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Consciousness

The word “consciousness” describes a state of awareness of our internal and external existence. It has been debated, explored, analyzed, and written about across philosophical, spiritual, and psychological traditions and throughout human history—and still remains largely mysterious, despite the fact that so much of animate life possesses it. Our search to understand consciousness—both our own and others’—can be described as the most quintessential human action that we can take in our existence.

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Your Brain Hallucinates Your Conscious Reality | Anil Seth

Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience—and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it.

The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks, scientist and storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he explored many now-familiar disorders--autism, Tourette syndrome, face blindness.

The Real Problem

It looks like scientists and philosophers might have made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be.

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

The Quantum Activist

There is a revolution going on in science. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness. Amit Goswami, Ph.D.

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Sam Harris: The Self Is an Illusion

Sam Harris describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices of all stripes can be used to transcend one's ego.

The Spectrum of Consciousness

Wilber’s groundbreaking synthesis of religion, philosophy, physics, and psychology started a revolution in transpersonal psychology.

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.

Does Our Brain Really Create Consciousness?

The brain creates the images, thoughts, feelings and other experiences of which we are aware, but awareness itself is already present.

The Psychedelic Pioneers

The story of The Psychedelic Pioneers is part leading edge medical research and part utopian idealism. Three gifted psychiatrists, in combination with an extraordinarily powerful drug, resulted in one of the most fascinating and controversial periods in Canadian history.

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