The question of consciousness is undeniably the ultimate unresolved mystery of life. The question as to how and why consciousness exists has yet to be fully answered, but this fundamental question must be addressed.
Wallace Thornhill wrote: “A real cosmology must be a broad and coherent natural philosophy. It may always be incomplete, based on our limitations, but to be valid there can be no exceptions in our experience. In particular, cosmology must address issues of life and the human condition. Therefore. it must be a truly interdisciplinary pursuit.”
Materialism vs. post-materialist science
The overwhelming consensus among neuroscientists is that the brain alone creates conscious experience. They see the brain as a type of organic computer, that everything stems from matter and is a consequence of the interactions of matter, what is known as materialism.
However, another understanding of consciousness that has been unfolding over several decades is beginning to gain traction among scientists—this is known as post-materialist science.
These scientists understand that the brain acts more like a receiver of consciousness.
Just like a TV set receives signals to produce programs, so the brain receives signals from etheric sources that we interpret to be consciousness.
To find out more about this important topic, watch this video where Dr. Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., discusses this new paradigm in easy to understand terms.
For further insights into this controversial subject, watch The Science Delusion, a banned TED Talk by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.