane Roberts © L.Davies Butts