The Science of Consciousness

I’m a natural skeptic of anything that seems “group think”, but am also naturally drawn toward expanded knowledge and seeing our world through new thought provoking perspectives.

I’m a natural skeptic of anything that seems “group think”, but am also naturally drawn toward expanded knowledge and seeing our world through new thought provoking perspectives. Having gone through Transcendental Meditation training 2+ years ago, I am finally unable to resist the tug of science and knowledge offered through the deeper teachings with in the organization which offers TM. Up to this point, I figured…I’ve got the meditation practice I have been seeking (which is without a doubt TM), but I’m good seeking my own knowledge rabbit holes through teachings of Abraham Hicks, Marianne Williamson (yes the presidential candidate), Tolle, Northrup, Chopra, Dyer, Ruiz…my bookshelf is full of them. All full of the same essence found in the Bible, Quron, Bhagavad Gita, and Buddhist teachings.

But here’s the thing. The Knowledge is there but the science is not. And while the Veda’s (simply translates to “knowledge”) are still crossing into quantifiable science, it is quite staggering…and I’m just a teensy step in.

Dr. Nadar is an M.D., MIT researcher, Harvard Medical School fellow, and neuro-scientist, who teaches on the relationship between the mind and body, on consciousness with physiology. In this podcast, he briefly describes levels of consciousness….in my opinion relating most closely to the entertaining yet powerful teachings of Abraham Hicks (with her somewhat bizarre delivery)…and summarized beautifully in this 15 min Spotify podcast, Meeting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

A version of this post was previously published on greetyourself.net and is republished here with permission from the author.

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