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Embracing the Unembraceable: On the question of the variety of definitions of consciousness  Tatiana Ginzburg (Game Master's School, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation)   A1

I will start with a basic concept of Consciousness by American psychologist Tomas Natsouls. Natsouls examines six basic Consciousness definitions from the Oxford English Language Dictionary. He devoted a detailed paper to each concept of Consciousness: consciousness-1 - con+science (common knowledge), consciousness-2 - personal knowledge about oneself; consciousness-3 - awareness in the moment; consciousness-4 - capacity to reflect; consciousness-5 - unity of Self; consciousness-6 - normal waking state of being. Although these concepts are individually accepted by many scientists, each of them reflects just one specific aspect of Consciousness. Is it possible to make a definition that embrace all phenomena of Consciousness as whole? The problem is, that: if we were to relate to the Consciousness as an object then we would lose subjectivity, which is according to many definitions is the basis of Consciousness. But if we proceed from subjectivity then we might be inside our qualia - our individual instances of conscious experience - and would therefore risk failing to grasp the whole phenomena of Consciousness. Thus, it turns out that any attempt to define Consciousness from the outside or from within is drowned in the infinity of this phenomena. If we accept the impossibility of 'describing consciousness' from the Object-Subject dichotomy, Consciousness is still possible to comprehended. I think that there is a possibility of grasping Consciousness, but it does not lie within the description, or the sign system. But rather through merging (integration, dissolution) with Consciousness (with the Whole World). Catching the bull of Enlightenment, revealing your Buddha nature, Realizing Yourself Wholeness - this is the path of Embracing the Consciousness as whole. When I comprehend myself fully, I comprehend all Consciousness. Game Mastery School, a group of consciousness research, created the Russian House, the Center for Post-Non-Classical Science. For the past 5 years we have accumulated a lot of experience in creating a new space for polysubject interaction. And I'd like to share some of the results with you in my current presentation. Tatiana Ginzburg, PhD, Founder of Game Mastery School (Russia, Saint-Petersburg), and Russian House (California)