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Is Consciousness Primary?

Perspectives from Founding Members of the
Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences1

Is Consciousness Primary?

Perspectives from Founding Members of the
Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences1

Edited by
Gary E. Schwartz, PhD
and
Marjorie H. Woollacott, PhD.

1Volume 1 in Advances in Postmaterialist Sciences Series
Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force…
We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind.
This Mind is the matrix of all matter.

Max Planck, PhD

Table of Content / Topics

 

  • Introduction: Gary Schwartz and Marjorie Woollacott, “Introduction to the Primacy of Consciousness Hypothesis
  • Chapter 1: Gary Schwartz, “How Do Scientists Change Their Minds? The Example of Survival of Consciousness Research”

Part I – Math, Physics and Consciousness

  • Chapter 2: Dean Radin, “Rational Magic”
  • Chapter 3: Edward Close, “The Mathematical Unification of Space, Time, Energy and Consciousness”
  • Chapter 4: Menas Kafatos, “Bridging the Perceived Gap Between Science and Metaphysics: The Primacy of Consciousness and Experience”

Part II – Neuroscience and Consciousness

  • Chapter 5: Mario Beauregard, “Elementary Mind”
  • Chapter 6: Marjorie Woollacott, “What do Near-Death and Meditation Experiences Tell Us About the Primacy of Consciousness?”
  • Chapter 7: Julia Mossbridge, “How I Quit Worrying about the Brain and Learned to the Love the Mind”

Part III – Psychology, Psychiatry and Consciousness

  • Chapter 8: Stephan Schwartz, “Why Isn’t Consciousness a Fundamental in Science and What is Reality?”
  • Chapter 9: Diane Powell, “Beyond Madness and Materialism: A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Extraordinary Experiences of Consciousness”
  • Chapter 10 Lisa Miller, “Only Way Forward; Consciousness as Primary”
  • Chapter 11 Larry Dossey, “Postmaterial Medicine, Health, and Healing”