Science is inching towards a theory of universal consciousness:

by Michael Maciel

Scientists have come up with a new theory of consciousness, the CEMI field theory. (See the link below.) Publishing his theory in the journal Neuroscience of Consciousness, Professor Johnjoe McFadden posits that consciousness is in fact the brain’s energy field. This theory could pave the way toward the development of conscious AI, enabling robots to be aware and have the ability to think.

This theory is fascinating but at the same time feels desperate. Not that it isn’t true, just that it’s not true enough. It illustrates the long-standing battle between the bottom-up theorists and the top-down theorists—those who favor complexity arising out of the primordial and those who favor the primordial “reaching” for a pre-existing field of intelligence.

As I’m sure you’re aware, mystics have known about the magnetic field generated by the human body (and all life forms) forever. They just used different names for it. This new theory seems to fall short in that it doesn’t take into account (at least not in this article) the fact that electromagnetic fields are everywhere and at all scales. Knowing this, why would it be hard to conclude complex interactions between them? And not just interactions but induction—one field, more complex and more potentialized, affecting and even forming another?

We already know that the brain is mostly a reducing valve designed to make sense of an infinitely large dataset, meaning in this case the intricate matrix of electromagnetic information the universe is awash in. Most of what we call “us” is entirely and perhaps irretrievably below the threshold of our awareness, such as the autonomic functions of our bodies. Thank God for that! If I had to consciously control my metabolism or my calcium balance, I’d be dead in seconds. 

Mystics have always said that consciousness is universal and that the body is a result of it, not the other way around. This CEMI field theory seems like a preliminary step in that direction.

Researcher proposes new theory of consciousness

About Michael Maciel

My name is Michael Maciel, and I have studied the Ancient Wisdom Teachings and symbolism for most of my adult life. In the early 1970’s, I was ordained a priest in the Holy Order of MANS, a service and teaching order of which I was a member for the better part of that decade. I now serve on its Board of Directors and teach regular classes on the Mystical Interpretation of the Bible and the Tree of Life Study Plan, which deals primarily with the practical application of the Laws of Creation. Check out my YouTube channel: The Mystical Christ with Michael Maciel
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1 Response to Science is inching towards a theory of universal consciousness:

  1. Sandy R. Killgo says:

    Can you tell me how much water, how much salt, how much of each different element there should be in your blood to maintain its proper specific gravity if you are leading an ordinary sedentary life? How much and how quickly these proportions must be changed if you play a fast game of tennis, or run for your car, or chop wood, or indulge in any other violent exercise?Do you know how much water you should drink to neutralize the excess salt in salt fish? How much you lose through perspiration? Do you know how much water, how much salt, how much of each different element in your food should be absorbed into your blood each day to maintain perfect health?
    No? Well, it need not worry you. Neither does any one else. Not even the greatest physicists and chemists and mathematicians. But your subconscious mind knows.And it doesn’t have to stop to figure it out. It does it almost automatically. It is one of those “Lightning Calculators.” And this is but one of thousands of such jobs it performs every hour of the day.Have you ever dug up a potato vine and seen the potatoes clustering underneath? How much of intelligence do you suppose one of these potatoes has? Do you think it knows anything about chemistry or geology? Can it figure out how to gather carbon gas from the atmosphere, water and all the necessary kinds of nutriment from the earth round about to manufacture into sugar and starch and alcohol? No chemist can do it. How do you suppose the potato knows? Of course it doesn’t. It has no sense. Yet it does all these things. It builds the starch into cells, the cells into roots and vines and leaves — and into more potatoes.
    “Just old Mother Nature,” you’ll say. But old Mother Nature must have a remarkable intelligence if she can figure out all these things that no human scientist has ever been able to figure. There must be an all-pervading Intelligence behind Mother Nature — the Intelligence that first brought life to this planet — the Intelligence that evolved every form of plant and animal — that holds the winds in its grasp — that is all-wise, all-powerful. The potato is but one small manifestation of this Intelligence. The various forms of plant life, of animals, of man — all are mere cogs in the great scheme of things. **** “Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”

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