posted on Jul, 25 2007 @ 07:02 PM
The idea of a collective consciousness has achieved scientific notoriety because of the work done at the Global Consciousness Project over recent
decades. But how does religion influence the collective consciousness?
For now, it looks like research only indicates that consciousness influences physical reality on the quantum scale. While the numbers are
scientifically significant, they don't pose much use with regard to practical application. Not yet. The more we learn, the better we understand,
the more we'll be able to utilize the power of our own conscious mind in reality.
Religion could influence the collective consciousness in a variety of ways, given the fact that the vast majority of humanity subscribes to one
religion or another. I believe religion impacts the collective consciousness as much as any other mindset prevailant throughout humanity.
When i think about how religion could influence the collective consciousness (which can theoretically influence physical reality), i think about those
born again christians who, once they accept jesus and begin living their lives differently, begin to find more success. Doors open easier, they're
met with fewer obstacles. One prime example is my sister. EVERY time she goes to a casino, she comes back with a thousand dollars. It's amazing.
On the same token, i'm not a religious person. I believe in karma, all those good things, and i keep a positive outlook on life. I've found since i
started living as an optimist, more doors open for ME, and i am met with less obstacles. So perhaps it isn't religion that influences the collective
consciousness, but certain mindsets that religion breeds?