Let There Be Light

Physics, Philosophy & The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness

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Author: Stephen J. Hage

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1628940328

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

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Consciousness is dimensionally structured. Nobody has consciousness. Instead, everybody is in consciousness. Building on the work of Samuel Avery, the book presents a new myth and paradigm for understanding consciousness, exploring the connections between consciousness, physics, quantum mechanics, myth, and meditation.

The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness

A Physical Basis for Immaterialism

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Author: Samuel Avery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964629103

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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Written for both the layman and the professional, this may be the long-awaited revolution in physical science.

Buddha and the Quantum

Hearing the Voice of Every Cell

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Author: Samuel Avery

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591811066

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

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Hundreds of books since the "Tao of Physics" have discussed a connection between meditation and modern physics; this one clarifies what it is in both spiritual and scientific terms. Avery's brilliant model of consciousness makes difficult and subtle ideas understandable, surprising you with the implications. He shows that light is visual consciousness: the experience of cells in the retina. Light is not in space; space is in light. Knowing this, relativity and the quanta suddenly make sense.

Transcending the Speed of Light

Consciousness, Quantum Physics, and the Fifth Dimension

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Author: Marc Seifer

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1594772290

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 347

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The space-time continuum of physics ignores the realm of the mind. But consciousness is unconfined by space or time and represents a higher organizing principle, a fifth dimension, that transcends the speed of light. Marc Seifer examines relativity, ether theory, precognition, telepathy, and synchronicity, all from the perspective of the conscious universe.

The Quantum Screen

The Enigmas of Modern Physics and a New Model of Perceptual Consciousness

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Author: Samuel Avery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997141658

Category: Science

Page: 152

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Samuel Avery presents the quantum screen, a scientifically rigorous and spiritually profound model of perceptual consciousness and of the world. This model looks to the enigmas of modern physics to demonstrate the primacy of consciousness-the essential oneness of spirit and matter.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Simple Link Between Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

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Author: Andrew H. Thomas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781469960791

Category: Science

Page: 216

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You never knew theoretical physics could be so simple! In this exciting and significant book, Andrew Thomas clearly illustrates the simplicity which lies behind nature at its fundamental level. It is revealed how all unifications in physics have been based on incredibly simple ideas. Using a logical approach, it is explained how the great 20th century theories of relativity and quantum mechanics share a common base, and how they can be linked using an idea so simple that anyone can understand it. An idea which is so simple it has been hidden in plain sight.

Basic Structures of Reality

Essays in Meta-Physics

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Author: Colin McGinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208317

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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In Basic Structures of Reality, Colin McGinn deals with questions of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind from the vantage point of physics. Combining general philosophy with physics, he covers such topics as the definition of matter, the nature of space, motion, gravity, electromagnetic fields, the character of physical knowledge, and consciousness and meaning. Throughout, McGinn maintains an historical perspective and seeks to determine how much we really know of the world described by physics. He defends a version of "structuralism": the thesis that our knowledge is partial and merely abstract, leaving a large epistemological gap at the center of physics. McGinn then connects this element of mystery to parallel mysteries in relation to the mind. Consciousness emerges as just one more mystery of physics. A theory of matter and space is developed, according to which the impenetrability of matter is explained as the deletion of volumes of space. McGinn proposes a philosophy of science that distinguishes physics from both psychology and biology, explores the ontology of energy, and considers the relevance of physics to seemingly remote fields such as the theory of meaning. In the form of a series of aphorisms, the author presents a metaphysical system that takes laws of nature as fundamental. With its broad scope and deep study of the fundamental questions at the heart of philosophy of physics, this book is not intended primarily for specialists, but for the general philosophical reader interested in how physics and philosophy intersect.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

50th Anniversary Edition

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Author: Thomas S. Kuhn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226458148

Category: Science

Page: 264

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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible

How Science and the Thought of Great Thinkers of History Join with Theology to Show That God Exists and That We Can Live Forever

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Author: James Frederick Ivey M.D.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973607158

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Albert Einstein taught that imagination is more important than knowledge, probably having come to this conclusion through a realization that almost all science represents belieffaithas opposed to knowledge. It should come as no surprise, then, that scienceespecially modern physics with its theories of relativity and quantum mechanicshas revolutionized thinking about the likelihood of the existence of God. In The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible, author and physician James Frederick Ivey explains how science, particularly quantum mechanics and relativity, aided by Platos philosophy and the history of Jewish people, can be utilized in order to virtually prove that God exists, that he is unique, and that he is the biblical deity. Ultimately an exploration of Christian philosophy and apologeticsincluding discussions of Christian history, secular retorts, the intersection of science and faith, and the relationship between physics and ultimate truthThe Physics and Philosophy of the Bible demonstrates that apologists are very close to the non-necessity of having to deal with whether God exists or not. From Platos earliest philosophical insights to the most groundbreaking discoveries in contemporary physics, we can find the fingerprints of God that prove He is with us. And. God seeks us just as we seek him, for he desires cognitive individuals with whom he can enjoy mutual love and intimacy.

Trans-Dimensional Unified Field Theory

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Author: George James Ducas

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477160841

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The concept of a First Cause of all reality or God can be arrived at through science, metaphysics, and philosophy. This book establishes unification by defining parameters of equivalency through mathematics with the conclusion that all reality is consciousness. The keys to the universe and description of equivalency are defined. God can be known though works in creation when the true nature of being is understood, truth known, and the universe becomes an analogy of truth. All reality is consciousness established through patterns of hierarchy and symmetry proceeding from God. Action is known by equivalency and love is received in Creation.

Visions of Discovery

New Light on Physics, Cosmology, and Consciousness

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Author: Raymond Y. Chiao

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521882397

Category: Religion

Page: 794

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World-leading researchers, including Nobel Laureates, explore the most basic questions of science, philosophy, and the nature of existence.

The Adventure of Self-Discovery

Dimensions of Consciousness and New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Inner Exploration

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Author: Stanislav Grof

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887065415

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

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Here Grof presents a useful model of the psyche—a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, psychedelic states, spontaneous visionary experiences, and psychotic episodes. The model is also useful in explaining the dynamics of experiential psychotherapies and a variety of sociopolitical manifestations such as war and revolution. This book might have been entitled Beyond Drugs. The second part describes the principles and process of the non-pharmacological technique developed by the author and his wife, Christina, for self-exploration and for psychotherapy. Grof explores in detail the components of this technique. He describes its method, its effective mechanisms, as well as its goals and potential. Its practice is simple, since it utilizes the natural healing capacity of the psyche.

Time Reborn

From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

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Author: Lee Smolin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547511728

Category: Science

Page: 319

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A theoretical physicist and author of the controversial best-seller The Trouble with Physics describes his new approach for thinking about the reality of time and explains his theory about the laws of physics not being timeless but rather capable of evolving.

Dimensions of Apeiron

A Topological Phenomenology of Space, Time, and Individuation

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Author: Steven M. Rosen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042011998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

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This book explores the evolution of space and time from the apeiron —the spaceless, timeless chaos of primordial nature. Rosen examines Western culture's effort to denyapeiron, and the critical need now to lift the repression on apeiron for the sake of human individuation.

The Mystery of Consciousness

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Author: John R. Searle,Daniel Clement Dennett,David John Chalmers

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9780940322066

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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It has long been one of the most fundamental problems of philosophy, and it is now, John Searle writes, "the most important problem in the biological sciences": What is consciousness? Is my inner awareness of myself something separate from my body? In what began as a series of essays in The New York Review of Books, John Searle evaluates the positions on consciousness of such well-known scientists and philosophers as Francis Crick, Gerald Edelman, Roger Penrose, Daniel Dennett, David Chalmers, and Israel Rosenfield. He challenges claims that the mind works like a computer, and that brain functions can be reproduced by computer programs. With a sharp eye for confusion and contradiction, he points out which avenues of current research are most likely to come up with a biological examination of how conscious states are caused by the brain. Only when we understand how the brain works will we solve the mystery of consciousness, and only then will we begin to understand issues ranging from artificial intelligence to our very nature as human beings.

The Affect Effect

Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

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Author: W. Russell Neuman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226574415

Category: Political Science

Page: 453

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Passion and emotion run deep in politics, but researchers have only recently begun to study how they influence our political thinking. Contending that the long-standing neglect of such feelings has left unfortunate gaps in our understanding of political behavior, The Affect Effect fills the void by providing a comprehensive overview of current research on emotion in politics and where it is likely to lead. In sixteen seamlessly integrated essays, thirty top scholars approach this topic from a broad array of angles that address four major themes. The first section outlines the philosophical and neuroscientific foundations of emotion in politics, while the second focuses on how emotions function within and among individuals. The final two sections branch out to explore how politics work at the societal level and suggest the next steps in modeling, research, and political activity itself. Opening up new paths of inquiry in an exciting new field, this volume will appeal not only to scholars of American politics and political behavior, but also to anyone interested in political psychology and sociology.

The New Physics of Consciousness

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Author: David A. Ash

Publisher: Kima Global Publishers

ISBN: 0980256127

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 252

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With an easy rewrite of physics there is a profound philosophy. Clear analogies and simple diagrams make the science understandable and enthralling. A theory for everything emerges which is simple and brilliant! Supernova explosions in distant galaxies provide proof for the theory.

The Consciousness Instinct

Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind

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Author: Michael S. Gazzaniga

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374128766

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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“The father of cognitive neuroscience” illuminates the past, present, and future of the mind-brain problem How do neurons turn into minds? How does physical “stuff”—atoms, molecules, chemicals, and cells—create the vivid and various worlds inside our heads? The problem of consciousness has gnawed at us for millennia. In the last century there have been massive breakthroughs that have rewritten the science of the brain, and yet the puzzles faced by the ancient Greeks are still present. In The Consciousness Instinct, the neuroscience pioneer Michael S. Gazzaniga puts the latest research in conversation with the history of human thinking about the mind, giving a big-picture view of what science has revealed about consciousness. The idea of the brain as a machine, first proposed centuries ago, has led to assumptions about the relationship between mind and brain that dog scientists and philosophers to this day. Gazzaniga asserts that this model has it backward—brains make machines, but they cannot be reduced to one. New research suggests the brain is actually a confederation of independent modules working together. Understanding how consciousness could emanate from such an organization will help define the future of brain science and artificial intelligence, and close the gap between brain and mind. Captivating and accessible, with insights drawn from a lifetime at the forefront of the field, The Consciousness Instinct sets the course for the neuroscience of tomorrow.

Invariances

The Structure of the Objective World

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Author: Robert Nozick

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674006317

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Casting cultural controversies in a whole new light, an eminent philosopher presents bold, new theories that take into account scientific advances in physics, evolutionary biology, economics, and cognitive neurosience.