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Animaterialist Consciousness, Part II

Animaterialist Consciousness, Part II

Keep in mind, as we proceed, the distinction discussed in Part I between philosophical consciousness and psychological  consciousness. We are dealing at present with the former. What is the origin of animaterialist consciousness? How do we grow in awareness? First of all, we must not reify consciousness. It is a state (not static), not a being in and of itself. It is a quality of being. Many times, we tend to talk about “the unconscious” and “consciousness” as if we…

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