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The Indra’s Net

“Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out indefinitely in all directions….

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Consciousness Expanded by Psilocybin

Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, scientists were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for…

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The Nature of Consciousness: Resonance Between Ancient Philosophies And Current Science ~ Marjorie Woollacott

  What is consciousness? Is it an essentially human characteristic or a fundamental characteristic of the universe? Questions about consciousness have intrigued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. Neuroscientists, like myself, are asking questions about…

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Francis Lucille: “What We Are Speaks More Loudly Than What We See”

Interview with the spiritual teacher of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) Francis Lucille for Buddha at the Gas Pump. In this conversation, amongst other things, we explore the intellectual understanding of enlightenment, how our neglected bodies change…

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The Anomaly of Consciousness

Western science has had remarkable success in explaining the functioning of the material world, but when it comes to the inner world of the mind, it has very little to say. And when it comes to…

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The True Nature of the ‘Unconscious’

We intuitively associate our psyches with the contents of consciousness. Whatever I am not conscious of is not within the scope of my psyche, or so we tend to think. Yet, since the late 19th century,…

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Who You Really Are – Can Never Be Lost

When everything falls apart and you feel totally lost and abandoned, what can’t abandon you, even in the midst of those feelings of total abandonment? Even when everything else has disappeared, what can’t leave you? It’s…

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Neuroscience Backs up Plato after 2300 years

By Olivia Goldhill In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about…

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