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Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness or of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined variously in terms of sentience, awareness, qualia, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood or soul, the fact that there is something "that it is like" to "have" or "be" it, and the executive control system of the mind. Despite the difficulty in definition, many philosophers believe that there is a broadly shared underlying intuition about what consciousness is. As Max Velmans and Susan Schneider wrote in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness: "Anything that we are aware of at a given moment forms part of our consciousness, making conscious experience at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives."
Organizations relating to Consciousness
Fernand Dehousse European Centre / Est. 1979
Gaia Trust, Denmark / Est. 1987
Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness / Est. 1968
European Centre for Disaster Awareness with the Use of Internet, Cyprus
Commonwealth Association for Development / Est. 1988
International Association of Humanist Educators, Counsellors and Leaders / Est. 1988
West-East Consciousness Network
International Health Awareness Network / Est. 1986
World Institute of Technologies for Healing / Est. 1993
World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality
Gaian Democracy Network / Est. 2002
Gaia Foundation / Est. 1984
Asocio por Eúropa Konscio
Omega / Est. 1980
Swadhyaya Movement / Est. 1958
African Peace Awareness Movement
Groupe international du rêve-éveillé en psychanalyse / Est. 1968
Earth Foundation International / Est. 1990
Assembly to Promote the International Consciousness of Students
Regional Task Force for Youth AIDS Awareness / Est. 1993
International Federation of Associations of Social, Ecological and Culture Aid / Est. 2003
International Drug Awareness Research Foundation / Est. 1997
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