The New Paradigm in Sentience & Consciousness
HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS (as differentiated from cosmic consciousness*) can be generally understood as a form of awakened awareness raised to reflective knowing. As such, self-awareness is a more diffuse or less acute form of self-consciousness.
* In new paradigm science, notions of the quantum vacuum, zero-point energy field, plenum, Akashic field, ether, and Implicate Order are all expressions of a deeper dimension of consciousness that transcends, includes, and informs human consciousness.
To what extent does science consider CONSCIOUSNESS as more of an “aspect” or “component” of the universe, and therefore more part of the structure of reality?
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To what extent does spirituality consider SENTIENCE as more of a “quintessence” or “qualia” of being, and therefore more an embodiment of connection and presence?
As such, these aspects pertain to distinct domains or dimensions of experience
- Cognitive: reflective awareness – consciousness – knowing
- Intuitive: non-conceptual prehension – sentience – being
Consciousness. To be aware of existence and separation from and/or connection to/with all others.
Self awareness. To be cognizant of how we and why we think and react the way we do
with a realization that ego distortion is involved to some degree.
Sentience. To be able to sense or perceive what is or seems to be.
~ following Chad C. Snyder