A New Theory of Human Consciousness
by Brian Brown, MD
Wherein we discover how our humble planetary experience began.
Wherein our protagonist, Will Lovejoy, falls in with the wrong crowd, and falls out again.
One God, Jay, seeks a human to talk to.
Lovejoy talks to God about Sensitive Dependence upon Initial Conditions,
randomness and evolution among ideas.
The Gods, Jay and Buddy, disagree over teaching methods.
Lovejoy considers horse sense.
Wherein we meet Ludwig, Lovejoy's friend, and explore a new connection between Christianity and Buddhism,
the Equivalency Principle and the Guru-student relationship.
Jay talks again to Lovejoy about organization within the greater Universe and gives him a task.
Lovejoy finds the God of a lesser Universe.
Lovejoy reviews his method for choosing a career.
Lovejoy learns of energy patterns on Earth and in the human body.
Lovejoy meets Mindy who gives him his first lesson in cognition including a primer on proprioception.
Lovejoy seeks stillness in the middle of activity.
The Gods discuss the salvation of one thousand years.
Mindy's second lesson on cognition describes the 'Thought-Muscle' loop
which is used to model the world around us and test out various possible plans of action.
Wherein Mindy and Lovejoy discover their basic disagreement over the spiritual paradigm.
Wherein Lovejoy first visits the Epistemology Group.
They question him about having lived in both the world of Science and of Religion.
Sidney champions the idea that Science is just another religion.
Victor suggests that an emerging scientific view of energy is not too different from the spiritualist view.
Their guards down, our leading couple find themselves mutually attracted.
Romance alters Lovejoy's state of consciousness.
Subterfuge in the heavens pushes humanity ahead of schedule.
Wherein Mindy's third lesson on cognition reveals how humans develop a self concept
and this allows unlimited symbol-making capability.
Because of the foundation already laid,
Mindy's fourth discussion of cognition can address the riddle of objectivity and subjectivity.
Wherein Ludwig and Lovejoy have a high tech discussion of a low tech beginning to human consciousness.
The second E-Group meeting convenes on a whale sighting boat.
They discuss the timeline for the evolution of consciousness,
hear more about Ludwig's theories of the magic mushroom,
and ponder the left brain/right brain approaches to knowledge.
Wherein a depressed Jay pops into Lovejoy's mind.
Wherein Ludwig surprises Lovejoy and they discuss the equivalence of Truth in different paradigms.
Mindy's answer to a question about Free Will becomes her fifth lesson in cognition,
and her first in philosophy.
Wherein the renegade Gods make their plans.
Wherein Victor glimpses a hygiene of the aura.
The last E-Group brings a surprise visit from an ODIUS God who challenges their basic principles.
They use their new understanding of human consciousness to find their way.
Lovejoy takes an unexpected trip to the other side and brings some hard questions to Jay.
Soltrey@humanmind.net is copyrighted July 2000. All rights reserved B.T. Brian Brown.