Let There Be Light: Physics, Philosophy and the Dimensional Structure of Consciousness

Let There Be Light: Physics, Philosophy and the Dimensional Structure of Consciousness

Let There Be Light: Physics, Philosophy and the Dimensional Structure of Consciousness

Let There Be Light: Physics, Philosophy and the Dimensional Structure of Consciousness

Synopsis

Consciousness is dimensionally structured. Nobody 'has' consciousness. Instead, everybody is 'in' consciousness. Building on the work of Samuel Avery, the book presents a new myth and paradigm for understanding consciousness, exploring the connections between consciousness, physics, quantum mechanics, myth, and meditation.Author Stephen Hage says, 'My intent is to provide a template readers can use to more clearly understand how the universe works and why, even though matter appears to truly exist, its existence cannot be scientifically proven. It explores enigmas in physics which still exist and cannot be satisfactorily explained. It explains why the Dimensional Structure of Consciousness is a new paradigm upon which a new myth can be constructed to help better understand how the universe works as Copernicus did when he shattered the myth that the sun orbits the earth rather than the other way around.The style is conversational and friendly; the book is intended to be valuable for intelligent lay readers interested in the subjects of consciousness, physics, quantum mechanics, philosophy, metaphysics, myth and meditation; and the deep and meaningful connections between those areas of inquiry.

Excerpt

This book is a meditation on and an appreciation of Samuel Avery’s Transcendence of the Western Mind. My intent is to illuminate some of the concepts and ideas he presented in a style that—if I’m successful—will be relatively easy to understand. That’s a tall order given that in Transcendence of the Western Mind, Avery presents a new myth useful for understanding why matter, as we have come to appreciate it, doesn’t truly exist. For most Westerners, the suggestion that matter doesn’t exist is so absurd they aren’t even willing to consider it. But, what makes his argument so powerful and convincing is, in presenting us with a new myth he doesn’t simply present it de novo. Instead he insists on including the physics associated with all the ideas he presents without resorting to mathematics and mathematical formulas which make most people’s eyes glaze over the moment they see them. in that respect, I have followed Avery’s lead.

For Westerners, the mindset that governs understanding of how the universe works is tied directly to the ideas and myths created by Rene Descartes. He believed that matter exists and helped shape our ideas regarding consciousness with his famous declaration cogito ergo sum—I think, therefore I am. We picked up that ball and ran with it which explains why we believe the cup we see sitting on the table is really out there because, after all, we can see it and touch it and, if we wish, do things with it like drink coffee.

Our Cartesian imprinting is very strong, so strong that most scientists believe that matter truly exists. But, interestingly, especially for scientists and particularly for physicists, to their dismay they have discovered it is impossible to scientifically prove that matter exists.

This raises a host of interesting and difficult questions like, if scientists cannot prove that matter exists, why is it that I have no trouble seeing and manipulating objects I assume are composed of matter? For most people this isn’t a big deal because they assume matter exists and that it’s just crazy to deny it exists.

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