Two books that could transform your understanding of reality:
Breath of the Cosmos: The physics of material reality as never before - in beautiful pictures and flowing poetry.
Tapestry of Light: A radically new, but ages old, perspective on the nature of material reality. A layman's view of the scientific issues.
In these books Dr Grahame Blackwell presents, in two quite different styles, his findings from ten years of scientific investigation and careful mathematical analysis. (No maths in either book.)
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Grahame Blackwell started his career developing highly specialised computer software for evaluation of experimental aircraft flight trials. He later moved into a full-time university post, in which he undertook a number of research projects. In 1991 he completed his PhD on intelligent computer-based control systems.
In 1996 Dr Blackwell was asked to lead the university's team in a major pan-European research & development project, investigating strategies for the next generation of telecommunications services - what is now known as 3G. This brought him into contact with research and industry leaders in this field from the UK, Finland, France, Holland, Greece and Italy.
It also brought him into contact with the complex world of radiocommunications, technologically highly advanced but based on science that is still not well understood. The physics of electromagnetic wave propagation is still very much a 'work in progress', with various unanswered questions and unresolved paradoxes. A real challenge for anyone with an inquiring mind.
Having a background in mathematics and an insatiable thirst for problem-solving, Grahame Blackwell adopted his usual approach in such situations - right back to basic principles and original sources. He studied Einstein's early monographs on Theories of Special and General Relativity; he worked through texts on tensor calculus (central to General Relativity); he read up on electromagnetic field theory (including notably Maxwell's Equations); he also studied Quantum Mechanics, particle physics and associated subjects.
His lifelong love of nature found him spending many hours, walking or simply sitting by a stream or under a tree, absorbing the numerous messages coming from the natural environment around his home in the heart of Dartmoor. Taken together, maths, science and nature combined to provide a rich source of data in the search for the answer to the ultimate question: What's going on here?
The picture presented by this line of inquiry has unfolded into a quite remarkable and beautifully consistent new perspective on material reality. This perspective embraces all of the major imponderables thrown up by the conventional view with no loose ends to be explained away or left hanging. The two books publicised on this website (here) provide a distillation of his initial findings on that journey of discovery, in two quite different forms - both totally scientific, but appealing to right- and left-brained viewpoints respectively.
Dr Blackwell continues to unwrap yet further the layers of this multidimensional view of reality, each layer providing additional confirmation of the consistency and beauty of this new paradigm and its intimate relationship to the world of our day-to-day experience. His aim is to share this new perspective with all, technical and non-technical, who are open to a radically new take on the nature of the cosmos that sees beyond the limitations of particle-oriented language and perception.
He anticipates that this perspective will open up substantial new fields of discovery literally invisible to those unable to assimilate the new perception that it brings. It also inevitably forms a bridge between conventional science and what is broadly termed 'spirituality', as it takes us significantly closer to the source (capitalised or not, according to personal views) of all being. This in no way diminishes the significance of either of these two concepts, rather it gives both more weight since they are complementary aspects of the same picture.
Grahame also enjoys singing, water sports and walking - and the occasional glass of cider.