☆ Read ☆ From Science to God: A Physicist's Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness by Peter Russell ☆ I remember reading Chapter Seven online a few years before I purchased the book It completely shifted my world view and had me questioning everything I thought I knew If anything this book opens the eyes of those clouded by logic and science These words brought me to life from my deep atheistic thought and, among other writings, led me towards my current university studies This book is not for everyone, but those who can read objectively and openly will gain and from every page 5 STARS.
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Peter Russell offers an easy to understand work that describes his new paradigm of paradigms I was first enlightened by him through watching his video lecture, The Primacy of Consciousness , which I highly recommend His simplification that light may be the fundamental source of existence is a good starting point, but I don t think he is really saying that In my interpretation he seems to be saying that light is a good place to look to get closer to a fundamental source In the above video lecture, he presents another idea that may be profound There, he looks at the manifestation of light, but he also points out that all of known physics is a description of the fundamental quality of action In other words, although it may be helpful to equate the fundamental substance of consciousness with light, I think Russell is really saying that light is the manifestation of consciousness in this universe Consciousness may not be a substance, but it is a process If we add physicist David Bohm s ideas about an emergent universe, we may go a little further beyond what Russell is showing For me, Russell has been a great teacher and this is an excellent book with profound ideas But, Russell doesn t quite go far enough He doesn t explore how the fundamental process of consciousness that he believes creates our universe may be derived from an un emergent dimension of unified consciousness.
A very interesting concept and book it has put me onto consciousness as an area of exploration As a sometime process theologian I found it intriguing.
I remember reading Chapter Seven online a few years before I purchased the book It completely shifted my world view and had me questioning everything I thought I knew If anything this book opens the eyes of those clouded by logic and science These words brought me to life from my deep atheistic thought and, among other writings, led me towards my current university studies This book is not for everyone, but those who can read objectively and openly will gain and from every page 5 STARS.
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Peter Russell offers an easy to understand work that describes his new paradigm of paradigms I was first enlightened by him through watching his video lecture, The Primacy of Consciousness , which I highly recommend His simplification that light may be the fundamental source of existence is a good starting point, but I don t think he is really saying that In my interpretation he seems to be saying that light is a good place to look to get closer to a fundamental source In the above video lecture, he presents another idea that may be profound There, he looks at the manifestation of light, but he also points out that all of known physics is a description of the fundamental quality of action In other words, although it may be helpful to equate the fundamental substance of consciousness with light, I think Russell is really saying that light is the manifestation of consciousness in this universe Consciousness may not be a substance, but it is a process If we add physicist David Bohm s ideas about an emergent universe, we may go a little further beyond what Russell is showing For me, Russell has been a great teacher and this is an excellent book with profound ideas But, Russell doesn t quite go far enough He doesn t explore how the fundamental process of consciousness that he believes creates our universe may be derived from an un emergent dimension of unified consciousness.
A very interesting concept and book it has put me onto consciousness as an area of exploration As a sometime process theologian I found it intriguing.
As a young mathematician at Cambridge University Peter Russell had some deep, fundamental questions about the nature of the universe and he realized that math, or the sciences in general, could not adequately address his questions Leaving Cambridge on his quest for knowledge Peter studied with Indian sages and he became intrigued with religion, philosophy and even quantum physics Peter Russell uses his unique blend of life experiences to connect these seemingly diverse fields into one interconnected whole In the end, with his easy to understand approach, Peter does a fantastic job of leading the reader to see how the concepts of Science and God are not mutually exclusive and how indeed they are part of the same whole.
For those of you who are familiar with the basic principles of Quantum Physics, you will no doubt be familiar with the enigma physicists have known for decades At the most fundamental level of matter, the very fact of observation directly affects what s being observed Put another way, our consciousness actually shapes the reality we perceive Peter Russell does a fantastic job of making complex ideas and advanced scientific models easily understandable in simple, every day language and terms He shows the parallels between consciousness and the nature of light, while reflecting on the esoteric meaning of light in the world s many different religions A great read for those who have abandoned organized religion, but still seek a spiritual path as well as those who tend to be scientifically skeptically inclined while examining the esoteric claims and teachings the world over.
Peter Russell Went From Being A Strict Atheist And Scientist To Discovering A Profound Personal Synthesis Of The Mystical And The Scientific That Transition Is The Basis Of This Book In From Science To God, He Blends Physics, Psychology, And Philosophy To Reach A New Worldview In Which Consciousness Is A Fundamental Quality Of Creation Russell Shows How All The Ingredients For This Worldview Are In Place It Remains Only To Put The Pieces Together And Explore The New Picture Of Reality That Emerges Integrating A Deep Knowledge Of Science With His Own Experiences Of Meditation, Russell Arrives At A Universe Similar To That Described By Many Mystics One In Which The Inner And Outer Worlds No Longer Conflict The Bridge Between Them, He Shows, Is Light, And This Book Invites Readers To Cross That Bridge To Find New Meaning In God And A Deeper Significance In Spiritual Practice In a nutshell Russell proposes a paradigm shift from a materialist viewpoint, in which objective reality is made of time, space, and energy, to a consciousness viewpoint, in which reality is constructed by our collective consciousness and therefore subjective.
Consciousness is built in to the universe, and everything is made out of mindstuff, not physical stuff This paradigm would combine science and religion as two halves of humanity s collective search for truth.
I am fascinated by consciousness Nothing in the physical sciences predicts the phenomenon of consciousness Yet its reality is apparent to each and every one of us Qantum Physics is the only branch of science, I think, that has even a remote chance of exploring human consciousness and the realm of deep mind This book is a fantastic intro to this new field of study.
quick interesting read that left me eager to learn.
excellent up to india, about 1 2 way, then became just good because of lack of detail.
question exactly how does he meditate oe what did he learn in india and how can i repeat his lesson for myself followup topic experiential knowledge.



For those of you who are familiar with the basic principles of Quantum Physics, you will no doubt be familiar with the enigma physicists have known for decades At the most fundamental level of matter, the very fact of observation directly affects what s being observed Put another way, our consciousness actually shapes the reality we perceive Peter Russell does a fantastic job of making complex ideas and advanced scientific models easily understandable in simple, every day language and terms He shows the parallels between consciousness and the nature of light, while reflecting on the esoteric meaning of light in the world s many different religions A great read for those who have abandoned organized religion, but still seek a spiritual path as well as those who tend to be scientifically skeptically inclined while examining the esoteric claims and teachings the world over.
As a young mathematician at Cambridge University Peter Russell had some deep, fundamental questions about the nature of the universe and he realized that math, or the sciences in general, could not adequately address his questions Leaving Cambridge on his quest for knowledge Peter studied with Indian sages and he became intrigued with religion, philosophy and even quantum physics Peter Russell uses his unique blend of life experiences to connect these seemingly diverse fields into one interconnected whole In the end, with his easy to understand approach, Peter does a fantastic job of leading the reader to see how the concepts of Science and God are not mutually exclusive and how indeed they are part of the same whole.
In a nutshell Russell proposes a paradigm shift from a materialist viewpoint, in which objective reality is made of time, space, and energy, to a consciousness viewpoint, in which reality is constructed by our collective consciousness and therefore subjective.
Consciousness is built in to the universe, and everything is made out of mindstuff, not physical stuff This paradigm would combine science and religion as two halves of humanity s collective search for truth.
I am fascinated by consciousness Nothing in the physical sciences predicts the phenomenon of consciousness Yet its reality is apparent to each and every one of us Qantum Physics is the only branch of science, I think, that has even a remote chance of exploring human consciousness and the realm of deep mind This book is a fantastic intro to this new field of study.
quick interesting read that left me eager to learn.
excellent up to india, about 1 2 way, then became just good because of lack of detail.
question exactly how does he meditate oe what did he learn in india and how can i repeat his lesson for myself followup topic experiential knowledge.