I am refering to, the greek word, doxai, used to express, what are believed to be, angelic beings. They are also, refered to as, "glories" or, Glorious being.
They are like, beams of heavenly light, originating form god.
Any help on this, subject would be of great help, Thanks!
You can say that again! Get in line, pal.
Here is the problem with "consciousness," whether it be of a sentient being or "spiritual" being doesn't matter since it has to at least be a state where an object(body) has direct awareness of itself as conscious of something
other than itself. As such, a consciousness is bound to a substratum of one form or another that must be a contingency; an unecessary aspect of a "thing" or being. "Human beings," "extraterrestrials," and "angels" alike are all Descartes children. If any of these three exist in such a way that they are aware of themselves, there must be an absolute framework and a set of rules with which "consciousness" takes place. The cogito holds for all experience.
Now I've become weary. I talk to an alien, an angel, and a human being, and I get more or less the same testimony. There they are
...an object other than "me," moving and emitting sounds. That or they are frauds and certainly not conscious. And though I can't get past solipsism in the first place, I would generally assume that a confrontation with either of the three would be pretty much the same.
I don't get excited when I believe that aliens exist, or disembodied "spiritual" manifestations, or other people. Experience is bound to contingency.
And we cannot...