TRANSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON CONSCIOUSNESS: A BRIDGE BETWEEN ANTHROPOLOGY, MEDICINE AND PHYSICS

by Tania Re & Carlo Ventura

(With the collaboration of Giuseppe Vitiello, Mario Simoes and Jorge Martines)

ABSTRACT: The Unesco Chair “Anthropology of Health, biosphere and Healing System” inside the University of Genoa (IT) is a unique experience inside the University of Genoa that stems from a cultural necessity to fill and a wealth of knowledge to preserve health, environment and treatment strategies considered strictly connected in modern medicine. This new, integrated approach contradicts and overcomes the traditional separation between humanities and scientific medicine and treatments. Health and approach to treatment strategies are not uniform around the worlds; the universal baseline is quality assurance of investigation in science

The need to establish connections between Medicine, especially in the therapeutic aspect (healing), and all the information already obtained from the mind-matter phenomenology has led to much experimentation and theorizing in this border and transcultural area.

The research group formed by anthropologist who have studied altered states of consciousness in different cultures, medical doctors, quantum physicists and molecular biologists will try to define a transcultural perspective on consciousness merging anthropology, medicine and physics.

published in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, vol. 11, no. 2, 2015 

 

Transcultural Perspectives on Consciousness. Tania Re et al. Cosmos and History 11(2), 2015