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The Astonishing Hypothesis

8 Feb

Try to wrap your mind around this: “The Astonishing Hypothesis is that “You,” your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules.” Francis Crick Can our sense […]

Science & Religion: having my cake and eating it, too…

5 Feb

Can you guess where the quote below comes from? I’ll give you a hint: he’s a famous religious figure. “Given that one of the primary characteristics of consciousness is its subjective and experiential nature, any systematic study of it must adopt a method that will give access to the dimensions of subjectivity and experience. A […]

Philosophical Speculations on Life, Death, Reincarnation, and Consciousness

19 Jan

Observer by H. Koppdelaney

Disclaimer: emphasis on the word speculation. It wasn’t too long ago that I realized that expanding consciousness is the same as eradicating consciousness. When one exclaims a feeling of oneness with the universe they are paradoxically expanding their consciousness at the expense of their individual sense of self. Meditation, rhythmic dancing, etc all lessen the […]

A Talk with Marc VanDeKeere on Lucid Dreaming, Brainwave Entrainment, Quantum Physics, Consciousness, and the Out of Body Experience

18 Dec

Marc VanDeKeere cannot easily be summed up. He’s a lucid dream enthusiast, a writer, an entrepeneur, a licensed hypnotherapist, a NLP practitioner, and, as he also proudly mentions on his website, a husband and a father. He’s the writer behind “The Ultimate Lucid Dreamers Manual” and the businessman behind Brain Wave Mind Voyages. He also […]