Consciousness : A Complex Theory Of Thought And Or State

1529 WordsDec 14, 20167 Pages
Consciousness is a complex theory of thought and/or state. Throughout the semester I altered my consciousness, or awareness of consciousness, by paying attention and changing certain “default” consciousness aspects. The semester projects and recordings allowed me to focus on different facets of my own consciousness day-to-day and throughout each day. By having different projects through the semester, I was able to restart my awareness of my “normal” consciousness and bring it to the forefront of my mind. I realized multiple things through this exercise, consciousness is largely based on perspective, consciousness is constantly flowing and moving, and consciousness is.… I will be discussing three key insights defining consciousness: as a state(s), phenomenon, and developmental processes. Consciousness as states can be compared to a flowing motion, it is not fixed. “Time, space, and body sense are the framework that give meaning to waking experience”- 10.2 (week 10 Phenomenological and Physiological Investigations). States of consciousness vary along the lines of waking, dreaming, and deep dreaming. Based on Wilber’s theory in, States and Stages, stages people go through intermingle with with states. Stages are typically associated with age, a child is likely to be in the “Magical and Animistic” stage and believe in “mystical signs," like having an imaginary friends, with great focus on “safe clans, nests, and powerful elders”. A developing child who has aged and progressed
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