reply to post by FreedomCommander
Why do you call them states of consciousness? To be conscious of something, or to be conscious period, requires self-awareness. You are conscious
because you are aware of your being. That is why being knocked "unconscious" refers to a loss of self-awareness. Likewise, sleep, which results in
dreaming, is called subconscious, not unconscious, because we are, to some level, still aware of being. The tangibility and physicality of a thing
does not actually apply to its level of consciousness.
Concerning your four theories...
1) Tangible and visible. Do you consider people in a coma to be a part of this category? They are both physical and visible, but they're not
self-aware, or, conscious.
2) Invisible and tangible. This has nothing to do with cloaking. Whether something can be detected, has nothing to do with it's visibility or
tangibility. Consider a stealth jet. It works due to cloaking, yet, it is still tangible and visible. It is just operating below technical awareness.
Similarly, an individual who can make themselves less noticeable, is not actually invisible. As soon as someone wants to, they can call light to the
3) Visible and intangible. You support this one with ghosts/spirits, and the like. I think you're lacking much in your knowledge of ghosts. They are
not all visible, or intangible. Often times, they are invisible, but tangible; or intangible but visible. Ghosts come as physical, aural, or olfactory
4) This is, probably, the only one I would agree with. Thought, or consciousness, is truly intangible and invisible; but it can be measured and
witnessed through technology (brain scans, and the like). So, it is not necessarily a state of being, or a state of consciousness, but a common
~ Wandering Scribe