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Why We Should Rethink What We’ve Been Told About Consciousness

By Graham Hancock — 2013

If we as adults are not free to make sovereign decisions—right or wrong—about our own consciousness, that most intimate, that most sapient, that most personal part of ourselves, then in what useful sense can we be said to be free at all?

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Largest Ever Psychedelics Study Maps Changes of Conscious Awareness to Neurotransmitter Systems

In the world’s largest study on psychedelics and the brain, a team of researchers from The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) and Department of Biomedical Engineering of McGill University, the Broad Institute at Harvard/MIT, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, and Mila—Quebec...

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Pseudo-Hallucinations: Why Some People See More Vivid Mental Images than Others—Test Yourself Here

Ganzflicker is known to elicit the experience of anomalous sensory information in the external environment, called pseudo-hallucinations.

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Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like Ketamine

In mice and one person, scientists were able to reproduce the altered state often associated with ketamine by inducing certain brain cells to fire together in a slow, rhythmic fashion.

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Varieties of Ritual Involving States of Consciousness

Rites of passage with a spiritual focus have for a long time been absent in the modern world.

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Consciousness: Eight Questions Science Must Answer

The brain mechanisms of consciousness are being unravelled at a startling pace, with researchers focusing on eight key areas

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An Introduction to Science and Spirituality

Taken for granted in Western culture for more than a hundred years, the dualistic view of the universe—the split between mind and matter, body and spirit, faith and reason, essentially between science and spirituality—is now being fundamentally questioned by Western science and religion alike.

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An Introduction to Non-Duality

One of the most famous expressions of the concept of non-duality, the Heart Sutra is but one example of an idea that humans have alternately embraced and dismissed for millennia. What is non-duality, then, and why do we find it both unsettling and desirable?

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Spiritual Science: How a New Perspective on Consciousness Could Help us Understand Ourselves

It may be that the best way to understand the world is not through science or spirituality alone – but through an approach which combines them both.

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An Introduction to Conscious Evolution

How did we get here? Where are we going? How will we get there? As individuals and on the societal level, these questions are at the heart of the human condition. The answers can provide a road map for how we live our lives.

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What Happens if Your Mind Lives For Ever On the Internet?

It may be some way off, but mind uploading, the digital duplication of your mental essence, could expand human experience into a virtual afterlife.

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