An exploration of the interconnections and implications of quantum field theory and the Higgs discovery in the light of the Buddhist metaphysics of emptiness. Quantum fields as aspects of Buddhist 'emptiness'. The necessity of cognitive aspects within quantum fields of reality. The Higgs discovery as the complete demise of materialist ideology. Enlightenment as the ultimate and direct experience of the immaterial, spiritual nature of the cognitive aspect of the quantum fields of the process of reality.
Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research ("JCER," http: //www.jcer.com) is a publication in which scientists, philosophers and other learned scholars publish their research results and express their views on the nature, origin and mechanism of consciousness. In doing so, we hope that one day we will be able to arrive at a genuine science of consciousness. This is JCER Volume 2 Issue 8 first published in November 2011. It is a Focus Issue on The Possibility of Metaphysical Knowledge and Insight edited by Graham P. Smetham and contains following Articles: (1) The Possibility of Metaphysics; (2) The Matter of Mindnature: Bell's Theorem Tolls for Dogmatic 'Middle Way' Scepticism and Rings Out for 'Experimental Metaphysics' and'Quantum Mindnature'; (3) Taking the 'Meta' out of Physics: A Response to Graham Smetham's 'The Matter of Mindnature'; (4) The 'Epiontic' Dependently Originating Process of Cyclic Existence According to Early Buddhist Metaphysics; (5) The Quantum Truth of the Buddhist Metaphysics of the 'Two Truths' or 'Two Realities'; (6) What Is Reality in a Holographic World? and (7) The Virtual Reality Conjecture.
An exploration of the implications of the meeting of Quantum Physics and Buddhist metaphysics for our understanding of paranormal phenomenon. The quantum nature of telepathy. The quantum truth of rebirth. The holographic principle and enlightenment. Advanced states of consciousness in Buddhist jhana meditation and the psychology of Abraham Maslow. The misleading ideas of Brian Cox and Jim Al-Khalali. Michael Mensky's Quantum Concept of Consciousness. . . . and much more. . . .
An investigation into the materialist madness of Darwinian views of evolution. Further investigation of modern quantum and evolutionary-developmental discoveries shows the Darwinian evolutionary worldview is incorrect, and a non-theistic Intelligent Design operating from the quantum level is correct. This leads to the exploration of the view that the universe is a self-perceiving organism employing sentient beings as its perceiving agents.
Reach beyond space and time. Mingle the magic and wisdom of ancient societies with the hard science of modern quantum physics. Grasp the full depth of a many-dimensional instant universe described with geometry based on a world vision seen through the eyes of traditional cultures. The momentum of reality is in essence a "point of view" that includes all phenomenal objects and all forms of energy-as well as cognition, emotions, the laws of physics, the flow of time, the individuated self and causality. All of this exists, but in a much different fashion than how we typically understand it to be. However, it can be understood using a "different physics" based on ancient world views. "Beyond th...