To understand this blog you’ll want to begin at the beginning: HOME – Post 1, June 14, 2015). (glossary: N = Now, D = Demiourgos (God), C = Consciousness, Q = Incipient consciousness occurring at N,W = World State, t =- past)
Memory is the function of the brain and the body as a configuration of electrochemical states at N that is part of the larger physical state that comprises the body in a greater configuration focused by it. Q at N is present in each living cell of the body, so at N there is the causal act of being of the states of individual cells as well as the Q which interprets them.
It is Q which interprets the brain as a state that is partially independent as information from the information of the entire community of cells. The Q of single cells represents a conscious self as well as the Q that interprets the relationship between the brain and the community of cells that is the body.
The information of the brain’s state at N garnered by Q is conceptualized by the understanding which has to be given back as translation to matter to the brain in the succession of N(+W) as states. Therefore memory is in effect, created. This consideration that, what Q/N conceptualizes is referred back as cause by the agent of N(+W) may lead us to an alternant summary of bodily act.
The intentionality of Q at N is, after all, intentionality expressed in N(+W) localized in N(+W) and may be considered as a modified form of the intentionality of D as is given into Q of individual living bodies. It’s reasonable to see Q/N, despite its diversity and isolation in the forms of biological complexes.
Each is representing in the instance of N(+W, the intentionality of D. The act and intentionality of D are collapsed at N(+W), prior to and not taking part in created time. But in the form of place in W, the act and intentionality becomes Q in the diverse and probably infinite prints that go to compose the whole of place at N(+W).
The ontic self is bound to die. The epistemic self on the other hand, happens everywhere throughout existence at N. The epistemic self is pure Q over the succession of N. The only differentiation between one epistemic self and any other, is place. Q is the reflection of intentionality in being.
So essentially, Q/N is unified qualitatively throughout existence at N except where it occupies the cells which are chemically supportive of allowing Q to translate their environment into information. Perceptia. This translation of matter into experience of environment beyond the basic awareness of existence, comprises the onta of physical existence.
Now the epistemic self must recognize perceptia as being other than the self, which is what does the recognizing. Consider, would an intentional agent of existence recognize the existence it had intended to create as being other than itself?
When an artist creates a still life, she gathers objects already existing in her environment: canvas, brushes, pigments, thinner. But whatever it is that creates an existence that is of a consistent order at a specific time every time. This agent has no materials at hand as does the artist.
All beyond the causal agent is void. There is nothing. What can the agent use? Clearly, the demiourgos summons being out of what there is: itself. This must be the reflection of that summoning up act that goes into the creation of existence as an echo of the will of creation.
The epistemic self has only itself until it is given an environment, other than itself to recognize: the extension what is radically other: physicalia. It is given a ‘body.’
In a community of living cells individual Q is intentionality toward preservation of the community of a unit. The development over time of nucleic acids, enzymes serving specific functions and hormones go into the construction of nervous systems.
In higher mammals there is not just one echo or image of consciousness given to the brain at N, but likely several. But even an echo of intentionality carries properties of the consciousness it is a more faint representative of and all Q represents in the effect of cause, the intentionality of cause.
Thus, in a community of bodies receiving Q, that Q is unified. Brains are actually a complex of reservoirs of the acts of Q/N. The epistemic self, the self that knows its existence, is the same self through all of existence. It is the echo of the intentionality of the agent of being.
It is consciousness in being, the emissary of the logos of existence. When Q is given into existence at N, it is given throughout place, as least part of which contain the extension of the plenum of matter, the sea of matter, where over the succession of given states of existence at N, chemical complexes that can receive Q.
It becomes through state change, reservoirs that retain in their physical configuration the information of the succession of echoing acts of the intentionality of cause. These acts, which comprise the epistemic self, expand the knowing beyond the existence of self to an environment of knowing.
This is the information of the material body that receives it, which, in turn, is an extension of the planeum of physical existence. The information translated by Q from matter is retained as future states, created at N. The ontic self is born as a collaboration of the echo Q of causal intentionality in the effect of cause, the living body – and the state of existence at A.
What begins as the unity throughout existence of the epistemic self now emerges as an individual existence – the ontic self entering on the adventure of living a life in the world. Q/N building to understanding is a process in time. State-change is an act outside of time and is complete at N.
Therefore, consciousness in existence is complete in the past over several N (or the present is actually the past).
It is the epistemic self that knows or experiences the epistemic self does not experience a world of physical objects. It experiences sounds, colours, light, smells and such. The epistemic self is told by some of these sights, sounds, motions that those things represent objects, that all those experiences represent objects in the world.
When an artist paints a picture you may say that there are two basic elements in that picture: the canvas and the paint compose the most obvious element. The other, less obvious element, is the artist’s attempt to transmit some aspect of consciousness, usually a concept or an emotion.
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