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The mind can be viewed as a:
COMPLEX INTELLIGENCE APPARATUS
IN THE FORM OF A SELF-DIRECTED NEURAL NETWORK
SOME OF THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE MIND ARE TO:
– FORM MODELS OF EXISTING REALITIES AND MAKE PREDICTIONS –
– CREATE VISIONS OF DESIRED REALITIES AND PLANS FOR THEIR REALIZATION –
– TO DETERMINE AND REGULATE ACTIVITY IN THE DIRECTION OF DESIRED OUTCOMES –
– DEVELOP AND ACCOMPLISH COMMUNICATION –
In our times we marvel at multi-core computer processors that can perform multiple operations simultaneously. This can extend to 4 or 8 cores for personal computers and to several hundred thousand processors for a supercomputer. By comparison, if a neuron could be looked at as a single processing unit, a human brain alone contains several billion “processing cores” that can work relatively simultaneously to bring us a whole experience of reality. If the same logic could be extended to neurons pervading throughout the body and further onto each living cell as a computing unit of consciousness in communication with the rest, then the entire human body could be looked at as a highly complex supercomputer of literally trillions of “processing units” in the form of various cells. And it is not just human cells since microorganisms even outnumber human cells within a human body. One can only wonder what sort of substances that these various microbe “societies” can excrete into the human body that can effect us how we feel and how we perceive the world and each other.
And it doesn’t just end with the cellular composition of a human body since it inevitably exists within a natural biosystem of living organisms that perceive and compute the environment in their own ways and then can exchange information with the cellular network of the human body either through direct contact such as through dissolution in the human organism as food or “indirectly” through the fields of consciousnesses that pervade throughout the living forms (morphic fields). Though this form of communication may not be something clearly acknowledged by materialistic sciences beyond the phenomena of biophotons, the consciousness of life could be relatively easily experienced if only through a sense of extension into something greater than oneself as when connecting to nature or to a group of other humans.
The mind as a “construct of intelligence” could then be viewed as a
PROCESSING NETWORK OF AGGREGATE INTELLIGENCE
The word “intelligence” above is meant in both senses: an ability to process information and make decisions as well as information itself. “Aggregate” means “formed or calculated by the combination of many separate units or items” [Oxford Dictionary]. Another appropriate term to use, in place of “aggregate,” could be “composite” as in “composite intelligence.”
It is collective intelligence of smaller units of consciousness (such as cells) and their aggregations and then onto other potential “players” in the information processing and exchange such as other people (parents, peers, friends, societies at large…), plants, animals, or any other living forms and their aggregations – the consciousness of nature – and perhaps beyond that we have religions throughout man’s history insisting on the existence of the unseen beings that in various ways can influence our thinking, perception, and behavior: entities, inter-dimensional beings, spirit guides and so on. Beyond any specific forms of life within the human realm of existence, there can be vast “cosmic” intelligences that can in turn be connected to when a high plateau of transcendence is reached.
A typical Chakras chart may approximately represent different centers of intelligence within a human body which can be enhanced or inhibited, be in alignment or in conflict among themselves. In other words, there is a center of intelligence in the gut that may process information and create certain “thoughts” and impulses (a gut feeling, intuition). There is another center in the chest / heart area that may process different information or process the same information differently. Then there is the head – usually associated with logical thinking. There is the genital area with yet another form of intelligence and its impulses and “computations.” All these centers of intelligence can come into conflict: sexual desires and visions, coming into conflict with feelings and emotions and their associated visions, coming into conflict with rational thinking (which may have been conditioned by cultural norms of one’s society, religious dogma, etc.). The desire for food, visions of foods, food cravings – could yet come from another intelligence center associated with digestion.
It has been a false model to assume that all the processing and decision making happens in the “brain” when in fact the ENTIRE BODY is a complex system of intelligence and communication – as it is made up of aggregations of intelligent living beings (such as cells and microorganisms and their aggregations in the form of tissues, organs, various neural aggregations in different parts of the body, and so on). These living beings, can in turn form highly complex “communication networks” to communicate among themselves and even REMOTELY with the surrounding environment.
MORE CONTENT PENDING… see page BASIC FRAMEWORK.