The Yogic View of Consciousness 22: Samskaras

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YVC 22 CVR-5We close out the discussion of memory networks considering the yogic notion of samskaras. Then we compare and contrast Western psychoanalysis and yoga. The history of yoga is thrown in to help illuminate things. This to set the stage to revisit pratiprasava from the first-person viewpoint.

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The Yogic View of Consciousness 21: Jumpin ‘n Hoppin’ on a Moonshadow

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YVC 21 cover-10Our conscious experiences are an expression, or encoding, of a mostly unconscious, nested, hierarchical network of memories. How deep does this network go? Where do the memories end and the things we are aware of begin? We seem to be aware of a world of things and stuff. Yet all of this is known to us only because of the memory structures that unconsciously impart content to consciousness. It is a strange and elusive situation. Luckily, Leibniz helps us get a handle on it.

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