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LATEST DIALOGUES The Reality of Consciousness, Peter Russell

Wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, the collapse of the wave function, and entanglement all point to awareness being an intrinsic aspect of reality. Yet we are still trying to understand them in terms of a worldview that believes the real world to be that of space, time, and matter, and relegates consciousness to some artifact of brain processes.

Yet the one thing of which we are certain is that we are aware. And it is the one thing the current worldview cannot account for. is profound anomaly will ultimately lead to the full paradigm shift to which contemporary physics is, unwittingly, pointing.

With consciousness as primary, everything remains the same and everything changes. Mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry are unchanged. What changes is our assumption as to what they are describing. They are not describing the unfolding of a physical world, but the unfolding of a universal self-aware eld. We are led to the conclusion that the entire cosmos is a vast eld of knowing, knowing itself, and in that knowing creating for itself the appearance of a material world. Why then don’t we see it that way? Why does the material world appear devoid of consciousness?

From the deep pools of Eastern wisdom, to the fast-paced rapids of the West, Peter Russell has mastered many fields, and synthesized them with consummate artistry. Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter brings a sharp, critical mind to the challenge of self-awakening. The next great frontier of human exploration, he shows, is not outer space, but inner space—the development of the human mind.

He has degrees in theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science from the University of Cambridge in England, and has written ten books in this area, including The Global Brain Awakens, Waking Up in Time, and most recently, From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness.

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3 Responses to “The Reality of Consciousness, Peter Russell”

  1. November 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm, Christian Vogel said:

    E=mc² is the same concept as father, son and
    holy spirit. Energy was created by the same idea like “god” and this
    idea is: “Where there is an effect, there must be a cause” Energy, as
    well as “god” or bigbang are out of nothing(Buddha-> emptyness) – formed by our minds collectively to matter. We have to look at E=mc² only a little different
    than Einstein did. c is not only the speed of light, it is LIGHT( to
    enlighten us). RT and QT fit together very well if we see c as light
    because QM is energy, particle and wave(of light). It is so obvious in
    all our languages how light and spirit(or consciousness or inspiration
    or intuition) correspond.

    We can see “god” as an entity of souls with no hierarchy – as energy
    has no hierarchy and humanity as a group of embodied souls representing
    and self organizing earth as part of a much bigger energy/father/soul
    realm. The problem of sciences is that they think they were objective
    and could measure something, but the process of measuring is already the
    next process of creation. It is like we would try to measure a ruler
    with a ruler, bending it to use the scale of the end of the ruler to
    measure the scale at the beginning of the ruler. What we get is a
    curvatured and this is the reason why space and time seem to be

    There is one more analogy to the christian trinity in sciences. It is
    in electricity as I=U/R U, the voltage is the potential energy and
    power and I(Ampere) is the loading we get depending on the resistance
    R(Ohm) of the medium where the currency is transmitted.

    As human beings we also tend to resist to the reality that we are
    energy, mind and matter and that it is our job to control planet earth
    by self control and not to think “We are God”

  2. February 23, 2015 at 9:44 pm, Shaikh Raisuddin said:

    Very good coverage of subject with all aspects of views.

    CHANGE slipped from his detail attention which is the cause of awareness.

    HIERARCHY of consciousness was missed.

    Discreetness is property of matter. Identity is representation of discreetness. So consciousness is discrete and collective both like that of a baby and her carrying pregnant mother. Consciousness is localised by boundary of matter. There is no out of body experience.

    Consciousness is temporal. Was Alexender the Great aware of Internet? Had he flown by aircraft.

    This is from my Interface Theory of Consciousness.

  3. June 25, 2015 at 9:18 am, vera nova said:

    Peter Russells’ QUESTIONS ARE FUNDAMENTAL. The answers for Why we see only illusions of realities, are hidden far beyond what we call “consciousness” and its theatrical, very shallow spectacles put together by our playful perceptions, whether they are mundane or scientific .

    However, I do not believe that AWARENESS can exist beyond our minds on its own. I understand that AWARENESS is a unique “production” of each individual mind, an individual form of life, identifying or manifesting its unique existence. AWARENESS is our ability to specifically react towards our ever changing environments.

    We All constantly Interact, within and without, but this does not mean that we may share the same realities, or the same awareness, even if they seem similar.

    The missing foundation for our knowledge of all kinds, is Heraclitus FLUX, or the existence of the forever irreversible, unrepeatable, asymmetrical, unbalanced, entirely new and different world, in which we keep Changing in every Instant, along with our minds and bodies, our memories, thoughts and ideas. ENDLESS CHANGE is one of the laws of mighty nature that is after all “things” and events, and after all our scientific famous laws and concepts.

    I do have some uncommon suggestions explaining the most fascinating (in my modest opinion) Nature’s Mechanism of perceiving, which is greatly responsible for How we remain to be our individual Selfs in these unthinkable conditions of FLUX, and Why FLUX is the most vital source of Life and its continuity.

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