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

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 18:09:27 -0400

Scott Badger wrote:

> >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
> you
> >> > 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?

You feel your mind is behind your eyeballs because the middle of your skill is not only the visual stereoscopic center of perception, but aural as well. Note, if you ask a blind and deaf person where they feel their mind is, they will reply: "In my fingertips".....

Mike Lorrey