The Intelligence of the Cosmos
Why Are We Here? New Answers from the Frontiers of Science
Paperback ISBN: 1620557312
From the cutting edge of science and living spirituality: a guide to understanding our identity and purpose in the world • Outlines the new understanding of matter and mind coming to light at the cutting edge of physics and consciousness research • Explains how we can evolve consciously, become connected with each other, and flourish on this planet • Includes contributions from Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette For the outdated mainstream paradigm the world is a giant mechanism functioning in accordance with known and knowable laws and regularities. The new paradigm emerging in science offers a different concept: The world is an interconnected, coherent whole, and it is informed by a cosmic intelligence. This is not a finite, mechanistic-material world. It is a consciousness-infused whole-system world. We are conscious beings who emerge and co-evolve as complex, cosmic-intelligence in-formed vibrations in the Akashic Field of the universe. Ervin Laszlo and his collaborators from the forefront of science, cosmology, and spirituality show how the re-discovery of who we are and why we are here integrates seamlessly with the wisdom traditions as well as with the new emerging worldview in the sciences, revealing a way forward for humanity on this planet. They explain how we have reached a point of critical incoherence and tell us that to save ourselves, our environment, and society, we need a critical mass of people to consciously evolve a new thinking. Offering a guidepost to orient this evolution, Laszlo examines the nature of consciousness in the universe, showing how our bodies and minds act as transmitters of consciousness from the intelligence of the cosmos and how understanding science’s new concept of the world enables us to re-discover our identity and our purpose in our world. With bold vision and forward thinking, Laszlo and his contributors Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette outline the new idea of the world and of ourselves in the world. They help us discover how we can overcome these divisive times and blossom into a new era of peace, coherence, connection, and global wellbeing.
The Mystery of Consciousness
Paperback ISBN: 0940322064
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.
Things That Bother Me
Death, Freedom, the Self, Etc.
Paperback ISBN: 1681372207
An original collection of lauded philosopher Galen Strawson's writings on the self and consciousness, naturalism and pan-psychism. Galen Strawson might be described as the Montaigne of modern philosophers, endlessly curious, enormously erudite, unafraid of strange, difficult, and provocative propositions, and able to describe them clearly—in other words, he is a true essayist. Strawson also shares with Montaigne a particular fascination with the elastic and elusive nature of the self and of consciousness. Of the essays collected here, “A Fallacy of Our Age” (an inspiration for Vendela Vida’s novel Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name) takes issue with the commencement-address cliché that life is a story. Strawson questions whether it is desirable or even meaningful to think about life that way. “The Sense of the Self” offers an alternative account, in part personal, of how a distinct sense of self is not at all incompatible with a sense of the self as discontinuous, leading Strawson to a position that he sees as in some ways Buddhist. “Real Naturalism” argues that a fully naturalist account of consciousness supports a belief in the immanence of consciousness in nature as a whole (also known as panpsychism), while in the final essay Strawson offers a vivid account of coming of age in the 1960s. Drawing on literature and life as much as on philosophy, this is a book that prompts both argument and wonder.
The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization
The Quantum Evolution of Consciousness
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591432413
How the global mind drives the evolution of both consciousness and civilization • Explains how our brains receive consciousness from the global mind, which upgrades human consciousness according to a pre-set divine time frame • Reveals how the Mayan Calendar provides a blueprint for these consciousness downloads throughout history • Examines the mind shift in humans and the development of pyramids and civilization in ancient Egypt, Sumer, South America, and Asia beginning in 3115 BCE In each culture the origins of civilization can be tied to the arising of one concept in the human mind: straight lines. Straight and perpendicular lines are not found in nature, so where did they come from? What shift in consciousness occurred around the globe that triggered the start of rectangular building methods and linear organization as well as written language, pyramid construction, mathematics, and art? Offering a detailed answer to this question, Carl Calleman explores the quantum evolution of the global mind and its holographic resonance with the human mind. He examines how our brains are not thinking machines but individual receivers of consciousness from the global mind, which creates holographic downloads to adjust human consciousness to new cosmological circumstances. He explains how the Mayan Calendar provides a blueprint for these downloads throughout history and how the global mind, rather than the individual, has the power to make civilizations rise and fall. He shows how, at the beginning of the Mayan 6th Wave (Long Count) in 3115 BCE, the global mind gave human beings the capacity to conceptualize spatial relations in terms of straight and perpendicular lines, initiating the building of pyramids and megaliths around the world and leading to the rise of modern civilization. He examines the symbolism within the Great Pyramid of Giza and the pyramid at Chichén Itzá and looks at the differences between humans of the 6th Wave in ancient Egypt, Sumer, South America, and Asia and the cave painters of the 5th Wave. He reveals how the global mind is always connected to the inner core of the Earth and discusses how the two halves of the brain parallel the civilizations of the East and West. Outlining the historical, psychological, geophysical, and neurological roots of the modern human mind, Calleman shows how studying early civilizations offers a means of understanding the evolution of consciousness.
The New Children and Near Death Experiences
Paperback ISBN: 1591430208
The New Children and Near-Death Experiences is the first book to provide an in-depth study of children who have experienced the near-death phenomenon. The author shows that these children have experienced functional changes in the brain, possess heightened empathic abilities and intelligence, and suggests that understanding the experiences of these children can help us prepare for a quantum leap in the evolution of humanity.
La mente inmortal
La ciencia y la continuidad de la conciencia más allá del cerebro
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 1620555417
Pruebas científicas de la presencia continua de la conciencia, aunque no esté vinculada con un organismo vivo • Examina los descubrimientos acerca de la supervivencia de la conciencia más allá de la vida, incluidas las experiencias cercanas a la muerte, la comunicación después de la muerte y la reencarnación • Explica cómo ello se correlaciona con exactitud con novedosas teorías físicas sobre las supercuerdas, los campos de información y las matrices energéticas • Revela que la conciencia se manifiesta en los seres vivos para continuar su evolución Laszlo y Peake plantean que la conciencia está presente ininterrumpidamente en el cosmos y puede existir sin estar vinculada con un organismo vivo. Entre las pruebas científicas en que se basa ese punto de vista figuran las experiencias cercanas a la muerte, la comunicación después de la muerte y la información neurosensorial recibida en estados alterados. Dicha persistencia de la conciencia se correlaciona con exactitud con los últimos adelantos de la Física, que postula que las cosas en nuestro plano espacio-temporal no son intrínsecamente reales sino manifestaciones de una dimensión velada en la que existen en forma de supercuerdas, campos de información y matrices energéticas.
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Paperback ISBN: 0786880708
Featured on the PBS series, Healing and the Mind, with Bill Moyers, a best-seller explains the principles of mindfulness--a Buddhist method of achieving fulfillment and inner peace--through a blend of anecdotes, instructions, and meditations. Reprint. Tour.
21 Good Reasons to Think Before You Talk
Paperback ISBN: 1620554461
Examines 21 unquestioned assumptions that cloud our collective consciousness • Reveals faulty thinking and conceptual blindspots that distort beliefs in science, philosophy, and spirituality--from “the universe exploded from nothing in a Big Bang