Haptic Perception May Be The Key Evolving To Our Species
“We can train ourselves to expand our latent powers to sense, move and know ourselves and our world through our fascial web.”
Haptic Perception is the ability to know the world with your whole being, through developing the sense of touch and often with synesthesia (blending the senses). We can train ourselves to expand our latent powers to sense, move and know ourselves and our world through our fascial web. Tiny microtubules of fascial fibers conduct light and carry information allowing you to sense and effect not only the space within us, but the space on the other side of the world.
While proprioception is harvested from a wide array of sensory information resulting in ‘your own’ perceptions, Haptic Perception has traditionally been more about our kinesthetic awareness. Kinesthesia is our body-sense of movement as an orienting organ of awareness.
Like the nose on our faces, kinesthesia is an ability we don’t notice much, until it starts changing. Age, illness or injury can erode this sense but it can also be restored and even developed.
Just take a closer look at primitive people for great examples of a kinesthetic prowess we once exhibited,
Native American trackers could identify and follow animals through great stretches of different terrain. They knew their age, if they were injured, pregnant and more.
Polynesian sailors were guided through treacherous waters navigated by a coxswain huddled in the bow who was sensing the motion of the waves and the quality of their contact against the shoreline.
Dowsers use their rods as extensions of their kinesthesia to find the movement of water beneath the earth.
History is full of examples of people with super-normal kinesthetic intelligence.
In his book, The Future of the Body, Michael Murphy discusses findings from over 10,000 studies of people with extraordinary abilities, leading him to say “We do not know the limits of human transformation.”
A growing understanding of our body’s fascial matrix, it’s connection with all beings, the natural world and even the cosmos is a prime example of our potential to extend the reach of our sensory antennae. We think it’s time to evolve into a broader definition of Haptic Perception.
“Restore the receptivity of your senses. Open the gates of your perception. Awaken your innate movement intelligence.”