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Darryl: Now there appeared some more writing about your coming book. You talk about consciousness and mention the goldfish. That is something I have often thought too, or ants in their "cities". I live on a small bush block, so observe ants in order to avoid them, as the Australian ants come in all sizes and sting you! I take notice of where they are, but don't like to destroy them. There was a small ant hill some years ago and I put a sign up calling it "Jack jumper metropolis". Then my son persuaded me to let him poison them, which I did not like, so I changed the sign to "Jack Jumper Necropolis". (A friend of mine is highly allergic to their sting and could die from it, so carries an epi pen I think it is called, to inject herself).

Anyway, these ants, maybe some survivors, now have a different hill, but I just respect them and avoid them. I sit on a bench nearby and think how little they know of my world. Sometimes one of them comes near my shoe, and I make sure it does not gets up higher. I do sometimes get stung, but am still alive.

Do they have consciousness? They must have, but not to the same degree as I. Do my blood cells and others have consciousness? So, you, Radin and many others say that the universe is conscious. A handy, short name for it is God, in English, but not as a man with a throne and beard.
Now, if we use the analogy of the ocean being all there is, a single drop of water is also the ocean, but not if it is thrown up in the air. Then it is a drop of water. It WAS the ocean before.
My own consciousness is also a bit lost as long as it is in my body. It is separated from the whole. People with near death and out of body experiences know something I don't.

Back to the ants. I can't communicate with them, but some people are said to have communicated with their bees! Not sure! We all communicate with our pets, some better than others.
And some are better at it with other humans too. What is easiest - or harder - to communicate up or down the scale of consciousness? People who have had true mystical experiences have seen in all direction at the same time, and also seen inside trees and bodies etc. That is just something I have read, but why should I doubt it, when there are so many accounts of it?

Well, I'd better stop now and take my dogs and myself outside and say hello to the Jack jumpers!


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Parapsychology and wonderment 34472 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
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Re: Who was Jesus? 203 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
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Consciousness and the perceptual environment 200 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 212 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 209 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 222 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
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Re: A scholarly alternative 192 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
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Re: A scholarly alternative 205 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 215 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 199 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 205 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 201 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 200 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 226 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 202 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
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Re: au contraire 216 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 200 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
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There it is again 196 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
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You know? 219 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 201 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
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The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 189 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 194 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
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Re: How to make gold 176 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 189 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
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Re: How to make gold 177 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 179 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
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Re: Great advice to scientists! 191 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 173 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
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Big consciousness, little consciousness. 177 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37

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