Patricia Hofer

Consciousness and Christianity

The neuroscience research in The Spiritual Brain supports the idea that consciousness is separate from the brain and that “the amount of traffic our neural circuits receive depends, for the most part, on what we choose to pay attention to” (Beauregard and O’Leary, 32-33).

Knowing that our brain is separate from our consciousness is a huge step in Christian believing and spirituality. The next and vital step is realizing that consciousness is where Christ operates. Which reminds me of the French proverb, “God often visits us but most of the time we are not at home.” (See Turning Aside to See 140)

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