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The Complex of Self

Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby

Wednesday, January 5th 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

We are multiples of "Self". With the non-material mind model, vast new possibilities open up for describing the nature of Being. The idea that we are a "mob" of conscious entities is far from new and offers a novel insight into many mental and spiritual phenomena. Descriptions of it go back to ancient texts and even early Christian gnostic writers, such as Basilides and Valentinus, were very familiar with the model.

Buddha referred to the "fleas" we carry around and Gurdjieff wrote of multiple "I"s. In more modern times, we have the dissociation model of Ernest Hilgard, and Dick Schwartz's "Internal Family Systems". But typically, these ideas revolve around the supposition that there are "aspects" of self that "behave like" separate conscious entities.

The model I am introducing is that we are truly a "cloud consciousness" of beings, in various degrees of independence. But the model is less than pathological. In fact, it's very liberating. We all have moments of insight into this phenomenon, when we use expressions like "A little voice in my head says…" and "A part of me is telling me that…"

We are taught to dismiss these as imaginary or metaphorical messages. Such a model is not "correct" because it couldn't be! We are, after all, just a brain, say the reductionist scientists. Haha! We are NOT a brain. I will introduce a series of hundreds of individuals who have no brain (or less than 2% of brain tissue), yet they think and behave normally.

We are a non-material mind and therefore the complex of self is almost a given! Others taking over and broadcasting through your brain momentarily is not to be feared. YOU are still the prime consciousness. And wouldn't schizoid patients be less distressed if told they are not "crazy" -- that normal people can hear voices too!

Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby Bio

Dr. Scott-Mumby has been a world leader in alternative medicine and a professor of nutrition for nearly 40 years, with extensive connections in Europe. Over the last 30 years or more, he has been in the public eye, via TV (BBC etc), radio and press media.

He made his name internationally as the World's "#1 Allergy Detective" in the field of food and environmental allergies. In the late 70s, early 80s, he was an early pioneer in showing the immense impact of these phenomena on general health.

Dr. Mumby is a consummate blogger and is the author of several books.

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The infectious disease known as Lyme borreliosis, or Lyme disease, is the most common infection due to tick bites and sometimes also to other stinging insects in the Northern Hemisphere. Although estimates vary and it is likely that the number of cases worldwide is much higher, there is general consensus that the disease affects hundreds of thousands of individuals a year in North America, Europe and northern Asia with incidence of the infection on the rise.

The etiologic infectious agent, Borrelia burgdorferi was identified by Wilhelm “Willy” Burgdorfer it in 1981 and, since the original observation limited to arthritis, the clinical spectrum of the infection now includes a variety of clinical conditions such as erythema migrans, acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans, lymphadenosis benigna cutis, arthritis, myocarditis, neuroborreliosis (meningo-encephalitis, meningo-radiculitis, meningitis), myositis and various ocular and skin disorders.

Becky Plotner Bio

Becky Plotner is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor through the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. She is a traditional naturopath, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Doctor of Pastoral Sciences, and was deemed “The GAPS Expert” by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride in 2017. She is classified as a practitioner literate in Lyme, literate in Iodine and literate in chelation. She writes on her site, Nourishing Plot, with GAPS compliant help outside of appointments.

She serves on Dr Natasha’s GAPS Board of Directors, is on the GAPS Staff as an instructor teaching Certified GAPS Practitioners in Training, as well as Certified GAPS Coaches in training. She wrote the book “GAPS, Stage by Stage, With Recipes”, alongside Dr Natasha as well as the book “Probiotic Foods vs Commercial Probiotics”.

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