Mod+ Peter Russell: The Reality of Consciousness

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Wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, the collapse of the wave function, and entanglement all point to awareness being an intrinsic aspect of reality. Yet we are still trying to understand them in terms of a worldview that believes the real world to be that
of space, time, and matter, and relegates consciousness to some artifact of brain processes.

Yet the one thing of which we are certain is that we are aware. And it is the one thing the current worldview cannot account for. is profound anomaly will ultimately lead to the full paradigm shift to which contemporary physics is, unwittingly, pointing.

With consciousness as primary, everything remains the same and everything changes. Mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry are unchanged. What changes is our assumption as to what they are describing. They are not describing the unfolding of a physical world, but the unfolding of a universal self-aware eld. We are led to the conclusion that the entire cosmos is a vast eld of knowing, knowing itself, and in that knowing creating for itself the appearance of a material world. Why then don't we see it that way? Why does the material world appear devoid of consciousness?

From the deep pools of Eastern wisdom, to the fast-paced rapids of the West, Peter Russell has mastered many fields, and synthesized them with consummate artistry. Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter brings a sharp, critical mind to the challenge of self-awakening. The next great frontier of human exploration, he shows, is not outer space, but inner space—the development of the human mind.

He has degrees in theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science from the University of Cambridge in England, and has written ten books in this area, including The Global Brain Awakens, Waking Up in Time, and most recently, From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness.
 
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Thanks for the point to Peter Russell. ;;/? I rarely like hearing anyone blab so I looked up his site which has a wealth of articles.

http://www.peterrussell.com/
You should listen to other people blab more often. You might pick up some ideas or different ways to articulate your thoughts. Perhaps then you'll be better equipped for writing comments with actual content, rather than the irrelevant and pointless "talking to myself" shit you normally post and nobody understands.​
 
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You should listen to other people blab more often. You might pick up some ideas or different ways to articulate your thoughts. Perhaps then you'll be better equipped for writing comments with actual content, rather than the irrelevant and pointless "talking to myself" shit you normally post and nobody understands.​
Uh-huh. Yep. Sure. Thanks for weighing in. Look at you - talking about "articulating thoughts" and such. lol. Good on you. Oh . . don't let the door hit you on your way out.

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I wanted to leave it at that as it's more fun but the rank stupidity of your posts is swaying me to point out how you are making a fool of yourself. If you'd led with "You should read all those articles." you comment would have made sense but to suggest listening to talks as a way for anyone to improve their written expression shows that, even when you're doing your best to be a wise-ass, your lack of clear thinking continues to result in you doing face plants.
 
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Uh-huh. Yep. Sure. Thanks for weighing in. Look at you - talking about "articulating thoughts" and such. lol. Good on you. Oh . . don't let the door hit you on your way out.

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I wanted to leave it at that as it's more fun but the rank stupidity of your posts is swaying me to point out how you are making a fool of yourself. If you'd led with "You should read all those articles." you comment would have made sense but to suggest listening to talks as a way for anyone to improve their written expression shows that, even when you're doing your best to be a wise-ass, your lack of clear thinking continues to result in you doing face plants.
I missed this one, Saiko. hehe You think there's a divide between verbal and written communication? Linguistics doesn't even recognize a difference as far as the acquisition of language, which is mainly aural. Written communication is code meant to reproduce speech, which is why we use character symbols (morphology) representing phonemes making up phonology, or a spoken language. Verbal is dominant and primary, even for the deaf and mute. The inner mechanisms are the same. Language also evolves 'verbally.' New words are added to lexicons and dictionaries as they become salient in spoken communication.

Maybe that's why you're such a terrible writer-- you're unable to connect the modes of communication. Writing/reading is just speech in your head... but probably not for you, which shows.
 
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