Consciousness is a state of awareness that is attributed to the brain. It has scientists and inspired philosophers, thinkers, and poets across the ages. The true nature of consciousness is still uncertain, however recent developments in the area of consciousness research point to the fact that it may have nothing to do with the physical brain at all. This is evident through recounts of past lives, near-death experiences, end of life lucidity, and psychic phenomena. Knowing about the approaches to consciousness brings a depth and understanding to psychic practices and sparks wonder for the true nature of our existence and God.