life through the
its gaze remains
consumed by a
It is your
existing upon a
It is the
of the voice
behind your thoughts.
to the deepest
I’m quite fascinated by theories of consciousness. As part of my Open University degree I took the course ‘Philosophy of the Mind’ and found all of the different ideas intriguing. Unfortunately the main focus was always on the physicalist approaches, which argue that consciousness is purely related to the physical body and without it cannot exist. Dualism – the theory that body and soul are separate entities – is a theory, or so we were informed, with such big holes that it cannot be supported. When you consider that most religions follow a dualist approach, this is an interesting stance. My own personal view is probably closest to one theory that we barely brushed upon – that a spark of consciousness exists in every particle in existence and that the level of consciousness relates to the way in which these particles interact in creating a physical form. It’s a theory I could probably tear holes in myself if I wanted but I don’t plan to do so any time soon. 😀 Here’s a link to a Wikipedia page on the subject if anyone wants to read a little more.
The two photos above were both taken using ornaments and a mirror. The first is one of a pair of African heads that my Grandfather brought back from his travels in the 1960s. The second is a figure that my sister bought me a few years ago.
Here are a few more photos taken today. As you can see, I had lots of fun with the pair of heads – though I did try to find a few other things!
Beyond The Known
Colette O'Neill... Environmentalist, Author, Publisher, Photographer. Creator of Goddess Permaculture.
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