And on the seventh day…

Day six of covid infection... Finally beginning to feel human again after five horrendous days of illness this past week.  My experience with this illness has been very educational and directly responsible for an environment where my basic brain functionality suffered a major impairment of unprecedented character in my nearly seven decades of life.  In … Continue reading And on the seventh day…

Winter Pastoral: Chasing the Shade

There have been moments lately, where it seemed to me, that I, myself, have been chasing the shade.  Clearly, in the summertime, when it gets particularly hot, and the sun is particularly dangerous, we find ourselves moving our chairs so that they remain in the shade.  As the sun creeps up, we move the chairs … Continue reading Winter Pastoral: Chasing the Shade

Consciousness Video Series: Episode 7: A Theory of Everything

This most recent effort in producing video content has been the most challenging of the series, for a number of reasons, and the software I'm using continues to provide a fair amount of aggravation as I worked at putting it all together, but I think the result is interesting enough considering the subject, in spite … Continue reading Consciousness Video Series: Episode 7: A Theory of Everything

Light in the Wilderness

I finally had a chance to post the poem I worked on during my recent trip into the mountains, and hope my readers and visitors will enjoy this brief video. https://videopress.com/v/SlIyuuM6?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Here is the text of the poem, so you can read along as I recite it. Enjoy! The Only Light in the Wilderness The … Continue reading Light in the Wilderness

Consciousness Video Series: Episode 6: Metaphor and the Inner Experience

While reviewing my personal journals this month, I was surprised to come across a lengthy account of a particularly intense episode during one of my ventures within, which I had set aside a few months ago.  I generally prefer to review my writing after some time has passed, as I frequently find the routine of … Continue reading Consciousness Video Series: Episode 6: Metaphor and the Inner Experience

Our Experience of Life

I recently presented a brief video episode about our experience of life, https://johns-consciousness.com/2022/03/26/consciousness-video-series-episode-3-experience-of-the-world/ and wanted to elaborate on the topic of our experiential awareness a bit, since there seems to be a fair amount of variation in the understanding of how our experience of life comes about. This is a fairly broad topic and I … Continue reading Our Experience of Life

Consciousness Video Series: Episode 5: Transcendence Intro

Universal Mind series. Background composition of human head and fractal clouds to complement your layouts on the subject of mind, dreams, thinking, consciousness and imagination The subject of transcendence as it relates to our subjective experience of consciousness is pretty broad in scope and complexity, and while it is one of the core issues when … Continue reading Consciousness Video Series: Episode 5: Transcendence Intro

Independent Lens: Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness

I recently encountered an amazingly good television presentation on the PBS station in my area called, "Independent Lens: Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness," and wanted to share some of my thoughts about it with my readers. While I naturally endeavor to present good quality video on this subject, the folks at PBS have really set a … Continue reading Independent Lens: Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness

Consciousness Video Series: Episode 4: Ancient Beginnings to Modern Consciousness

Desc: Scientist leaving the world. Engraving c.1520. Allegorical representation of changes in medieval conception or interpretation of the heavens when it was thought that the world was flat ¥ Credit: [ The Art Archive As modern 21st century humans, we tend to focus more of our attention on our current epoch, and in some ways … Continue reading Consciousness Video Series: Episode 4: Ancient Beginnings to Modern Consciousness

Consciousness Video Series: Episode 3: Experience of the World

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 … Continue reading Consciousness Video Series: Episode 3: Experience of the World