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The oneness/otherness mystery

the synthesis of science and mysticism

1st ed.

Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers in Delhi .
Written in English

About the Edition

Most of the book is viewable on Google Books. Quotes from distinguished authors about it are posted on the website under the free draft intro chapters from my forthcoming book "The Brainstem Brainwaves of Atman-Brahman". O/OM was originally intended as a 'cosmology' written in verse describing the Individual's relation to his greater 'wholes' right up to the level of the cosmos. Whilst writing explanatory essays for the poetry, I identified the physical correlate of the Divine Light of Pure Consciousness (a.k.a. Atman, Cit, Godhead, Buddha Nature, Christ, Light of Cosmic Wisdom (Sophia) Nous, Al Haqq etc.) with a brain process known to all Medics - the brainwaves from the brainstem Reticular Formation known as the Reticular Activating System. I then went on to show how the whole of Western Physicalist Science is a set of limited abstractions describing regular spatiotemporal phenomena. The Bigger, Deeper Transcendentalist core picture of Indian Yogic Mysticism based on the Primacy of Consciousness swallows up the Western picture and can also account for Consciousness, Creativity, Inspiration, and the paranormal psychic phenomena and unexplained paradoxes of Quantum Physics which transcend the limitations of Physicalist Ontology.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [635]-639) and index.


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B131 .B52237 1999

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xx, 677 p. ;
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