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Why Are We Conscious?

A Scientist’s Take on Consciousness and Extrasensory Perception

by David E. H. Jones

This book posits the existence of an ‘unknown world’ which may be similar to the electric and magnetic spatial fields which we can detect with special scientific instruments. Like them, it fills all space. It makes only weak contact with the physical world—which may explain why it has not been detected yet. Dr Jones explores the properties it must have (such as temperature) to coexist with the physical world. One intriguing form of this coexistence is its interaction with that strange aspect of humanity, the ‘unconscious mind’. Dr Jones suggests that the unknown world contains a lot of information. It has a strange, unpredictable interaction with the unconscious mind. Sometimes the unconscious mind injects information into it—this is telepathy. Attempts have been made to communicate with submerged submarines by telepathy, but without reliable success. However, many cases of telepathy have been reported in which remarkably detailed information has been transmitted from one human mind to another, presumably via that unknown world. Another aspect of the unconscious mind is that it often seems to go in for cryptic coding of anything it passes ‘upstairs’ to the conscious mind. Thus sleep-dreams, which must be a product of that mind, rarely describe anything which makes sense to later recollection. Indeed, Freud wrote The Interpretation of Dreams, which led to a whole popular industry of dream interpretation. The art of decoding is rapidly improving, thanks largely to the way government spy agencies are exploiting the computer. Dr Jones hopes that the rapid decoding of unconscious messages will soon become feasible. If so, much scientific and historic information now hidden in the unknown world might be retrieved.

Dr John Timney, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774321
  • Subject: Biotechnology
  • Published: July 2017
  • Pages: 268