On 30th March 2015, Richard Silberstein gave a presentation to the Science Medical Network on “Universal Consciousness”:
Mystics of various religious and spiritual traditions have, on occasion, described a mystical realisation as that of the entire universe’s conscious. In this talk, he described some novel parapsychological studies that may shed light on the question of whether consciousness constitutes an irreducible and core constituent of the universe. He particularly stressed work done studying how random events are perturbed by consciousness to become much less random to the benefit of the participant. Much similar work has been by Rupert Sheldrake.
Professor Emeritus Richard Silberstein holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Melbourne and a BSc(Hon) majoring in Physics from Monash University. At Swinburne University of Technology, he served as Head of the Department of Physics and subsequently became founding Director of the Brain Sciences Institute. He has over 30 years of cognitive neuroscience research experience and is the originator of Steady State Topography (SST) a brain imaging methodology. He has co-authored over 200 papers in the form of conferences, presentations, journal articles and book chapters in various areas of cognitive and clinical neuroscience as well as consumer neuroscience.
For www.animalnav.org this is of huge interest, as we cannot understand how migration takes place without something like a conscious universe. In migration, the knowledge of the routes and destinations are transmitted between generations without teaching. For instance: how does the Cuckoo find its way to its wintering grounds and back? These locations are plastic and change over time as conditions change. Dr Jim Lyons has done work on how animals might tune into this consciousness to know where to go. If the universe has what dowsers call “The Universal Information Field” – (see Jeffery Keen’s work) and animals can tune into this, then they can find their destinations. This means navigating over vast expanses of ocean (Bartailed Godwit for instance) is not a problem.