Rapid Personality Change and the Psychological Rebirth
Informative video on this process. Ofttimes we need to descend into hell before we can ascend into a new life. And this seems the overall process of human development, that for each stage we must go through this spiraling process of dissolution and reorganization. Hence we are far more than twice-born; we are multiply born anew at each stage. It seems though that the further we go in this process the greater the risks and rewards.
Speaking of which, the inaugural issue of Phi Mi Sci will address this issue:
“The inaugural issue of PhiMiSci will be a Special Topic on Radical Disruptions of Self-Consciousness (see the Manifesto of the Selfless Minds workshop). The call for papers for this Special Topic was closed on May 1. Submissions are currently under review. The guest editors of this Special Topic are Thomas Metzinger (Mainz) & Raphaël Millière (Oxford). The expected publication date of this Special Topic is late 2019.”
From the Selfless Mind Manifesto linked in the article: “While an increasing number of publications in philosophy, psychology and neuroscience investigate “the self”, “self-consciousness” and “subjectivity”, these ambiguous concepts often remain loosely defined. A number of authors have suggested that there is such a thing as a basic sense of self or self-consciousness in the background of any phenomenally conscious experience (e.g. Zahavi, 2014; Strawson, 1999, p. 102; Damasio, 1999, p. 19). This idea echoes William James’ intuition that “whatever I may be thinking of, I am always at the same time more or less aware of myself” (James, 1961,… Read more »