Our consciousness will be identified as a communicator with the universal Field of Light.

To the title-question of this category of topics, „What is live?“, belongs for us people also the question to our consciousness. Can this question receive a physical answer at all? Does it have a sense to look for an explanation of our consciousness from a scientific and not humanistic point of view?

On far over thousand pages of his new book „Ideas. A History From Fire to Freud“ describes Peter Watson, British scientist and publicist, the impressive history of the human spirit and the search after our consciousness. It is a truly remarkable work. I suspect that each reader of the present page can learn something from it. I have, for example, understood for the first time so clearly, what the difference could be between the successful sciences and the rather unsuccessful humanities in the self-study of the human being. „We owe the failure of this inner (humanistic) contemplations to the fact, that they have built never cumulatively one on top of the other, as it is usual in the sciences, but replaced each other again and again as soon as the gone ahead variation had exhausted itself or had proven as failed.“

It is the more pitiful, that also this valuable work cannot deviate from the many others, if it is about the description of the development of the scientific ideas. Also Watsons history of the scientific ideas finishes almost hundred years ago with the „discovery“ of the first subatomic particles. If he would have finished also his history of the humanistic ideas simultaneously with the scientific history, his book would have become thinner about some.

Of course, not Peter Watson should be made responsible for this situation but the natural scientists themselves, and first of all the physicists, who have not submitted in the last sixty, seventy years any new idea, that could be truly fundamental for the exploration of the consciousness and the self-study through the humanities. As I shortly describe in my most important book „Naturics“, the „Sleeping-Beauty doze“ of the physicist has been even so deep, that they have either not noticed, that the practicians (the engineers and the technologists) had meanwhile advanced into the area of the nanoscale technologies, also without the theoretical support from the side of the traditional physics.

Like the standardizing idea of the Quantum Spectrum of Matter, I can add to this problem of the exploration of our consciousness one another idea, that could steer some of the modern philosophers in a new way maybe. I dare to present this idea here, although Peter Watson doubts on the last page of his book, whether there is somebody at the moment, „who can imagine to himself the next step “.

According to the general traditional opinion, the consciousness results somehow from the brain activities, from the actions of the electrons and molecules in and between the neurons in our head. However, my holistic way of thinking motivates me to consideration that a thought is restricted not only to our head. It is rather a bigger, circular wave, which is only generated in our brain or is gotten from the memory-archive again, but which exists with its scope far outside our head and can even become „thought cooperatively and simultaneously“ by the „attuned“ brains of the people standing emotionally close to us. Our head is rather only a reading- and writing-device of the thoughts, like a laser-head in a CD-recorder, much more than a complete library, which stores all complete works of our life, with all thoughts composed someday in the past.

In order to understand the consciousness, we need also our surroundings, similarly like we need the recipients, in order to describe a broadcaster. A broadcaster without one single recipient is nothing more than an equipment producing music, news and talks for itself in some more or less closed area. The most expensive and most modern transfer-technology is insignificant, if there is no recipient of the signals somewhere outside. I think that a similar situation emerges in our description of the consciousness. We need a „reflection“ of ourselves in order to be able to recognize ourselves. We form our self-portrait by ourselves, but only through our „recipients“ and through their „reflections“ we can know, how our consciousness „works“ or „looks like“.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 17:55
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    What is a worldview?

    My simplest answer is following:
    My worldview is my view of my world. It is a subjective understanding of my own world, I am living in. My worldview is different from yours, because my world is not exactly yours, and I am not you.

    But today we are living in a global world that is common for all of us. Therefore, we have to “synchronize” our worldviews in all their points which matter more people than ourselves. And there are pretty many such “global” points.

    Let us then ask:
    What are the “global” worldviews?

    (I have found the appropriate answer on the website of “The Worldview Literacy Project”
    of the Institute of Noetic Sciences -IONS)

    “Worldviews are the filters through which people see and sense the world and their place in it. A worldview is an organization of beliefs and perspectives that shapes how individuals perceive the world around them and what they accept as true.

    Worldviews operate mostly outside of our awareness and are influenced by many factors such as family, politics, religion, and community, among others.

    Worldviews are both individually held and culturally shared. They influence goals, desires, motivations, values, relationships, and the actions and reactions of every day encounters. Becoming aware of and exploring worldviews will give students tools
    to communicate, contribute and function more effectively in their lives.”

    Furthermore, in Conclusions to the corresponding IONS-essay
    “Worldview Transformation and the Development of Social Consciousness” (by Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, CassandraVieten & Elizabeth M. Miller) we read:

    “The dance between change and continuity has been at play throughout history. Today, we see a rapid rate of change that is calling on people to consider their worldview and to develop different identities and ways of engaging with the world. It is clear that navigating life in the twenty-first century will require not simply the acquisition of new skills, but also the intentional cultivation of novel states of mind. Among those skills most essential for success in this new era of global connectivity will be greater cognitive flexibility, comfort with unfamiliarity, appreciation of diverse perspectives, agility in the face of rapidly changing circumstances, ability to hold multiple perspectives simultaneously, and a capacity for discernment that relies equally on intellect and intuition. These skills don’t spring as much from what we know but instead from how we know it, and how we view the world.”

    I think the both answers are really good. Do you agree?

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