This is the forum for all who are interested in the theory of what may happen to consciousness at the point of death as explained in the books 'Is There Life After Death - The Extraordinary Science Of What Happens When You Die' and The Daemon.
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Brown wrote:If consciousness starts at birth, then we have a problem. Memory seems to begin earlier.
Brown wrote:Or is consciousness or the type of reactive/passive experience I inferred as subconscious not essential for memory? I believe it is. One has to experience to recall.
I agree, so it's probably fortunate that I've not suggested consciousness does start at birth, if your definition of birth is that socially agreed moment of location transition from internal womb of Mother to external environment.
"We don't know who first discovered water, but we can be sure that it wasn't fish". The old saw reminds us. Continual exposure to something reduces our awareness of its presence. Over time, we become blind to the obvious. We swim in a sea of consciousness, like a fish swims in water.
Anthony Peake wrote:As I am rather bogged down in writing example chapters for my next three books (my Literary Agent wishes to have something to take with her to the Frankfurt Book Fair in mid October) my time is really in demand. However I am still checking in on the FORUM here and this particular post has to be one of the best in a long time. The level of discussion and debate is exactly why I set this FORUM up. I wish it to be the place that people will come to have intellectual fireworks go off in their head, a place on the web where deep-level ideas can be found.
Thanks guys, I am very impressed.
rafromca wrote:Karl and all:
I have been reading your lovely posts and have resisted posting as I really didn't feel competent to answer the question. I have done a lot of thinking and reading on this subject, and just came across this in Dossey's "The Power of Premonition":"We don't know who first discovered water, but we can be sure that it wasn't fish". The old saw reminds us. Continual exposure to something reduces our awareness of its presence. Over time, we become blind to the obvious. We swim in a sea of consciousness, like a fish swims in water.
I thought this captured the dilemma very well.
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