Blog Posts - Consciousness



The Naked Truth

As my regular readers know, I’m struggling. The shock is palpable. Even over a month and a half later, I still keep going over in my head the many, many reasons why Trump can’t be elected and wake up in … Continue reading →...

Consciousness: Σκέψεις.

We all agree we are conscious beings. But what is consciousness? There are numerous Harmonia Philosophica articles about consciousness and …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Dec 18, 2016

My Stranger’s Keeper

He was a bearded young man, maybe in his twenties. He kind of reminded me of my own youth, only cooler. I was at a stop sign on a snow-covered hill with tires honestly a little more worn than they … Continue reading →...

Right to Remain Silent

My daughter has a set of nesting Russian dolls. “Matryoshka dolls,” as they are known, fit one inside the other so when you open one you find another inside. Just when you think you’ve reached the last one, you see … Continue reading U...

American Possession

Exorcism seems an especially appropriate trope these days. Embedded evil has to be faced squarely and forced out before it kills its host. I recently rewatched The Exorcism of Emily Rose. This is a most unusual horror film in that … Continue re...

Making Believe

Sanity is always temporary. I can say that because we all know that no one acts rationally all the time. Our brains evolved (or were created, if you roll that way) for the simple purpose of survival, not reason. Reasoning, … Continue reading &#...

Engendering Fear

We live in fear. At this point in history, it seems, with good reason. Horror films, apart from being considered low art, teach us to deal with some of these fears. I hadn’t been reading about the genre for very … Continue reading →...

Surfeit of Ego

In a world with finite resources, many commodities are in short supply. One clear overabundance is that of ego. We’ve seen that clearly in the long, long months of this year’s political campaign and the single month since then. Running … Co...

Stand Up

At first glance, we had little in common. In fact, of all the people in the room the only one I knew was my wife. We were gathered together to find ways to defend ourselves against our government. Those who … Continue reading →...

What You Eat

The future of Sleepy Hollow is uncertain. The successful FOX television program has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous scheduling over the past year and speculation abounds that the current fourth season may be its last. It has been, …...

Publishing Weakly

Those of you who aren’t professional religionists might not understand the cultural impact of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting. Every November a largish city (New York and Los Angeles are too expens...

Karma

Karma As discussed in the previous chapter our lives here are governed by certain immutable Universal Laws. One of these is The Law of Correspondence, sometimes referred to as The Great Law, more commonly known as Karma. “The basic idea of karma is...
by Ho'oponopono Explained on Dec 8, 2016

Somewhere out There

If last month’s election taught us anything it’s that nobody really knows anything. For many years now I’ve been saying that the sign of an educated person is s/he admits how little s/he knows. Socrates may have beat me to … Continue read...

Philosophy Wire: What do you have doubts about? [What do you see?]

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2016-12-08]:What I get tired I “see things”. When I am not tired, I see things. What if consciousness is just a play of mind to the… mind? Sure. That could be a possibility. [1] What is science is also just a pl...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Dec 7, 2016

Hoping for Light

Although the stores have been playing Christmas music for some weeks now, it is technically Advent. I think we could all use a little Advent as days grow shorter and dark nights increase their influence over our lives. As a … Continue reading &...

The Wicked Man

I confess, it was a moment of weakness. Or I could say that it was dedication to research. In either case, I subjected myself to watching the remake of the 1973 classic, The Wicker Man. The reviews that I’ve read … Continue reading →...

Fear of the Artificial

As someone who dedicated four years—particularly long winter nights—to the cause of high school robotics, I found myself knowing quite a bit before I walked into the room. Now let me post a disclaimer here: I’m no techie. I’ve studied …...

DREAM INTERPRETATION: An expansive thought form related to healing [symbols: ball, outer space, green, husband]

DREAM Hi Aneta, The other night I had the strangest dream. I dreamed I saw a ball travelling about two feet above the ground. It […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Dec 1, 2016

Mark of the Beast

I grew up believing in “the Antichrist.” As I came to realize that much of the New Testament pointed to contemporary problems (for them) with the Roman Empire and that what appeared to be predictions were actually safe ways to … Continue re...

After millennia, Harvard researchers appear to have finally discovered the origin of forming consciousness

Photo: earth-matters.nlResearchers have tried millennia to discover the origin of consciousness. Despite advances in neuroscience, still is not sure where it came from.However, some of them claim to have found finally its origin after they have ident...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 9, 2016


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