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Life Is Consciousness

Life Is Consciousness Author Emmet Fox
ISBN-10 125897777X
Release 2013-10
Pages 24
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This is a new release of the original 1940 edition.

Consciousness Beyond Life

Consciousness Beyond Life Author Pim van Lommel
ISBN-10 9780061777264
Release 2011-08-09
Pages 448
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As a cardiologist, Pim van Lommel was struck by the number of his patients who claimed to have near-death experiences as a result of their heart attacks. As a scientist, this was difficult for him to accept: Wouldn't it be scientifically irresponsible of him to ignore the evidence of these stories? Faced with this dilemma, van Lommel decided to design a research study to investigate the phenomenon under the controlled environment of a cluster of hospitals with a medically trained staff. For more than twenty years van Lommel systematically studied such near-death experiences in a wide variety of hospital patients who survived a cardiac arrest. In 2001, he and his fellow researchers published his study on near-death experiences in the renowned medical journal The Lancet. The article caused an international sensation as it was the first scientifically rigorous study of this phenomenon. Now available for the first time in English, van Lommel offers an in-depth presentation of his results and theories in this book that has already sold over 125,000 copies in Europe. Van Lommel provides scientific evidence that the near-death phenomenon is an authentic experience that cannot be attributed to imagination, psychosis, or oxygen deprivation. He further reveals that after such a profound experience, most patients' personalities undergo a permanent change. In van Lommel's opinion, the current views on the relationship between the brain and consciousness held by most physicians, philosophers, and psychologists are too narrow for a proper understanding of the phenomenon. In Consciousness Beyond Life, van Lommel shows that our consciousness does not always coincide with brain functions and that, remarkably and significantly, consciousness can even be experienced separate from the body.

Consciousness and Mental Life

Consciousness and Mental Life Author Daniel N. Robinson
ISBN-10 9780231141000
Release 2008
Pages 243
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In recent decades, issues that reside at the center of philosophical and psychological inquiry have been absorbed into a scientific framework variously identified as "brain science," "cognitive science," and "cognitive neuroscience." Scholars have heralded this development as revolutionary, but a revolution implies an existing method has been overturned in favor of something new. What long-held theories have been abandoned or significantly modified in light of cognitive neuroscience? Consciousness and Mental Life questions our present approach to the study of consciousness and the way modern discoveries either mirror or contradict understandings reached in the centuries leading up to our own. Daniel N. Robinson does not wage an attack on the emerging discipline of cognitive science. Rather, he provides the necessary historical context to properly evaluate the relationship between issues of consciousness and neuroscience and their evolution over time. Robinson begins with Aristotle and the ancient Greeks and continues through to René Descartes, David Hume, William James, Daniel Dennett, John Searle, Richard Rorty, Hilary Putnam, and Derek Parfit. Approaching the issue from both a philosophical and a psychological perspective, Robinson identifies what makes the study of consciousness so problematic and asks whether cognitive neuroscience can truly reveal the origins of mental events, emotions, and preference, or if these occurrences are better understood by studying the whole person, not just the brain. Well-reasoned and thoroughly argued, Consciousness and Mental Life corrects many claims made about the success of brain science and provides a valuable historical context for the study of human consciousness.

Embodiment and the Inner Life

Embodiment and the Inner Life Author Murray Shanahan
ISBN-10 9780199226559
Release 2010
Pages 218
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To understand the mind and its place in Nature is one of the great intellectual challenges of our time, a challenge that is both scientific and philosophical. How does cognition influence an animal's behaviour? What are its neural underpinnings? How is the inner life of a human being constituted? What are the neural underpinnings of the conscious condition? Embodiment and the Inner Life approaches each of these questions from a scientific standpoint. But it contends that, before we can make progress on them, we have to give up the habit of thinking metaphysically, a habit that creates a fog of philosophical confusion. From this post-reflective point of view, the book argues for an intimate relationship between cognition, sensorimotor embodiment, and the integrative character of the conscious condition. Drawing on insights from psychology, neuroscience, and dynamical systems, it proposes an empirical theory of this three-way relationship whose principles, not being tied to the contingencies of biology or physics, are applicable to the whole space of possible minds in which humans and other animals are included. Embodiment and the Inner Life is one of very few books that provides a properly joined-up theory of consciousness, and will be essential reading for all psychologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists with an interest in the enduring puzzle of consciousness.


Biocentrism Author Bob Berman
ISBN-10 9781935251248
Release 2010-02-02
Pages 200
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Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world—a US News & World Report cover story called him a “genius” and a “renegade thinker,” even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, towards doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universe’s genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocentrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe—our own—from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the reader’s ideas of life—time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.

Fighting for Life

Fighting for Life Author Walter J. Ong
ISBN-10 9780801466281
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 240
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"Fighting for Life is a book about contest, the agonia of the Greek arena, and its roots in male life, especially academia. Ong describes this work as an 'excavation' which was prompted by his previous explorations of such areas as the characteristics of oral and literate cultures, Peter Ramus and his 16th-century intellectual milieu, and the early dominance and more recent decline of classical rhetoric in education. In Fighting for Life, he weaves the results of a year's study of agonistic structures running through the biological, social, and noetic worlds. Describing his text as an 'essay in noobiology,' the biological roots of human consciousness, Ong claims that 'contest has been a major factor in organic evolution and it turns out to have been a major, and seemingly essential, factor in intellectual development.' . . . The work is a valuable synthesis of a wide body of research and theory."-Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Consciousness Is All

Consciousness Is All Author Peter Francis Dziuban
ISBN-10 0998652415
Release 2017-02-10
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CONSCIOUSNESS IS ALL is a book on what is sometimes called Infinite Reality. The essence of the work is the fact that Consciousness (also known as the One Self, I Am, Love, Spirit, Life, the Divine, God, and other terms) is absolutely all there is of all there is. Only Consciousness exists there is no existence apart from, or beyond, Consciousness.As Consciousness is All or One, It thus is not a higher Self, but the only Self. Reality is a matter of looking out from the Allness of the One Self, Consciousness, rather than looking up to It as a lesser consciousness or personal self. God, the Self, never looks up to Itself and the Self really is the only One being conscious or alive in the first place. One is free to enjoy being, rather than constantly struggling to become. Consciousness Is All is written from this viewpoint.

Life Consciousness

Life   Consciousness Author J. R. Ench
ISBN-10 0967281407
Release 2000-02-01
Pages 174
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Being and Biology

Being and Biology Author Brenda Dunne
ISBN-10 1936033275
Release 2017-12
Pages 292
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Is consciousness actually the Life Force . . .the animating principle which underlies and unifies mind, body, and spirit in all living things, and which philosopher Henri Bergson termed the Elan vital? This book offers a compendium of empirical evidence and theoretical perspectives from a broad range of scholarly disciplines, which suggest that there is an unbroken, non-local, collective aspect of consciousness that links distant individuals and events--a kind of resonant connectedness that defies separation in space and time. In the words of some of the contributors . . . "Even for the most materialistic of scientists, consciousness has a privileged position as the matrix of human knowledge, the basis of science itself." --Rupert Sheldrake "The emerging view is that consciousness is fundamental in its own right and is not produced by the physical brain; . . . consciousness may be the primordial organizing force of the universe and of life itself." --Larry Dossey "Henri Bergson . . . posited a vital impulse he called Elan vital that underlies the creation of all living things, a process of self-organization that he linked closely with consciousness." -- Brenda Dunne and Robert Jahn "Complementarity and Complexity, ubiquitous as they are, point to the need of a new kind of scientific endeavor that simultaneously brings forth and is brought from a deeper understanding of the workings of Consciousness." --Vasileios Basios

The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life

The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life Author Michael Lewis
ISBN-10 9781462512614
Release 2013-10-16
Pages 352
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Synthesizing decades of influential research and theory, Michael Lewis demonstrates the centrality of consciousness for emotional development. At first, infants' competencies constitute innate reactions to particular physical events in the child's world. These "action patterns" are not learned, but are readily influenced by temperament and social interactions. With the rise of consciousness, these early competencies become reflected feelings, giving rise to the self-conscious emotions of empathy, envy, and embarrassment, and, later, shame, guilt, and pride. Focusing on typically developing children, Lewis also explores problems of atypical emotional development. Winner/m-/William James Book Award, Society for General Psychology (APA Division 1)

Perplexities of Consciousness

Perplexities of Consciousness Author Eric Schwitzgebel
ISBN-10 9780262295086
Release 2011-01-28
Pages 240
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Do you dream in color? If you answer Yes, how can you be sure? Before you recount your vivid memory of a dream featuring all the colors of the rainbow, consider that in the 1950s researchers found that most people reported dreaming in black and white. In the 1960s, when most movies were in color and more people had color television sets, the vast majority of reported dreams contained color. The most likely explanation for this, according to the philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel, is not that exposure to black-and-white media made people misremember their dreams. It is that we simply don't know whether or not we dream in color. In Perplexities of Consciousness, Schwitzgebel examines various aspects of inner life (dreams, mental imagery, emotions, and other subjective phenomena) and argues that we know very little about our stream of conscious experience.Drawing broadly from historical and recent philosophy and psychology to examine such topics as visual perspective, and the unreliability of introspection, Schwitzgebel finds us singularly inept in our judgments about conscious experience.

Nobody s Law

Nobody s Law Author Marc Hertogh
ISBN-10 9781137603975
Release 2018-06-14
Pages 215
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Nobody’s Law shows how people – who are disappointed, disenchanted, and outraged about the justice system – gradually move away from law. Using detailed case studies and combining different theoretical perspectives, this book explores the legal consciousness of ordinary people, businessmen, and street-level bureaucrats in the Netherlands. The empirical research in this study tells an original and alternative narrative about the role of law in everyday life. While previous studies emphasize the law’s hegemony and argue that it’s ‘all over’, Hertogh shows that legal proliferation makes it harder for people to know, and subsequently identify with, the law. As a result, official law has become increasingly remote and irrelevant to many people. The central finding presented in this highly topical text is that these developments signal a process of ‘legal alienation’— a gradual and mundane process with potentially serious consequences for the legitimacy of law. A timely and original study, this book will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of law and society, socio-legal studies and legal theory.

Consciousness and Social Life

Consciousness and Social Life Author David H. DeGrood
ISBN-10 9060320670
Release 1976-01-01
Pages 112
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Seduced by Consciousness A Life with The Three Principles

Seduced by Consciousness  A Life with The Three Principles Author Jack Pransky
ISBN-10 9781771433204
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 312
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Seduced by Consciousness A Life with The Three Principles has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Seduced by Consciousness A Life with The Three Principles also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Seduced by Consciousness A Life with The Three Principles book for free.

A Day in the Life of the Brain

A Day in the Life of the Brain Author Susan Greenfield
ISBN-10 0141985046
Release 2016
Pages 273
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"Each of us has a unique, subjective inner world, one that we can never share directly with anyone else. But how does a tangle of brain cells conjure up this experience? Despite the remarkable progress that has been made in understanding the brain, consciousness still poses one of the greatest challenges to science. In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned neuroscientist Susan Greenfield illuminates the mystery of consciousness as she traces a single day in the life of the brain - from being awoken by an alarm to walking the dog, working in an open plan office to dreaming. Greenfield concludes that the answer to the enigma of consciousness may be found in neuronal assemblies - a process that her Oxford lab, along with others around the world, is investigating. Drawing on this pioneering research and on diverse findings from physics, philosophy and psychology, A Day in the Life of the Braingives us a bold new way of understanding who we are."

The River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 9780385352574
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 256
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From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he introduced and explored many now familiar disorders--autism, Tourette's syndrome, face blindness, savant syndrome. He was also a memoirist who wrote with honesty and humor about the remarkable and strange encounters and experiences that shaped him (Uncle Tungsten, On the Move, Gratitude). Sacks, an Oxford-educated polymath, had a deep familiarity not only with literature and medicine but with botany, animal anatomy, chemistry, the history of science, philosophy, and psychology. The River of Consciousness is one of two books Sacks was working on up to his death, and it reveals his ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human.

Act of Consciousness

Act of Consciousness Author Adamus Saint-Germain
ISBN-10 9781508902409
Release 2015-03-20
Pages 150
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Life is an act. We act like humans, and therefore we experience like humans with a litany of limitations, shortcomings and drama that mask our underlying angelic consciousness. It’s an unnatural act that we have come to accept as reality. In Act of Consciousness, Ascended Master Adamus Saint‐Germain begins by explaining the metaphysics of energy. He defines the difference between consciousness and energy and makes the clear point that we are beings of consciousness – not energy – and that the passion of our pure consciousness attracts energy from the unified field to manifest our reality. Adamus defines the four primary levels of energy including Core (soul), Crystalline, Cosmic and Earth while educating the reader about how the various levels are used by our consciousness to manifest our stage-of-life. Adamus implores the reader to act like a Master rather than acting like a less-than‐perfect human. This act will literally change the type of energy being attracted into the reader’s life, and therefore change the reality theatre one exists within. Some readers will question this approach saying, “It’s not real because it’s just an act,” to which Adamus will reply, “But everything in your life is just an act, so why not act like a prosperous, healthy and wise Master? This will change the theatre of your life, but the real question is, ‘Are you really ready for a substantial change, or are you just trying to tidy up your current stage?’” It’s a remarkably simple and effective approach to an otherwise mental and laborious process of becoming your full potential. Act of Consciousness will make you laugh, make you angry and make you question your old beliefs about how reality is created and experienced. By the time you read Saint-Germain’s last words you will cry a few tears of joy and relief to know that life is as easy as an Act of Consciousness. Saint-Germain had many notable past lives, including that of William Shakespeare and Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). These lifetimes gave him an appreciation for the theatre, acting and story-telling. Book length: Approximately 30,000 words