Problems of Biocosmological Informational Anthropology Concerning the Study of Wakefulness-Sleep Complementarity

Cornelia Guja, Vol. Abstract, 26-29 May 2016, Academy of Romanian Scientists, Bucharest, Romania, Medicine and Biology, P. 59-60.

Abstract (Vol. Abstracts, Medicine and Biology, P. 59-60).

6. Senior scientific researcher, Cornelia Guja, Academy of Romanian Scientists –­ full member, “Fr. I. Rainer” Anthropology Institute of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest – scientific advisor.

Probleme de antropologie informaţională biocosmologică în studiul complementarităţii veghe - somn.
Problems of Biocosmological Informational Anthropology Concerning the Study of Wakefulness-Sleep Complementarity
Lucrarea noastră abordează cele două stări fiziologice fundamentale veghe-somn ale omului, într-un cadru cu coordonate antropologice generale: spaţiu-timp, periodicitate-variabilitate, conştient-inconştient. Starea de veghe (SV) sub diversele ei aspecte este obiectul de studiu al ştiinţelor actuale, în laborator. SV alternează periodic cu starea de somn (SS). SS este dificil de studiat în laborator. Ea ocupă aproximativ ¼ din durata vieţii şi necesită un comportament şi o stare fiziologică specifică. Motivaţia acestui studiu pleacă de la întrebările: de ce antropogeneza a menţinut în asemenea proporţie la om această stare de deosebită vulnerabilitate pentru existenţa sa: reducerea răspunsurilor la stimuli externi şi absenţa conştientei? Din ce cauza şi/sau în ce scop? SS se dovedeşte a fi puternic implicată în evoluţia biologică şi culturală a omului. Scopul acestei abordări este analiza cauzelor fizice, biofizice, ecologice şi astronomice care au determinat selectarea SS în decursul antropogenezei şi menţinerea unei ponderi importante în bugetul de timp al omului. Ipoteza de studiu este ca SS este o stare generală fundamentală de adaptare la condiţiile cosmice în care a evoluat omul. Metoda de analiză utilizată este metoda interfeţelor cosmice [Guja, 1993] care încadrează existenţa umană în coordonate fizice, ecologice şi cosmice generale. Concluzia acestui demers antropologic este ca SS este o interfaţă adaptativă evolutivă cosmică a omului, complementară stării de veghe şi aferentă unor proprietăţi universale ale naturii insuficient studiate.
Our paper deals with the two fundamental physiological states, wakefulness-sleep, characteristic of man, within a framework with general anthropological coordinates: space-time, periodicity –variability, consciousness-unconsciousness. The state of wakefulness (SW), with all its aspects, is the object of study of the present sciences in the laboratory. The SW alternates periodically with the state of sleep (SS). The SS is difficult to study in the laboratory. It takes about one fourth of one’s life and requires a specific behavior and physiological state. The motivation of the present study starts from the following questions: why did anthropogenesis maintain this state of great vulnerability with man: reduction of response to external stimuli and absence of consciousness? What is the reason or the purpose? SS proves to be deeply implied in man’s biological evolution and culture. The purpose of this study is to analyze the physical, biophysical, ecological and astronomic causes that determined SS selection during anthropogenesis and the fact that sleep occupies a grate deal in human life. The study hypothesis is that SS is a fundamental general state of adaptation to the cosmic conditions in which man developed. The method for analysis is that of cosmic interfaces [Guja, 1993] which place human existence on general physical, ecological and cosmic coordinates. The conclusion of this anthropological study is that SS is a cosmic, evolutive, adaptive interface of man, complementary to the state of wakefulness and connected to scarcely studied universal properties of nature.


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Guja, Cornelia, (2015), Interfaces Theory Applied in Informational Biocosmological Anthropology, Academy of Romanian Scientist, Annals Series on Biological Sciences, Volume 4, No. 2, 2015, pp. 83 -101, ISSN 2285 – 4177 Online Edition,



The paper intends to analyze, from an anthropological point of view, the significance and importance of near death experiences (NDE) with persons in clinical death status (CD). People experiencing near death that come back to life, either resuscitated or spontaneously, have feelings and perceptions that are difficult to explain with scientific arguments. Sometimes they have a significantly religious content and are described in a similar way regardless of sex, age, cultural or religious degree of the persons coming round. CD is a state of the human body at the limit between life and death. NDE is a new individual experiment which we considered to be an informational anthropological interface between the living organism and the one at the limit with the non-living. In the latter situation the main systems of the human organism – the heart, the lung, and the brain - are partially or totally non-functional. Birth and life are processes intensely studied by biological, medical and anthropological sciences. Death, on the other hand, is a natural process less approached even by the modern man. The scientific explanations are unsatisfactory mainly owing to the limits of the dogmas of materialist science while the religious explanations are unsatisfactory owing to their dogmas. The present paper proposes to change the way of thinking about man’s adaptation and evolution. When studying we should apply the method of astronomic interfaces alongside with the method of systems currently used nowadays. NDE offers the opportunity to study the limits of human existence, to reformulate the conception on our individual and social life and its part played in the evolution of society and nature.

Guja, Cornelia, Guja, (2015), Near-Death Experience (NDE) – Interface Between Life and Death and Between Science and Religion, Vienna International Congress on Science and/or Religion: a debate of the 21st century, Sigmund Freud University, (Vienna, 27-29 August, 2015), Abstract Book, p. 57. ISBN: 978-3-902626-49-3, Vienna, Austria. 

Key words: NDE, interface method, informational anthropology, astronomic adaptation.


Guja, Cornelia, (2014), BioCosmological Anthropology and Aristotle’s Four Causalities. The Method of Astronomical Contexts, Academy of Romanian Scientists Annals - Series on Biological Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 2.


The purpose of the paper is to present a study method adequate to the specific object of Informational BioCosmological Anthropology, i.e. an Anthropology in which man and human society are considered as an organic part of the entire Cosmos with which they have informational encoded, archetypal communication. I started from the idea that there is a correlation between man‟s adaptation phenomenon and the living in general, to the contexts within which life developed on Earth and to the principles of Aristotle‟s method of thinking. I relied on the results of my personal biophysical and anthropological physiological studies carried out over a long period of time - Guja 1974-2013 and I established four hypotheses referring to the possible conditions that determined organic differentiated adaptation: material, formal, efficient and final for the human species over millennia. Our method associated Aristotle‟s causalities with the impact of particular astronomical contexts in which life developed on our Earth. Within informational BioCosmological Anthropology, using this method and modality of informational thinking, based on the interface theory one may find answers to the questions: why did man‟s adaptation take place as it did and not otherwise? Present Anthropology is oriented and progressing in describing how adaptation and human life evolution has taken place.

KEYWORDS: astronomical contexts, Aristotle’s Causalities, adaptation to context,
informational BioCosmological Anthropology.

Human Evolution Through Informational Adaptations to the Solar Context. Problems of Biocosmological Anthropology.

Guja, Cornelia (2013), Human Evolution through Informational Adaptations to the Solar Context. Problems of Biocosmological Anthropology. Annals Series on Biological Sciences,- Series on Biological Sciences, Volume 2, No. 1, pp. 53-72; ISSN 2285-4177.


This paper contains the following sections:
A. A presentation of our ideas and models about evolution and informational adaptation, placing the human being within the cosmic context where it belongs, and with which it coexists;
B. A synthesis of our results on the electrographic investigation of hands and soles which has helped us to establish bioelectrical typologies;
C. A systhesis of our research on physiological intracranial calcification;
D. Arguments in favor of the role of homeostasis (informational cybernetic process) in evolutionary adaptation to the bioelectrical (electromagnetic field) and geophysical (gravitation) cycles of the Earth in our special solar context and our dependence on the cosmic evolutionary context (cosmic radiation).

Correlations between Human Adaptation, the Earth-Cosmos Context and Aristotle’s Four Causalities

Guja, Cornelia (2013), Correlations between Human Adaptation, the Earth-Cosmos Context and Aristotle’s Four Causalities, Philosophy Study, ISSN 2159-5313, October 2013, Vol. 3, No. 10, 914-928.

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The Earth, which is a planet of the Solar System, was formed and evolved as part of the WHOLE, in close connection with the evolution of the Universe. The awareness, knowledge and understanding of our coexistence with the Universe may clarify a series of obscure problems of our existence and, at the same time, may bring solutions for other acute problems which our modern society has to face, such as energy, nature preservation, the origin, evolution and adaptation of the living and especially of man to the environment, etc. This paper is trying to theoretically break up the concept of "environment" into four fundamental contexts: terrestrial, lunar, solar-planetary and cosmic context. We intend to approach the four contexts that distinctly and simultaneously influence life on Earth using the interface theory which we developed in Informational Anthropology, Integronics and Biocosmological Anthropology.We consider that the living adapted and developed in a differentiated way according to the impact of these contexts.They may be the source for the four causalities Aristotle intuited, as well as the cause of many still unknown phenomena that diversified man's evolution and variability (Ackrill 1997; Falcon 2008).


Guja Cornelia, (2012), Elements of Biocosmological Anthropology: Informational Communication by Archetypal Forms, BIOCOSMOLOGY – NEO-ARISTOTELISM, Vol.2, No.4, Autumn 2012,



A new research direction in a certain field is determined by the appearance of new objectives for the field under study in which one finds new interdependencies, new types of relations or new forms of communication specific of the new objective. Constituting an Informational “Biocosmological Anthropology” would fulfill a natural aspiration for the modern epoch. Man-Cosmos interrelation within Anthropology is indirectly implicated in many sub-fields but not as a declared object as such, with its own methodological status. Biocosmology initiated and developed in the last few years under the auspices of “The Biocosmological Association – BCA”:
meets many essential problems of present Anthropology. Some of the concepts and the theoretical and experimental methodology which lie at the basis of Informational Anthropology ( may be a starting point for supporting and developing the conceptual foundation of Biocosmology [31, 37]. The experiments we made during our laboratory researches in the field of Individual‟s Anthropology regarding electrographic diagnosis revealed the fact that, between the integrating and adaptive processes in the internal, organic medium and the external environment there are very interesting interactions that may be seen on a radiological negative. The electrographic diagnosis consists in interpreting the images existing on the radiological film by interposing the palms and plants in a high voltage electromagnetic field for a few second fractions. The photosensitive film records imprint the images of certain electric discharges, sparks, which contain the information inherent to space and communication phenomena (interaction) adjacent to the studied interfaces. After computerized analysis of thousands of such images, we reached the conclusion that the shapes of electrical discharge (streamers) may be classified in a few categories that help establish the diagnosis health/illness. The paper presents the results of these studies carried out during several decades. Interpretation of comparative studies has led to conclusions regarding man‟s integration and adjustment owing to the presence of certain communication forms (archetypal codes) which we consider to be specifically informational. They are present in the interface of all systems and subsystems that are interacting and are integrated in the environment on the Earth and maybe in the farther Cosmos. These shapes prove to be well known in our planetary and cosmic existence – archetypal forms. Observation of the unity of forms (the presence of the same shape) led us to the development of a theory on the existence and coexistence of some fundamental forms. They may be found at various levels of organization in any living structure adapted to the fundamental context (fields) on the Earth: gravitational, electromagnetic and informational (informed field) – with the forms of interacting types, called by us informons.

KEYWORDS: human interface, solar system, gravitational adaptation, electromagnetic adaptation,
informational adaptation, diagnosis health/illness, communication by forms


Guja, Cornelia, (2012), Model of cosmic cyclicity of terrestrial human activities, Academy of Romanian Scientists Annals - Series on Biological Sciences, Vol. 1, No.1, 1 - 12, p.130-145. printed ISSN 2285 – 4169 , on-line ISSN  2285 – 4177

Model of cosmic cyclicity of terrestrial human activities


The paper has in view to continue and develop the human models that lie at the basis of Informational Anthropology (Guja, 2008) and Individual’s Anthropology (Guja, 1989), by placing the human being and society within the cosmic context in which it actually is and with which it coexists. It is important to underline the effects of the Earth’s continuous movement in space upon our everyday existence. We attempted to answer questions with anthropological character, such as: What is the process ensuring good transmission of fundamental sociocultural behaviours, the generic and genetic causative support of their historical continuity? The field is studied by cultural anthropology and other sociocultural sciences and there is a great diversity of the debates depending on the work hypothesis we started from. In this paper I deal with the problem from the positions of Informational Anthropology, Biocosmology and modern Relativistic-Quantum Physics, starting from the hypothesis that the fundamental causal factor that determined the good organization of anthropological processes in time is cyclicity and periodicity of the cosmic context which is reflected at the level of individual and collective conscience.

KEYWORDS: anthropologic model, cosmic cyclicity, cyclic cultural interface