This is a segment where we are featuring the work of one of our professional affiliates, Lorna Green. See here for a collection of her published works on our website.
Consciousness, This New Principle
And with It A New Copernican Revolution
Consciousness has appeared as a term, and a problem, in modern science. Most scientists believe that it can be accommodated, and explained, by existing scientific principles. But I say that it cannot, that Consciousness points completely beyond present-day science to a whole new view of the Universe, where Consciousness, and not matter, or matter/energy, is the true basis for the Universe, and the right fundamental term, for science, all other disciplines as well, and for civilization itself.
And this new term Consciousness, opens directly into the basic term of all religions, Spirit, as simply Infinite Consciousness. And so, for the first time in their long and bitter and antagonistic history, science and religion now share a common base.
And I go on, in all of my works, to spell out the meaning of this new term Consciousness, for the Universe, the Earth, Ourselves, and Spirit.
Consciousness has appeared as term, and a problem, in modern science. Most scientists believe that it can be accommodated, and explained, by existing scientific principles. But I say it cannot, as many others will also say. That it points completely beyond present-day science, to a new view of the Universe, where Consciousness, and not matter, or matter/energy, is the true basis of the Universe, and the organizing principle, for science, all disciplines, and civilization itself.
In a nutshell, the “hard problem of Consciousness,” the mind/ body problem, the near-death experience, and a host of other problems as well, are so hard, that they cannot be solved by any present-day scientific principles, and therefore call all scientific principles into question. When your axioms cannot explain the data, it is time to drop them, and find new and better first principles. Consciousness is to modern science, exactly what light was for classical physics: All of our basic assumptions about reality have to change.
I propose to re-conceptualize the relationships between Consciousness and matter, starting with our concepts of matter, so very many centuries in the making, and with it, our concept of Consciousness. And then, with Consciousness, re-conceptualize the Earth, and the scientific image of nature. I am, in effect, proposing a new Copernican revolution among our most basic terms. But we are a scientific Age, to make a new Copernican revolution in science is to make such a revolution everywhere.
And so, I go on to spell out what it means. For the Universe, Consciousness throughout; for the Earth, living conscious spiritual beings like Ourselves; for Ourselves, immortal eternal spiritual beings, who reincarnate, on the Earth for a series of earthly lifetimes, and for Spirit, for who what and where Spirit is. And with them, a new metaphysical base for civilization itself, bringing us into balance with the Earth. And so, I begin with a radical rewrite of many of the basic concepts of modern science, in terms of Consciousness and I go on to sketch out the new metaphysics that follows.
Now, Consciousness has appeared in modern science in connection with the brain, with neurons in the brain. But it is not something tucked away inside our heads, it has radical implications for everything else as well. That goes far beyond the concerns of present-day science.
I am proposing a new Copernican revolution in science, and with it a new conceptual framework, and a whole new metaphysical base for civilization itself. A new worldview based not on physics or particle physics, not on cosmology, the places where new worldviews generally come from, but from the Life Sciences.
The old materialists’ paradigms have run their course, they have brought us to the brink of our own extinction, and now they are disintegrating all around us, they call for something new. I am proposing a simple shift among our most basic terms, matter and Consciousness, but in fact, a paradigm shift of epic proportions, with staggering implications for the way we think about Everything.
And so, two questions: Why can’t we come to the understanding that Consciousness is universal? And what would it mean if we could? And so, what is holding us all up? Our minds are filled with false theories, and false assumptions, that are getting in the way. Ok, let’s go for it!
How can we explain Consciousness in the material world? We cannot, not on any current concepts of “the material world.” And so, what I am proposing to do, is to radically rewrite our concept of the material world.
Consciousness has appeared as a term, and a problem, in modern science, most scientists believe that it can be accommodated, and explained, by existing scientific principles.
But I say that it cannot, that Consciousness points completely beyond present science, to a whole new view of the Universe, where Consciousness and not matter, or matter/energy, is the true bases of the Universe, and the right fundamental term, for science, and all other disciplines as well, and for civilization itself. And this new view of the Universe makes both possible, and real, life after death.
And this new view of the Universe I am proposing, has a place for everyone, and a whole new understanding of human identity, our place in the Universe, and what we are all really here for.
And so, I am going to rewrite our concept of “the material world” in a way that can explain Consciousness, and with it, a new theory of both Consciousness and matter, and what it means for the whole question of life after death.
Consciousness, the New Principle: Rewriting the Scientific Image of Nature
Science, Consciousness, and the Universe, The True Meaning of the Near-Death Experience: A New Copernican Revolution
Give me a place to stand and I will move the world. Archimedes
Table of Contents
All of the documents listed below are uploaded separately.
Part 1: My Arguments for this New Principle, Consciousness
1. The prevailing Universe picture.
2. The problem of Consciousness.
3. The problem with modern science.
4. The near-death experience, and what it really means.
5. Modern theories of Consciousness refuted.
Part 2: This New Copernican Revolution, The Consciousness Universe
1. And so, a new Copernican Revolution, and what it means for the Earth.
2. Where Did Science Miss It and Why?
3. And so, a new Universe Picture: Consciousness as the new Paradigm.
Part 3: A Rewrite of Modern Science and the Scientific Image of Nature
1. Rewriting modern Science itself.
2. The New Scientific Image of Nature.
3. And now, Descartes.
Part 4: And so, This Theory in Science is also a New Metaphysics, For a World Sorely in Need of One
1. The Principles of understanding.
3. A brief return to our three-dimensional world.
4. Consciousness is the key, the missing piece of the puzzle.