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The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness: A Physical Basis for Immaterialism

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"The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness deserves intimate study and appraisal. The author points out, and rightly, that 'further progress of science depends upon a transcendence of the material world.'" -- Shyama Charan Dubey, Vedic Research Institute

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The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness             My first book. 
We touch physical objects at the same locations in space and time as we see, hear, smell, or taste them.  This could be because they are "out there," in a physical reality external to conscious experience, waiting to be perceived, or it could be that material substance does not exist, and perceptual consciousness is dimensionally structured into sensory realms.  Dimensions are sensory potentials - what we actually experience in any realm we potentially experience in all of them.  It is much easier to understand the enigmas of relativity theory and quantum mechanics in this manner, with the concept of matter out of the way,
            This book was inspired largely by mediation experience, but is written for and from the western scientific point of view. 
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Samuel Avery, Publisher (December 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964629100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964629103
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #455,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book has pride of place on my shelf. As a neurochemist with 30 years experience in the sciences I have always been interested in consciousness and its relationship to reality. This book tackles this subject head on, and wins me over!

The book will not be easy reading for everyone. Those without a background in this area may find certain passages heavy going. Knowledge or physics is not assumed. However, without some background knowledge of the philosophy of the New Physics, some of the statements in this book have to be taken on faith. Still the book is about consciousness and how its dimensional structure is created, not theoretical physics.

The message in the book is simple and is one that has been stated in many other books. What distinguishes this book from many others is that it discards the usual waffle and mystic lingo and concentrates on a simple description of how consciousness evolves to create a dimensional view of reality. From this view comes our concept of space, time and matter... all products of awareness.

You may find this book difficult to understand if you have not read other books on the subject, or if you take conscious experience or reality at "face value". As a neurobiologist, I am well aware how the brain is able to build its own view of reality. Try reading some of the works of Douglas E. Harding first before reading this book, if you feel that would help. At any rate, the book is short, so there is little to be lost by reading it.

Every scientist should read this book. Reading it should make them ask the question, "what does it mean to discover some new scientific fact?"
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This book leads beyond the basic immateriality of the universe as posited by particle physics and quantum mechanics. His thesis is that consciousness is the basis of everything and he has an interesting theory of dimensionality in its various ramifications. Most of the books on modern physics do not explore any theory of consciousness at all, so this one is a refreshing and interesting change. I recommend it highly to all those
interested in philosophy and physics.
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Being well trained in Quantum Relativity some years ago, I am no stranger to Quantum Physics nor Relativity. Consciousness was always a main topic for me as well. I found this book to be consistent with science and philosophy. It is a well presented argument for what the title implies, a structure of consciousness. However; it leaves the age old difficult problem of what consciousness is unaddressed. Perhaps rightly so. Anyone who would profess to know what consciousness is, would be a fool or a liar in my opinion. The "hard" problem of consciousness remains the "hard" problem. However, how it functions without referring to what it is, is well described in this book.
Many without a good background in quantum theory and relativity would find the scientific explanations perhaps too difficult to understand or appreciate. But, if you want an explanation of how consciousness works, and you are willing to understand the physics of it, I recommend this book.
I have also studied and tried many things in this world, and oddly enough, the author's conclusions are quit similar to some of Scientology's main anxioms. This may sound surprising to many, however, truth comes from many sources, not one.
The origin of consciousness and mankind, remain what they are, our great mystery. To fool oneself into believing one knows all, is just that, foolishness. Let that be my words of wisdom to scientists and scientologists alike. However, if you accept what physics has discovered and accept that you are a conscious being (perhaps spirit if I may use the word), you will find the explanations very interesting, bordering upon "the truth".
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The essence of the book revolves around the idea that was part of all inner teachings of spiritual traditions and is now part of the quantum physics - that the universe is composed out of intelligent energy, and that therefore physical reality is also composed out of energy, which appears solid to physical senses only because our senses register particular vibrations as solid. From this worldview, a thought of a table is just as real as the table - the only difference is that they vibrate at different frequencies and are thus said to exist in different dimensions.
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I found this book incredibly interesting...as well as linguistically arduous. Avery has a daedal idea of consciousness and dimensionality. His unique views have definitely impacted my hardcore empirical, materialistic philosophy persona. I highly recommend this book to those who are well read in the subject already and semantically sound.
Though I did not understand his entire argument (and will undoubtedly have to read it again and again to reach some sort of "complete" understanding), I found this read worth every second I gave it! My only complaints would be his lack of clarity at times...it was difficult to visualize his argument, but with effort, is possible.
...Awesome, awesome ideas...wow
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A very interesting book. Written by a layman and there are three quotes of recommendation by spiritual leaders on the back. This right away intrigued me, as it reminds me of other authors of physics who recognize the religious or spiritual nature of science. In this book, Avery relates how our senses appear as separate dimensions, dimensions that share the same area of consciousness or interactions with light infiltrating all in a different way in itself.

I found interesting is Avery's explanation of the quantum jump or leap to a far distance. In that it can only land at certain particular points, leaving a tunnel of space to question where this particle was traveling at what time? But only the locational points can be observed. What Avery does not point out is the idea I have read by David Bohm, and I'm sure a lot of others, that there may be no traveling at all, no tunnel, but a non-locality, a space-free, time-free dimension where the quantum jump, or illusionary jump, takes place.

The interesting thing here is the dimensions spoken of remind me of Rupert Sheldrake's morphic fields. Although there are large amounts of different fields, while the dimensions here spoken of are 6 and in addition, the is not about formative causation in morphic resonance. So is dimensions, touch, taste, sight, hear, think, and this observer consciousness, which Avery believes to be another dimension. "Trying to see or hear life is very much like a single cell trying to "feel" sound or light. Life in observers can be experienced only when experience is not limited to perception." p. 98. And then he finds that all of these 6 dimensions, to be recognized at once, have to all enter this "one" consciousness" to be shared by all of us, the collective.
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