The study of consciousness

“Consciousness is defined as our subjective awareness of ourselves and our environment (Koch, 2004). [4] The experience of consciousness is fundamental to human nature. We all know what it means to be conscious, and we assume (although we can never be sure) that other human beings experience their consciousness similarly to how we experience ours.


The study of consciousness has long been important to psychologists and plays a role in many important psychological theories. For instance, Sigmund Freud’s personality theories differentiated between the unconscious and the conscious aspects of behavior, and present-day psychologists distinguish between automatic (unconscious) and controlled (conscious) behaviors and between implicit (unconscious) and explicit (conscious) memory (Petty, Wegener, Chaiken, & Trope, 1999; Shanks, 2005). [5]

“Some philosophers and religious practices argue that the mind (or soul) and the body are separate entities. For instance, the French philosopher René Descartes (1596–1650) was a proponentof dualism, the idea that the mind, a nonmaterial entity, is separate from (although connected to) the physical body. In contrast to the dualists, psychologists believe that consciousness (and thus the mind) exists in the brain, not separate from it. In fact, psychologists believe that consciousness is the result of the activity of the many neural connections in the brain, and that we experience different states of consciousness depending on what our brain is currently doing (Dennett, 1991; Koch & Greenfield, 2007). [6]

“The study of consciousness is also important to the fundamental psychological question regarding the presence of free will. Although we may understand and believe that some of our behaviors are caused by forces that are outside our awareness (i.e., unconscious), we nevertheless believe that we have control over, and are aware that we are engaging in, most of our behaviors. To discover that we, or even someone else, has engaged in a complex behavior, such as driving in a car and causing severe harm to others, without being at all conscious of one’s actions, is so unusual as to be shocking. And yet psychologists are increasingly certain that a great deal of our behavior is caused by processes of which we are unaware and over which we have little or no control (Libet, 1999; Wegner, 2003). [7]

“Our experience of consciousness is functional because we use it to guide and control our behavior, and to think logically about problems (DeWall, Baumeister, & Masicampo,2008). [8] Consciousness allows us to plan activities and to monitor our progress toward the goals we set for ourselves. And consciousness is fundamental to our sense of morality—we believe that we have the free will to perform moral actions while avoiding immoral behaviors.

But in some cases consciousness may become aversive, for instance when we become aware that we are not living up to our own goals or expectations, or when we believe that other people perceive us negatively. In these cases we may engage in behaviors that help us escape from consciousness, for example through the use of alcohol or other psychoactive drugs (Baumeister, 1998). [9]

“Because the brain varies in its current level and type of activity, consciousness is transitory. If we drink too much coffee or beer, the caffeine or alcohol influences the activity in our brain, and our consciousness may change. When we are anesthetized before an operation or experience a concussion after a knock on the head, we may lose consciousness entirely as a result of changes in brain activity. We also lose consciousness when we sleep, and it is with this altered state of consciousness that we begin our chapter.

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Laura Zukerman

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Consciousness and the two Concepts of Mind and Soul

“Consciousness is the personal awareness of the functioning of the internal control mechanism. It fulfils a dual role; it confirms the existence of the Soul and it provides feedback of how well human behaviour conforms to the dictates of the internal control mechanism. This feedback may cause feelings ranging from extreme happiness to the deepest disappointment and unhappiness depending on the level of conformance of the human actions to the dictates of the Soul. Without Consciousness one would not be aware of the functioning or existence of the Soul!

With the definition of basic concepts completed, let us examine in greater detail the overall interaction and the outcomes resulting from the co-operation between these various elements of human existence.”

“The two concepts of “Mind” and “Soul” in conjunction with the human body determine how the behaviour of an individual appears or manifests itself to other people. The Mind representing the imagination, creativity and the individual’s internal energy, enjoys, in theory, every possible freedom; unrestricted extent to imagine, design and contemplate anything and everything it desires! In principle, there is no shred of evidence that a physical or metaphysical power exists with the capability to limit the extent of this inherent natural right to freedom. Yet as it will soon be seen, human inventiveness has found ways and methods to influence the exercising of this freedom in such a way as to be equivalent to applying restrictions to its expression.”

“It is clear from the definition that the Mind on its own does not posses the capability to implement or transform its creations, imaginations and designs into reality. The actual transformation and interface with the environment, is undertaken by the physical housing of the human existence which is none other than the human body. If therefore the body had the freedom and power to act as per the demands of the Mind then the whole planet would have been similar to an ancient Roman arena and everyone would have been in conflict with everyone else because with all people having more or less similar wants, desires and objectives the resultant confusion, destruction and in-fighting would have been beyond description.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

The Human Mind

“The human Mind- Many times people confuse the words “mind “and “brain” and use them in an interchangeable manner which strictly speaking is not correct. The brain is a physical organ which carries out specific processes under a fixed regime of rules producing outcomes based on the data it receives from the body sensors. But the brain is not capable of determining, on its own, either the task to be performed or the purpose which will be served by such performance. This is where the concept of human Mind enters the discussion. In simple terms one could think of the Mind as being the combination of a physical entity, the brain and the entity commonly referred to as human Spirit. This Spirit is the internal energy and driving force behind one’s creativity and imagination. It enjoys every possible freedom to direct the brain’s tasks towards imagining, conceptualizing, designing and creating anything which is within the limits of “logic” and the limits of “possibility”. One will be correct in considering the Spirit to be the motivator and initiator of every single human activity, thought or imagination. Utilising the capability of the brain, the wants, desires or designs of the Spirit are processed in a logical sequence and they are transformed, if possible, into tangible and defined outcomes. It is obvious that without either the brain or the Spirit the Mind has no meaning, or substance. A brain on its own cannot produce any outcomes because it lacks the energy and the motivation which can only be provided by the Spirit. Similarly the Spirit on its own is unable to logically process any sort of data or input because it lacks the processing capability. But these two elements together form a completely functioning unit which in the final analysis provides the distinction between higher and lower forms of life, with the differentiating characteristic being that of “reasoning” and “creating”. It is important to remember that as far as the internal processes are concerned they are hidden from any outside observer and the only one aware of their existence and outcomes is the person whose Mind produced these outcomes. In turn, the Mind on its own is incapable of communicating anything to the outside world and therefore it is in need of two things; the first one is the assistance of the physical body, which is the interface between the human being and its environment; the second thing needed is a control mechanism which regulates and adjusts human behaviour so that it conforms to the the rules and requirements of the particular environment. It must be pointed out that this control mechanism acts in an advisory capacity to the Mind and it does not posses a direct link to any functions of the human body. It is generally referred to as the human Soul”

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Our Mind and Body Are Connected the As If Method

Our mind and body are connected. It’s true. Although many people think that they are separate, they actually hold great influence over each other. When you work on one aspect of self, you impact the other. Let me explain this. Have you ever felt really nervous? I know I have. Your mind may race, and your nerves jangle and these thoughts and feelings manifest on a physical level too. Have you ever experienced that dry mouth and headache when you were nervous and worried about what was to come?


It’s important to understand the mind and body connection. Let’s say you are waiting to be interviewed for a job and you become so nervous and are worried about your abilities. Let’s face it. It’s easy to be plagued by qualms and to start running a negative script in your mind. But think back to that experience, I bet it wasn’t just your mind that was affected but your body too. You may have felt a little nauseous while your tummy did somersaults and maybe, you even started sweating a bit. This proves that your thoughts and your emotions affect you on a physical level.

“If you feel stressed or have unresolved issues, they will only play havoc with your mind and body. If thoughts are negative, you really must identify and resolve them as it could lead to unhealthy behaviors and, you may even find you become unwell or ill. Of course, I am not implying that every single illness or accident that occurs is because of your mindset, but believe me, it plays a significant role. If you can understand this, you will be able to take greater control of your life.


Try thinking of your life as a big jigsaw puzzle, this really worked for me. I looked at each aspect of my life, breaking key elements into smaller pieces. I did this and learned that each part of my life had a significant role to play. When one part didn’t function well, it affected everything else. You cannot ignore the importance of your thoughts and feelings and how they manifest within the physical body.


Repressed memories may suddenly manifest into thoughts. When this happens, these are powerful and can have a far-reaching effect. It is important to deal with repressed emotions and seriously, having awareness gives you an advantage.

“When I was trying out As If, I took the time to think about my learned behaviors, those gleaned through parental advice or, through witnessing behaviors. I also looked at my personal experiences. I did this because when events occur, we react by way of information and experiences, these become reference points for our actions. If you can change these behaviors or experiences, if you can use As If to make your response to any situation more positive, boy, will you notice a significant difference. Simply, it becomes a reference point for your mind.
As If can be used at any time and in any place.


Let’s consider that you have some seriously challenging situations ahead of you. You may feel unconfident and doubtful and in some cases, perhaps that dreaded job interview, you may even be filled with dread. If you can tap into the ‘As If’ system and start to act as if you are confident, your thoughts will naturally become more positive. You’ll visualize strong images of how you want to think and act.
Once you start to feel more confident, your actions become instinctive and learned.”

“You’ll learn to understand your thoughts and be in control, readily identifying the inner two-way communication and making it work for you. Let’s be clear here. Your mind is powerful, and once you tame your thoughts and use your mind in the best way possible, you’ll improve your life.”

“When you are alert and ready for anything in life, your posture is also likely to be good. When you are less than alert or feeling down, you are likely to adopt poor posture. Try adjusting your posture, do it right now, sit up straight and pull those shoulders back. I bet you start to feel better immediately.


There have been many experiments into body language and so this is not me just saying it. Psychologists discovered that emotions may also have a strong connection with specific body postures. During these experiments, people were asked to generate a strong negative emotion – let’s use fear as an example and to place their body in a position that for them, depicted fear. When they had done so, they were asked to remain in this position but to also try to generate happiness, they found it much harder to do so. So, this links body posture to emotions.
It’s impossible to not get stressed from time to time.

We all know that life is stressful at times, but, the lesson of the day is that it’s how you deal with it that is the most important. Have you ever noticed that some people do not seem to react to daily stressors? They just deal with it… right? Think about a time when you have felt highly stressed and perhaps the outcome was not so good. Afterwards, we often have to deal with regret or, kick ourselves when we respond badly, but our responses are fueled by our learned behaviors, our thoughts and feelings. When using body language, breathing techniques and As If, we can change our actions.


If you had to face a similarly difficult situation next time, and used the ‘as if’ process, you would be able to outwardly project very different emotions, feelings and actions and, nip any damaging thoughts in the bud.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Interrelation of Body and Brain


¶ So today we see man a highly evolved creature who not only acts but thinks and feels. All these thoughts, feelings and emotions are interrelated.

The body and the mind of man are so closely bound together that whatever affects one affects the other. An instantaneous change of mind instantly changes the muscles of the face. A violent thought instantly brings violent bodily movements.

Movies and Face Muscles
¶ The moving picture industry—said to be the third largest in the world—is based largely on this interrelation. This industry would become extinct if something were to happen to sever the connection between external expressions and the internal nature of men and women.

Tells Fundamentals
¶ How much do external characteristics tell about a man? They tell, with amazing accuracy, all the basic, fundamental principal traits of his nature. The size, shape and structure of a man’s body tell more important facts about his real self—what he thinks and what he does—than the average mother ever knows about her own child.”

“Learning to Read
¶ If this sounds impossible, if the seeming incongruity, multiplicity and heterogeneity of human qualities have baffled you, remember that this is exactly how the print in all books and newspapers baffled you before you learned to read.

Not long ago I was reading stories aloud to a three-year old. She wanted to “see the pictures,” and when told there were none had to be shown the book.

“What funny little marks!” she cried, pointing to the print. “How do you get stories out of them?”

Printing looked to all of us at first just masses of meaningless little marks.

But after a few days at school how things did begin to clear up! It wasn’t a jumble after all. There was something to it. It straightened itself out until the funny little marks became significant. Each of them had a meaning and the same meaning under all conditions. Through them your whole outlook on life became deepened and broadened—all because you learned the meaning of twenty-six little letters and their combinations!”

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Anorexia AND overcoming it

A typically healthy person may have difficulty understanding someone who is suffering from anorexia. – After all, why would anyone want to consciously starve themselves? It’s critical, then, that an understanding of the way anorexia manipulates the mind and cause issues with body image acceptance, be achieved in order to better understand such patients. Developing an understanding also helps avoid pushing them even further into their illness.

Anyone suffering from issues stemming from body image acceptance has difficulty correlating the person they see in the mirror with the person they see in their head. The version of themselves that exists internally will override even the direst physical issues, issues that are obvious to everyone but them. Whether it is because of a need to exert control over at least one aspect of their lives or because they feel the need for approval, the nature of the eating disorder quickly overtakes a person through an obsession with their weight, the calories they consume and the amount of exercise they perform. This obsession becomes the cornerstone of an individual with anorexia. Other activities and interests fall by the wayside.

Anorexia leads sufferers to believe that even healthy foods are bad for them, even if there is no logical evidence to support these beliefs. In fact there can be nothing but evidence to the contrary, but the person suffering from anorexia does not listen to reason and will assert their irrational claims regardless. This disease twists even the most logical arguments a loved one can pose – and the person suffering from this disease will become more obstinate the harder they are pressed.

They can even begin to notice their body’s cries for help – weakness, fatigue, feeling faint – and interpret them as positive, even desirable. Instead of reading these as signs that they need to care for themselves, they strive for these symptoms and will associate them with success.

It’s key to remember that although expressions of concern are natural, a person suffering from anorexia can interpret these expressions as positive reinforcement. Just as feeling faint and looking gaunt are something to strive for, hearing others express concern only seems to reinforce that individual’s belief that they are succeeding.

Because anorexia is so all consuming, it cannot be effectively treated by the average person. Medical supervision, along with therapy to assess and treat the root causes of the disease and its effects on the brain are necessary if a person suffering from this disease is to recover.

Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. The term ‘mental health‘ is sometimes used to mean an absence of a mental disorder. Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and even physical health.

The Metaphysical Use Of Meditation, Chakra Healing for the Mind, Body and The Soul.

Calming the mind is significant in metaphysical work. It is actually to be considered the first step. In this meditation process, the idea is to concentrate only on your thoughts. You must be free from any distractions and negative thought patterns. In metaphysical healing, visualization is vital. To acquire what you desire, a visual representation of what you want, must be present in your mind frame.

Prayer is also another way to use metaphysical healing. Having unity with a higher power can be really enforcing when using metaphysical healing. Inspiring ones spirit is also a great way to acquire this metaphysical treatment and meditation. The most effective solution is to try to achieve everyone’s desires, whether it be written down or as we said before in a visualization sense. This will better help, receiving the benefits.

Chakra meditation is the fundamental key to emotional stability, mental clarity, and physical health. Why? Because the human chakras work as conductors, sorting out energy from the earth and heaven and to unify these energies takes time. These chakras are energy vortexes that stimulate multiple endocrine organs in the body.

Chakras are doors which acquire life energy to flow throughout the human aura. Their main purpose is to vitalize the physical body and to promote self conscious awakening. They are also connected with mental, physical and emotional faculties.

The aura is considered the humans eighth chakra. Other chakras are aligned through the head , skull, spine and neck to the thighs and then so on. Why do we use chakra meditation? Most people refer to use a man or women who has a reputation that they are great healers. With his or her assistance they will then learn how their bodies operate on a Metaphysical level. They can tell you which chakras are in a poor state and which need to be worked on. They can alleviate this for you.

Metaphysical meditation has many benefits. Each session will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed. With a better ability to focus and have a clearer mind frame. The different meditative benefits are as follows:

General well being and improvements of the body: when you meditate you are entering a condition of concentration that develops nutrients and blood flow. It will also boost your strength and your health.

Providing improved concentration: this focus is applicable for both physical and mental matters. People who keep meditation in tact on a daily basis have a healthy nervous system.

Lowering your oxygen consumption: meditation lowers and deepens your breathing. It also reduces your heart rate and blood pressure. It will develop the efficiency and strength for blood flow.

Helps in treating major operations: meditation improves your immune system. It will increase the white blood cells to kill off viruses and bacteria. It will also help in combating pathogens and cancerous cells.

These different benefits are perfect for the body and the mind. Expect that you will get it’s positive results, whatever metaphysical meditation you decide to use.

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Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

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Affecting Probable Outcomes With Your Mind


  • The true nature of time is that it is multidimensional. There are not one but many lanes of time running ahead from the present into the future. All future events are probable and you can affect which probable event manifests with your mind. To do so, you only need to concentrate on the desired outcome of an event. Your mental energy would act to skew the probability of that event happening. This follows the principle of reality being altered to match expectation. By simply concentrating, you can create reality.

  • In quantum theory, any system may be described in terms a wave-function which is made up of a complex superposition of waves, the squared amplitude of each being related to the probability of an individual event occurring. The complete wave-function describes all possible outcomes of that system. Thus the wave-function of a coin-toss will describe the outcomes of heads or tails, with the amplitude of each being equal to the square-root of the fifty percent probability of either turning out as a head or a tail.

  • The problem is that this wave-function describes all the outcomes at once, whereas conscious experience tells us that we will observe only one outcome. This naturally led to the idea that conscious observation somehow affects the system, causing the wave-function to ‘collapse’ into one specific state, which the one we experience. This means that consciousness can actually choose, to some extent, which outcome actually occurs. This is a process which is very much like the concept of psychokinesis.
    Even though we can affect reality with our mind, we may not always be successful in influencing events to turn out the way we intend them to. Nothing is guaranteed from a moment to moment basis although certain events may be guaranteed in their finality. Each time we seek to do intention-manifestation or magical work, we are working with probable outcomes, and the desire one may or may not happen as we wish. We only have to do our best in setting our intent and sending the right energies to create.

  • Man often makes the mistake of becoming too sure of himself when he has achieved a streak of success and feels like he is finally in control of his world. The truth is that control is an illusion, and we can only direct what we wish to happen and let go of the process. The moment we feel we have finally attained true control, that is when our life seems to turn topsy turvy to shift everything out of balance once again. According to the principle of rhythm, nothing is fixed and everything is constantly in fluctuation.
    What we can do is to call upon the divine power in everything we do and never ever think that things are finally stable in the way they are going. Things may be good for some time and then suddenly go the other way, even when we are deliberate creators of our reality. The difference is that we seek to direct things to go in our way more often than not. But this world is still chaotic and chaos will always enter into our lives from time to time. But if good things can turn bad, bad things can turn good.
  • Sometimes prayers produce results. Sometimes they do not. Nothing is infallible. Death is inevitable. What we do with our lives is a matter of as much choice as we can muster, given the limitations of genetics, circumstance, and happenstance. But what matters is that prayers and intent do work at times and as long as we use them, we have more power to create what we want than not using them. Keep using more of that which might work than not at all.
    Most people know that skill or giftedness enters into magical successes, that timing is important, that traditional natural ingredients are preferred, and that personal will and an outpouring of spiritual energy are crucial. But even when everything is done with the strongest of intentions and best of timing and authentic ingredients by a worker of great skill or giftedness, there is still no guarantee of success. It is wonderful when we have a string of successes, but sometimes things may not work for quite a while.

  • Even the greatest golfer sometimes loses. He sometimes loses extensively. No one says that golf is a game of random chance or that the greatest is a fraud just because he cannot win every game. It is the same with magic. Sometimes the environment works well in your favor and other times it doesn’t. This is according to the principle of rhythm. But the good news is things never stay negative for too long, and sometimes when you think something is supposed to turn out negative, it turns out good instead.

  • Learn to expect nothing more from magic than an improvement of your odds. You will sometimes score a startling win or an almost impossible success, but not always. Most people who work with magic on a regular basis think of it as an edge, not as a certain win. But an edge is all you need to make the difference between winning and losing. It is better to have an edge than none at all. To give up using something because it doesn’t work all the time is foolishness. Change tactics but do not stop all of it.
    Magick works by bending probabilities and coincidences in very subtle ways to slowly effect your environment and ultimately provide you with your desired results. If you’re doing a spell to get a new car you may suddenly get a raise and discover you can now afford car payments, or perhaps you may win some money in a lottery. Whenever you use magick to help achieve your desires, the universe decides the details of how to obtain it for you. Magic is the work of affecting probable outcomes with your mind.

  • We can alter probabilities with our mind to shift space time events. Although anything is possible, it doesn’t mean we can anyhow depend on magical thinking to get what we want. We still have to take the natural path of action and play according to the rules of the game.
  • It takes a very good reason to alter probabilities in a miraculous way. Every miracle that happens is because there was a very good reason involved. It does not take a lot of mental or spiritual effort. All it takes is a very good reason. The reason is usually because there was no other way out, there was a very great need, and the will of the divine was involved. If keep in mind the reason of things in every moment, we can know what we can do that will most likely work. We can do things effectively whether natural or supernatural, and not in vain by wishful thinking.

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Laura Zukerman

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The Greatest Power

Gisele Bundchen

The greatest power is the power of our subconscious mind. Once we understand this and learn to use the power within us, we can create wonderful changes in our lives. We will be able to achieve many goals.

How can we access this power of the subconscious mind? Is there a key? Well yes. The alpha level of our mind is the key. This level can be reached through meditation. Scientists have done an eminent amount of research involving the brain.

The electrical impulses being admitted continuously by the brain , keep changing in frequency; depending upon the activity involved. This is measured by an equipment called EEG, in cycles per second.

Alpha is a brainwave frequency between 7 and 14 cycles per second. This is the level between sleep and wakefulness. While functioning at this level, apart from the usual brain activity our right brain also gets activated. This makes a person thinking very powerful, very intuitive and very reactive.

This level connects us to our subconscious and helps us access the amazing powers lying dormant there. It has been found that any thought projected in the mind , at this level will certainly be manifested in real life. Apart from this , practice of Alpha mediation for about 15 minutes everyday improves memory and sharpens the mind.

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Laura Zukerman

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Command Your Subconscious Mind To Solve Problems!

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Psychology The Study of The Mind

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