Consciousness. It is the force that makes us tick, the cogent drive that makes you "you." It is our state of consciousness that bestows us with awareness and sensitivity to our surroundings, the ability to think for the future and remember the past, the ability to acknowledge one another as intelligent individuals, and much more. But what exactly is consciousness? MIT Physicist, Max Tegmark, believes he has found the answer to this question.
Web published this year in the Cornell University arXiv, Tegmark's paper titled "Consciousness as State of Matter" explores the possibility that consciousness is a form of matter, "perceptronium," that has unique information processing abilities. Just as ordinary matter requires specific conditions to assume each respective states, consciousness matter too has its variety of forms that it can take, each form resulting in a different state of consciousness. This is not to say that there is a small reservoir of solidifying, evaporating, liquefying, fluid in your brain that is dictating your cognition, but rather, particular conditions of the mind combine to produce a given state of consciousness.
In recent years, it has been believed that since a consciousness must be able to store, retrieve, and process information and exist as a unified whole, it cannot be broken down into smaller parts. This, however, is not the case, argues Tegmark. The individual traits of conscious are calculable. The traits of perceptonium are comprised of the four basic principles deemed essential in waking consciousness: the information, integration, independence, and dynamics principles, for each of which he offers explicit detail in his paper. Tegmark believes that the activity levels of each of the traits can vary, each combination resulting a unique state of consciousness.
Combine these concepts with the findings of other physicists of "Dark Matter" or "subtle energy", and the conclusion can be drawn that consciousness is a fundamental state of all matter.
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Visualizing for health
Dr. Emma Mardlin, a psychotherapist and practitioner of mind body medicine at the Pinnacle Practice in West Bridgford, says, "As the mind generally thinks in pictures, using good strong imagery can have a magnificent effect in terms of engraving positive messages deep in our neurology to effect desired physical change.
"One reason for this is because the part of the mind responsible for running and maintaining our body 24/7 on autopilot is unable to recognize the difference between what is real and not real, if we visualize something with enough detail and clarity. An example of this principle is if you’ve ever had a very realistic, vivid dream and you’ve woken up either crying, laughing, disturbed or even unsettled by it. Although 'just a dream', it has nevertheless stimulated a physical response; your body has believed it to be true and thus responded accordingly. We can therefore utilize visualization to assist in the healing process, changing our mood, activating physical changes, and achieving various goals."
One small example where visualization has helped in the healing process is a case documented in 1971 by Dr O.Carl Simonton – a radiologist at the University of Texas. The case involved a 61-year-old man diagnosed with throat cancer. The disease was so far progressed the man could hardly swallow and he was severely underweight. This man's prognosis was very poor, giving him only a five per cent chance of survival after treatment, though it was strongly anticipated he wouldn’t respond well to radiation due to already being so weak. However, Dr Simonton was curious to try a psychological approach using visualization. The patient did as was suggested and vizualised his immune system attacking the cancer and sweeping the cancer cells from his body, replacing them with healthy ones. The patient went away and applied this at regular intervals throughout the day.
In applying this, the tumor shortly began to shrink and his response to radiation was almost free of side-effects; after two months the tumor was completely gone. This same patient then visualized away his arthritis, remaining free of this condition and the cancer, thus resuming a regular healthy life.
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The body heals itself, but not if it's stressed...
As a skeptic herself, Dr. Lissa Rankin makes an irrefutable case, documenting with cold, hard science that the medical establishment has been proving that the mind can heal the body for over 50 years.
Loads of data proves that the mind can believe itself well. In clinical trials, we call it "the placebo effect." Patients treated with placebos don’t just feel better. It's not just "in their heads." They've actually had warts disappear, bronchi dilate, colons become less inflamed, hair growth on the heads of bald men, ulcers heal, and other measurable physiological phenomena. We also know that the opposite is true, and the mind can think itself sick, which researchers call "the nocebo effect." When patients are given injections with saline and told it is chemotherapy, they vomit and lose their hair.
How do such things happen physiologically? In her book, Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, Lissa Rankin, MD, explains the science behind how a positive or negative thought or emotion in the mind translates into spontaneous repair in the body. As it turns out, the body has built in self-repair mechanisms that fix damaged proteins, repair DNA, correct hormonal imbalances, and gobble up cancer cells, infectious agents, and foreign bodies that our bodies are exposed to everyday. These mechanisms explain the spontaneous remissions that are reported in the medical literature from seemingly "incurable" diseases like Stage 4 cancer, HIV, hypothyroidism, diabetes, and even an untreated gunshot wound to the head.
Stress disables the body's natural self-repair mechanisms, and regardless of what triggers it, stress flips on a series of physiological cascades associated with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the "fight or flight" response of the sympathetic nervous system. This effectively turns off body repair systems. Dr. Rankin shares not just the scientific proof that you can heal yourself, but also tips for using the power of the mind to optimize the body's natural self-repair mechanisms.
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