NEW PARADIGM SENTIENCE & CONSCIOUSNESS
Studies in New Paradigm Sentience and Consciousness consider states of prehension, awareness, reflection, sense-making, and experiential being that can be expressed and communicated in some form. These states may be individual, collective, transpersonal, non-human or pan-cosmic. They may also derive from first-person life experiences (phenomenological research) or from historical, diachronic or longitudinal study.
Cosmic Consciousness studies consider topics such as cosmic mind, the Zero Point energy Field (ZPF), the quantum plenum, the Akashic field or A-Field, the ether, the implicate order, and morphogenic fields. They also consider expressions of consciousness in the non-living domains of existence.
SENTIENCE AND CONSCIOUSNESSIN ANIMATE BEINGS
Research into Sentience and Consciousness in Animate Beings considers individual and collective self-awareness in living things. It explores both the aspect of consciousness as an expression of awakened awareness in human beings, and also as an expression of a more generalized field of mentation in and among living beings. This area further distinguishes such phenomena from the notion of sentience as a qualia of being and an expression of aliveness.