Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Personal Reality

Personal reality is a New Age conceptual framework espoused by the spirit medium, Jane Roberts. Within the range of people who subscribe to the philosophy of idealism, some believe we each create our own version of reality; that there isn't one single reality for each of us to become aware of in our own particular way. The physicist Amit Goswami explains his monistic idealism in terms of quantum mechanics and Eastern spiritual teachings, while Seth, a non-physical entity channeled by Jane Roberts, says that each person is basically a "unit of consciousness" (CU), that each CU is a part of "All That Is" (as in the holographic principle), and that we individually and collectively dreamt up the reality which we experience. In this worldview, the basic framework for physical reality is determined by the fundamental laws of the universe established by "root assumptions" which are agreed upon by all CUs that chose to participate in physical reality, while each person creates their own personal reality by adopting "core beliefs" and values and selecting probabilities from amongst the possibilities available to them in each instant. Thus, God is part of the reality of someone who has a core belief in the existence of God, while evolution is real for someone who believes that the theory of evolution explains the appearance on Earth of the wide variety of species. Likewise, life is fragile and uncertain for the person who believes life is fragile and uncertain, while heaven, hell and the devil are real for people who believe in their existence. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Personal Reality". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged. # posted by Cliff Pickover

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