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JPAB: Consciousness and the Environment

Posted by telecommatt on January 7, 2007

JPAB: Consciousness and the Environment

To have a complete interaction with your surrounding you need to use all ways of perceiving, thus besides the rational everyday waking reality also transrational ones like meditation, trance, dreams, imagination and divination. Anthropologist Laughlin states that when you focus just on one of these (monophasic) your interaction with your surroundings is fragmented and in misbalance.

I thought that this was an interesting article. Okay, actually it smacked me in the forehead. One of the reasons I meditate is to get away from the world for a bit. It’s true, though, that meditation can bring us into the world in ways that allow us to better understand the totality of the problems we face. Can we really hope to change our world if the only world we recognize is the one in front of our faces?


Matthew Murphy

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