What is Consciousness? IS MATTER OR CONSCIOUSNESS AN ILLUSION?

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Is Consciousness an illusion or is Consciousness the precursor for matter? In this speech, we tackle the broad spectrum of views regarding Consciousness from the materialist view of the world all the way to the idealist view of Universal Consciousness and Quantum Consciousness.

These are some of the thoughts that have been on my mind as I sit with my tea sessions and every year I share these thoughts to an audience at the Teahouse when celebrating Chinese New Year.

I realise that a lot of the subject matter in the speech is controversial and I encourage vigorous debate but please let’s not reduce the discussion to a simplistic knee-jerk reaction of shouting Woo or Pseudoscience because name calling is not the same as scientific and philosophical debate. I include references for anyone wanting to do more reading.

Whether you take a Materialist, Dualist or nondualist stance on Consciousness I wish a Happy Chinese New Year to everyone out there!

ACTING NON-CONSCIOUSLY
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscience_of_free_will#Libet_experiment
https://www.bethinking.org/human-life/the-libet-experiment-and-its-implications-for-conscious-will
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21507740.2018.1425756?journalCode=uabn20

QUANTUM THEORY, RETRO-CAUSALITY
https://web.archive.org/web/20160430075237/http://grad.physics.sunysb.edu/~amarch/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_entanglement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler%27s_delayed-choice_experiment
https://www.sciencealert.com/wheeler-s-delayed-choice-experiment-record-distance-space
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_eraser_experiment
https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/the-quest-to-test-quantum-entanglement
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1205.4926.pdf
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1206.4348.pdf

PRESENTIMENT & PRECOGNITION
https://www.uva.nl/binaries/content/documents/personalpages/l/o/e.lobach/en/tab-four/tab-four/cpitem%5B4%5D/asset?1355373578775
http://www.jsasoc.com/docs/PSR_JSE.pdf
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/79ec/e4f787af713d82924e41d8c17ab130f4b22d.pdf
http://uniamsterdam.nl/D.J.Bierman/PUBS/2002/fmri.presentiment.tokyo.doc
http://deanradin.com/articles/2004%20presentiments.pdf
http://www.academia.edu/23186572/A_Modern_Critical_Review_of_W.E_Coxs_Subliminal_Precognition

ORCHESTRATED OR – QUANTUM CONSCIOUSNESS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestrated_objective_reduction
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3470100/
http://www.esalq.usp.br/lepse/imgs/conteudo_thumb/Hameroff---Conduction-pathways-in-microtubules.pdf
https://arizona.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/chi-a-neural-hologram-microtubules-bioholography-and-acupuncture
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1571064513001188
http://www.tauceti.caltech.edu/kunal/uploads/Quantumorigin.pdf
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