The subjective experience of existing as a sentient human being is a huge subject and there are a great many sources to investigate the different angles of approach in all of the related areas of the conversation about it. Here at “John’s Consciousness” I have been engaged in an eleven-year conversation with my visitors and subscribers, and finally decided to try and engage the readers here more directly and personally. I am not a professional filmmaker and have limited abilities in the technical realm of modern videography, but I have enjoyed the process so far and have attempted again to get the conversation started.
There are a number of ways in which the subject might be engaged, and while I have tried for quite some time here to express something useful about the subject, the combination of ideas with a visually interesting presentation has been a new twist for me and it has been fun to play with the complexity a bit in this new approach. Hopefully, you will enjoy the results!
Within this video are clips recorded last June in anticipation of the creation of videos in this series, so the lush green landscape in the backyard is not yet actually available here this year, but it looks marvelous to me. I’m still learning how to use the video editor well enough to make the presentation look a little better so please understand that I’m striving to improve as I go, but I need to keep trying out new things and may not get everything exactly right.
The music in this episode is also a bit of a departure from the usual. Patrick O’Hearn’s “So Flows The Current,” is an album of “highly personal electronic sound,” according to the brief bio on Pandora where I encountered his music, and he began his own production of his music with that album. There are several selections on it that I enjoy very much, and I found the selection for this video, “Like So Much Lost Time,” perfect for setting the stage for the content.
I will be featuring another selection off that album in a future episode entitled, “Beyond This Moment,” which puts the listener squarely in the ineffable realm.