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What Is Consciousness?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.

Consciousness is everything you experience. It is the tune stuck in your head, the sweetness of chocolate mousse, the throbbing pain of a toothache, the fierce love for your child and the bitter knowledge that eventually all feelings will end.

The origin and nature of these experiences, sometimes referred to as qualia, have been a mystery from the earliest days of antiquity right up to the present. Many modern analytic philosophers of mind, most prominently perhaps Daniel Dennett of Tufts University, find the existence of consciousness such an intolerable affront to what they believe should be a meaningless universe of matter and the void that they declare it to be an illusion. That is, they either deny that qualia exist or argue that they can never be meaningfully studied by science….

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Mindful Meditation During Massage Lowers Anxiety – How to Attain Nirvana – Acupuncture Secrets

Mindfulness is a mental, physical and emotional state of being where one simply remains focused on the present moment….

The Four Noble Truths describe the sickness in the human experience, and the Noble Eightfold Path is the prescription that provides healing. Understanding the truths and traveling the path will lead to peace and happiness in life…

According to Hippocrates, the practice of Medicine was already flourishing even before the invention of writing…

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Sir Roger Penrose — The Quantum Nature of Consciousness