What is the Sixth Sense?
In this full length video, the wonderful voice of Morgan Freedman takes us on a journey around the sixth sense (no, there is no reference to one of my all time favorite movies, The Sixth Sense ,starring the Australia actress Toni Collette).
Were you aware that some blind people can sense emotions in other’s faces? Apparently, this is so. But the response is not a conscious one and the brain does not see the stimuli but rather, it senses it. Thus, our brain can sense things, even when we are not consciously aware of what those things are.
So, what does this mean for parapsychology?
Enter, another Australian, Dave Chalmers. Dave is a philosopher (who went to the University of Adelaide, my alma mater), was Director of the Centre for Consciousness Studies in Arizona and is now back in Australia at ANU in Canberra. David is a consciousness guru and he suggests we think of it in terms of layers – infinite levels of consciousness in fact, with us being aware of somethings and not others. So, why is that?
Let’s be clear – scientists don’t yet know what consciousness is. Mind blowing isn’t it? All the great minds of the scientific world seem to talk as if the big questions have been answered.
So, what are the fundamental laws that govern consciousness. Perhaps, understanding this is the key to knowing what consciousness is.
Is there such a thing as the global mind? Is this what random number generators are responding to when life changing events happen on a global scale? This is how the Global Consciousness Project was born. The video looks at the data around 9/11. How is it that the randomness faltered and order commenced well in advance of the first plane impact? The Project responded to the event – before it materialized. At times like this, does the world really experience premonitions on a global scale?
Enjoy the video – there’s much more food for thought in there. Rupert Sheldrake demonstrates what is meant by morphic fields – that sense of being stared at etc.
There is talk of quantum physics, Schroedinger’s cat, and ultimately consciousness. Are we alive? How do we know this to be true? I love all this brain teaser stuff….
Do our minds extend beyond our brains? I would have thought so, don’t you?
Beginning the Conversation
Do mothers really grow eyes in the back of their heads when their children are born? How is it that breast feeding mothers know when their baby is hungry by the let down’ reflex – even when they are separated my great distances?
What about animal-human bonding?
Where have you seen this sixth sense in action lately?