|Posted by Holder of the Secrets on July 6, 2017 at 2:35 PM|
The Grand Patchwork cosmology understands and utilizes both scientific/quantum physics and Religious/Spiritual understandings of the creation of the universe.
As a panpsychist, I believe that consciousness is the permeating wave/particle. This being said, it is possible to accommodate both religious and scientific explanations. The consciousness before matter was physical or materialized could have been that of God (or whatever name you wish to insert here). Wheather it was a unified single entity or a collective is not quite explained, but it could have been a unified God that divided itself into many parts as to have entities to care for, play with and love. Similar to a Brahman- Atman idea, God could have been a unified entitiy and different parts or characteristics become manifest on Earth, to return to the collective upon death. God thus gets to be an individual and a collective simultaneously because life and death are contant.
As consciousness grows the frequencies or vibrations become stronger and/or louder to the point where sound created light or big bang. This follows "and God said let there be light." Sound frequencies or waves burst asunder to particles that became manifest, then the LAWs of Nature took hold. Sound preceeds light.
The manifestation of consciousness
I took a class in transpersonal psychology (Harry T. Hunt) that discussed levels of consciousness, criteria for consciousness and the various alternate states of consciousness. Amoeba have been see to show spontaneous emergent conscious behaviour (Washburn) and if single celled organisms can show spontaneous conscious tendencies, then so can brain cells. Neurons are akin to protozoa and communicate with one another, perhaps in a field-like consciousness. So there is a level of consciousness in which neurons communicate and react etc. The collective consciousness of the neurons produces an emergent field at the level of the human that experiences. This individual human consciousness is irreducible back down to individual neurons. The human utilizes the collective neuronal consciousness in his or her own way- a way different than the level of consciousness the neurons use. Each body organ even has its own aura or energy field (Sheldrake), in which the human experiences as a collective. Anyway, if neurons have their own level or experience of communication and consciousness, this provides a mechanism for telepathy or even intuition. Perhaps the neurons of one mind can communicate inter-personally to another mind using their own level or field of consciousness. This would be the mechanism between people in proximity. Since there are many humans on the planet, perhaps there is an emergent collective consciousness (similar to Jung) that creates a new level of consciousness irreducible back to individual humans. This collective consciousness provides the field or medium in which thoughts or communication can happen simultaneously across the globe (like quantum entanglement idea but for consciousness, rather than light).
I realize the title is not quite right because as a panpsychist, consciousness was, is and will always be. Therefore there is no actual manifestation of consciousness itself. There are, however, levels built upon levels as consistent with emergent theories of consciousness. As organisms move from simple to complex, new emergent fields upon fields manifest.