Re: re [2]: What is "New Age"?

Mark Grant (
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 22:16:43 +0000

On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Mark Crosby wrote:

> The inner history of the post-Big
> Bang universe, according to LILA is the story of certain entities
> 'wising up', renouncing the illusion of separateness, and accepting
> their deep connection with certain other entities as fact.

I'm not so sure that this is incorrect. If we're right that the human
brain can be uploaded to a computer, then what we see as consciousness is
merely a state in the machine; an emergent property of the network. If we
don't have souls then in some sense all consciousness *is* linked because
it's all the same process.

> This sounds no different to me from the Christian Apocalypse &
> Resurrection. We're supposed to regress back into the womb, the void,
> from everything back to nothing, renouncing our worldly 'sins'! Isn't
> that wonderful?

Not very wonderful at all, really. I'm still not sure of the full
implications of my theory above, but I certainly hope that it doesn't mean
that there's only one consciousness in the universe. That sounds pretty
dull to me.


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