The Mind Contained in the Brain

A Cybernetic Belief System
  • John C. Lilly


In American society, there is a vast array of belief systems about the mind and the brain. There are those primarily in religion who believe that the mind is something greater than computations done by a biocomputer, which demonstrates an implicit faith that the human mind somehow is connected with a human spirit or soul that transcends the everyday operations of the normal human mind. Such concepts generate a “mind unlimited” belief.


Belief System External World Religious Experience External Reality Dream State 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

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  • John C. Lilly

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