Christian de Quincey, PhD, is dean of consciousness studies at the University of Philosophical Research. He is a faculty member at John F. Kennedy University and Sophia University. He is founder and director of the Wisdom Academy. He is author of Radical Nature: The Soul of Matter, Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness Through Relationship, Consciousness From Zombies to Angels: The Shadow and the Light of Knowing Who You Are, Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code, and Blindspots: 21 Good Reasons to Think Before You Talk.
Here he challenges the notion of the individual as an isolated, subjective entity. In our depths, he claims we are connected with the universe at large at every level. He contrasts this transpersonal view with the notion popular in sociological circles that human identity is formed by the social power structures with which we interact. He also discusses “telepathy” in a philosophical context as the exchange of meaning through feeling. He describes this approach as a valid philosophical epistemology or method of knowing about the world. It is through being in touch with our own bodily sensations that we are able to feel our larger connectivity with the universe. He also relates this connection to esoteric concepts regarding subtle bodies.
(Recorded on August 22, 2015)
Published on August 27, 2015