I am engaged in a cross blog discussion on the subject of Quantum Brains; A timely topic, given that we have achieved Quantum Computing.
I am a dyke atheist blogger and my co-blogger is a Biology Degreed Professional who identifies as Spiritual.
Our Definitions of “spiritual Differ”; as they should, he being a practitioner of something and me being an utter outsider to that identity. Dictionaries, as we know, only capture the current useage of words and what they mean, it’s is why in this decade “literally” has come to mean “figuratively”, in the way that the work “like” was transformed by it’s misuse in early cigarette advertising.
Tastes like a cigarette should; should have been Tastes as a Cigarette should, it creates a false comparison by comparing like to like as if there a difference, which is not the same as apples to oranges, they are different fruits entirely and not just on the surface.
If all you can think to do is read a dictionary, go offline now…off blog anyway, the rest of the post is about you and will offend you. You have been warned.
My meaning, nuances explained:
Cult – based around the primary personality: direct contact lifetime.
Religions – based on secondary, developing hierarchy and social sanction by government sanitation.
Spiritual – Religion Lite and about the practitioner journey,
All Ego based Obey and Reward Response to Justify your Greed/Comfort levels.
Without those limitations of mind, one can think towards community building and expanding benefits, and entitlements and material benefits and reduced labours, less suffering and pain in the world.
Because any afterlife claims have zero proof. Not enough to take some one else’s life away, or to cause pain, fear or suffering. Yet, these are the very outcomes of religion.
This is the place where most other readers should also stop reading: Cognitive Dissonance Ahead.
It is something I had heard of in 2009, and my Dad was doing brain studies on rats in the early 1970s and he is disinclined about it, but I think it explains a lot. My Dad stills to the traditional neural with gooey grey matter. and I don;t have anyone to talk to about it really. so thank you.
I hope this article on ‘The Quantum Brain’ was helpful. We are also involved in a recovery process. One of our daughters had a brain tumor removed last year so we have been reading extensively to learn how to help her recover from this trauma physically and emotionally.
One of the most helpful experts was Norman Doidge who is the author of ‘The Brain that Changes Itself’ and ‘The Brain’s Way of Healing’. The first of these books has some good information on post-trauma healing. Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioners are popular in Australia and without a doubt GIGO is a big player in our mental/emotional health package. Our minds have to cope with quite an assault and learning to heal and nourish this part of myself (and others) is an ongoing journey! Kind Regards.