The Flower of Consciousness

A Journey of Awakening

Author: Gary Brantly

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Religion

Page: 308

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You have a destiny to fulfill... The Flower of Consciousness holds the keys to awakening the hidden potential that lies within all of us. The Flower of Consciousness is well-grounded practical spirituality. Discover how to take back your power that you have given away by working in partnership with the the cause and not the effect in your life. Learn the secrets of living the extra-ordinary life. Learn how to expand your consciousness to discover the higher planes of consciousness, the God-Worlds. You have work to do. You have your destiny to fulfill. You are to be an Overcomer. In The Flower of Consciousness Gary shows us how to create our own personal Golden Age of Spirituality even in today's uncertain and troubling world. This book gives hope and encouragement to take responsibility for our own unfoldment to open our Flower of Consciousness on our Journey of Awakening.

Becoming Conscious:

The Enneagram's Forgotten Passageway

Author: Joseph Benton Howell, Ph.D.

Publisher: Balboa Press


Category: Religion

Page: 355

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Did you know that you are not your personality? Beneath your outer layers of self is an authentic, beautiful being exactly as it came from heaven. Discover this wonderful, real you and draw from its miraculous power in Becoming Conscious. Learn from clinical psychologist and spiritual teacher Dr. Joseph Howell how to: - Find the root causes of your suffering and unhappiness. - Free yourself of the traps that seduce your ego. - Be renewed with a sense of inner knowing, childlike joy, and wonder. - Stop being driven by what others expect of you. - Increase your tolerance and understanding of friends, spouse, children, and co-workers. - Relate to others on deep, meaningful levels. - Grow in consciousness of your specific divine purpose and your connection to the planet. - Understand your repeated, self-defeating patterns and learn clear ways to stop them. - Become consciously present. Reach your full potential as Dr. Howell explains the powerful and deeply spiritual Enneagram and relates it to your life. Whatever your beliefs may be, Becoming Conscious is a life-changing journey.

Consciousness Revisited

Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts

Author: Michael Tye

Publisher: MIT Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Four major puzzles of consciousness philosophical materialism must confront after rejecting the phenomenal concept strategy. We are material beings in a material world, but we are also beings who have experiences and feelings. How can these subjective states be just a matter of matter? To defend materialism, philosophical materialists have formulated what is sometimes called "the phenomenal-concept strategy," which holds that we possess a range of special concepts for classifying the subjective aspects of our experiences. In Consciousness Revisited, the philosopher Michael Tye, until now a proponent of the the phenomenal-concept strategy, argues that the strategy is mistaken. A rejection of phenomenal concepts leaves the materialist with the task of finding some other strategy for defending materialism. Tye points to four major puzzles of consciousness that arise: How is it possible for Mary, in the famous thought experiment, to make a discovery when she leaves her black-and-white room? In what does the explanatory gap consist and how can it be bridged? How can the hard problem of consciousness be solved? How are zombies possible? Tye presents solutions to these puzzles—solutions that relieve the pressure on the materialist created by the failure of the phenomenal-concept strategy. In doing so, he discusses and makes new proposals on a wide range of issues, including the nature of perceptual content, the conditions necessary for consciousness of a given object, the proper understanding of change blindness, the nature of phenomenal character and our awareness of it, whether we have privileged access to our own experiences, and, if we do, in what such access consists.

New Treatise on the Uniqueness of Consciousness

Author: Shili Xiong

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 341

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"Originally published in Chinese as Xin weishi lun by Zhejiang Provincial Library. This translation is based on the 2001 edition published by Hubei Education Press."

Consciousness and the Brain

A Scientific and Philosophical Inquiry

Author: Gordon Globus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Psychology

Page: 366

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The relationship of consciousness to brain, which Schopenhauer grandly referred to as the "world knot," remains an unsolved problem within both philosophy and science. The central focus in what follows is the relevance of science---from psychoanalysis to neurophysiology and quantum physics-to the mind-brain puzzle. Many would argue that we have advanced little since the age of the Greek philosophers, and that the extraordinary accumulation of neuroscientific knowledge in this century has helped not at all. Increas ingly, philosophers and scientists have tended to go their separate ways in considering the issues, since they tend to differ in the questions that they ask, the data and ideas which are provided for consideration, their methods for answering these questions, and criteria for judging the acceptability of an answer. But it is our conviction that philosophers and scientists can usefully interchange, at least to the extent that they provide co~straints upon each other's preferred strategies, and it may prove possible for more substantive progress to be made. Philosophers have said some rather naive things by ignoring the extraordinary advances in the neurosciences in the twentieth century. The skull is not filled with green cheese! On the other hand, the arrogance of many scientists toward philosophy and their faith in the scientific method is equally naive. Scientists clearly have much to learn from philosophy as an intellectual discipline.

The Boundaries of Consciousness: Neurobiology and Neuropathology

Author: Steven Laureys

Publisher: Elsevier


Category: Medical

Page: 632

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Consciousness is one of the most significant scientific problems today. Renewed interest in the nature of consciousness - a phenomenon long considered not to be scientifically explorable, as well as increasingly widespread availability of multimodal functional brain imaging techniques (EEG, ERP, MEG, fMRI and PET), now offer the possibility of detailed, integrated exploration of the neural, behavioral, and computational correlates of consciousness. The present volume aims to confront the latest theoretical insights in the scientific study of human consciousness with the most recent behavioral, neuroimaging, electrophysiological, pharmacological and neuropathological data on brain function in altered states of consciousness such as: brain death, coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, locked-in syndrome, dementia, epilepsy, schizophrenia, hysteria, general anesthesia, sleep, hypnosis, and hallucinations. The interest of this is threefold. First, patients with altered states of consciousness continue to represent a major clinical problem in terms of clinical assessment of consciousness and daily management. Second, the exploration of brain function in altered states of consciousness represents a unique lesional approach to the scientific study of consciousness and adds to the worldwide effort to identify the "neural correlate of consciousness". Third, new scientific insights in this field have major ethical and social implications regarding our care for these patients.

The Reawakening of Consciousness

Author: Luis Miguel Falcao

Publisher: Kima Global Publishers


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 330

View: 965

deals with the origins of humanity and religion, how it has affected us and how we can discover the truth.

Artificial Consciousness

Author: Antonio Chella

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited


Category: Psychology

Page: 281

View: 967

The book is interdisciplinary and focuses on the topic of artificial consciousness: from neuroscience to artificial intelligence, from bioengineering to robotics. It provides an overview on the current state of the art of research in the field of artificial consciousness and includes extended and revised versions of the papers presented at the International Workshop on ‘Artificial Consciousness’, held in November 2005 at Agrigento (Italy).

The Consciousness of the Atom

Lectures on Theosophy

Author: Alice Bailey

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Religion

Page: 78

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The Consciousness of the Atom is a series of lectures of Alice Bailey which guides the reader through her Theosophist theory. Theory is based on contemporary scientific discoveries regarding the atom, philosophy and both Eastern and Western religions, applying what is known about the atom to the cosmos, the solar system and to humankind. In Bailey's teaching, God is not definitely defined as existing in the biblical sense, but as a force of energy.