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Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness

Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness

by Nicholas Humphrey

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691156378
Pages: 256
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2021-06-21
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How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? And why do we value it so highly? In Soul Dust, the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, a leading figure in consciousness research, proposes a startling new theory. Consciousness, he argues, is nothing less than a magical-mystery show that we stage for ourselves inside our own heads. This self-made show lights up the world for us and makes us feel special and transcendent. Thus consciousness paves the way for spirituality, and allows us, as human beings, to reap the rewards, and anxieties, of living in what Humphrey calls the "soul niche." Tightly argued, intellectually gripping, and a joy to read, Soul Dust provides ...