Particles And Possibilities – A Brief Look at Quantum Reality

Monday, May 5th, 2008

In Newton’s mechanical view of the cosmos, the universe is thought of in terms of particles whose behavior can be known and predicted at any moment in time. It’s like balls on a pool table: If we have the information that describes the force of a ball as it strikes another (speed, angle, and so […]

Intention and Reality – The Ghost in the Machine Returns II

Monday, March 24th, 2008

To give a flavor for how the power of intention is being studied in the laboratory, let’s briefly consider two experiments recently conducted at IONS. The first explored the quantum observer effect – modern physics’ “skeleton in the closet” suggesting that consciousness is inextricably wound into the fabric of reality. Experienced meditators and nonmeditators were […]

Intention and Reality – The Ghost in the Machine Returns

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Few topics generate more false confidence or genuine bewilderment than the nature of consciousness. At scientific conferences, debates about the origins of consciousness – especially the purposeful, intentional aspects of consciousness – resemble professional wrestling matches more than sober academic affairs. Skeptics hold meetings where they fervently reinforce their belief that intentions (like consciousness) are […]

Sell Your Cleverness And Purchase Bewilderment

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Having a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing sounds easy until you think about how much conditioning has taken place in your life, and how many of your current thoughts were influenced by geography, the religious beliefs of your ancestors, the color of your skin, the shape of your eyes, the […]