The Belief Model of Sentience: Cognitive Dynamics of Mediated Conversations With God

The Belief Model of Sentience: Cognitive Dynamics of Mediated Conversations With God

Stephen Brock Schafer (Pacific Rim Enterprises, USA) and Brock Shafer (Pacific Rim Enterprises, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9065-1.ch002


The media model called “belief” serves as the language by which humans converse with God in the scripture of redemption. Hypothetically, redemption is based on the same cognitive dynamic as healing with dream analysis established by Carl Jung. These dynamics promote coherence within a sentient-cognitive psyche (a combination of conscious/unconscious scales of sentience), universal reality based on unity/energism, and narrative/dramatic structure. Based upon these dynamics, this chapter establishes a correspondence between the cognitive language of the mediated dreamscape and the cognitive language of belief that allows for conversation between God and humanity. The key to understanding this cognitive conversation is the belief model of sentience. Conflicting belief systems are endemic to human experience. Differences in the languages of belief contribute to the most psychotic-hysterical misunderstandings and their resulting mayhem. Due to illiteracy relative to the emergent language of cognitive mediation, the portents for planetary survival are dire.
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Increasingly, modern scientific research is verifying mystical principles. This chapter aspires to remove some of the prejudice that exists between those who use the language of mysticism and those who use the language of so-called modern science1 and to anticipate the dynamic correlations between technological mediation and The Belief Model of Sentience.

For the present purpose and due to limits of space, the dynamics of coherent cosmic sentience must be stipulated. Arguments relative to this stipulation may be found in writings from many fields. Correlations in philosophy, myth, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and ethics support our hypothesis. (Schafer, Stephen Brock, 2018; Schafer, Stephen Brock, Ed., 2016a; Schafer Stephen Brock, 2016 b & c) This chapter emphasizes the dramatic structural dynamics of cognitive sentience and the importance of belief in mediated conversations with God.

To those constrained by prejudice against any language that seems to suggest divine providence, the above language will seem mystical—at best. In order to allay prejudice, this chapter will touch upon the vast array of current science that is in process of verifying mystical principles, but the emphasis of the chapter is placed on applying the dramatic common denominator (narrative architecture) that exists as the syntax for the cognitive-mediated language of belief. Most important, the chapter is not intended as simply academic. It recommends a strategy for both analyzing the media dreamscape for unconscious meaning and for harmonizing the conversation between humanity and God with the coherent syntax of the language of belief.

As a model for correlating the mystical dynamic called “belief” with quantum-psychological sentience, Global Workspace Theory (Baars, Bernard J., 1997) is germane. The conversation between conscious and unconscious cognitive dimensions may be understood as cognitive interaction between the “lighted dramatic stage” of consciousness and the vast personal and collective “audience/backstage” of the cognitive unconscious.

This conversation comports with the dynamics of Jungian Psyche, so the conscious/unconscious dynamics of belief can be analysed and modelled according to “coherent” programming and the use of Jungian principles as they apply to media-dreams. So-called “media-dreams” have the same structure and dynamics as Jungian dreams (Schafer, Stephen Brock, 2016b) and these dynamics have been verified with subsequent research in cognitive dynamics; i.e., “We live our narratives,” (Lakoff, George, 2008, p 33) and these narratives exist by degrees of sentience on mediated scales that are called dreams, memories, fantasies, and waking dreams (real life). Also, biological patterns of belief (Lipton, Bruce, 2016) have been identified as conversational-sentient dynamics at the molecular scale.

Because divergences in belief systems are the source of the current global crisis, it is critical to understand their dynamics for application of problem-solving in mediated dimensions. The salient feature of “mediation” is that it amplifies contextual conversations. Unfortunately, most humans are essentially ignorant and do not speak the language of digital mediation. The best current indicator of this assumption is the inability to deal with political hacking, of advertising, and of emergent propagandistic neuro-marketing.

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