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Originally posted by OmegaLogos
Personal Disclosure: IMO the soul is like the electromagnetic field that surrounds a ferromagnetic material. This field is a natural result of the focused alignment [sin=sine=angles=attitude] of the basic constituents of the magnet. When the basic constiuents no longer agree with each other [lack of focus= sinning against each other] the field is weakened to such a level as to become ineffective. I hope that helps!
The second attempt at a theory of a dynamic Aether was Wilhelm Reich's theory of orgone energy (1940- 1957). Reich's approach lay the foundations for a (micro)functionalist treatment of physico-mathematical quantities and processes, but failed to generate a consistent method capable of successfully distinguishing gravitational and electromagnetic interactions and properties, from 'orgonotic' and massfree interactions or properties. Reich's exclusive assimilation of massfree properties to 'orgone energy' prevented him from realizing the difference between electric and nonelectric manifestations of the Aether as a primary form of massfree energy. This left his followers mired in the premature identification of Aether with orgone. Moreover, only late in his investigation did Reich begin to realize that what he called Orgone energy was no different from what Tesla thought was the "aether electric radiation". The theory of the orgone remained prisoner of these shortcomings, and the premature death or murder of W. Reich damned its continuation and consistent development.
[Cautionary WARNING! Link is to youtube video showing the unfortunate passing of M. N. Vijayan "LIVE" (no longer "live" on both counts ) on t.v. from a heart attack! Not gory but could be considered quite disturbing! Watch at your OWN risk ok! Oh and pls if this breaches T&C's.]
Sudden Short Circuiting of a Soul [youtube]
Originally posted by NewlyAwakened
reply to post by filosophia
S&F from me - this is the sort of thing I wish people discussed more. It's the elephant in the room, so to speak.
I don't really have any answers, but I do have a bunch more questions.
Like, if the soul is some non-acting entity composed of pure experience superimposed on top of what is basically an inanimate machine (and depending on whom you ask, possibly a direct result/equivalence of the machine existing and running). If this is true, then how can we be talking about it? We ask a question like "does the color red appear the same to all people?", but asking a question is a physical act; thus our "pure experience" spirit must have actually exerted some sort of influence on the "data" stored in our brains.
Things that make you go WTF.