After posting Huxley today, I went down the trail of consciousness studies. The brain as a reduction valve, "cosmic consciousness," the relationship between the mind and the brain – I've never known what to do with it all. But when you enter into the world of meditation, these are the kinds of topics that come up. It's a weird world.
In the process of digging around, I came across an old favorite video of mine about Quantum Physics and the effect of an observer. In the famous Double Slit Experiment, the simple act of observing actually affects how "matter" acts. That's crazy. Like absolutely nuts. Reality is so weird.