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Part 2 : An Interview with Rob Bryanton of Imagining the 10th Dimension – What the Bleep style thinking & the Bicameral Mind

1 May

There’s a meme of growing popularity, largely due to the success of the film What the Bleep Do We Know, that can be summed like this: We create reality through conscious observation. What we choose to think, decide, and observe has a literal input into the creation of the reality around us. You write on […]

Part 3 : An Interview with Rob Bryanton of Imagining the 10th Dimension – ghosts and science fiction

1 May

Let me quote the following paragraph from page 122: “Regardless of the position that mainstream science takes on the topic, a huge percentage of the general population have had personal experiences which show them that the idea of reading minds, “catching vibes”, supernatural connections to dead loved ones, or even just the positive effects of […]

Part 4 : An Interview with Rob Bryanton of Imagining the 10th Dimension – drugs and the tenth dimension

1 May

The forum on your website has a section devoted to altered states and the use of psychoactive substances. Why do you think so many people make the connection between the ideas in your book and the altered states available to us through drug use? What role, if any, has the use of psychoactive substances played […]

Part 5 : An Interview with Rob Bryanton of Imagining the 10th Dimension – Dreams and the Ten Dimensions

1 May

I was curious to know that some of your songs reference the world of lucid dreaming. In fact, this is what led me to reading your book. What thoughts do you have on the idea that dreams occur in parallel universes and other timelines and realities that are contained within the 10th dimension? Do you […]

An excerpt from the The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

22 Apr

Yesterday I was at Whole Foods drinking a Yuengling and reading The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche in the outside cafe. This book is the best I’ve found so far on Buddhism – especially because it intertwines an understanding of quantum physics and neuroscience into a Buddhist framework for understanding the mind and […]

The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot: a book review

14 Mar

Photo by Argonne National Laboratory

  With the Holographic Universe, Michael Talbot has succeeded in creating a wonderful book of what I call mind candy. He pieces together an explanation for events, experiences, and phenomena that have no accepted explanation – or even an acceptance of existing – by modern science. Ironically, at base, his explanation is rooted in the […]

The Biological Basis of Mysticism? | A review of DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman

12 Mar

As you’re well aware of, I’m a geek for questions about consciousness. I love to think about issues such as understanding and defining experience, the nature of reality, the essence of the spiritual experience from both a physical and mental standpoint, and so on. So when I stumbled upon a book with the title of […]

Exploring The Dreaming Universe with Fred Alan Wolf

28 Oct

This book is one hell of a ride. I kept scratching my head, wondering to myself just what the hell this book is ultimately about. Wolfs writing is expansive and wide-reaching, and he is not scared to venture into speculative conclusions as he speaks about near death experiences, lucid dreams, God, quantum physics, the Aboriginal […]