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The consciousness of mankind is one and not truly divisible.
Each person has a responsibility to achieve this and nothing else. There is no other way out. That is absolutely what has to be done and nothing else can work.

David Bohm (1917-1992) German-born US American British leading theoretical quantum physicist

 


 

Was ist Bewusstsein?

Was ist Bewusstsein ist eine der spannendsten Fragen, die im 3. Jahrtausend von Natur- und Geisteswissenschaftlern gestellt und erforscht wird. Ungeachtet der rasanten Fortschritte in den Neurowissenschaften gibt es auch im Jahr 2010 noch keine allgemeine Übereinstimmung darüber, was Bewusstsein letztlich ist.

Definitionsansätze von Bewusstsein

Die Definitionspalette des Begriffs Bewusstsein reicht von der schlichten wörtlichen Erklärung

Bewusstsein ist das Wissen über das Ich Bin.

über die Idee der fünf schätzebringenden Geister des chinesischen Feng Shui

  1. Yi – Bewusstsein
  2. Shen – Geist
  3. Zhi – Wille
  4. Hun – Unbewusstes
  5. Po – Instinkt

bis hin zu komplizierten Konstruktionen wie sie zum Beispiel in dem ausführlichen Artikel Bewußtsein als Eigenschaft kohärenter Zustände des Biophotonenforschers Fritz-Albert Popp erläutert werden.
Popp benennt darin vier Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten des Bewusstseins:

  1. Selbstbewusstsein,
  2. Identifikation,
  3. Vorhersage und
  4. Erinnerung oder Inspiration.

 

Ende der fünfziger Jahre definierte die russisch-amerikanische Philosophin Ayn Rand Bewusstsein als "die Fähigkeit, die Existenz wahrzunehmen".

Elemente des Bewusstseins – Fritz-Albert Popp

Vier Entwicklungselemente des Bewusstseins
༺༻ Zeitelement A Zeitelement P Bewusstseins-Element
1.ICH BIN.GegenwartSELBSTBEWUSSTSEIN
2.ES IST.VergangenheitWAHRNEHMUNG
3.ES WIRD SEIN.ZukunftVORHERSAGE
4.aES KÖNNTE GEWESEN SEIN.Möglichkeitsform RückblickendERINNERUNG
4.bES KÖNNTE WERDEN.MöglichkeitsformINTUITION
Seit der Aufklärung gelten Memoria und Phantasia als niedere Werkzeuge im Gegensatz zur Vernunft.

 

Vier Zeitfaktoren des Bewusstseins
༺༻BewusstwerdungBezogenheit
Zeitebene
Beschreibung
Symbolisch darstellbar durch die...
1.Selbst-BewusstseinIch bin.Wechselwirkung des "ICH" als Objekt mit dem "Selbstzweifel" des Ich, dem Subjekt der Kommunikation, wobei am Ende des Dialogs eine Deckungsgleichheit der beiden Bereiche […] erreicht wird.
2.IdentifikationDU bist.
ES ist.
Wechselwirkung des "DU" oder "ES" als Objekt mit den "Möglichkeiten", die sich nach Existenz des "DU" oder "ES" im Bewusstsein des "Ich" ergeben, wobei beide Bereich […] am Ende des Dialogs wieder zur Deckung gebracht werden.
3.VorhersageEs WIRD sein.Wiederholte Wechselwirkung des "ES" als Objekt mit den "Möglichkeiten" des "Du" oder "Es" in der Vorausschau des Bewusstseins des "Ich", bis beide Bereiche […] zur Deckung gebracht werden.
4.Erinnerung oder InspirationEs KÖNNTE gewesen sein.
oder
Es KÖNNTE werden.
Wiederholte Wechselwirkung der zur aktuellen Information transformierten potentiellen Information des "Es" in der Vergangenheit oder Zukunft mit der potentiellen Information des "Ich" in der Gegenwart, wobei die beiden Bereiche […] nicht zur Deckung gebracht werden können. Der Prozess endet, sobald zwischen A und P keine engere Übereinstimmung mehr erreichbar ist.
Quelle: ► Konferenzvortrag Bewußtsein als Eigenschaft kohärenter Zustände von Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp (*1938)
deutscher Biophysiker, Tagung der Internationalen Stiftung für Biosynthese, Zürich, CH, 5.-7. Oktober 2001
Siehe auch: ► Bewusstsein-Tabellen

Bewusstseinszustände

Nach Ken Wilber ist Zustand ein Kurzwort für "Bewusstseinszustände".

  • Der Wachzustand, der Traumzustand und der Tiefschlaf sind natürliche und gewöhnliche Zustände, während
  • meditative und kontemplative Zustände ungewöhnlicher Art sind.

 

Die Hindu-Philosophie benennt drei bekannte Bewusstseinszustände: Jagrata, Swapna, Sushupti1. Es handelt sich um den Wachzustand, den Traumzustand und den traumlosen Schlaf. Der vierte Zustand wird Turiya oder Nirvikalpa genannt. Er drückt reines Bewusstsein aus.

 

Der indische Weise Ramana Maharshi spricht ebenfalls von drei wesentlichen Bewusstseinsebenen des Selbstes, das sie als reines formloses Gewahrsein als reiner Zeuge bestätigt:

  1. Wachzustand,
  2. Traumzustand,
  3. Tiefschlaf.

Er präzisiert dies mit dem Satz:

Alles, was nicht auch im Tiefschlaf vorhanden und bezeugbar ist, ist unwirklich, das heißt, von dauerhaftem Bestand.

Kein Konsens in der Frage des Bewusstseins


Querschnitt einer Nautilusmuschel

Die naturwissenschaftliche Forschung legt nahe, dass es mindestens zwei Konzepte gibt, die notwendig sind für ein angemessenes Verständnis von Bewusstsein: Zustände und Stufen. Jeder Mensch, einschließlich die Kleinkinder, erfährt die drei natürlichen Bewusstseinszustände: Wachen, Träumen und Schlafen. Die Zustände können auch außergewöhnlich sein, wie beispielsweise in der Meditation, beim schöpferischen Tagträumen oder bei Gipfelerlebnissen. Die Entwicklung durch Stufen hindurch erlaubt dem Menschen, zeitweilige Zustände in dauerhafte Wesenszüge zu umzuwandeln.

 

Die Frage, ob Bewusstsein im Gehirn oder außerhalb des Gehirns angesiedelt ist, ist eine wesentliche Frage der Neurowissenschaftler. Ein sehr hoher Prozentsatz der Forscher weigert sich, die zweite Möglichkeit auch nur theoretisch zu erlauben. Dies ist der Grund, weshalb sie nur Erfolge vorweisen können, die in den Rahmen des eigenen geistigen Horizonts passen. Dies gilt für das Leben und die Forschung allgemein und ganz besonders für die Entschlüsselung des Phänomens Bewusstsein, für das bisher noch nicht einmal eine konsensuell bestätigte Definition vorliegt.

Globales Bewusstseinsprojekt – Princeton in New Jersey

Global Consciousness Project – so nennt Prof. Roger Nelson seinen Großversuch mit weltweit aufgestellten 37 bis knapp 70 Zufallsgeneratoren, die stets dann reagieren, wenn weltweit Aufsehen erregende Ereignisse stattfinden. Bei der Beerdigung von Prinzessin Diana und der Bombardierung Jugoslawiens durch die NATO wurden flächendeckend in der Bevölkerung starke Emotionen ausgelöst. Die Generatorenmesswerte, eine Art EEG der Erde und des globalen Bewusstseins, zeichneten währenddessen eine deutlich abweichende Kurve zu Normalbedingungen auf.

 

Ein Wissenschaftler des Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR-Institutes) der Princeton Universität in New Jersey hat die Zufallsgeneratoren Ei infolge der eiförmigen Blechhülle genannt, in denen Geigerzähler die Zerfallsimpulse von radioaktivem Strontium messen und in ein binäres Zahlensystem für den perfekten Zufall übersetzen. Normalerweise erscheinen die Nullen und Einsen gleich häufig und werden graphisch als schwache Zick-Zack-Kurve entlang der horizontalen Achse dargestellt.
Gegen acht Uhr morgens am 11. September 2001 stellte ein wissenschaftlicher Assistent des PEAR-Institutes verwundert fest, dass die "Zufallskurve" der Nacht von den normalen Werten abwich. Als das entführte Flugzeug Boing 767 der American Airlines um 8:45 Uhr in den Nordturm des World Trade Centers einschlug, waren die Ausschläge auf der Princetoner Messskala signifikant erhöht und steigerten sich in den Folgestunden mit jedem weiteren Unglück des 11. Septembers noch mehr.

 

Written and audio sources:
Roger Nelson, Ph.D., Holger Boesch, Emil Boller, York Dobyns, Joop Houtkooper, Arnold Lettieri, Dean Radin, Ph.D. (*1952) US American senior scientist of Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), researcher in parapsychology, author, Linda Russek, Gary Schwartz, Jerry Wesch, Global Resonance of Consciousness: Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, The Electronic Journal of Parapsychology, eJAP, 1998
Dean Radin, Ph.D. (*1952) US American senior scientist of Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), researcher in parapsychology, author, Global Consciousness Project – Analysis for September 11, 2001, 21. September 2001
► Three audio interviews with Roger D. Nelson, Ph.D., US American experimental psychologist, director of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP), an international, multi-laboratory collaboration founded in 1997 to study collective consciousness, presented by suspended US American web radio station Beyond the Ordinary, hosts Nancy Lorenz and Elena Young, each 60 minutes duration, aired 31. July 2007, 13. November 2007, 14. April 2008
► Audio interview with Roger D. Nelson, Ph.D., US American experimental psychologist, director of the international, multi-laboratory collaboration Global Consciousness Project (GCP) to study collective consciousness, founded in 1997, The Global Consciousness Project, presented by Skeptiko.com, host Alan Tsakiris, 10:29 minutes duration, May 2009, posted 7. June 2009
Reference:Dr. Rollin McCraty, Global Coherence Initiative, About The Global Coherence Monitoring System
Referenz: de.Wikipedia-Eintrag Global Consciousness Project
Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR-Institut) und ► 11. September 2001
Siehe auch:Kollektive Weisheit

Zitate zum Thema Bewusstsein und Bewusstseinsforschung / Consciousness research

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NeoAdvaita-Polemik

  • Welches Sein muss sich bewusst sein, um zu sein? Das Bewusstsein ist doch schon eine Idee. Wer braucht das dumme Bewusstsein überhaupt? Karl Renz, deutscher NeoAdvaita-Lehrer, Retreat, Hamburg, 16. Dezember 2005
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[Bewusstsein – unverstanden und undefiniert]

 

 


Reeds
  • Für die unbewusste Psyche scheinen Raum und Zeit relativ zu sein, das heißt, das Wissen befindet sich in einem raumzeitlichen Kontinuum, in welchem Raum nicht mehr Raum und Zeit nicht mehr Zeit ist. Wenn daher das Unbewusste ein gewisses Potential zum Bewusstsein hin entwickelt oder erhält, dann entsteht die Möglichkeit, dass Parallelereignisse wahrgenommen beziehungsweise «gewusst» werden können. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Schweizer Psychiater, Psychoanalytiker, Gründer einer neuen Schule der analytischen Tiefenpsychologie, Autor, Synchronizität, Akausalität und Okkultismus, S. 63, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag (dtv), München, 1990, Januar 2001

 

  • Wissenschaft, Kunst und Ethik sind notwendige Konsequenzen eines sich entwickelnden Bewusstseins, das im Sinne einer Optimierung den Bereich der Möglichkeiten ständig erweitert und erweitern muss, um die Welt der Tatsächlichkeiten für die Optimierung der Kommunikation offen zu halten, und um letztlich einen Sinn anstreben zu können, unabhängig davon, ob er je erkannt werden kann oder nicht. Dr. phil. Peter-Alexander Möller (*1954) deutscher Philosoph, Pädagoge, Autor, Medizinische Ethik im 21. Jahrhundert. Zur Anthropotechnik der Menschlichkeit, Kühlungsborner Tagung, 12.-14. Mai 2000, Tagungsband, Norderstedt, 2001

 

  • Die Molekularbiologen und Gentechniker analysieren die Funktion des Gehirns. Aber ob uns das viel näher bringt an das Verständnis über das Bewusstsein, ist eine offene Frage. Es ist offen, ob das Bewusstsein nur die Funktion unseres komplexen Bordcomputers ist. Es ist offen, ob Bewusstsein nur etwas materialistisch zu Verstehendes ist oder doch etwas mehr. Dr. Anton Zeilinger (*1945) österreichischer Professor für Physik, bekanntester experimenteller Quantenphysiker der Neuzeit, Universität Wien, zitiert in: Bewußtsein und der Freie Wille. Beiträge zur philosophischen Diskussion des "Selbst", präsentiert von dem österreichischen Kulturmagazin Aurora, Sommer 2002

 

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[Notwendigkeit einer globlen Bewusstseinsrevolution]

  • Ohne eine globale Revolution auf dem Gebiet des menschlichen Bewusstseins wird sich nichts zum Besseren ändern [...] und die Katastrophe, auf die die Welt zusteuert – der wirtschaftliche, gesellschaftliche und demographische Zusammenbruch der Zivilisation – wird unvermeidlich sein. Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) tschechischer Schriftsteller, Mitglied des Club of Rome, erster postkommunistischer Präsident der Tschechoslowakei während der Samtenen Revolution (1989-1992), Präsident der Tschechischen Republik (1993-2003), Rede zur gemeinsamen Sitzung des US-Kongresses, Washington DC, 21. Februar 1990, Konferenzbeitrag in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, 1999

 


Big Forest Sea, near Plötzky, Sachsen-Anhalt
  • Der Grund dafür, dass unser fühlendes wahrnehmendes und denkendes Ich in unserem naturwissenschaftlichen Weltbild nirgends auftritt, kann leicht in fünf Worten ausgedrückt werden: Es ist selbst dieses Weltbild. Es ist mit dem Ganzen identisch und kann deshalb nicht als ein Teil darin enthalten sein. [...] Bewusstsein gibt es seiner Natur nach nur in der Einzahl. Ich möchte sagen: die Gesamtzahl aller "Bewusstheiten" ist immer bloß "eins". Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) österreichischer Physiker, Wissenschaftstheoretiker, Nobelpreisträger für Physik, 1933, Geist und Materie, 1958, Zsolnay Verlag, Wien, 1986

 

  • Bewusstsein gibt es seiner Natur nach nur in der Einzahl. Ich möchte sagen: die Gesamtzahl aller »Bewusstheiten« ist immer bloß 'eins'. Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) österreichischer Physiker, Wissenschaftstheoretiker, Nobelpreisträger für Physik, 1933, Geist und Materie, 1958, Kapitel 4, S. 90, Zsolnay Verlag, Wien, 1986

 

  • Unser Verständnis vom Bewusstsein als Produkt des Gehirns muss neu überdacht werden. Mit dem bestehenden Begriff können wir die Ergebnisse unserer Studie nicht verstehen. Dr. Pim van Lommel (*1943) niederländischer Arzt, Kardiologe, Nahtodforscher, Leiter einer prospektiven Nahtod-Studie, Referent, Autor, Nahtodesforschung: Interview mit Pim van Lommel, präsentiert von der britischen medizinischen Fachzeitschrift The Lancet, Judith Krischik, 2001

 

  • Das Gehirn empfängt das Bewusstsein. […] Es ist möglich, dass man sein Bewusstsein, sein Selbstbewusstsein haben kann, wenn man ein flaches EEG [Herzstillstand] hat. […] Wenn jedoch das Gehirn nicht mehr funktioniert, besteht die Möglichkeit, dass das Selbstbewusstsein zusammen mit dem Bewusstsein und den Erinnerungen außerhalb des Gehirns existiert. […] Damit sind wir gleich in der Quantenmechanik und bei Begriffen wie non-local interconnectedness, womit gemeint ist, dass alle Ereignisse miteinander verbunden sind und sich gegenseitig beeinflussen. Dr. Pim van Lommel (*1943) niederländischer Arzt, Kardiologe, Nahtodforscher, Leiter einer prospektiven Nahtod-Studie, Referent, Autor, Nahtodesforschung: Interview mit Pim van Lommel, präsentiert von der britischen medizinischen Fachzeitschrift The Lancet, Judith Krischik, 2001

 

  • Wenn wir begreifen, dass wir «Bewusstheit» sind, die sich ihrer selbst bewusst wird, so sind wir auf dem Weg zur Weisheit. Akzeptieren wir diese für uns selbst, so schaffen wir eine notwendige Voraussetzung für ein gesundes Leben. Der Widerstand gegen die Erkenntnis, dass es nichts außer unserer eigenen Erfahrung gibt, kann der Beginn einer Krankheit sein. Folglich ist die wirkliche Behandlung einer Erkrankung erst im Verlauf der eigenen Bewusstwerdung möglich. Robert Hall (1764-1831) englischer Theologe, Baptistenpastor, Kanzelredner der Dissenters (Andersgläubigen), Awareness as Healing; zitiert in: Helmut Milz, Ganzheitliche Medizin, S. 161, Athenäum Verlag, Königstein/Taunus, 1985

Zitate übers Verstehen

  • Wir verstehen nicht Verstehen, es entzieht sich uns, entschlüpft uns, denn wir merken nicht das Unglaubliche, das Rätselhafte, das Erstaunliche, das Wunderbare, das in alltäglichem Gespräch, und Reflektion vor sich geht. Erst wenn dieser Strom von Selbstverständlichkeit gestört wird, stehen wir staunend vor diesem Wunder. Heinz von Foerster (1911-2002) österreichischer Professor für Biophysik,  Physiker, Direktor des Biological Computer Laboratory, Illinois, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

General quotes

Personal avowals

  • I now firmly believe that consciousness is more than an accidental by-product of the neurophysiological and biochemical processes taking place in the human brain. I see consciousness and the human psyche as expressions and reflections of a cosmic intelligence that permeates the entire universe and all of its existence. We are not just highly evolved animals with biological computers embedded inside our skulls; we are also fields of consciousness without limits, transcending time, space, matter, and linear causality. Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D. (*1931) Czech US American psychiatrist, consciousness researcher, co-developer of transpersonal psychology, teacher, author, The Holotropic Mind. The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives, S. 17-18, HarperOne, reprint edition 28. May 1993

 

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The assumption 'The brain generates consciousness' held by neuroscientists is erroneous.

  • We are conscious inspite of our brain.
    It's one of those things that goes totally against everything that I learned as a neuroscientist and coming along as an active neurosurgeon. And yet I came to realize that consciousness is a far more profound entity than I ever recognized before and that assumption that I had taken as proven for so many decades, you know that the brain generates consciousness, is wrong.
    And I had the evidence very strongly suggesting the false nature of that assumption is really going back at the advent of quantum mechanics, almost 100 years ago. A lot of the scientists involved in quantum mechanics like Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck, Erwin Schroedinger, Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein – many of them turned to mysticism. They were so astonished by what their experiments told them about reality. […] Essentially […] consciousness is a crucial part of manifesting reality. […] We are very active participants [in the unfolding of creation]. Audio interview with Eben Alexander III, M.D. (*1953) US American neuroscientist, neurosurgeon, near death experiencer, author, Life Beyond Death, part of The Monroe Institute Series, MP3, presented by US American web radio station Empower Radio, program Conscious Living, host Wendy Garrett, minute 20:17, 56:00 minutes duration, aired 30. May 2012

 


Garden spider nested amidst of its web
  • As I began to love myself, I refused to continue to live in the past as well as to worry about my future. Now I only live in this moment, where EVERYTHING is taking place. In this way I am now living every day and call it consciousness. Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) English-born US American comedic actor, director, excerpt of a speech at his 70th birthday, 16. April 1959

 

  • Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious. When you're conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader. He or she will recognize his or her life and truth in what you say, in the pictures you have painted, and this decreases the terrible sense of isolation that we have all had too much of. [...] Tell the truth as you understand it. If you're a writer, you have moral obligation to do this. Anne Lamott (*1954) US American recovering conversed alcoholic, bestselling author, Bird by Bird. Some Instructions on Writing and Life, S. 225-226, 1994, Anchor, 1st edition 1. September 1995

 

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Faced with death and mortality

  • It's not a frivolous pursuit. [...] there's a certain amount of dread attached to taking it – you have a hallucinogenic trip that deals with death and your mortality. So it's quite an ordeal. It's not something you're going to score and a have great time on. Interview with Sting (*1951) English musician, singer-songwriter, activist, philanthropist, actor, Dunn, Jancee, presented by the biweekly US American pop culture magazine Rolling Stone, issue 26, 5. February 1998, cited in: John N. Grunwell, Ayahuasca Tourism in South America. Written for Anthropology of Tourism, University of Maryland at College Park, published in Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), volume 8, issue 3, S. 59-62, autumn 1998

 

Recommendations

  • If you get into these spaces [non-ordinary states of consciousness] at all, you must forget about them when you come back. You must forget you're omnipotent and omniscient and take the game seriously so you'll engage in sex, have children, and participate in the whole human scenario. When you come back from a deep tank session – or a coma or psychosis – there's always this extraterrestrial feeling. You have to read the directions in the glove compartment so you can run the human vehicle once more. Dr. John C. Lilly (1915-2001) US American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher, writer, E. J. Gold (*1941) US American artist, jazz musician, spiritual teacher in the "Fourth Way" tradition of G.I. Gurdjieff, author, Tanks for the Memories. Floatation Tank Talks, Gateways, Nevada City, California, 1995

 

Conclusion

  • The difference between mind and brain is that brain deals only with memorized, subjective, special-case experiences and objective experiments, while mind extracts and employs the generalized principles and integrates and interrelates their effective employment. Brain deals exclusively with the physical, and mind exclusively with the metaphysical. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) US American engineer, systems theorist, architect, constructor, designer, inventor, futurist, philosopher, author, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, Southern Illinois University Press, 1968, Lars Müller, 1st edition 15. July 2008

 

Future outlook

  • Consciousness means, literally, ‘knowing together.’ A development of consciousness would therefore mean knowing 'more together,' and so it would bring about a new relationship to everything previously known. For to know more always means to see things differently [...]. An increase of consciousness is likened to an increase of light. But we shall see eventually that an increase of consciousness does not mean only that we see with greater clarity what was formerly obscure. The quality is changed. For the moment, the man who experiences it himself is changed. It is not merely the quantity of consciousness that is altered, but its very nature. Maurice Nicoll (1884-1953) British psychiatrist, Fourth Way teacher, author, Living Time and the Integration of the Life, S. 22-23, Watkins, 1st edition 1976
  • The reality that you're looking for is just prior to thinking; it's not between thoughts. Prior to the moment of a thought, there's a nothingness. That which you are is there before the thought. Thought is form. If you use form to try to catch form, it's not fast enough. From the witness-observer, you see that thought arises from silence. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Identification and Illusion, 3 DVD set, 14. August 2004

 


Owl-head clover

 

  • The Self (pure Formless Awareness) is the Pure Witness of the three states: Waking, Dreaming and Deep Sleep. Assigned to Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) Indian Hindu sage, saint, source unknown

 

  • That which is not present in deep (i. e. dreamless) sleep is not real. Assigned to Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) Indian Hindu sage, saint, source unknown

 

 

  • Mystics, contrary to religionists, are always saying that reality is not two things – God and the world – but one thing, consciousness. […] The problem with science has always been that most scientists believe that science must be done within a different monistic framework, one based on the primacy of matter. […] Quantum physics showed us that we must change that myopic prejudice of scientists, otherwise we cannot comprehend quantum physics. So now we have science within consciousness, a new paradigm of science based on the primacy of consciousness that is gradually replacing the old materialist science. […] the new paradigm resolves many […] paradoxes of the old paradigm and explains much anomalous data. Interview with Amit Goswami, Ph.D. (*1936) Indian US American professor emeritus of nuclear physics, University of Oregon (1968-1997), quantum cosmologist, author, Healing Journeys, presented by Insight Directory, Suzie Daggett, 2005

 

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Materialism [left brain] vs. consciousness [right brain]

  • Consciousness is the ground of all being. And then you have to realize that it’s absolute and therefore no perfect definition is ever possible. So whatever people say about consciousness is okay, provided one caveat, which is that one should recognize one fundamental aspect of consciousness because this is where consciousness and materialism become different.
    • In materialism, there are only objects.
    • In consciousness, there is both subject and object. That split is most important to recognize.
All the ancient traditions, to their credit, recognize the aspect of consciousness. So if you don’t recognize it, there is serious flaw in your thinking about consciousness. Never forget that you are also a subject and that makes you a conscious being in the sense that we understand consciousness. Video statement at speakers' panel by Amit Goswami, Ph.D. (*1936) Indian US American professor emeritus of nuclear physics, University of Oregon (1968-1997), quantum cosmologist, author, What is your definition of Consciousness?, sponsored by World Congress of Quantum Medicine, Quantum University, Honolulu, Hawaii, 4-7 October 2012, YouTube film, minute 2:20, 7:55 minutes duration, posted 29. November 2012

 


Mount Cook, Southern Alps, New Zealand, September 2006
  • What are the electrons drawing off in order to be able to keep on running? This question was originally asked by Hal Puthoff in the 70ties.
    The answer is what many people call zero-point energy, or the quantum field, or the quantum vacuum, or virtual particle flux, dark energy which is not a pleasant name for it. These are all the different names that the mainstream has come out with. [...]
    If you want to have your Unified field theory of physics [...] and reconcile the macro with the micro, the quantum physics with the Newtonian physics [...] and to rectify it with the mystery of how can we actually be asking the question? Which is consciousness. [...]
    Consciousness must somehow be part of the field. [...]
    Consciousness is not simply locked within the human body and brain, but is interconnected [...] interacting with matter and energy. [...] The energy itself is conscious which is now becoming a scientifically proven fact. Audio interview with David Wilcock divinecosmos.com (*1973) US American consciousness researcher, mystic filmmaker, lecturer, author, Bosnian Pyramid & New Physics, presented by US American talk radio show Coast to Coast AM, host Rob Simone, aired 28. December 2010, YouTube film, 2:36:54 duration, posted 30. December 2010, reissued 9. July 2016

 

  • There exists a continuum of consciousness uniting individual minds that could be directly experienced if the psychophysical threshold of perception were sufficiently lowered through refinement in the functioning nervous system. William James, M.D., Ph.D. (1842-1910) US American physician, professor of psychology and philosophy, Harvard University, pragmatic author, Essay, 1898

 

  • Consciousness is a singular the plural of which is unknown. Erwin Schrödinger [Father of quantum mechanics] (1887-1961) Austrian physicist, theoretical biologist, Nobel laureate in physics, 1933

 

  • To divide or multiply consciousness is something meaningless. There is obviously only one alternative, namely the unification of minds or consciousness. [...] [I]n truth there is only one mind. Erwin Schrödinger [Father of quantum mechanics] (1887-1961) Austrian physicist, theoretical biologist, Nobel laureate in physics, 1933

 

 


Mountain clover
  • Love and intimacy are the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well. I am not aware of any other factor in medicine – not diet, not smoking, not exercise, not drugs – that has a greater impact on our quality of life, incidence of illness and premature death of all causes. […] [T]he most powerful factors in health and illness – even though these ideas are largely ignored by the medical profession. S. 20 […] [L]ack of human contact can lead to profound isolation and illness – and even death. S. 139 Dean Ornish, M.D. (*1953) US American clinical professor of medicine, UCSF, founder of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, author, Love and Survival. The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy, S. 20, S. 139, Harper, 1997, William Morrow Paperbacks, 1st edition 17. February 1999

 

  • Consciousness is not a result of complexity. [...] The only way that consciousness can happen is that it can evolve into higher orders from ingredients that already have some degree of consciousness to begin with. Audio teleseminar with Christian de Quincey, Ph.D., US American visionary, Philosophy and Consciousness Studies, John F. Kennedy University, Is Consciousness Energy?, MP3, presented by Institute of Noetic Sciences, IONS Library, host Dean Radin, Ph.D. (*1952) US American senior scientist of Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), researcher in parapsychology, author, teleseminar series "Mysteries of Consciousness", minute 18:46, 1:04:52 duration, aired 6. April 2011

 

  • Consciousness is not energy. […] Consciousness and embodiment [made of energy], consciousness and energy, always go together. You never have one without the other. They form a unity but they are not identical. Unity does not equal identity. Consciousness is non-located, it's non-physical. Energy is located and it's physical. Energy is something that moves through space. Consciousness doesn't exist in space. […] Consciousness knows. Energy flows. Audio teleseminar with Christian de Quincey, Ph.D., US American professor of philosophy and consciousness studies, John F. Kennedy University, visionary, Is Consciousness Energy?, MP3, presented by Institute of Noetic Sciences, IONS Library, host Dean Radin, Ph.D. (*1952) US American senior scientist of Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), researcher in parapsychology, author, teleseminar series "Mysteries of Consciousness", minute 25:45, 1:04:52 duration, aired 6. April 2011

 

 

 

 

 

  • Consciousness precedes Being, and not the other way around, as Marxists claim. For this reason, the salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human modesty, and in human responsibility. Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better. Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) Czech dissident, first postcommunist President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003) and during the Velvet Revolution (1989-1992), poet, playwright, essayist, The Art of the Impossible. Politics as Morality in Practice, Knopf, 1st edition 20. May 1997

 

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The Western bias

 

 


Metrosideros umbellata, Botanical Garden, San Francisco

 

  • The awareness of being aware is the essence of consciousness. Ian Xel Lungold, US American time researcher, source unknown

 

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Altering consciousness by DMT

The ingredient Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in the jungle drug Ayahuasca is consciousness-altering.
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Quotes

  • So here are people without electronic microscopes who choose, among some 80,000 Amazonian plant species, the leaves of a bush containing a hallucinogenic brain hormone, which they combine with a vine containing substances that inactivate an enzyme, which would otherwise block the hallucinogenic effect. And they do this to modify their consciousness. Jeremy Narby (*1959) Swiss-Canadian anthropologist, author, The Cosmic Serpent. DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 5. April 1999

 

  • [We are] always already in a shared context. […] The question of whether a person is in fact a conscious person is always a moral question before it is a question about our justification to believe […] A detached perspective […] is incompatible with the more intimate, engaged perspective that we actually take up to each other. […] For what we bearers of consciousness are […] depends on where we are and what we can do. Alva Noë, Ph.D. (*1964) US American professor of philosophy, cognitive scientist, theorist on perception and consciousness, UC Berkeley, Out of Our Heads. Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness, Hill and Wang, 1st edition 17. February 2009

 

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Brain connectivity

The brain has about 100 billion neurons arranged in hierarchical and combinatoric neuronal connections.

  • It has been calculated that less than one hundred neurons are sufficient to distinguish one out of thousands of faces in a robust manner. Considering that there are around 100,000 cells below a square millimeter of cortex, the potential representational capacity of any one cortical region is enormous. Christof Koch (*1956) US American neuroscientist, foreword by Francis Crick, The Quest for Consciousness. A Neurobiological Approach, Roberts & Company Publishers, 1st edition March 2004

Neurons vs. consciousness – Before he died world famous Francis Crick was trying to show that consciousness arises from a neurological function. This is an erroneous approach as it is consciousness that sparks neuronal activity. Neuronal activity doesn't create consciousness. The etheric brain activates the energy within the neurons not vice-versa. The effect of the electromagnetic field on a wire is to create electricity or else magnetism. The nervous system acts by induction.

Quotes by Daniel Siegel

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Missing definition of the mind in health professions

 

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Definition of the mind

  • The mind is an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and integration. Video presentation by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. drdansiegel.com (*1957) US American clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA, executive director of the Mindsight Institute, educator, author, Definition of the Mind, book launching of "Mindsight", Santa Monica, California, 13. January 2010, YouTube film, minute 00:50, 2:18 minutes duration, posted by mindsightinstitute 11. February 2010

 

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Revised definition of the mind

 

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Definition of the mindfulness

 

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Effects of mindfulness

Synchronisation of brain hemispheres, improvement of relationships

  • Mindfulness practices support the balancing between the emotional right brain with the logical left brain.
    Mindfulness practices serve to drastically improve relationships, moods and outlooks on life. Video presentation by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. drdansiegel.com (*1957) US American clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA, executive director of the Mindsight Institute, educator, author, Integrating the Two Hemispheres of Our Brains, presented by PsychAlive, YouTube film, 3:43 minutes duration, posted 17. December 2009

 

  • Traditionally, scientists have tried to define the mind as the product of brain activity: The brain is the physical substance, and the mind is the conscious product of those firing neurons, according to the classic argument. But growing evidence shows that the mind goes far beyond the physical workings of your brain.
    [O]ur mind cannot be confined to what’s inside our skull, or even our body, according to a definition first put forward by Dan Siegel, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and the author of a recently published book, Mind. A Journey to the Heart of Being Human.
    [O]ur mind extends beyond our physical selves. In other words, our mind is not simply our perception of experiences, but those experiences themselves. […] It’s impossible to completely disentangle our subjective view of the world from our interactions.
    And Siegel says integration – whether that's within the brain or within society – is the foundation of a healthy mind. "In our modern society we have this belief that mind is brain activity and this means the self, which comes from the mind, is separate and we don’t really belong. But we're all part of each others' lives. The mind is not just brain activity. When we realize it's this relational process, there's this huge shift in this sense of belonging." Definition of mind by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. drdansiegel.com (*1957) US American clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA, executive director of the Mindsight Institute, educator, author, cited in: article Scientists say your "mind" isn't confined to your brain, or even your body, presented by US American online portal Quartz, Olivia Goldhill, 24. December 2016

Englische Texte – English section on Consciousness

Nine integrative functions of the middle prefrontal cortex – Daniel Siegel

The middle prefrontal circuits of the brain may carry out the so called vertical integration
by interlinking body-proper, brainstem, limbic circuits, and cortex.
Fibers physically connect somatic and vertically distributed neural structures with one another.
Various independent basic brain research studies have shown that
the middle prefrontal areas are crucial for generating the following nine aspects of life:

 

Interlinked integrative processes in the middle prefrontal cortex
StageFunction·capacityDescription
1.Body·regulationBalancing the sympathetic (accelerator) and parasympathetic (brakes) branches of the autonomic nervous system
2.Attuned·communicationEnabling one to tune into others’ states and link minds
3.Emotional balancePermitting the lower limbic regions to become aroused enough so life has meaning, but not too aroused to become flooded
4.Fear extinctionNeutralizing the effects of being traumatized
Physiological process: GABA (inhibitory neurotransmitter) fibers project down to the amygdala
and enable fearful responses to be calmed.
5.Response flexibilityEnabling one to pause before acting [foregoing "knee-jerk" reactions] and inhibit impulses allowing time to reflect on the various options for response
6.EmpathyConsidering the mental perspective of another person
7.InsightSelf-knowing awareness, the gateway to one's autobiographical narratives and self-understanding, connecting the past, present and future
8.MoralityThe capacity to consider of the larger good, and to act on pro-social ideas, even when alone, requires an intact middle prefrontal region of the brain.
9.Intuition  Embodied
Inspiration  Inspirited
Being aware of the input of one's body, especially information from the neural networks surrounding intestines ("gut feeling") and one's heart ("heartfelt feelings") enables one to be open to the wisdom of the non-conceptual Self
Sources: Adapted from Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. drdansiegel.com (*1957) US American clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA, executive director of the Mindsight Institute, educator, author
► Article An Interpersonal Neurobiology Approach to Psychotherapy: Awareness, Mirror Neurons, and Neural Plasticity in the Development of Well-Being, presented by ithou Esalen website, John Francis Callahan, 15. October 2007, updated 26. January 2010
► Video presentation Goldie Hawn and Dan Siegel, presented by TEDMED Talks 2009, YouTube film, 19:00 minutes duration, posted 3. May 2010
Listing the nine integrative functions of the middle prefrontal cortex  Minute 15:30Brain hygiene practice for neural integration  Minute 16:30

Brain myths debunked

Brain myths ⇔ brain facts
༺༻MythFact ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Remark
1.Humans use only
10% of their brains.
During a whole day the entire brain is used on and off.
Born with 200 billion neurons inactive neurons are already dying off in children.
Left with 100 billion neurons adults keep replacing neurons (obsolete beliefs) with neural pathways that carry meaningful beliefs for the individual.
2.There are right-brain and left-brain personalities and features.Both hemispheres are needed, intricately interconnected, and share constantly information. Certain brain areas (music, math, sports, language) may be predominant. Damaged brain areas can be compensated. Brain-entrainment strategies can enhance the neural coherence and exchange between the hemispheres.
3.Older brains slow down.Yes, and neuroplasticity increases with age. Information overload may trigger stress (confusion, anxiety). Distress is an influential factor of neurogenerative diseases.
4.Video brain games improve cognition.Brain games train the memory in general, not the practical capacity, of elderly people with cognitive decline. Exercise, healthy diet, humour, meaningful work, intense intellectual and social stimulation keep the brain upbeat.
5.EEG readings indicate health improvements.Possibly. Different brain activities generate various brainwave frequencies locally. Brainwave frequencies can consciously be altered in certain regions, as shown by biofeedback and neurofeedback devices. New brain-probing devices prove that certain brain areas simultaneously generate ever changing different frequencies also when one performs repetitive actions. Brain training works through concentration and relaxation, not by keeping up specific frequencies.
Source: ► Article Five Brain Myths Exposed, presented by Praxisnow.com, May 2013

Human mind in waking and dreaming state

Brain scanning the human mind
Mind partFreud's termStatus of neuroscientific research
Unconscious·mindIdThe brain in motion shows that much of its activity is unconscious.
Desires, libidoIdThe pleasure center is located at the center of the brain.
EgoEgoThe seat of the personality is basically the prefrontal cortex, right behind the forehead.
ConscienceSuperegoThe orbital frontal cortex is right behind the eyes. It can be seen in motion.
Dreaming During sleep brain scans can track the status of the (very primitive) control center at the back of the brain. In the dream state the amygdala governing fear and emotions is active. Both the prefrontal cortex and the orbital frontal cortex (fact checker) are basically shut off (quiet).
Lucid dreaming2Directing one's dreamsNeuroscientific research finds lucid dreaming testable, reproducible, and legitimate.
Sources featuring Michio Kaku, Ph.D. (*1947) Japanese US American leading theoretical physicist, University of New York, co-founder of string field theory, popular "communicator" of science, futurist, author
Book The Future of the Mind. The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, Doubleday, 25. February 2014
Article This is Your Brain on Dreams, with Michio Kaku, presented by Big Think, 2015
Reference: ► Blog article How to Lucid Dream And Direct Your Night-Time Fantasies,
presented by Mindvalley Academy Blog, 9. February 2017
See also: ► Neurowissenschaft – Neuro sciences and ► Gewissen – Conscience and ►
Träumen – Dreaming and ► Unbewusst – Unconscious and ► Sigmund Freud

 

Links zum Thema Bewusstsein und Bewusstseinsforschung / Consciousness research

Literatur

Leseprobe des E-Buchs, 2013

Literature (engl.)

See also: Bicameralism (psychology)

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Externe Weblinks


Aus einer separierten Eichel wird ein Eich-Baum


Linklose Artikel

  • Artikel Das Bewusstsein. Nur Funken der Neuronen? Die Wissenschaft auf der Suche nach dem Geheimnis unseres Geistes, präsentiert von dem deutschen Magazin Was ist Erleuchtung?, Craig Hamilton, US-amerikanischer Pionier in emergierender evolutionärer Spiritualität, Chefredakteur des aufgelösten Magazins WIE / EnlightenmentNext (1998-12/2006), Heft 17, 2005

External web links (engl.)



Between quantum physics and neuroscience, a theory emerges of a mental field we each have, existing in another dimension and behaving in some ways like a black hole


Linkless articles

  • Article You Are More Than Your Brain: A Revolutionary Theory of Consciousness, presented USC Annenberg Religion dispatches, John Stoehr, 19. October 2009

Audio- und Videolinks

Als Mitglied im Beirat des Denkpools Wissensmanufaktur, stellt Vogt Wirtschafts-Plan B vor: die Realisierung des Bedingungslosen Grundeinkommens (BGE) im Rahmen einer nachhaltigen Gesamtordnung.

Audio and video links (engl.)

When exposed to the work of Wilhelm Reich Lewis studied subtle energies, Oriental philosophy and religion. After a vision he invented the AIM Program of Energetic Balancing interfacing technology, bio-resonance and consciousness.

"Healing, spirituality, and consciousness are the exact same thing. We create the material world with our consciousness.
Miracles are always there. Are we able to perceive them? We are in a revolution of evolution."

Life Force Evaluations on a Scale of 0 to 1000 Units of Consciousness from 1995 to 2009 (18 January 2009)
Source: Audio interview, presented by US American web radio station Talkshoe.com, program Everything Is Energy, aired 15. January 2009

Due to an airborne aerosolized Immune Deficiency Frequency the Life Force readings dropped drastically!!! This may result in setting loose acquired, hereditary, or karmic imbalances (diseases) which requires a drastic change in consciousness to heal.

1995 – Life Force (LF) of average US urban adult – 950 to 990 units of consciousness
1997 – LF of average US urban adult – upper 600 units of consciousness
2002 – LF of average US urban adult – 10 units of consciousness
October 2008 – LF of average US urban adult – 4 units of consciousness
January 2009 – LF of average US urban adult – 1 unit of consciousness

Prospect: Spring 2010 – LF of average US urban adult – prospect ZERO units of consciousness

January 2009 – LF of new born US infants – 200-500 units of consciousness.
The LF of dogs, cats and horses in US remained at 950 to 990 units of consciousness.

  • Video interview with Stuart Hameroff, Ph.D. (*1947) US American professor of anesthesiology, University of Arizona, consciousness researcher, The Science of Consciousness, presented by Alsbury Films, producer and director Gregory Alsbury, 2003, 1:09:35 minutes duration, posted 2. January 2008

Consciousness and brain – mapping the neurological brain functions to the world of quantum mechanics

Audio and video links (engl.) – Thomas Campbell

  • List of audio (radio) interviews with Thomas Campbell MyBigTOE.com (*1944) US American physicist, consciousness researcher, Monroe Institute with host Robert Monroe, London School of Economics, presented by Radio Interviews, starting June 2009

Nature of reality, the normal and the paranormal, mind and matter, physics and metaphysics, philosophy and theology in terms of consciousness

"The mystery will never end."

Audio and video links (engl.) – Larry Dossey

  • Video talkshow interview with Larry Dossey, M.D., US American internist, pioneer of spiritualizing healthcare, public speaker, author on complementary medicine, Deep Dish, YouTube film, excerpted from US American tpt TV, Minnesota Channel, YouTube film, 59:19 minutes duration, posted 4. May 2007
  • Video teleseminar interview with Larry Dossey, M.D., US American internist, pioneer of spiritualizing healthcare, public speaker, author on complementary medicine, Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, MP3, presented by Institute of Noetic Sciences, IONS, "Essentials of Noetic Sciences" host Dean Radin (*1952) US American researcher of parapsychology, 63:29 minutes duration, produced 21. April 2010, uploaded 22. April 2010

Premonitions, pointing to origins and destiny, can be used as forms of preventive medicine.

Audio and video links (engl.) – Roger Nelson

Correlating 250 world events engaging millions of people against the GCP 10-year database derived from a global network of random event generators (REGs)

Audio and video links (engl.) – Peter Russell

  • Full version video presentation by Peter Russell, M.A., D.C.S. (*1946) awakened British physicist, eco-philosopher, visionary futurist, producer of three films on consciousness, author, The Primacy of Consciousness, sponsored by Physics of Consciousness conference, Virginia, 2004, 1:09:06 duration, posted as Google film, 19. December 2006, as YouTube film 17. March 2011

Consciousness is fundamental essence of the cosmos. Both the scientific and mystical perspectives of consciousness carry light intrinsically.

Audio and video links (engl.) – Daniel Siegel

Audios und Videos featuring Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. drdansiegel.com (*1957) US American clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA, executive director of the Mindsight Institute, educator, author
TypeOfferingHeadingSponsor ♦
Location ♦ P-Date
Minutes durationRelease date
Mind = Semiotic domain: embodied and relational, energetic and informational, ecosystem and operating system
Shadow = Domain of psychic parasitism: unassimilated energy-information, organizes into complexes, some of which are highly parasitic
YouTube audioPresentation
Interpersonal neurobiology
The Neurobiology of WeMindsight Institute, presented by
Learn out Loud
9 hours duration, 8 discsUnknown
YouTube videoPresentationPersonal Growth Series: Mindsight: The New Science of  Personal TransformationGoogle Tech Talks, Mountain View, California, 22. April 20091:02:5223. April 2009
Siegel offers a definition of the mind. 95% of mental health practitioners worldwide and almost all scientists and philosophers focusing on the mind, have no definition of what the mind is.
YouTube audioInterviewWhat Makes a Healthy Mind MP3Sounds True, host Tami Simon, podcast1:08:416. October 2009
YouTube videoPresentationThe Power of MindsightTEDX Talks, filmed 18. October 200924:2112. November 2009
YouTube videoPresentationIntegrating the Two Hemispheres of Our BrainsPsychAlive3:4317. December 2009
Mindfulness practices support the balancing between the emotional right brain with the logical left brain.
YouTube videoPresentationThe Importance of MindfulnessPsychAlive2:4217. December 2009
Three definitions of mindfulness: 1. Conscientious, 2. Contemplative 3. Creative.
Mindfulness practices serve to drastically improve relationships, moods and outlooks on life.
YouTube videoPresentation
mindsightinstitute
Definition of the MindBook launching of Mindsight, Santa Monica, California, 13. January 20102:1811. February 2010
YouTube videoPresentationThe Neurological Basis of Behavior, the Mind, the Brain and Human RelationshipsSymposium Climate, Mind and Behavior, 2.-4. March 2011, sponsored by Garrison Institute54:498. March 2011
YouTube videoPresentationMindfulness and Neural IntegrationTEDx Talks StudioCityED18:262. May 2012
Exploring the mind, the brain, and relationships, reflecting the cultivation of well-being. "No pre-frontal cortex left behind."
YouTube videoPresentationMindfulness. Brain Hand Model. Dan Siegel. Empathy and Cognition 5:0316. April 2013

Audio and video links (engl.) – NN

 

Interne Links

Englisch Wiki

Hawkins

 

 

1 William Q. Judge, Eusebio Urban, The Three Planes Of Human Life, presented by Path, August 1888

2 A lucid dream is any dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming.

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