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Cosmos, Mind & Soul

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Cosmos/Quantum
Mindful Universe highly recommended

- Henry P. Stapp

2007

The classical mechanistic idea of nature that prevailed in science during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was an essentially mindless conception: the physically described aspects of nature were asserted to be completely determined by prior physically described aspects alone, with our conscious experiences entering only passively. During the twentieth century the classical concepts were found to be inadequate. In the new theory, quantum mechanics, our conscious experiences enter into the dynamics in specified ways not fixed by the physically described aspects alone. Consequences of this radical change in our understanding of the connection between mind and brain are described.

A highly readable book of genuine wisdom by one of the foremost minds for our generation. The paradoxical enigma of consciousness and matter has been tackled by virtually every modern philosopher and many scientists as well. Unfortunately most philosophers have grounded their thinking in century old physics while most scientists fail to understand the nuances of philosophical thought. Here a foremost quantum physicist speaks to us not only from a profound understanding of physics, but with a sophistication about consciousness and philosophy of mind that few short of William James and Alfred North Whitehead have sustained. The result is a radical rethinking of issues as fundamental and vital as free will, ethics, the mind-body problem, and the dimensions of human nature itself.
                          - Allan Combs, Editor of Mind in Time

         Read the Book Review  by A. Combs & J Martin.

Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics
(2nd Edition)
 

- Henry P. Stapp

2004

Scientists other than quantum physicists often fail to comprehend the enormity of the conceptual change wrought by quantum theory in our basic conception of the nature of matter,

writes Henry Stapp. Stapp, a renown quantum physicist, has examined deeply the far-reaching implications of this theory that lies at the heart of modern physics. His book provides compelling science-based answers, useful to laymen as well as to psychologists, neuroscientists, physicists, and philosophers interested in the question of how a person's conscious thoughts affect his or her physical actions. Stapp goes on to explore the transformational social impact of this sweeping new understanding of the nature and functioning of the human mind. This new edition as been updated and extended to address recent debates about consciousness.

Conscious Acts of Creation
The Emergence of a New Physics
highly recommended

- William A. Tiller, Walter E. Dibble, Jr., & Michael J. Kohane

2007

This book is an eye-opener for both non-scientists and scientists, metaphysicians and physicians, students and teachers and all people with a real interest in how science moves our world. It concerns unactualized human capabilities, opportunities and adventures for all of us in the years ahead.

For the first time, a rigorous experimental protocol is available to allow human qualities to meaningfully alter the properties of physical materials via specific human intentions!

The experimental data portion of this book shows, via the use of IIEDs (Intention Imprinted Electrical Devices), how human intention can robustly influence physical reality with measurement amplitude changes by as much as 100 times the instrument measurement accuracy.

Psychoenergetic Science
The Emergence of a New Physics
highly recommended

- William A. Tiller

2007

Tiller shows why and how both (1) today's quantum mechanics must be expanded to include human consciousness as a significant experimental variable in today's physics and (2) expansion of our reference frame for viewing nature's manifold expressions in domains other than spacetime are required by us to seriously integrate human consciousness into a new paradigm.

Quantum Reality highly recommended

- Nick Herbert

1985

Nick Herbert's Quantum Reality goes into the details of the weird world of quantum physics like no other popular book on this fascinating and controversial subject. Herbert has a dedicated teacher's gift for clearly exposing the quantum world and the scientific and philosophical controversy about its interpretation. A great place for the general reader to begin to learn about quantum physics.

--Heinz Pagels

Amazon Link The Holographic Universe highly recommended

- Mchael Talbot

1992

We desperately need new models of reality to fire the imagination of what is possible and to give us new visions of our place in the cosmos. Michael Talbot's The Holographic Universe does this. It is a wake-up call to wonder, an adventure in ideas. If you need to maintain your idea that science has proved that 'It's all mechanical', that there is no room in the universe or consciousness, soul, and spirit, don't read this book.

  --Larry Dossey, MD ‚ 

The Elegant Universe highly recommended

- Brian Greene

1999

Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the unified field theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. At last, science has overcome the nearly-century-old rift between the laws of the large--general relativity--and the laws of the small--quantum mechanics. String theory deftly unites these two pillars of modern physics into a single, harmonious whole be declaring that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe arise from the vibrations of one single entity: microscopically ting loops of energy that lie deep within the heart of matter. And with the potential to unify all the forces of nature--to provide, so to speak, the master equation governing the grand sweep of physics from quarks to the cosmos--some have even hailed superstring theory as a "Theory of Everything."

The Fabric of the Universe  

- Brian Greene

2004

Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past?

Green uses these questions to guide us toward modern science's new and deeper understanding of he universe. From Newton's unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein's fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics' entangles arena where vastly distant objects can bridge their spatial separation to instantaneously coordinate their behavior or even undergo teleportation, Greene reveals our world to be very different from what common experience leads us to believe.

The Non-Local Universe
The New Physics and Matters of the Mind
 

- Robert Nadeau & Menas Kafatos

1999

Classical physics states that physical reality is local--a point in space cannot influence another point beyond a relatively short distance. However, in 1997, experiments were conducted in which light particles (photons) originated under certain conditions and traveled in opposite directions to detectors located about seven miles apart. The amazing results indicated that the photons "interacted" or "communicated" with one another, instantly, or "in o time." Since a distance of seven miles is quite vast in quantum physics, this led physicists to an extraordinary conclusion--even if experiments could somehow be conducted in which the distance between the detectors was halfway across the known universe, the results would indicate that the interaction or communication between the photons would be instantaneous. What was revealed in these little-known experiments in 1997 was that physical reality is non-local--a discovery that Robert Nadeau and Menas Kafatov view as "the most momentous in the history of science."In The Non-Local Universe, Nadeau and Kafatos offer a revolutionary look at the breathtaking implications of nonlocality.

Stephen Hawking's Universe  

- Stephen Hawkings

1997

Stargazing has never been the same since cosmologists discovered that galaxies are moving away from each other at an extraordinary speed. It was this understanding of the movement of galaxies that allowed scientists to develop a theory of how the universe was created--the Big Bang theory. Working with this theory, Stephen Hawking and other physicists felt challenged to come up with a scientific picture which would tackle the fundamental question: what is the nature of the universe? Stephen Hawking's Universe charts this work and provides simple explanations for phenomena that arouse our curiosity. Do back holes exist? Why do starts shine? What is a supernova? It also shows just how close the experts have now come to a complete understanding of the universe. Stephen Hawking's Universe is a voyage of discovery with an astonishing set of conclusions that will enable us to understand how matter can be produced from nothing at all and will provide us with an explanation for the basis of our existence and that of everything around us.

The Illustrated - A Brief History of Time  

- Stephen Hawking

1996

More than nine million copies of A Brief History of Time have been sold since it was originally published in 1988.  The Illustrated - A Brief History of Time is this classic work, updated and expanded, telling the story of the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.
 

The End of Time
The Next Revolution in Physics
 

- Julian Barbour

1999

In this highly-provocative volume, Barbour presents the basic evidence for the nonexistence of time, explaining what a timeless universe is like and showing how the world will nonetheless be experienced s intensely temporal. It is a book that strikes at the heart of modern physics, that casts doubt on Einstein's greatest contribution, the space-time continuum, but that also points to the solution of one of the great paradoxes of modern science: the chasm between classical and quantum physics.

Seeing Red
Redshifts, Cosmology and Academic Science
 

- Halton Arp

1998

This book is a frontal assault on the standard, Big Bang model of the universe, replete with anecdotes and illustrations, including 8 pages of color plates. "Seeing Red" represents a senior scientist's personal account of the crisis in modern astronomy. Dr. Arp presents observations showing that extragalactic redshifts are not caused by an expanding universe. He crafts up an empirical picture of the birth and evolution of quasars and galaxies, demonstrating that crucial observations have been ignored and suppressed by the astronomy community. Finally, he cites examples of how academic science fails its ideals and potential.

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