MAINSTREAM science looking for the source of our consciousness, insist its origin must be located in the physical brain.
Such scientists are certain that all cognition arises from the activity of neurons attached to specific structures, which have fixed locations in the head.
Yet many credible scientific minds today think otherwise, and dispute the idea that our human consciousness arises from physical neuronal structures.
Open minded science should always be willing to pursue truth wherever it leads, even to consider that consciousness itself may be an independent entity from the physiology through which it manifests and operates. It’s only stating the obvious: automation takes us only so far – cars need drivers, and airplanes must have pilots.
But the mainstream clan still labels psi studies, pointing to a stand-alone self, as ‘junk science’ no matter how rigorous the experiments. The results no matter how conclusive, are ignored. They are generally not accepted for publication in prestigious journals which would lend them credibility.
Parapsychologists risk being minimized and shunned — and their careers are often stalled as funding sources dry up.
“We live in an age of prejudice, dissimulation and paradox,” steamed Blavatsky in her article A Paradoxical World, “wherein, like dry leaves caught in a whirlpool, we are tossed helpless, hither and thither, ever struggling between our honest convictions and fear of that cruelest of tyrants—PUBLIC OPINION.”
Yet, poised fearlessly at the frontiers of psi research are scientific groups such as the respected Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in Petaluma, California, and the Institute of HeartMath in Boulder Creek.
These researchers, and others, like NES energy medicine, are willing to take a leap in pursuit of the fast-moving “soul of things” that other scientists prefer ignoring.
Such investigations were formerly the exclusive precinct of ancient, uncanny intuitives and seers. Today there are many qualified scientific investigators on the hunt for answers to the puzzling problems of consciousness that stymie mainstream science.
“Secrets long kept may be revealed; books long forgotten and arts long time lost may be brought out to light again,” H. P. Blavatsky opined in Isis Unveiled (I, 38), her first major work.
“Who knows the possibilities of the future?” she asked insisting that “an era of disenchantment and rebuilding will soon begin. The cycle has almost run its course; a new one is about to begin, and the future pages of history may contain full evidence, and convey full proof” of what the ancient seers knew directly.
“The flashing gaze of those seers penetrated into the very kernel of matter, and recorded the soul of things there.”
Still material science “believes not in the ‘soul of things,’” Blavatsky complained. Today, that materialist view of man and nature may be changing as more scientists are willing to review the data.