Issue 36, April
In this issue, the reader will be able to appreciate a range of different aspects of conscientiology and different styles of research and writing.
The first paper, by Sassoli de Bianchi, presents, in a rather interesting way, arguments about complex topics such as reality. Presented in an engaging Socratic dialogue style, the article expands the discussion on elements that are deeply engrained in the language of science and in the scientific approach to several essential concepts including certainty, identity, evolution, energy, non-locality, participative research, and others. The 'dialogue' develops in such a manner that a more clear realization of the complexities involved in the consciential paradigm emerges. A long yet worthwhile read, this article is divided into two parts. It is continued in the next issue of the JofC , where further concepts are addressed.
The following contribution is a discussion of concepts and conclusions that the author, André Gomes, raises based on a continuous conscious out-of-body experience he had. According to Gomes, in his experience he could manifest in the mental dimension and communicate via Conscientese. Thus, due to the type of projection experienced - mentalsoma projection - some discussions on cosmoconsciousness and associated themes are presented.
Eliana Manfroi, the third contributor of this issue, introduces a number of arguments to establish her hypothesis that there exists a type of consciential attribute that would develop upon overcoming adverse existential situations. The identification of this attribute, which she calls interassistantial resilience, was inspired by the proposition of resilience in psychology. With the help of case studies, Manfroi carried out investigations on the topic, proceeding to adapt it to the field of conscientiology.
A fellow projector and long-term member of the IAC, Michael Ross, presents us with his personal account of a series of projections in which he experienced the perception of 'traveling through a tunnel' at the moment of departing from the physical body. Being that it is a sensation more common in near-death experiences, Ross contributes with case history of occasions in which this effect occurs during regular out-of-body experiences.
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