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This first video cast (vlog) of Mysterious Matters is due to an interview with a guest from Sweden, whose English wasn’t deemed strong enough to follow one-hundred percent. We appreciate the time spent with Ingrid Fredriksson and the message she was sharing with the audience.

With that said, it was decided to tackle the question of what is consciousness, where does consciousness reside, and how does physicality relate to the overall picture of a conscious being. Bob runs through several theories that are being put out by modern day scientists and theoretical Physicists, such as Dr. Michio Kaku and Dr. Amit Goswami. Such as the theory that life as we know it—it’s an elaborate illusion, a great virtual reality classroom; and we are the students.

Even the great Albert Einstein once said, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one”. What did he mean by that? Did Albert Einstein know something that today’s physicists are just beginning to understand?

On this special edition of the Mysterious Matters Podcast, of extraordinary thoughts, we focus on if our world, our sensation of touch, pain, and even death itself is all but an elaborate illusion… made up of electrons and other subatomic particles. The answer… may be surprising.

► Physicists are coming around to the idea, which is the same idea taught through various religions for thousands of years, that consciousness does not exist because of the body-or mind- but rather the human body and mind exists because there is a sentient being which evolved into a body and mind.
► Where is consciousness derived from? What makes an inanimate object of physicality, animate and full of awareness?

► Physicality is in and of itself a misnomer

When electrons come within a short distance from each other (10 to the minus 8 centimeter), they will repeal each other. That is why things, in our world of physicality, appear to be solid. When in reality, they are not solid, or physical, at all.

► A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather to hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. (R. C. Henry, “The Mental Universe”; Nature 436:29, 2005) (14)

We can no longer ignore the fact that our beliefs, perceptions and attitudes (consciousness) create the world.