1895: The Dynamics of Mind

by Henry Wood reprinted from ARENA, #LXIII February, 1895 In the light of recent psychical demonstrations, it has been said that thoughts are things, perhaps a more exact statement would be that they are forces. In physical science, the present trend of teaching is distinctly from the former accepted atomic basis, which included the solidity and potency of matter, towards a hypothesis in which energy is regarded as the underlying principle of all phenomena. Thus the atom, which has never been discovered, and is not likely to be, is no longer recognized as the real unit in the physical economy, energy being now accepted as the primal starting point. Manifestations to our senses, which we call light, heat and sound, are only differentiated modes of vibratory forces. Primal energy, unitary in its essence, and always conserved in the aggregate, takes on, to us, one of several qualitative appearances, according […] Read More

1948: CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE ONLY REALITY

This is going to be a very practical Course. Therefore, I hope that everyone in this class has a very clear picture of what he desires, for I am convinced that you can realize your desires by the technique you will receive here this week in these five lessons. That you may receive the full benefit of these instructions, let me state now that the Bible has no reference at all to any persons who ever existed or to any event that ever occurred upon earth. The ancient storytellers were not writing history but an allegorical picture lesson of certain basic principles which they clothed in the garb of history, and they adapted these stories to the limited capacity of a most uncritical and credulous people. Throughout the centuries we have mistakenly taken personifications for persons, allegory for history, the vehicle that conveyed the instruction for the instruction, and […] Read More

1999: Thought Power

By Sri Swami Sivananda A DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY PUBLICATION Sixth Edition: 1997 (2,000 Copies) World Wide Web (WWW) Edition : 1999 WWW site: HTTP://WWW.SHIVANANDADLSHQ.ORG/ This WWW reprint is for free distribution © The Divine Life Trust Society Published By THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY P.O. Shivanandanagar—249 192 Distt. Tehri-Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh, Himalayas, India.                    CONTENTS   PUBLISHERS’ NOTE PREFACE 1. THOUGHT POWER—ITS PHYSICS AND ITS PHILOSOPHY Thought Excels Light in Speed The Medium Through Which Thoughts Travel The Ether of Space Registers Thoughts Thoughts Are Living Things Thoughts Are Finer Forces Thoughts As Wireless Messages Thoughts Are Tremendous Powers Thought-waves and Thought-transference Marvels of Thought-vibrations Diversity of Thought-vibrations Conservation of Thought-energy The Cell-theory and the Thoughts Primal Thought and Modern Science Radium and the Rare Yogi Thought—Its Weight, Size and Shape Thought—Its Form, Its Name and Colour Thought—Its Power, Workings and Uses […] Read More

2000: Intuition: Consciousness and the “Theory of Everything”

Connections Through Time,   Issue 6: January – March 2000 Can the reality of consciousness be included in a fundamental theory of our universe?   Physicists recognize that superstring theory is not intended to be a theory of “Everything” as often characterized in the popular press.   It is, however, a powerful unifying theory that might explain some very fundamental aspects of our universe in a deeper and potentially far-reaching manner.   For example, the idea that there are more “dimensions” than the 3-space and 1-time possibly opens the way for consciousness to be included in an expanded theory that accounts for the scientific measurements of precognition and other intuitive realities. The avenue is open for a truly unifying model that treats time in a very different fashion.   Here are some quotes from an article by K.C. Cole, Science Writer, in the Los Angeles Times, 16 November 1999, entitled, “Time, Space Obsolete in New View of Universe”. “The […] Read More

2001: The Eight-fold Model of Human Consciousness – Reality

from Exo-Psychology by Dr. Timothy Leary Ph.D Exo-psychology suggests that there are as many realities as there are neuro-anatomical structures for transceiving signals. As the seven neuro-anatomical circuits unfold, so do seven broad classes of reality¹. 1. The First Reality, Bio-cellular, is the imprinted-conditioned world of the infant perpetuated in the viscerotonic survival techniques of the adult. 2. The Second Reality, Locomotor-muscular, is the imprinted-conditioned world of the crawling, brawling, walking child perpetuated in the emotional-political techniques of the adult. 3. The Third Reality, mediated by the left cortex, is the imprinted-conditioned world of the child learning to manipulate langyral-manual symbols and perpetuated in the linguistic-technology of the adult. 4. The Fourth Reality is the imprinted-conditioned world of social-sexual, domestic responsibility. 5. The Fifth Reality, Body Consciousness is the reception by the body of direct, natural signals uncensored by survival imprints and selectively aware of the demands of gravity. 6. The Sixth Reality is the imprint of the nervous system of […] Read More

2001: Timothy Leary’s Eight Circuits of Consciousness

From Robert Anton Wilson‘s Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati Tunnel-Realities and Imprints Let’s try Dr. Leary’s perspective on these mysteries.      To understand neurological space, Dr. Leary assumes that the nervous system consists of eight potential circuits, or “gears,” or mini-brains. Four of these brains are in the usually active left lobe and are concerned with our terrestrial survival; four are extraterrestrial, reside in the “silent” or inactive right lobe, and are for use in our future evolution. This explains why the right lobe is usually inactive at this stage of our development, and why it becomes active when the person ingests psychedelics. We will explain each of the eight “brains” briefly. I. THE BIO-SURVIVAL CIRCUIT This invertebrate brain was the first to evolve (2 to 3 billion years ago) and is the first activated when a human infant is born. It programs perception onto an either-or grid divided […] Read More

2011: Existence or Consciousness is the only reality

December 23, 2011 Happiness All beings desire happiness always, happiness without a tinge of sorrow. At the same time, everybody loves himself best. The cause for this love is only happiness. So, that happiness must lie in oneself. Further, that happiness is daily experienced by everyone in sleep, when there is no mind. To attain that natural happiness one must know oneself. For that, Self-Enquiry ‘Who am I?’ is the chief means. Consciousness Existence or Consciousness is the only reality. Consciousness plus waking we call waking. Consciousness plus sleep we call sleep. Consciousness plus dream, we call dream. Consciousness is the screen on which all the pictures come and go. The screen is real, the pictures are mere shadows on it. Mind Mind is a wonderful force inherent in the Self. That which arises in this body as ‘I’ is the mind. When the subtle mind emerges through the […] Read More

2012: Losing your mind? Upload your brain and gain eternal life

A doctoral student at McGill says computers could help humans achieve immortality. While the scenario may sound like an episode of the X-Files, Randal Koene envisions a network of uploaded brains. The question is, who gets a shot at prolonged life? by Kathy Zucca Despite medical advances, humans are still subject to the law of aging; at some point our bodies break down and we die. But death may not always be the end result. The latest in humanity’s quest for prolonged life involves scanning brain tissue and creating an equivalent representation of the mind. Though still in the theoretical stages Mind Uploading, also known by the more technical term “Whole Brain Emulation,” could one day allow people to continue living long after their human body has degenerated and ceased to function.Randal Koene, a doctoral student in Psychology at McGill university, has long been fascinated by the idea that […] Read More

2012: The Elusivity of Nature and the Mind-matter problem

ABSTRACT This paper examines the processes involved in attempting to capture the subtlest aspects of nature by the scientific method and argues on this basis that nature is fundamentally elusive and may resist grasping by the methods of science. If we wish to come to terms with this resistance, then a shift in the direction of taking direct experience into account may be necessary for science’s future complete development. Paper What is matter and what is mind? Ren’e Descartes regarded these entities as being of totally different orders and completely separate from each other, although nowadays the conventional view is to consider mind function as reducible to the behaviour of matter. In this paper I want to propose a new theme in the mind-matter problem, with an approach that considers what I shall call the elusivity or elusive quality of nature. The fundamental idea is that nature at large […] Read More