The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach ~ Christof Koch

Consciousness is the major unsolved problem in biology. How do the elemental feelings and sensations making up conscious experience, the redness of red and painfulness of pain, arise from the concerted actions of nerve cells and their associated synaptic and molecular processes? Can such feelings be explained by modern science, or is some quite different kind of explanation needed? And how can this seemingly intractable problem be approached experimentally?

Designed as an introduction to the field and drawing upon anatomical, physiological, clinical and psychological observations, this book seeks answers to these questions within a neurobiological framework; that is, how do the operations of the conscious mind emerge out of the specific interactions of myriads of neurons.

“Christof Koch has written a superb introduction to the modern exploration of the biology of consciousness, based on his collaborative work with Francis Crick. The Quest for Consciousness is an extraordinarily well-written book that outlines in clear terms the key issues that the biology of the mind will be confronting in the next several decades. The book is a must for both the general reader as well as for scientists in the field.”
Eric Kandel, Author of Principles of Neural Science and winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

Christof Koch on the Science of Consciousness

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes neurobiologist Christof Koch for a discussion of what biology can tell us about consciousness. He discusses the framework for defining the problem which he developed with Nobel Laureate Francis Crick. He reflects on the ongoing revolution in our understanding of the brain and how technology is impacting the transformation of our neuronal correlates of consciousness. He also discusses the implications of his research for our understanding of man’s place in the universe.

Random Acts of Kindness

“You are here to serve others, to be a light for them, to participate in their lessons and to help heal humanity. You are also here to serve yourself, to heal your karma, to enable your soul’s growth and reconnect to the Source. Your challenge is to find a balance between serving others and yourself so that you can accomplish the tasks that you established for yourself in this lifetime and even go beyond that. How you view your role in serving others is an important part of this process.”

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The Awakening of The Cosmic Heart (The Core Rainbow)

‘We are in the most significant evolutionary transition that our species has ever encountered.’
Gary Zukav

Reconnecting with the Cosmic heart (the Core Rainbow)

The Core Rainbow is the personification of the various manifestations and frequencies of The Cosmic Heart. The Core Rainbow Heart is the “universal essence” from which everything in the universe came into being.

The Way of the Heart, also known as “The Breath”, is one of the most ancient Sacred Teachings of initiation designed to facilitate the ascension of the Human species

The energies that we can feel all over Our Mother Earth are pulsing in the same rhythm as our own hearts; we are all attuned with the multidimensional vibration of the Cosmic Heart. Our planet is constantly receiving attunements to align our energies with The Rainbow Core.

Its origin is located in the galactic center known as “The Central Sun”. The awakening and alignment of the many dimensions of this Cosmic Heart with our own human frequencies are conditions to complete the shift we are all about to endure as a human race.

The purpose of Heart Awakening is to express and reconnect our relationship with the Divine. There is a need for clarity to spark and rekindle the glowing embers of the flame of love reconnecting with the Divine Flame of Life.

The way of the Divine Heart is related to the image of the flame of the Phoenix rising from the ‘ashes’ which is the Way of Eternal Truth; the Sacred Cosmic Heart Fire.

The re-coding of our DNA, which is the opening of other chakra centers in conjunction with the alignment from meridians, assists the chakra grids to harmonize the frequencies and rhythm of our awakened consciousness.

They are helping to broaden the opening of the connections of the path of the heart while also performing reconstruction of this same pathway; bringing back the Divine Spark of Light for the acceleration of evolution.

The breath of the heart imagery is composed by the continuing ascending and descending spirals which are the life-sustaining symbol of the entire universe.

Our Sacred Heart is different from our physical heart. This ever expanding energy from the Cosmic Heart is composed of pure creative energy comprised of chaste unconditional love. This is the original link with the Divine Christ Consciousness.

The invocation and attunement with the Cosmic Heart energies are vital to the next step in our galactic ascension process.

The ultimate purpose to the awakening of these specific energies inside of the core of our Soul is to promote both inner and universal healing of Humanity and peace leading to Oneness and World Peace.

The straight knowledge that comes with the understanding and linking from the heart with this Cosmic Heart Beat, the Truth of your Being, your purpose and great mission in life, can be finally manifested.

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The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav


I’ve always wanted to read this book but couldn’t find it in bookstores. So finally I managed to get its audio version.

It digs deeper into quantum mechanics.

Gary Zukav has written “the Bible” for those who are curious about the mind-expanding discoveries of advanced physics, but who have no scientific background. Like a Wu Li Master who would teach us wonder for the falling petal before speaking of gravity, Zukav writes in beautifully clear language–with no mathematical equations–opening our minds to the exciting new theories that are beginning to embrace the ultimate nature of our universe…Quantum mechanics, relativity, and beyond to the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen effect and Bell’s theorem.

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. what we take to be true is our reality.”

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED 🙂

The Eight Chakra: The seat of the soul:
The conflicts of a human’s life are directly proportional to the distance at which energy of personality exists separately from the harmonic frequencies that emanates from the divine spark or soul.
The Seat of the soul, the eighth chakra holds the ancient knowledge of our soul contracts and ultimately, our life purpose.
The 8th Chakra is the energy center of divine love, of spiritual compassion and spiritual selflessness. The seat of the soul is the major core star of our energetic system, also holding the records of on what our souls had agreed as specific lessons in our upcoming lifetimes and past lives.

Consciousness and Quantum Mysticism

In this clip, neurosurgeon Joseph E. Bogen discusses the varying orders of magnitude observed in the natural world, and the different theories of consciousness that refer to them. Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff then asserts that all these theories are mistaken, since they neglect the fundamental and irreducible character of consciousness. Neuroscientist Christof Koch then criticizes Hameroff for his panpsychist views, and advocates that instead of seeking progress by mere conceptual analysis, we ought to be looking for psycho-physical correlations through empirical research.

The complete video of this discussion can be viewed here:
http://www.researchchannel.org/prog/d…

Consciousness, Creativity & the Brain

In this University of Washington program, award-winning writer, director, and producer David Lynch discusses his films and his 30-year relationship with Transcendental Meditation, and its role in his creative process. He is joined by physicist John Hagelin, who was featured in the documentary ‘What The Bleep Do We Know?’ and neuroscientist Dr. Fred Travis, Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management. The program is sponsored in joint partnership by the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Washington Alumni Association.

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