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Right here right now, I can step into the consciousness of my right hemisphere where we are -- I am -- the life force power of the universe, and the life force power of the 50 trillion beautiful molecular geniuses that make up my form. At one with all that is. Or I can choose to step into the consciousness of my left hemisphere.

I am not sure that she meant that literary; science and meditation communities would be rocked. She would have described that not only when speaking about general peaceful coexistence.

BBC has a lecture series with Vilayanur S. Ramachandran - really fascinating. Here is an (unrelated) Youtube clip with this guy talking about split brains. (Is it the left hemisphere "religious" and right "atheist" or other way around? If you listen carefully, he is not consistent on that point.)

(Besides, there is an older BBC series, with Susan Greenfield. Here is a youtube clip.)

by das monde on Tue Mar 25th, 2008 at 06:14:10 AM EST
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You know, I think I might want to get a copy of her book just to settle the question - or to find that she's also vague in the book on whether she's speaking metaphorically or factually.

We could also drop her an e-mail pointing her to this blog entry.

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 25th, 2008 at 06:22:43 AM EST
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