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 (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 (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)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (4)

We appear to have no power of dealing with, of considering, discussing or even contemplating anything but cognitions. In a physical sense we may handle portions of the Universe. We may impress upon portions of the Universe the power of intelligence and will to produce or prevent changes of condition, but intellectually we are able … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (4)