Tuesday 11 December 2007

a thought on consciousness

When looking at many of the great and passionate thinkers in Europe and America in the 18th and 19th centuries - James, Emerson, Blake, Fechner, to name a few - one is struck by the fact that they were pursued by the intuitive belief that consciousness precedes matter, and not the other way around. And if one thinks as well of Jesus of Nazareth's reply to those who questioned the concept of a man being on par with God - "Is it not written, 'I have said that ye are as gods, made in my image'?" - then it seems that the conclusion is this: that we also spin worlds out of consciousness, that this precisely is our kinship with "God" (Peake and the Bohmian I-MAX).

1 comment:

Jesamyn said...

Because of problems re my blogging on here (now resolved) I have just read this post. I am surprised that nobody commented on it.I have long thought that we are mini versions of God or a Higher Power.
Likewise the statement Consciousness precedes Matter is almost the ONLY explanation of EVERYTHING!!! Look around you, everything from a toaster to a Lamborghini was first created in somebody's mind...
Always in awe and appreciation of this Blog,Susan Marie, and of course , Anthony Peake.