For instance two persons together who come upon a snake may interpret the experience in opposite ways, such that one person may love snakes and think they are quite beautiful while another is petrified by them and perceives them as evil incarnate. The Mundane Consciousness is the product of the perspective and persuasion of
In essence this means that the individual possesses an
Interpretive Context, as a perspective or interpretation wherein the whole of the reality of physical existence is believed to have no inherent consequence and worth in and of itself, and thus by itself is worthless.
The character of Mundane Consciousness is of the individual who is isolated in the vast existence of space and time, both in terms of the universe as the outer reaches of space, and of the planetary multiplicity of inorganic and organic matter, all of which is without known origins, reasons, meaning or purposes. There is considered to be no known living existence comparable to the human species. The experiential world of humankind is essentially that of being alone on the planet as the only species capable of intellectual, emotional and religious capacities or non-mechanical, non-instinctive intent. Mundane Consciousness consists in an interpretation of reality which is limited to apparent sensory content, as a context which is of physical, material and mechanical laws, and wherein all of reality is thought of as a scientific mechanism, in which everything that occurs as non-human, is attributable
to the cause and affect of such things as physics, chemistry, electro magnetic energy or automatic processes of chemical, mechanical, genetic, biological or instinctive activity and behavior. All animal behavior is attributed to inborn instinctive automatic mechanics. Lightening and thunder are the interactions of cold and hot air, or wind is the result of warm air rising and cooler air sliding in underneath.
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