Following on last week’s dialogue, Peter described how the mind “transforms energy into information”, and that the hindrances are “energy dumps” that distort perceptions and create distress.  The setting aside of the hindrances through mindfulness of breathing creates a zone of clarity and non-reactivity, preparing for the investigation of emerging self-states that vipassana practice cultivates.  The demons are the hindrances and the angels are the manifestations of the freed up energy.  These manifestations are recognizable as the increase of compassion, generosity, patience and internal happiness.