So this summer, I took some time off to go on tour, which was of course an interesting experience, to say the least. Among the more compelling things to happen during this tour was a dream I had after one of the last stops on the tour at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, KS (which was, probably not coincidentally, one of the drunkest stops of the tour as well). In this dream, I somehow had figured out that consciousness was nothing more than a signal being beamed into our brains, brains that acted as nothing more than satellite receivers or perhaps more fittingly, TV sets, taking this signal and playing it out on the screen that is “reality.” Although I have had many bizarre dreams in my day, this particular dream seemed particularly epiphanic, but I didn’t really think a whole lot about it since I was A) hungover as F B) riding in a van for 10 hours to Omaha and C) not really sure exactly what I was supposed to with this new “knowledge” or who I was supposed to share it with or whatever. So I just kind of forgot about it .
UNTIL TODAY, when I read this chapter today from Your Eternal Self, the forthcoming book from R. Craig Hogan. Among the enjoyable insights provided, is this nugget provided by a Reuters interview with British physician Dr. San Parnia:
He speculated that human consciousness may work independently of the brain, using the gray matter as a mechanism to manifest the thoughts, just as a television set translates waves in the air into picture and sound.
Reading this, as well as the rest of the chapter (which I recommend if you have the time) made me remember this aforementioned dream, which I had totally forgot about until now. Though this by itself is pretty cool, there is yet another coincidental fact making it seem, IDK….SPOOKY. This coincidence is: the night that I had this dream, the show we were playing was being filmed by a camera crew for inclusion on the deluxe edition of Emery‘s new CD, I’m Only a Man, which (drumroll)……….CAME OUT TODAY!!!1 I mean, I’m not saying I’m just saying. Actually what I’m really saying is, read Chapter 2 of Your Eternal Self, then go down to Best Buy and get the deluxe edition of the new Emery record. Then maybe the secrets of the Universe will be revealed to you as well. Goodnight and Good luck.