The more we know about reality, the more palpable its paradoxes become. The author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist believes that artistic interpretations of scientific ideas and theories offer science a new lens through which to see itself while also furthering our inquiry into the nature of consciousness.
Arts & Creativity
Daniel J. Levitin's astounding debut bestseller, This Is Your Brain on Music, enthralled and delighted readers as it transformed our understanding of how music gets in our heads and stays there. Now in his second New York Times bestseller, his genius for combining science and art reveals how music shaped humanity across cultures and throughout history.
There are archetypal patterns behind every material thing in the universe. A new holistic science that understands those patterns will help us resolve some of our most pressing environmental and social problems.
From full-length features to social consciousness documentaries, the landscape of film is being transformed by mission-driven artists who hope to change you and the world you live in.
Writer, producer, and "transmedia" consultant Kate McCallum surveys the mind-blowing intersection of brain science, digital technology, and the visual arts. From fractal biofeedback software to virtual-reality immersions, media makers today are crossing a threshold of creative expression as they explore new ways to engage human beings at deeper levels.
Western medicine's zealous preoccupation with technology, prescription drugs, and financial return has taken much of the healing out of health care. Citing research and his own experience with patients, poetry therapist John Fox offers another path; he shows how reading, hearing, and writing poems can be a healing catalyst and can transform people in profound ways.
ESP Ganzfeld study with exceptional population, students from Juilliard School in New York City. Twenty undergraduate Juilliard students each served as a receiver in a single telepathy Ganzfeld session. Juilliard students achieved a significant success rate of 50%, double the chance of expectation. Students of music demonstrated the most outstanding performance; six of the eight musicians obtained direct hits or 75%. As a group, the Juilliard students' performance was significantly superior to the PRL general population.
Logic, rationality and linear causation express a ‘particle’ perspective. These left brain modes of knowing reveal a material reality that occurs in discreet packages of information wherein sequence is paramount to meaning; A causes B. Synchronistic causation expresses a ‘wave’ perspective, revealing how reality occurs in fluid pulses. In the right brain synchronistic way of perceiving, information is co-present in time and meaning appears as a gestalt.
Writing is a great way to make sense of your life, and as we move towards our elder years we have an opportunity to harvest the meaning of our lives through writing our memoirs. Writing can be a grand adventure, a voyage of discovery. As you reflect on the most important dimensions of your life, you’ll gain new perspectives and insights. Moreover, because questing writers don’t know exactly what they’ll find until they write, you’re likely to surprise yourself. You’ll write both to discover and record your very essence – the inner workings of your soul.
There are many films that look at the dark, ugly, negative, violent, greedy sides of humanity, and there is no question that these dark elements seem to be part of human nature. But there are fewer films that shed light on the beautiful side of our nature—the side that consciously evolves, forgives, and loves. Spiritual films allow us to look at our humanity when we operate at our best, and Stephen Simon has made it his mission to make more of these types of films available.