Consciousness has many definitions, ranging from being awake and aware of one’s surroundings, to being aware of something within oneself, or simply being aware of your own existence. Consciousness can be viewed from an individual perspective or a collective one.
Carl Jung spoke of unconsciousness. The personal unconscious embodied all repressed, forgotten, or subliminally perceived experiences. And the collective unconscious refers to things shared among all being of the same species. For humans, Jung believed these elements were composed of instincts and archetypes.
I recently read an article in the journal of Behavioral Sciences titled: Carl Gustav Jung, Quantum Physics and the Spiritual Mind: A Mystical Vision of the Twenty-First Century, authored by Diogo Valadas Ponte and Lothar Schafer. The authors did a great job of weaving spirituality, psychology, science, and philosophy together – a quantum view of the spiritual wave form and its many potentialities. Yes, you can be in two places at once.
One might more colorfully refer to this as examining the metaconsciousness – a state of being where the border between physical reality and spiritual existence dissolves.
This blog will wander down the pathways of consciousness and all its forms and manifestations – the way it is expressed or exploited by humans. Philosophy, law, the environment, health care, spirituality, politics, poetry, dreaming, meditating, journeying, and just plain old-fashioned storytelling. It’s all on the table during this Earthwalk.
Photo: Can’t always predict how a camera will capture something – kind of like surprises in life – especially when you point it directly at a light source. For this pic, I used a Canon T1i EOS base with a Promaster Zoom lens set at 400mm, Night Landscape mode, 1 second exposure time, held on a tripod to avoid my shaky hands – And you get Magic