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I have very little understanding of what you write about i.e. the astral realm.
But there is a major twist here: if everything is ideational, why is everything so ordered, so consistent, so banal? Because all things evolve through habit (CS Peirce). Habit is how all things work. Habit is nature, and it the nature of reality to repeat structure-itself in the same old ways we normally experience it.
Then why are you assuming that you can relate what it is like to be such a person?
Forgive me, but from my vantage point, as a human being who identifies as the person he grew up as, even if I am consciously accepting of "worlds above me", this sounds so weird
Do you still, in a sense, identify as the person you grew up as? Your parents? Friends? This kind of speech, understandably, is "very high" - strange, unnerving, yet interesting.
I don't know what the hope of "organized innocence" (William Blakes fanciful term) is about, but it probably aint gonna happen. What's far more likely, in my opinion, is a complete devastation of civilization, and if any humans survive, an evolutionary movement back to those normal symmetry-dynamics.
You know, matter is what we mean by the physical world, but if, as astrophysicists say, most of the known universe is dark matter/energy, there is plenty of space for mind to be found.
No, now that's quite it.....
The brain can be gone almost and still have an above average high school student....as in the ninety....
The brain forms daily and does it differently when thinking on Scriptural readings. That's actually science, as seen on a thread here at ATS
originally posted by: Astrocyte
a reply to: Whatsthisthen
Right now, the emerging idea in the sciences is that the whole matter-mental distinction is wrong, and that we better think of everything as semiotic i.e. as ideational - or mental;