“Super Consciousness” by Colin Wilson; book review by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

Colin Wilson is one of my favorite writers and “Super Consciousness” is a kind of “Super Consciousness for Dummies” approach to the subject. Let me quote a few excerpts: “A musician friend told me how he had returned home one day feeling weary, and had poured himself a large whisky and put on a record … Continue reading “Super Consciousness” by Colin Wilson; book review by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

This is the Most Healing Week of Astrology in 2021: The Heart Chakra Super Portal is Wide Open!

Matthew Stelzner In this video I explore how the astrology this week has the most promise for healing and positive mind states of all of 2021. It is also one of the best weeks for sky watching and direct communion with the planets. During this week the Moon goes across two different triple conjunctions of … Continue reading This is the Most Healing Week of Astrology in 2021: The Heart Chakra Super Portal is Wide Open!

Cosmic Consciousness: Maurice Bucke’s Pioneering 19th-Century Theory of Transcendence and the Six Steps of Illumination

By Maria Popova (brainpickings.org) “Our normal waking consciousness,” William James wrote in 1902, “is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different… No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms … Continue reading Cosmic Consciousness: Maurice Bucke’s Pioneering 19th-Century Theory of Transcendence and the Six Steps of Illumination

Massive Solstice-Eclipse Super Portal Right Ahead! Wide Open Through January 24th 2020.

Matthew Stelzner Please visit my website at www.matthewstelzner.com to see my availability for intuitive readings and to sign up for my mailing list to receive my newsletter, blog, and special offers. Please check out my previous videos: Very Rare Planetary Conjunctions: December 2019 to December 2020: https://youtu.be/CgWpnCpWkf4 The Portal of the Expanding Heart is Wide … Continue reading Massive Solstice-Eclipse Super Portal Right Ahead! Wide Open Through January 24th 2020.

Science as we know it can’t explain consciousness – but a revolution is coming

By Philip Goff, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Durham University, The Conversation • November 1, 2019 (yahoo.com) Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time. The brain is an extraordinarily complex organ, consisting of almost 100 billion … Continue reading Science as we know it can’t explain consciousness – but a revolution is coming

Artificial Consciousness — Our Greatest Ethical Challenge

Illustration © Jaime Raposo 2019. To see more art, please visit jaimeraposo.com Paul Conrad Samuelsson takes the perspective of the computer for a change. Debate about cutting-edge technological advancements is philosophy à la mode. At the forefront is artificial intelligence, which looks set to become the greatest technological leap in history. No one can comprehend the extent … Continue reading Artificial Consciousness — Our Greatest Ethical Challenge

Consciousness, panpsychism, and AGI: What is it like to be a hat?

What if consciousness isn’t all about the brain? CHAIRMAN, OPENCOG FOUNDATION (bigthink.com) Ben Goertzel is CEO and chief scientist at SingularityNET, a project dedicated to creating benevolent decentralized artificial general intelligence. He is also chief scientist of financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings and robotics firm Hanson Robotics; Chairman of AI software company Novamente LLC; Chairman of … Continue reading Consciousness, panpsychism, and AGI: What is it like to be a hat?

William James on Consciousness and the Four Features of Transcendent Experiences

By Maria Popova (brainpickings.org) “Queer, in fact maddening, to think that ‘beauty’ in nature is for us alone: for the human eye alone. Without our consciousness it doesn’t exist,” Joyce Carol Oates wrote in her journal. “All of nature, all of the given ‘world,’ is in fact a work of art. Only the human consciousness can register it.” Four … Continue reading William James on Consciousness and the Four Features of Transcendent Experiences