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What is Consciousness Consciousness is fundamentally a "phenomenon of knowing or cognizing or experiencing an object." Consciousness is the primary activity in any experience. Without consciousness, there is no experience. When we see an object, there is no person who is seeing an object. Seeing is simply a phenomenon and it can be understood as “eye-consciousness.”
One of the great revelations of 20th century science is that all existence can be broken down into simple wave functions. Every photon, energy emission, and elementary particle rings with its own unique wave signature. When we see a color, we are actually seeing a distinct frequency of visible light. When we hear a sound, our eardrums are actually being vibrated by subtle waves in the air molecules around us.
What are Alpha Brain Waves? Alpha Brain Waves are a sign of relaxed activity in your brain. Alpha brainwaves are defined as brain waves that cycle between the frequency 8 Hz – 12 Hz. They are commonly produced in synchronized fashion connecting both hemispheres of your brain, though they can be found solely in the right hemisphere as well. Alpha brainwaves are the dominant brain wave activity when your body and mind are able to relax.
It is well known that the brain is an electrochemical organ; researchers have speculated that a fully functioning brain can generate as much as 10 watts of electrical power. Other more conservative investigators calculate that if all 10 billion interconnected nerve cells discharged at one time that a single electrode placed on the human scalp would record something like five millionths to 50 millionths of a volt. If you had enough scalps hooked up you might be able to light a flashlight bulb.
Cosmic consciousness is the idea that the universe exists as an interconnected network of consciousness , with each conscious being linked to every other. Sometimes this is conceived as forming a collective consciousness which spans the cosmos , [ 1 ] othertimes it is conceived of as an Absolute or Godhead from which all conscious beings emanate. [ edit ] History
The quantum mind or quantum consciousness hypothesis proposes that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness , while quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and superposition , may play an important part in the brain's function, and could form the basis of an explanation of consciousness. A few theoretical physicists have argued that classical physics is intrinsically incapable of explaining the holistic aspects of consciousness, but that quantum theory provides the missing aspects. The idea that quantum theory has something to do with the workings of the mind go back to Niels Bohr . Whereas Bohr wrote in generalities on this matter, Eugene Wigner assumed that the wave function collapses due to its interaction with consciousness.
The quantum mind–body problem refers to the philosophical discussions of the mind–body problem in the context of quantum mechanics . Some interpretations of quantum mechanics posit a special role for consciousness in the process of quantum measurement . [ edit ] Background and history
Description: Script of the movie Waking Life , based on Tara Carreon's transcription, but with revisions based upon a viewing of the DVD version of the movie, which was watched with subtitles. Revisions by James Richard Skemp III Revision begun: December 24 2004 Modified: June 4 2005; June 15 2005; June 16 2005; June 21 2005; July 22 2005; August 25 2005; September 27 2005; October 17 2005; October 21 2005; May 25, 2006; August 20, 2006; January 27, 2007 Notes: Special thanks to Andrew, Larry Redden, Ed Sandberg, and Mark W for pointing out errors in Tara's transcription (numerous errors were fixed here, along with some scene information clarifications). Absolutely let me know if anything slipped by my look-over, especially in the quicker and the 'like, like, you know,' sections ;)
Everyone can have an out-of-body experience, says expert Jerry Gross - in fact, you probably have. In this interview, Gross explains OBEs, what happens and how to begin your adventure When noted out-of-body teacher and practitioner Jerry Gross wants to travel long distances, he doesn't bother with the time and expense of catching a plane. He just uses a different kind of plane, and travels there astrally - unless, of course, he is teaching one of his many classes and workshops on astral projection, also known as OBE or out-of-body experience. According to Gross, the ability to leave the body has been with him since childhood.
Astral projection (or astral travel ) is an interpretation of out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of an " astral body " separate from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it. [ 1 ] Astral projection or travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in the astral plane . The idea of astral travel is rooted in common worldwide religious accounts of the afterlife [ 2 ] in which the consciousness' or soul's journey or "ascent" is described in such terms as "an... out-of body experience, wherein the spiritual traveller leaves the physical body and travels in his/her subtle body (or dreambody or astral body) into ‘higher’ realms." [ 3 ] It is therefore associated with near death experiences and is also frequently reported as spontaneously experienced in association with sleep and dreams, illness, [ 4 ] surgical operations, drug experiences, sleep paralysis and forms of meditation. [ 5 ]