Qonsciousness, a project affiliated with SHAMIM, is a platform and series of ideas how to restore universal harmony. The concept presented on this site is in its infancy, full of speculations and lacks the graces of a fully developed theory. We hope it would open discussion, debate and collaboration between theologian and scientist.

Olfactory-Qonsciousness Theory

  1. Our single perception of reality is based on two levels of consciousness: Conscious-Awareness and Conscious-Experience and our consciousness neither arise from nor is limited to the brain.
  2. Olfaction is the basis of conscious-awareness and self-consciousness, as Olfactory Receptors are present in all stages of life, as evidenced by their expression even before conception in the human sperm cell; And through our entire body, namely, in our heart, skeletal muscle, skin, lungs, liver, gut and several other structures. (hOR17-4, Olfr78)
  3. Our olfactory receptors are granting us bi-directional access to the Quantum field of the universe. (Quantum tunneling, quantum vibrations in our microtubules)
  4. About 5% of our DNA is related to olfaction with ~339 intact receptor genes, which emphasizes just how important our sense of smell is. (G-Protein)
  5. The remarkable simplicity of the anatomy of the olfactory system compared to that of other sensory systems would support the olfactory-consciousness theory. Whereas all other sensory systems decussate contralaterally, the shortest olfactory pathway bypasses that first-order relay through the thalamus, instead directly targeting the ipsilateral primary processing area, the piriform cortex.
  6. The influence of olfaction in relation to our behavior is highlighted by the rich array of regions that are innervated by olfactory neurons, including most of the limbic system (amygdala, hypothalamus, entorhinal cortex) as well as the parahippocampal gyrus, mediodorsal nucleus of the thalamus and, importantly, the orbitofrontal cortex. This part of the neocortex is vital in the integration and binding of various stimuli including taste and vision. The circuitry has been shown to involve numerous dendrodendritic excitatory and inhibitory connections as well as many axon collaterals – conditions fostering plasticity (much like Long-Term Potentiation). The olfactory pathway sends information to the orbitofrontal cortex via the fewest number of synapses – indeed, it is the main processing center for the sense of smell. The neural activity between the olfactory bulb and cortex is thought to be coupled, in terms of gamma oscillations known to underpin consciousness, further strengthening the link between olfaction and consciousness.
  7. The olfactory system has further indirect connections including the insular cortex, cingulate cortex, nucleus accumbens, ventral pallidum, and hippocampus. Thus, the olfactory system has strong links with circuits involved in emotion, hedonics, memory, and decision making, and these systems, in turn, have reciprocal connections feeding back to very early stages of olfactory processing. An example is the centrifugal fibers that send their processes back to the olfactory bulb, possibly assisting in the retrieval of odor memory and odor discrimination through its neuromodulatory activity. Neuromodulatory systems are known to regulate cell excitability and plasticity in setting attention, arousal, and internal state. (Higher-order projections)
  8. The olfactory system grants us an uncorrupted sense of reality, whereas all of the other senses yield a subjective, dynamic perception and experience of self and the world (Collapse of the quantum wave function, Matter is a derivative of the brain, memory and neural plasticity)

“God Breathed into his nostrils the soul of life, and man became a living soul.”

-Genesis 2:7

If breathing were strictly about getting air, breathing through the mouth would be a better way to access the major airways with less resistance. However, breathing through the nose also engages the olfactory nerve (first cranial nerve [CN I]), and olfactory receptors attached to the cilia of olfactory nerve cells provide a direct passage of information to the brain. In the brain, information from the receptor cells is first received in the olfactory bulb, a complex processing station containing millions of nerve cells. The cells intermingle to form intricate neural networks with extensive cross connections. (Olfactory hallucinations, olfactory perceptions, olfactory imagery, anesthetic gases)

“We smell, therefore we are.”

-R. B.

As we acknowledge neuroscience as a crucial element of SHAMIM, we encourage you to visit Neuroplasti.city for additional information and participation in our cause: harmony.

Also enjoy the theory of Feminine Peace, which explains how differences in our brain structures can affect gender interaction, and how we can take advantage of the masculine and feminine strengths. With regard to politics, we can also leverage these innate characteristics via a proposed system to replace democracy called FemoCratia. And finally, if you wish to take action to put the elements of SHAMIM into practice on a global scale, sign our petition for a UN resolution at CSW.ngo.