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Does the Brain Create Consciousness, or Is It a Receiver Of Consciousness?

The question of consciousness is undeniably the ultimate unresolved mystery of life. The question as to how and why consciousness exists has yet to be fully answered, but this fundamental question must be addressed.

Wallace Thornhill wrote: “A real cosmology must be a broad and coherent natural philosophy. It may always be incomplete, based on our limitations, but to be valid there can be no exceptions in our experience. In particular, cosmology must address issues of life and the human condition. Therefore. it must be a truly interdisciplinary pursuit.”

Materialism vs. post-materialist science

The overwhelming consensus among neuroscientists is that the brain alone creates conscious experience. They see the brain as a type of organic computer, that everything stems from matter and is a consequence of the interactions of matter, what is known as materialism.

However, another understanding of consciousness that has been unfolding over several decades is beginning to gain traction among scientists—this is known as post-materialist science.

These scientists understand that the brain acts more like a receiver of consciousness.

Just like a TV set receives signals to produce programs, so the brain receives signals from etheric sources that we interpret to be consciousness.

To find out more about this important topic, watch this video where Dr. Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., discusses this new paradigm in easy to understand terms.


For further insights into this controversial subject, watch The Science Delusion, a banned TED Talk by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.

John Andress
Having had many eclectic experiences and expressing interest in so many varied things in life has suited my role as Editor-in-Chief of Vision Times. Being trained in the sciences, I worked in the medical field. Scuba diving was a passion, being part owner of a scuba shop, and I enjoyed diving around the world. Raising reptiles of all sorts, including poisonous snakes, was also one of my hobbies when living in the U.S. After moving to Australia in the 80s, I became an avid organic grower of tropical fruits and vegetables, which my wife and I partake of year-round, as well as many of our friends. My newest endeavor has been to become a “bikie” — an eBikie, which I do every day not only to get exercise, but also to have a break from slaving over my computer most of the day. Obviously, China is also a passion, which is something VT specializes in, so I feel very fortunate to have a role here at Vision Times.

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