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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sensing, Intuition or Collective Consciousness.

 On presenting this question to a dear friend they retorted with an offer to take me for a mental evaluation. Regardless, unusual is me, and so the quandary continues. The phrase never discount a woman’s intuition is a staple for unexplained occurrences.  You know the feeling, when a coworker suddenly stops what they are doing reaches for their phone and it begins ringing before thy dial. Is this sensing, intuition, coincidence?  Or is there a greater current that runs beneath all things known? Is there, in essence, a quantum collective consciousness that flows through all things?

Essentially, as of now, it is determined that intuition is a fluke by the masses. However on pondering the workings of the nervous system, triggered by a series of chemically induced electrical currents collective consciousness comes into play. This is simply food for thought by no means tested (as of yet), simply a curiosity in the mind of one who wonders more than knows. What if intuition is simply a time at which someone becomes more sensitive to the electrical impulse of a stream of consciousness that flows through all living things?  Is it coincidence, the activation of a forgotten sense, or something larger? Below are some web definitions of each, take a look and tell me what you think.

  • 1 a faculty by which the body perceives an external stimulus; one of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch.
■ (one's senses) one's sanity: she seems to have taken leave of her senses.
  • 2 an awareness of something or feeling that something is the case.
  • 3 a sane and realistic attitude to situations and problems.
■ a reasonable or comprehensible rationale.
  • 4 a way in which an expression or situation can be interpreted; a meaning.
  • 5 chiefly Mathematics & Physics the property distinguishing two opposite but otherwise identical things, e.g. motion in opposite directions.
  • 6 [as modifier] Genetics relating to or denoting a coding sequence of nucleotides, complementary to an antisense sequence.

Father Maréchal, in Studies in the Psychology of the Mystics, defines the intuitive perception in these terms:
"Intuition - defined in a quite general manner - is the direct assimilation of a knowing faculty with its object. All knowledge is in some sort an assimilation; intuition is an immediate 'information,' without an objectively interposed intermediary; it is the only act by which the knowing faculty models itself, not on an abstract likeness of the object, but on the object itself; it is, if you will, the strict coincidence, the common line of contact of the knowing subject and the object."
Maréchal, Joseph, S. J., Studies in the Psychology of the Mystics, page 98.
One of the most notable and suggestive books on the subject of the intuition, and one which gears in amazingly with both the eastern and western positions, is entitled Instinct and Intuition, by Dr. Dibblee [163] of Oriel College, Oxford. In it, he gives us several interesting definitions of the intuition. He remarks that "as sensation is to feeling, so intuition acts to thought, in presenting it with material,"
Dibblee, George Binney, Instinct and Intuition, page 85.

Collective Consciousness

collective consciousness The English translation of Emile Durkheim's term conscience collective, which he defined in The Division of Labor in Society (1893) as “the set of beliefs and sentiments common to the average members of a single society.” In French, however, the word conscience refers to both “consciousness” and to “conscience”; thus the conscience collective relates to both the cognitive and moral dimensions of experience. Durkheim called specific instances or aspects of the collective

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  1. If I'm not mistaken,I think you're talking about Noetic Science.I'm always quick to dismiss subject which cannot be tested or proved..Call me close minded :)

  2. Hmm, intriguing :)
    As a technomancer, I like to keep an open mind and dismiss nothing as impossible.

    Also, I hadn't read this before I made my comment on Twitter. It was just something I was thinking about at the time.
    Perhaps our collective consciousnesses linked up and thought about the same things at the same time for a moment :)

    *sends a psionic hug*