In Soul Dog, the story of her remarkable journey with her dog and teacher Brio, Elena Mannes has created something beautiful, moving, important and deeply empowering. We are told always that there is no such thing as soul and that this life is all there is. Worse, we live in a state of anesthesia when it comes to soul and the world of soul. We cannot feel it, so we come to assume that it isn’t there.
Today I was with old friends Catherine and George Cisneros of Urban15 in San Antonio, discussing the changing environment and the future of man. It was an important conversation, and I want to memorialize it here in my journal.
Dr. Marjorie Hines Woollacott is a leading neuroscientist with many important papers to her name. She has also had an experience of awakening when touched between the eyes by Siddah Yoga founder Swami Mukdananda.
In this inspiring edition of Dreamland, she explains why she does not accept the mainstream belief among neuroscientists that the brain generates consciousness, but rather feels that consciousness is a much larger, older reality that lies outside of our bodies, in which we participate through the transceiver of the brain.