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Robert Tindall wrote:

> Hi Michael, I'm not much of a theorist in the realm of quantum
> mechanics and parallel universes, probably because I don't feel
> much need to reference them to give validity to indigenous
> experiences.
>
> Nor actually do I attempt to offer metaphysical or mathematical
> theories about how such uncanny parallels can come about. I'm
> just not very mathematically minded. I work with models of
> consciousness instead.
>
> The basic fact I perceive is that indigenous and traditional
> folks, and moderns such as ourselves in certain circumstances,
> experience a state of permeable consciousness, where the
> Cartesian separation of knowing subject and pre-given object
> "out there" vanish. The self is experienced as the cosmos in
> this case, where it emerges as perfectly reasonable that the
> waters should be vital with sentience and have their unique
> spiritual essence. Not to mention be capable of communication
> with us. Thus, it's not too surprising that the ancient Greeks
> and contemporary Amazonian peoples have parallel mythologies.
> After all, we're all in this living cosmos together from the
> perspective of permeable consciousness, not the weary
> inhabitants of a dead, mechanical universe as most moderns
> experience themselves.
>
> Even the best science fiction devotes itself to reanimating the
> universe. NO ONE really likes the Cartesian model of
> consciousness. We want to be alive in a living, vital cosmos
> filled with intelligence.
>
> Okay, that may have been a little long-winded, but I needed to
> establish my basic way of thought here.
>
> Perhaps you have something to offer about the explanatory power
> of parallel universes in this case?
>
> Best, Robert

Hi Robert,

You and Lew are going to get on famously. :))

I have a question for clarity: Could you please define "consciousness" in this context, and can you explain "models of consciousness"? Those of us who are mathematically and technically inclined have a hard time understanding (and buying into) a model with no mathematical foundation or basis in physical reality.



Stupidity is knowing the truth, seeing the truth but still believing the lies. And that is more infectious than any other disease. ~ Richard Feynman

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