How does the mystery of consciousness connect to the mystery of existence? Happy New Year! I hope the start of 2019 has begun well for you and yours. I use today’s episode to share some philosophical thoughts about consciousness, greet some of our new listeners, and welcome the new year. Please forgive this slightly shorter episode; I’m working on several things at once, but wanted to connect with you all, and wish you a Happy New Year. We’ll be back soon for a conversation with psychologist David Luke, about psychedelics and the nature of reality.