The mind is but the passive recipient of impressions from without

The exercise of the locomotive faculty implies a consciousness of space as containing our own body; but the idea of space cannot be said to be derived from locomotion, since the mere volition to move implies a prior consciousness of this relation. Space is thus not by itself an object of sensible intuition, but forms … Continue reading The mind is but the passive recipient of impressions from without

Space is the form or mental condition of our perception

Space is the form or mental condition of our perception of external objects. The phenomena of the material world may vary in an infinite number of ways; but, under every variety, they retain the condition of existing in space, either as being themselves sensibly extended, or as having a local position in the sensitive organism. … Continue reading Space is the form or mental condition of our perception

Preservative Consciousness

In adopting the term presentation or intuition, to express the consciousness of any individual affection of the mind, a writer may be liable to the charge of innovation, in what was, at least in the last generation, the established language of English philosophy. But in this case necessity has no law. We need a term … Continue reading Preservative Consciousness

The general denomination of Intuitions

The distinctive feature of presentative consciousness consists in the fact that it is caused by the actual presence of an individual object, whether thing, act, or state of mind, occupying a definite position in time, or in space, or in both. It is true that this object is not discerned as such, and the consciousness … Continue reading The general denomination of Intuitions

Our personal consciousness

Human consciousness, then, in the only form in which it can be examined and described, is a compound of various elements, of whose separate action, if it ever existed, we retain no remembrance, and therefore no power of reproducing ie. thought. It is impossible to have a distinct conception of an act of pure sensation— … Continue reading Our personal consciousness

One step further: Time through the eyes of a psychic

As per Wikipedia: "Galileo, Newton, and most people up until the 20th century thought that time was the same for everyone everywhere. This is the basis for timelines, where time is a parameter. The modern understanding of time is based on Einstein's theory of relativity, in which rates of time run differently depending on relative … Continue reading One step further: Time through the eyes of a psychic

Consciousness of things and thoughts

The mind, like the body, acquires its functions by insensible degrees, “ unseen, yet crescive in its faculty,” and we find ourselves in the possession and exercise of nature’s gifts without being able to say how we acquired them. Consciousness proper, as above described, must possess in some degree the attributes of clearness and distinctness. … Continue reading Consciousness of things and thoughts

I know that I know

An animal at this stage of intelligence might, for instance, he beaten for a fault, and the recurrence of the fault might naturally suggest an imagination of the pain; but this imagination need not be consciously regarded as a remembrance of pain felt at a former time. The reproduction would be spontaneous, not voluntary, and … Continue reading I know that I know

An indefinite sense of uneasiness

Let us suppose, for instance the existence of a being, furnished with human organs of sensation, but with no power of remembering or reflecting upon the objects presented to them, and no continuance of any impression beyond the moment of its actual presence. It is probable that, in such a case, though diverse objects might … Continue reading An indefinite sense of uneasiness

To have a complete consciousness

In every complete act of consciousness offered to us for analysis, the presentative and representative elements are combined; and without such a combination it would appear as if consciousness, properly so called, could have no existence. To have a complete consciousness, for example, of any particular object of sense, say of an oak-tree, two conditions … Continue reading To have a complete consciousness

Presentative and representative consciousness

It is sufficient for our present purpose to state, that whatever occupies a distinct portion of space, however arbitrarily distinguished, is an individual object of external intuition; and whatever occupies a distinct moment of time, without extension in space, is an individual object of internal intuition. On the other hand, general notions or concepts, as … Continue reading Presentative and representative consciousness

Time is to individual phenomena of mind

The individual is thus the ultimate object of all actual consciousness; in intuition directly, and in thought indirectly. To complete our explanation, we must therefore determine what is meant by an individual. By the term an individual is meant, in psychology, no more than an object occupying a definite position in space or time. It … Continue reading Time is to individual phenomena of mind

The ultimate object of all consciousness

The same distinction is applicable to mental as well as to bodily phenomena. I feel an emotion of anger; I am conscious of its presence now, as a definite state of mind distinguishable from others. This consciousness is presentative. When the angry fit is over, I meditate upon my past state, and recall in imagination … Continue reading The ultimate object of all consciousness

Consciousness, in its relation to the subject

Consciousness, in its relation to the subject or person conscious, is of two kinds or rather, is composed of two elements—the presentative or intuitive, and the representative or reflective. The phenomena of the former class maybe distinguished by the general name of Intuitions; those of the latter by that of Thoughts. Presentative or intuitive consciousness … Continue reading Consciousness, in its relation to the subject

The facts of consciousness

Physical science does not trouble itself with the inquiry, whether the objects which it investigates are real or apparent; qualities of matter or modes of the spectator’s own mind; whether they are gained directly or indirectly; by innate or acquired powers, by one faculty of the mind alone or by the union of many. Its … Continue reading The facts of consciousness

The whole cycle of human knowledge

The study of the master-minds of the human race is almost equally instructive in what they achieved and in what they failed to achieve; and speculations which are far from solving the riddle of existence have their use in teaching us why it is insoluble. Thus it appears that the term Metaphysics has been at … Continue reading The whole cycle of human knowledge

The cause of change

A short analysis of the principal subjects treated of in the Metaphysics of Aristotle will serve to exhibit the details of the former method, as far as our present limits will permit, the unchanging principle of all change and motion. Sensible substances, the objects of physical science, are subject to change; and all change implies … Continue reading The cause of change

What is the relation of self-evidence to reality?

As the metaphysical writings of Aristotle and his followers are likely to be but little known to the majority of modern readers, it may be useful to add a brief account of the ancient method of treating the subject, which will serve at the same time to exhibit more clearly the chasm which separates the … Continue reading What is the relation of self-evidence to reality?

The laws of things and the laws of thought

If Aristotle for a moment grasped the important truth, that the laws of things and the laws of thought were alike objects of metaphysical inquiry, the conviction produced hardly any result in the details of his treatment: his psychology allied itself chiefly to physics: his metaphysics, after its introductory chapter, deserted the track of psychology. … Continue reading The laws of things and the laws of thought

The hidden element of reality

The problem has thus a twofold aspect, as related to the conditions of being and to the conditions of thought; and its solution may be attempted from the one or the other starting-point. We may commence with abstract principles of being in general, and endeavour to deduce & priori the essential characteristics of existence per … Continue reading The hidden element of reality

A seer’s worst nightmare

One of our psychics always finds himself embedded in his prophetic dreams. It stands as a reminder to him that empathy connects him to the pain and suffering of others, no matter the circumstances. As we know, prophecies are not stuck to specific dates. They can take days, weeks, months or years to occur. On … Continue reading A seer’s worst nightmare

The Philosophy of Consciousness

Metaphysics has been defined by Aristotle (and the definition may be for the present provisionally accepted) as the science which contemplates being as being, and the attributes which belong to it as such. The latter definition, while verbally resembling the former, exhibits, in fact, an important modification of it; for it implies that the progress … Continue reading The Philosophy of Consciousness

Phenomenon of Consciousness (18)

We cannot by volition prevent the sensory nerves from transmitting the impulses caused by external relations. For example, we cannot by volition prevent hearing a sound. But these actions may be guided, stimulated and concentrated by volition. If there are several simultaneous sound relations in progress in a room occupied by a listener, he may … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (18)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (17)

And in these involuntary knockings we have, therefore, an ample potential cause for the genesis of conscious states. But if the cerebrum is not completely or sufficiently rejuvenated when these knockings come, it will resist their untimely intrusion, will resist throwing off the oblivious state. The knocking must be repeated, continued and must perhaps become … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (17)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (16)

We have already seen that neither the brain record alone nor any existing internal relations of the cerebrum at a particular time or at any time, by voluntary or involuntary action, could generate or bring into activity a power of cognition without a stimulus to brain activity. How, then, does it originate ? We have … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (16)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (15)

Hence, we are almost driven to accept the pituitary and pineal glandular bodies as the separate organs, which separately produce the two necessary reagents, they being the only glandular bodies whose position would enable them to perform this function. This hypothesis is substantially supported by the position of these organs in the center of the … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (15)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (14)

Consciousness, instead of being essential to living bodies, is never even persistent in any living body. It is invariably an intermittent or periodic phenomenon and any tendency toward persistence is generally, if not always, detrimental or destructive to the organism. The average period of consciousness of living animals is about twelve hours, followed normally by … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (14)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (13)

It appears from this jumble of the imaginary, hypothetical and concrete that the mind is the soul; that it is energy, force and matter and at the same time not matter; that the soul is the disembodied spirit; that the spirit is the disembodied soul while residing in the body and after leaving the body; … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (13)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (12)

Whatever the mind may be, it is not the brain, and cognitions are undoubtedly either the acts or phenomena resulting from acts of the brain, or of the brain in conjunction with other parts of the living body. There is no doubt that cognitions depend entirely upon the operations of the living body and that … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (12)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (11)

There are at least seven different kinds of sensation: sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch, temperature and pressure. It is difficult to conceive of a conscious state existing in any body, which has not experienced any of these sensations. Cognitions of internal relations. These are numerous and we shall not attempt to even mention them all. … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (11)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (10)

The phenomenon of consciousness has already been defined as the cognition or knowledge of the existence of self and of the Universe. The word also defines, as previously stated, a certain state or condition of the brain, in which the brain has this power of cognition of self-existence and of other simultaneous cognitions. This phenomenon … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (10)

Is a healer bound to heal everyone

Diane a healer, questioned her group whether the sick people she comes in contact with should be healed, if they ask for help. It became an interesting debate because some said yes, some said no and some said yes but with caution. This story emerged when a co-worker/friend of Diane who was diagnosed with cancer … Continue reading Is a healer bound to heal everyone

Phenomenon of Consciousness (9)

All attempts heretofore made to account for the origin or existence of the Universe involve such contradictions or ambiguities. No rational account can be given of any phenomenon without previously accepting the existence of the physical universe as made known to consciousness through sense and cognition. A theory based on a mathematical space of four … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (9)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (8)

Every change is, therefore, A process in which energy acts UPON matter in space during time. The most complicated change is nothing more and the simplest is nothing less. Energy, matter, space and time, being necessary and sufficient for every change capable of cognition, constitute the physical elements of the Universe. The study of these … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (8)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (7)

What constitutes change? Change, as it is manifested through the organs of sense and interpreted by the power of cognition, consists in a difference between successive states of what we call the universe. We usually think of change as a change in matter. This is probably because matter, mass or substance is the vehicle through … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (7)

The burden of proof lies on the seer

It is said that predictions or prophecies in order to be valid, must happen within a certain time frame, but more and more we are realizing that it is not so. Our psychics are now validating things that were told to them or shown to them, years past, months past, weeks past as well as … Continue reading The burden of proof lies on the seer

Phenomenon of Consciousness (6)

The physical Universe presents itself to cognition or consciousness as a continuous succession of conditions produced by change. Change is everywhere and incessant. The sum total of human knowledge is knowledge of continuous change in the present and recollection or memory of change in the past. All supposed knowledge of the future is not knowledge. … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (6)

One view of the Nadir

V.K. one of our psychics, had a discussion with another psychic in the group on 2-21-21 because he had had a vision of a white elephant on 2-6-21. He had searched for the meaning of the white elephant and what it could mean to him. He read about the Vedic god Indra and that his … Continue reading One view of the Nadir

Phenomenon of Consciousness (5)

There are, therefore, two distinct kinds or classes of cognitions: those stimulated or produced by external relations transferred into correlative internal relations within the brain through the organs of sense, that is, cognitions originating in energy transmitted by the organs of sense; and those stimulated or produced by internal relations already existing within the brain, … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (5)

An out-of-body experience to Dakhineshwar Temple

In October 2008, Isabel had the most amazing experience of her life. She and her daughter were living in Florida. As the two of them walked the hallway in their building and entered the elevator, they felt a sudden pull coming from nowhere which sucked them into a whirlwind or a void. From there, they … Continue reading An out-of-body experience to Dakhineshwar Temple