Unfolding the Enfolded...

Cosmos, Mind & Soul

References

Psychology/Consciousness/Mind
Irreducible Mind
Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century
highly recommended

- Edward F. Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly et al

2007

Current mainstream scientific opinion holds that all aspects of human mind and consciousness are generated by physical processes occurring in brains. The present volume demonstrates--empirically--that this reductive materialism is not only incomplete but false. Topics addressed include phenomena of extreme psychophysical influence, memory, psychological automatisms and secondary personality, near-death experiences and allied phenomena, genius-level creativity, and "mystical" states of consciousness both spontaneous and drug-induced. The authors show that these "rogue" phenomena are more readily accommodated by an alternative "transmission" or "filter" theory of mind/brain relations--a theory that ratifies the commonsense conception of human beings as causally effective conscious agents, and is also fully compatible with leading-edge physics and neuroscience. The book should command the attention of all open-minded persons concerned with the still-unsolved mysteries of the mind.

Entangled Minds highly recommended

- Dean Radin

2006

In this illuminating book, Radin shows how we know that psychic phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis are real, based on scientific evidence from thousands of controlled lab tests. Radin surveys the origins of this research and explores, among many topics, the collective premonitions of 9/11. He reveals the physical reality behind our uncanny telepathic experiences and intuitive hunches, and he debunks the skeptical myths surrounding them. Entangled Minds sets the stage for a rational, scientific understanding of psychic experience.
 

Extraordinary Knowing
Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind
highly recommended

- Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, PhD

2007

In 1991, when her daughter's rare, hand-carved harp was stolen, Lisy Mayer's familiar world of science and rational thinking turned upside down. After the police failed to turn up any leads, a friend suggested she call a dowser--a man who specialized in finding list objects. With nothing to lose--and almost as a joke--Dr. Mayer agreed. Within two days, and without leaving his Arkansas home, the dowser located the exact California street coordinates where the harp was found.

Deeply shaken, yet driven to understand what had happened, Mayer began the fourteen-year journey of discovery that she recounts in this mind-opening, brilliantly readable book. Her first surprise: the dozens of colleagues who'd been keeping similar experiences secret for years, fearful of being labeled credulous or crazy.


The Intention Experiment  

- Lynne McTaggart

2007

Drawing on the findings of leading scientist on human consciousness from around the world, The Intention Experiment demonstrates that thought is a thing that effects other things. Thought generates its own palpable energy that you can use to improve your life, to help others around you, and to change the world.

Shadows of the Mind  

- Roger Penrose

1994

...Penrose provides powerful arguments to support his conclusion that there is something in the conscious activity of the brain that transcends computation--and will find no explanation in terms of present-day science. Cutting a wide swathe through modern science he presents a penetrating book at everything from the implications of GĦdel's theorem to the microbiology of the brain, maintaining that conscious thinking must indeed involve ingredients that cannot adequately be simulated by mere computation.

Quantum Mind  

- Arnold Mindell, PhD

2000

Carl Jung predicted that quantum physics and psychology would someday come together. Until now psychologists have been quiet about this integration. Finally, Arny Mindell, a famous psychologist, has come forward with QUANTUM MIND, and what a treat his book is. It deals with many questions you may have and so much more. And Mindell makes it all exciting. If you are curious about science's most important paradigm shift, you will want to read this book.
                                                                -- Amit Goswami

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- Nick Herbert

1993

Written in an extraordinarily lucid style, Elemental Mind is a brilliant and audacious attempt to arrive at a solution to the "mind/body problem." Until now the debate has been dominated by two major conjectures. One holds that the mind is the result of certain complex biological interactions; the other asserts that the mind is the "software" that controls the brain's computer-like "hardware." This book presents a third hypothesis--one that boldly casts aside traditional explanations about inner mental states. And it does so by drawing on sources as diverse as Vonnegut and Heisenberg, not to mention imagined encounters with an entrancing, highly intelligent robot named Claire.

Founding his argument on the basics of quantum theory (randomness, thinglessness, and interconnectedness), Nick Herbert explores the intriguing hypothesis that, far from being a derivative phenomenon, mind is a fundamental process in its own right, as widespread and deeply embedded in nature as light or electricity. Elegantly written and startlingly original, Elemental Mind  offers a new approach to the riddle of consciousness that has challenged philosophers and scientists for centuries. Its implications are nothing short of revolutionary.

The Physics of Consciousness highly recommended

- Evan Harris Walker

2000

The next big and creative encounter between science and religion is shaping up precisely along the fault lines Evan Harris Walter explores in this very suggestive, well-crafted and highly readable book. But he is way ahead of the pack, and he is defining the very terms of that encounter. As a theologian and life-long student of religion I welcome his balanced tone and well-informed analysis. This is a book that simply cannot be ignored as the question of the 'meaning of life' becomes--as it surely will--more and more central.

Holotrophic Mind highly recommended

- Stanislov Grof, MD

1993

An exceptionally clear and readable introduction to the evolving psychology of the spirit, transpersonal psychology, this is one of the most exciting developments of our times. Grof is far and away one of the leading scientists exploring this field and this book makes his work accessible to all. -- Charles T. Tart, PhD ‚ 

The Adventure of Self-discovery highly recommended

- Stanislov Grof, MD

1998

Stanislov Grof presents the dimensions of consciousness and new perspectives in psychotherapy and inner explorations. It is 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.

Opening to the Infinite highly recommended

- Stephan A. Schwartz, PhD

2007

What's in this book:

  • An explanation of the relationship of nonlocal awareness with spiritual practice, creativity, and the modern mental martial art known as Remote Viewing, and what this tells us about our nature as human beings.
  • Clear, concise, explanations about what science hs to say about nonlocal awareness, and how on opens to it using scientifically validated protocols.
  • The importance of meditation inopening to nonlocal consciousness, as well as a technique for Western minds.
  • How to put these abilities to practical use in fields as diverse as business, medicine, and crime solving.
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Remote Viewing
The Modern Mental Martial Art
 

- Stephan A. Schwartz, PhD

2007

This book offers readers the first full and complete, scientifically based, clear simple instructions to guide anyone through a Remote Viewing experience in a way that is as rich as anything a person would experience in a laboratory. These instructions have been tested by literally hundreds of thousands of experiences over almost 30 years of laboratory and field research.

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Remote Viewing: The Gold Standard highly recommended

- Stephan A. Schwartz, PhD

2007

A complete course on the science, the history, the art, and the secrets of remote viewing from the masters of the craft. The course is presented by the masters of the craft: Hal Puthoff, Russell Targ, Ingo Swann, Stephan A. Schwartz, James Spottiswoode, Paul Smith, Skip Atwater, Dale Graff, Henry Reed, and Edgar Evans Cayce. All presented in broadcast quality digital video accompanied by rarely seen Remote Viewing images that mark the developments in the field. The course features the scientists, viewers, and military intelligence officers who created the field of Remote Viewing. There is nothing else like it available on the market today.

The Gold Standard Course comes with 15 discs (10 DVDs, 5 CDs) in three sturdy multi-disc volumes.

The Secret Vaults of Time  

- Stephan A. Schwartz, PhD

2001

The Secret Vaults of Time has become a classic, translated into foreign editions throughout the world--essential reading for anyone interested in what the human mind is really capable of doing.

Author and researcher Stephan Schwartz points out that the anomalous perception we cal psi my be seen as a manifestation of the process that Arthur Koestler called holon experiences--an inrushing of sense impressions and knowingness. In such experiences, individuals are informed and influenced--but they also do their own informing and influencing. Their interaction increasingly looks like a kind of entanglement shared by all consciousness, from single-celled organisms to humanity. It is usually described as a sense of connecting to a greater whole.

Schwartz suggests that remote viewing provides a way to explore access to the nonlocal mind and objectively evaluate its veracity. The Secret Vaults of Time provides fascinating true stories of one specialized use of remote viewing--to locate and then reconstruct archaeological sites.

Limitless Mind highly recommended

- Russell Targ, PhD

2006

For decades, the work of Russell Targ and other scientists has demonstrated that our minds have extraordinary abilities we are only beginning to understand. Learning to use these abilities--from remote viewing to precognition to intuitive medical diagnosis to distant healing--leads to a quiet mind, the experience of he interconnectedness of all beings, and, ultimately, the transformation of consciousness. This breakthrough book, based on two decades of research at the Stanford Research Institute and elsewhere, clearly presents the scientific support for remote viewing and the phenomenon of "nonlocality." It explains these phenomena in clear terms and offers practical, concrete steps you can take to guide you in your own experiences of remote viewing and distant healing. Even more important, Russell Targ shows us in these pages that timeless existence is real and has been experienced for centuries by those practicing meditation and remote viewing. Best of all, he gives us the tools to experience it for ourselves. ‚ 

Consciousness highly recommended

- Various Discussants

2002

In-depth discussions with twenty scientists on topics as diverse as quantum biophysics, nano-neuroscience, philosophy, meditation, metaphysics, dreaming, causation, and the paranormal, all of which are converging into the greatest exploration of all time, to understand just who or what we are.

Six high quality DVDs in a sturdy multi-disc case.

What the Bleep Do We Know!?
A Quantum Fable
highly recommended

- Actress Marlee Matlin et al

2004

WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW!?  is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed, not even dreamed of since Copernicus. It's a documentary. It's a story. It's mind-blowing special effects. This film plunges you into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated - where neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived by its protagonist - where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought.

Quantum Edition
highly recommended

- Actress Marlee Matlin et al

2004

This 3-DVD set includes the extended director's cut of the theatrical version of What the Bleep!? Down the Rabbit Hole and almost six hours of additional interviews.

book cover Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling
Volumes I, II & III
highly recommended

- Susanne K. Langer, PhD

1967,
1972,
1982

Spanning an astonishing range of disciplines--from aesthetics and ethnology to biochemistry and mathematics--the Essay demonstrates that the development of mind can be understood in terms of feeling.  It proposes the concept of act as basic to understanding the "great shift" from animal behavior to human mental processes.

"Of all the brilliant leading edge work by Susanne K. Langer, perhaps her most lasting contribution is her discovery of a new unit of measure, the "act, " a term she took from experimental and field biologists. Seeing its typical form in all dynamical activity, she worked out the details for using this form conceptually and to generalize in scientifically literal terms about mind, body, and the non-living environment without any need to switch logical terms or become metaphorical. Paradoxically, in so doing, she decoded the logic that motivates art, metaphor, and ritual.

"No other philosopher has so painstakingly combed such a breadth of fields with such depth of understanding. She has influenced workers in the arts, communication arts, social sciences, anthropology, and the sciences."

-- Gary Van Den Heuvel        

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