Re: Where am I? (was [UPLOADS] Not Getting anywhere)

Scott Badger (
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 10:16:10 -0500

>On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
>> John K Clark said:
>> > Let me ask you a question, if you're right and I'm wrong then why don't
>> > feel like your consciousness is trapped inside a small container made
of bone?
>> I *do* feel this, that consciousness resides in the brain.
>Really? You're keener than most. The Egyptians felt their consciousness
>in their livers, for example. Or did you mean to say that you happen to
>KNOW that your consciousness resides in the brain, but don't actually
>*feel* that?

I'd be curious to hear why the Egyptians "felt" like they were in their livers. Was this really true for the average Egyptian? In certain relaxation/meditation exercises, one is instructed to relocate one's consciousness to various parts of the body. I could never do this, and became acutely aware that I "felt" like "I" existed right behind my eyeballs and couldn't really move. Is that because I've always been taught that's where my brain is and it is the source of my consciousness? Or is there possibly a physiological reason for this phenomenon?