From the award-winning NPR religion correspondent comes a fascinating investigation of how science is seeking to answer the question that has puzzled humanity for generations: Can science explain God?
The Japanese koan embraces the unknown and makes an ally of doubt, leaving the conditioned mind behind.
If we pause long enough, we can hear, above the din of our planet's rapid globalization and technological advancement, the quiet voices of spiritual leaders from ancient faiths. Middle East historian Yvonne Seng asks, What can these modern Desert Fathers with their long history of survival advise us on the future of our planet? Her intellectual quest rapidly becomes a personal journey that turns her Western training and perceptions on their head.
Radical Knowing is a radical reassessment of what we mean by "consciousness" and how we experience it in relation to others, showing the importance of integrating different ways of knowing—such as feeling and intuition, reason and the senses—in our approach to life.
The hopeful teaching of this book is that while everybody suffers, most of this suffering is unnecessary—it can be overcome. The legacy of Aristotle is that we think that things must be either true or untrue. Thus we tend to think in terms of polarities: good or evil, right or wrong, Democrat or Republican. This friend-or-foe approach may seem to make life easier, but Russell Targ and J. J. Hurtak in The End of Suffering, assert that this worldview only increases our experience of suffering.
What motivates altruism? How essential is the phenomenon of altruism to the human experience? Is altruism readily accessible to the ordinary person? In The Altruistic Species, Andrew Michael Flescher and Daniel L. Worthen explore these questions through the lenses of four disciplinary perspectives—biology, psychology, philosophy, and religion. In the course of their investigation, they make an extended argument for the existence of altruism against competing theories that construe all ostensible cases of benevolence as self-interest in disguise.
Dean Radin, Senior Scientist at The Institute of Noetic Sciences, argues that telepathy is real, and suggests that quantum mechanics may ultimately provide an explanation of how it works.
This paper was originally published in Think, a journal of The Royal Institute of Philosophy, and appears here by their permission.
Global Mind Change startles us into reconsidering the role of consciousness in major areas of human concern: science and education, spirituality and consciousness research, health and healing, psychology and psychotherapy, economics and management. Revolutions are generally thought of as large-scale, bloody upheavals involving whole countries and societies. But there are quieter revolutions that begin in the individual mind and create the kind of change that may be even more significant. By deliberately changing their internal image of reality, people are transforming the world.
The late Indian philosopher and yogi on the empirical self, the transcendental self, and the limits of our educational institutions.
The story we tell ourselves about the origins of the universe determines to a great extent the purpose and meaning of our lives.