The Human Experience
This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores the idea that the unconscious mind somehow makes contact with an unknown world 'outside the diving bell'. It presents the properties it must have to fit into the physical scientific world that one knows about. The book describes the sad story of Monsieur Jean-Dominique Bauby concerns the terrible fate he suffered in 1995. He managed to write a book about his fate— by blinking the eye to a set of alphabetic cards held up by a publisher's assistant. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was a literary account of his tragedy. The book considers rescuing some of human minds by a guessed extension of physical science. It focuses on the current understanding of the physical world. The book also explores some of the issues raised by that possible unknown world.