Tag Archives: Consciousness

THE CREATION OF GOD

My s/h bookshop came through for me again. I have just picked up a book by Philip Carr-Gomm called In the Grove of the Druids, discussing the druidic teachings of Ross Nichols. The author is the current Chief of the … Continue reading

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Solving the One-Many Problem

It is very difficult to see how the Universe can be One when it is so obviously Many. So difficult, in fact, that to this day western philosophy is unable to reconcile these seemingly contradictory properties and it remains a … Continue reading

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Enlightenment, Time, Attachment, Attention and the End of Experience – A Passage from Krishnamurti’s Notebook.

A while back I posted an extract from Krishnamurti’s Notebook, the published text of the diary Krishnamurti kept for a few months during 1961. I felt it shed a useful light on what the word ‘enlightenment’ means in mysticism, bringing … Continue reading

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Mathematics, Theism, Psychology and Logic: Examining a Shared Problem

It is fortunate that metaphysics requires little mathematics. What it does require would be crucial, indispensable, but the boundary between the two lies deep in the foundations of mathematics where the main issues can usually be stated in elementary arithmetical … Continue reading

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Sages and Scientists: A Symposium on Science and Consiousness

Here is a shortened cut of the “Science and Consciousness” panel held in the first evening of the “Sages and Scientists ’14” Symposium, which took place in Carlsbad, California, in August of 2014. The participants in the panel, sitting from left … Continue reading

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In Praise of Woo

There is a story that Socrates used to visit the markets regularly. When asked why he does so he replies that it is because he enjoys looking at all the things he can do without. This seems eminently sensible. Materialism … Continue reading

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On Death and Consciousness

Here are some remarks on death and consciousness.  I am a big fan of Erwin Schrodinger so he gets the limelight, but he says nothing different from the others.  The joy of mysticism is that everybody agrees on the main points.  This is the … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Ingredient: A Philosophical Fantasy

Phew.  I’ve just finished the Sherlock Holmes story from which I posted some extracts earlier. I wrote myself into a corner and had a tough job getting out again.  It’s too long and I suspect it gets a bit tedious … Continue reading

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The Turing Test

Here is an inexpensive set-up for a Turing Test that anybody can try. Talk to someone in an online forum until you are completely certain that he or she is conscious. You can use a volunteer or just pick someone … Continue reading

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Erwin Schrodinger on Consciousness

Here is an extract from the pioneer of quantum theory Erwin Schrodinger, discussing the unity of creation and the implication of this for consciousness. “The reason why our sentient, percipient, and thinking ego is met nowhere within our scientific world … Continue reading

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