Mind Before Matter: Vision of a New Science of Consciousness

Mind Before Matter: Vision of a New Science of Consciousness


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Materialism is the dominant worldview in the West today. But it is only one worldview, and it doesn't completely work, even, ironically, being gradually undermined by the science that gave rise to it. Containing the last unpublished writing of Pulitzer prize-winning author and scholar, the late John Mack, this anthology of essays from significant figures in the world of science and consciousness studies sketches the framework for a new model of realit—one based on the primacy of consciousness rather than of matter. It is a model we will need for survival on this planet. Mind Before Matter represents the first concerted salvo in a debate that could affect the worldview held by the modern, dominant culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846940576
Publisher: Iff Books
Publication date: 10/25/2007
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.57(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     1
Notes on the Contributors     2
Associate Editor's Notes: Paul Devereux     10
Prologue: Trish Pfeiffer: Purpose, Vision, and Inspiration     12
Introduction: John E. Mack: Why Worldviews Matter     17
Foreword: Larry Dossey: Nonlocal Mind: Why It Matters     19
Science     30
Introduction to the essays in this section     31
From Information to Transformation   Amit Goswami     34
Reductionism and Consciousness   Bernard Haisch     51
If All is Consciousness, What Then is My Body?   Mary F. Schmitt     64
The Living Universe: Toward a New Perceptual Paradigm   Duane Elgin     70
Elements of the New Concept of Consciousness   Ervin Laszlo     83
Prologue to a New Model of a Living Universe   Elisabet Sahtouris     95
Philosophy     110
Introduction to the essays in this section
Two Suitors: A Parable   Richard Tarnas     111
Individual Responsibility and the Wholeness of Consciousness: (A Conversation)   Neal Grossman     118
Two Stories - Conflicting Visions of the Human Possible   David C. Korten     138
The Power of Consciousness toTransform Politics   Corinne McLaughlin   Gordon Davidson     150
In the Beginning Was Consciousness   Seyyed Hossein Nasr     160
PSI     170
Introduction to the essays in this section     171
A Brief History of the Potential Future   Dean Radin     173
Consciousness and Parapsychology: A Thought Experiment   Michael Grosso     176
The Moveable Feast   Paul Devereux     186
The Transformational Perspective: An Emerging Worldview   Hank Wesselman     200
Communion     217
Introduction to the essays in this section
The Inner Net of the Heart: The Fractal Nature of Consciousness   Will Keepin     220
A Metaphysical Revolution? Reflections on the Idea of the Primacy of Consciousness   Anne Baring     238
Thoughts on a World in Which Consciousness is Reality   Rose von Thater-Braan     256
Communion   Christopher Bache     273

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