I give you the gift of invisibilitySubmitted by Smudge Pot on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:13
It never occurred to me until now to tell you this because we keep secrets.
I'm supposed to tell you guys our secrets because a secret is only worth something if there's somebody to keep it. Now that White Buffalo Calf has returned, you are the new people to keep the secrets. You are the reason why we kept secrets and these secrets are for you. They are here to help.
So I will tell you about the power of invisibility. And for reference I use my uncle Billy Joe who is an absolute master of this art, he is the best I anyone has ever not seen.
1. It's a "combined art". It's not any single one thing, it's a combination.
2. It involves things like "TA", what hippies used to call Transcendental Awareness.
3. It relies heavily on an acute understanding of human sensation and perception.
4. It's the upside of your human "freeze" mechanism. Yeah that's actually good for something.
Oh and it takes a whole life time to learn how to do it right. So now that I'm in hip deep, this might turn into a series of articles but....
Let's start with the human tendency to either fight, fly or FREEZE.
When you freeze, you are trying to make yourself INVISIBLE. How? Many predators have acute SHAPE AND PATTERN RECOGNITION and they are tuned to CHANGE OF STATE BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARK. Many predators don't have binocular vision and depth perception like we do so if you hold still they won't "see" you in a sense.
IN A SENSE.
IN THEIR SENSE.
Many predators will then use their sense of smell. Go back into your body and the FREEZE mechanism. The "pucker reflex" and the state of you trying to control your breathing, that's your body trying to suppress chemical messages that a predator will key off of.
So the first message of invisibility is to be STILL. And in fact be TRANQUIL AND STILL LIKE THE WATER.
Some of you adepts know you can "project energy" into whatever situation but invisibility means you project NOT AT ALL. And now camouflage.
Whatever environment you are in, you become. If you are in a forest, be a tree or a rock. Be water. BE EMPTY. In social situations, be part of a group, never make eye contact, stay on the periphery and BE WHAT THOSE IN THE CENTER WANT TO SEE. You are a prop. Your body language basically says AFFIRMATIVE but nobody needs to see you, nobody really needs to.
Keep your back to a wall at the periphery, know the entrances and exits and master the buffet table. The best thing to project in terms of vibes at a buffet table is the potted plants, those fica trees or whatever.
If you can't dress to the occasion, the way to go is severely and radically under dress. Uncle Billy Joe once again takes the lead, his hair is one huge, massive DREADLOCK down to his waist, he....does not practice hygiene in any sense you are familiar with but the combined art is precision calibrated to make him both repulsive but socially acceptable in an artistic sense and he combines this with shadows and silence and non threatening and in fact EMPTY body language and the plants....and understanding what people WANT TO SEE. And what they DO NOT WANT TO SEE.
And what they think they see.
In terms of invisibility to us TSA is nothing but TOTAL SITUATIONAL AWARENESS. And this is where we get into "stealth" training. Learning an environment upon entry using ALL OF YOUR SENSES, smell, sound, touch, orientation of light, all windows, all doors, body count, locus of attention of the group, group composition, affinity, level of comfort in group, identify power structure, identify security, identify buffet table, score on buffet table and ALL OF THIS YOU DO WITH PERIPHERAL VISION. Never make eye contact.
You are a prop. You are an extra. You are Some Guy. If somebody talks to you give them a wink and a nod and say "hey you too man", casually turn and pretend to be in on somebody else's conversation. Back to a wall, know your exit, be ready to DISAPPEAR. At this point you are hyper-aware of the situation, the mood of the crowd, you are the first one to either get your butt out the door or to intervene. whatever. In the wilderness, you tune your body to the earth and become that vibe and that's where the transcendental awareness thing comes in which would be beyond the scope right now.
TO BEGIN RIGHT NOW WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS SIT ABSOLUTELY STILL AND FOCUS ON ONE OBJECT RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. KEEP YOUR EYES ABSOLUTELY PINNED ON ONE OBJECT IN FRONT OF YOU AND WITHOUT MOVING YOUR EYES OR YOUR BODY, I WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO TELL ME EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR ENVIRONMENT USING YOUR EARS AND YOUR SENSE OF SMELL AND YOUR PERIPHERAL VISION. I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING LIKE YOU EXPERIENCE IT NOW.
Once you got that I want you to close your eyes and find the bathroom. A great part of invisibility is darkness.
I guess that's as good an introduction as any so depending on your interest level we could discuss the topic further. We touched on what keys a predator, physical sensation and perception, keying into and out of social situations, and becoming a rock or a tree.
And never make eye contact. Develop peripheral vision.