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Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.

by Galen Strawson It is precisely science that makes the key point shine most brightly: the point that there is a fundamental respect in which ultimate intrinsic nature of the stuff of the universe is unknown…

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Interview with Gopi Krishna on Consciousness and Kundalini

This article was first published at the Sutra Journal A visionary thinker and writer whose life spanned most of the 20th Century, Gopi Krishna championed Consciousness Studies long before this field was validated in Neurology and…

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Does Brain Imaging Corroborate or Contradict Materialism?

The two essays I wrote prior to this one have commanded a lot of interest and attention (see here and here). They discuss recent brain imaging studies on the effects of psychedelics. Surprisingly, the results have…

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Waking, Dreaming, Being

Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal Evan Thompson, Ph.D., is the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy; Mind in…

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It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are

by Mark Wolynn Traumas Lost and Found The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to…

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Kriya Yoga in the Light of Recent Findings in Neuroscience

by Marshall Govindan This article was first published at the Sutra Journal Recent advances in neuroscience provide practical lessons for students of Yoga. Thanks to functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scientists have learned more about the…

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A Conscious Cosmos by Peter Russell: Video

We all know that we are aware. We couldn’t have an experience without being aware. But, despite appearances, we never experience the world directly – only the brain’s reconstruction of what is “out there.” We live…

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To Be Conscious of Consciousness. Mirror Neurons and Human Freedom

By Georgi Y. Johnson With the discovery of mirror neurons, it could be that a new neural network is opening for the contemplation of human interdependency, empathy and the deeper nature of consciousness, through the biological…

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