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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Benefits of Transfinite Awareness
Understanding of the structure of the universe makes possible scientific and technological developments that couldn't even be imagined without that knowledge.
Before Hertz discovered the non-visible frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum, TV and radio, mobile phones, even microwave ovens, were simply not conceivable, let alone feasible. Who knows what totally unimagined forms of communication, transportation, energy supply or materials science might emerge from the quantum void in the light of new understanding? New insights into gravitation could give technology a real lift, while a clear grasp of nonlocality could lead to spinoffs that are truly out of this world!
One thing is certain: without this awareness we are subject to an environment that we don't really understand, we will never experience the wonders that are possible; with this awareness we are masters of our own destiny.
With all our present scientific knowledge we know next to nothing about certain aspects of our own reality. The nature of thought, for example, is pretty much a closed book in today's science library.
The visionary scientist R. Buckminster Fuller (inventor of the geodesic dome) was of the view that thought was a form of electromagnetic radiation, and firmly believed in transmission of thoughts across space - telepathy. Plenty of evidence indicates that simply observing a quantum event changes its outcome, it's generally accepted that the observer in a quantum experiment is an integral part of that process.
A greater understanding of the fundamental nature of reality would undoubtedly shed light on the issue of thought - what it is and what is the nature of its interaction with the material world. This in turn could lead to possibilities that are beyond imagining, abilities that would seem like magic to us now.
The spiritual aspect of our being is the essence of each one of us, giving meaning to every other facet of the person we each call 'me'. Whatever our beliefs, every one of us has a view on the nature of our spiritual existence - even if for some of us that view is that there's no such thing.
There's no doubt that for a great many people the material realm evokes a sense of wonder, of awe, whether it be at the intricate beauty and delicate scent of a flower or at the glory of the star-filled night sky. An understanding of the reality behind these mental images and impressions not only increases that sense of awe immeasurably, it also gives an insight into the why and how of that reality. Why does it exist? How was, and is, it brought into being? What, if any, is our part in this ongoing process? And, not least, who are we?
The entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi bears the inscription: "Know Thyself". Awareness of self beyond the senses, beyond the finite, is the beginning of self-knowing.
"Millions of years ago certain species were faced with an increasingly hostile and inhospitable environment. This threat, coupled with a healthy dose of curiosity, prompted some of them to break through the surface tension onto the land.
Had they not done so, evolution would have been stopped in its tracks
- but evolution will not be stopped."
"Today we (the human species) are being prodded with a very sharp stick
to break through the surface tension of consciousness.
Evolution will not be stopped."
Dr Grahame Blackwell, at a talk by Peter Russell
St John's Church, Totnes, 17th January 2007