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LATEST DIALOGUES The dance of science and subjectivity, Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten reflects on the benefits derived from the dance between the scientific method and subjective experience.

Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is President and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a scientist at the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. Dr. Vieten, a licensed clinical psychologist, has been with IONS since 2001, previously serving as its Executive Director of Research.

This video is an excerpt from SAND Anthology Vol. 5

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One Response to “The dance of science and subjectivity, Cassandra Vieten”

  1. August 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm, mit said:

    As sensory beings we have a number of limitations when it comes to exploring what we refer to as consciousness. Many of these limitations
    we have created ourselves, through the natural process of evolution. Our language has been developed to communicate a sensory experience in a material world. Yet consciousness is neither physical nor material. Consciousness exists independent of experience and because of this it becomes difficult to express consciousness as an experience. The best description of consciousness might be ”all that is not experience”.

    An experience is an observation processed through memory, if shared it becomes a story. As these stories are developed and shared they
    become His-story who he is we don’t know, but we appear to be captivated by his-story. These stories are who we think we are, we see, hear touch, taste and smell our world. But fundamental to all of those physical senses, there is a sense of being and like consciousness it to is independent of experience.

    You ask yourself “who am I” your senses tell you, you are a physical being experiencing a material world. But what if you could not see, hear, touch, taste or smell, would you still l exist, would the world still exist, would there be a sense of being. If your answer is yes, this is who you are. This is who we all are.

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