Critical Approaches to Culture + Communications

A Weblog by Ron Burnett (Founded in 1994 and now celebrating 23 Years!!)

This site began as one of the first academic sites in Canada when the World Wide Web was in its early phase of development. I have maintained it through many iterations since 1994.

A Definition of Continuum

Mistakenly, humans of the postmodern age have assumed that dream worlds are signs of the experience of sleeping. It is more likely that sleep and wakefulness are simply one and the same, with the connections among dreams, daydreams and thoughts being neither as clearly demarcated as we think nor as simply divisible as we might hope.

In the same vein, time does not exist in mind or brain or body. Nor does the brain exist in space. These are arbitrary terms and placeholders that we have devised to explain the incomprehensible activities of consciousness. Consciousness has no defined “place” in the body other than through the residues of dreams, thoughts and language and the pain and pleasure of memories.