In contrast to dualism, monist theory suggests rather than matter consciousness is the universe (Hoffman, Kastrup, Kleiner). Unquestionably consciousness exists and must be accounted for. Monist theory says consciousness is not a product of the brain but exists independently in its own right. In fact they say matter is an epiphenomenon of consciousness. Theorists consider altered consciousness suggesting in this life we are that, altered consciousness of the collective. We obtain our individuality that way, multiple personality disorder.
Quantum experiments show matter can communicate faster than the speed of light. Are we discovering consciousness behind matter, a non physical means of communication? Some theorists say matter is a fabrication of consciousness for communication between conscious agents. They say human consciousness is predominantly visual, we make sense of things through seeing, hence the fabrication of the physical world. Videos delving into these ideas are on the belief page of this site.