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Transcendent Nature of Human Consciousness (Part II)

Alex Vary


The usual question put is, “How does the brain generate consciousness?” It is proposed that a more potent and interesting question is, “How does consciousness generate the brain?” This question presumes that consciousness preexists and transcends its earthly material embodiment - that human consciousness is global, extending beyond the neural boundaries of the brain, beyond self-awareness, beyond sentience. To propose and argue the transcendent nature of consciousness, one might boldly assume that it transcends everything material - that consciousness transcends every aspect of the material world, indeed the observable cosmos. This paper explores the ultimate nature of consciousness and suggests that human consciousness transcends its physical embodiment while interlinking quantum phenomena in neurons with a universe of pure thought.  We experience it in the space‑time milieu of the physical world, which provides a physiological vehicle for consciousness to put things into spatiotemporal order - to satisfy an innate intellectual urge to bring order out of chaos. At the quantum mechanical scale of human consciousness, this remarkable and enigmatic phenomenon may be explained by several quantum consciousness theories. Apparently, our transcendent consciousness consists of waves of signals that activate neural networks which orchestrate the signals into thoughts and actions. On the grand scale, it may be argued that a transcendent omnipresent consciousness is an extra-ingredient: one that preexists, specifies, and evolves tangible instrumentalities: mind/brain neural networks as its living vehicles. A conceptual framework is described to illustrate the transcendent nature of consciousness and its relation to the physical world. The proposed framework is based on deductions and information revealed primarily by waveform phenomena which are demonstrably transcendent. An essential feature of the framework is the mesostratum; a signal transmission modality. This paper suggests ways to access and explore the mesostratum and suggests necessarily nonreductionist approaches for the study and exploration of human consciousness.

Part II of this two-art article includes: Consciousness and Entelechy; Mesostratum Exploration; Consciousness Machinery; Conclusions; and References.

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