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Space, Time, & Consciousness (Part 9): A Postulate Set Governing Existential Knowledge

Jack H. Hiller


In an earlier article (Part 7), the Principle of Interior Unknowability (PIU) was defined as a postulate which excluded any possibility for scientists to observe the conditions of the origin of the world, or to be able to infer from information collected within our material world how the world was constructed with any certainty, or “where it might have come from.” In this article, three additional Postulates are defined. One of these concerns the nature of existential reality, and states there are two domains for knowledge exploration: 1. the material domain in which we normally perceive the world, and 2. the domain of consciousness that underlies consciousness and conscious perception that may become available during the NDE/OBE or by meditation. This is the Postulate Governing Existence (PGE). The PGE defines the consciousness domain as fundamental. The third postulate is the Postulate Governing Knowledge (PGK) which defines knowledge to be incorporated in consciousness. As was also explained in Article 3, on Universal Consciousness, all individual entities possess consciousness, and “knowledge” is information incorporated into their consciousness. The fourth postulate affirms Descartes’ Mind-Body Dualism that mind and brain ordinarily communicate, despite being different in kind. This is the Postulate for Mind-Body Dualism (PMBD).The set of four postulates governs the nature of Existential Knowledge (EK). With the EK as a set theoretic foundation, the potential for extra-sensory phenomena is explainable. We may summarize that the nature of any and all knowledge about existence, EK, is a function of PIU, PGE, PGK, and PMBD.

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