Essay about Summary Of ' The Mind 's Eye ' By Karen Armstrong

1677 Words Oct 28th, 2016 7 Pages
In many situations, human beings have no capability of dominating what they experience in the outside world. Events like accidents or opportunities are beyond individuals’ control and their range of prediction. However, there is a natural demonstrator living in individuals’ brain, determining how individuals perceive the outside world. Besides, the perception varies along with individuals’ experiences, belief, personality, and volition. Charles Siebert, in his essay “An Elephant Crackup?”, argues how scientists attempt to treat elephants’ posttraumatic stress disorder caused by human beings’ violent attack to their herds in a sanctuary where caregivers can join in elephants’ family based on a new “trans-species psyche”. The “trans-species psyche” introduces a distinct mindset of considering elephants’ mentality. In “Homo Religiosus”, Karen Armstrong claims that religious practice is a transcendent mean to transform individuals’ consciousness and behaviors. Meanwhile, Oliver Sacks in his essay “The Mind’s Eye”, focuses on how the blind people make use of their own strengths to complement the fault of their blindness. Additionally, their perception varies along with their different methods to sense the outside world. All three authors highlight the power of consciousness to alter the awareness of the world and life. It seems to be that the perception of what one experiences is under the influence of many elements affected by consciousness. Individuals can develop new…

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