Intelligence and Consciousness

This post sits at the intersection of a few things I have seen lately. The first one is this interview over at National Geographic with Richard Mabey, the fellow who coined the term ‘wood wide web.’ The second is this post over on the Blog of Baphomet about the nature of DMT entities.

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A World of Experiences

The principle that I am adopting is that consciousness presupposes experience, and not experience consciousness.

Alfred North Whitehead, Process and Reality (Corrected Edition, 53)

Whitehead and spiritualism seem a bit like peanut butter and chocolate to me, so I thought I would throw up a post about this quote. I’ll unpack the two key terms in it before diving into the spiritualist angle.

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Alternative Models for Spiritualism

Link curator hat on:

Take a look at this article discussing some research done by Lawrence LeShan. I have fond feelings toward LeShan for a book he wrote ages ago, so it’s neat to get a peek at what he is up to presently. It is the sort of thing that should make more than a few chaos magicians smile as it talks about how some spirit guides may be pretty much the same thing as servitors.

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