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"Sun of gOd presents a perfectly outrageous hypothesis: The sun is a conscious, living organism residing in a thriving galactic community, thinking stellar thoughts that span the entire universe. Surely this is nonsense. Except that the more you read the more a conscious universe begins to make sense. Gregory Sams' book is a clearly written and persuasively reasoned argument to think about the sun in a radically new and refreshing way." -Dean Radin, PhD, Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences

"Modern science has confirmed a belief held by many ancient cultures: solar activity is closely linked with human behavior. Moreover, Gregory Sams asserts that the Sun is endowed with intelligence and consciousness. In the brilliantly articulated chapters of this remarkable book, he also provides a provocative paradigm for understanding the self-organizing capacities of the entire Universe." -Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Co-editor, "Varieties of Anomalous Experience"

"I was prepared to dislike this book. "The sun is a conscious being." -- what a preposterous notion! Yet if you are prepared to entertain this peculiar hypothesis, Gregory Sams will entertain you with unusual and engaging justifications for an apparently preposterous hypothesis. Someday when scientists are able to directly connect with non-human consciousnesses, they may discover that the sun is indeed a conscious being, and that Gregory Sams (and numerous cultures of sun worshippers) had anticipated this discovery by purely philosophical means." -Nick Herbert, author of "Quantum Reality", "Faster than Light", and "Elemental Mind"

"Simply one of the wisest, most lucid, and thoughtfully written books that I've ever read on spirituality. Gregory Sams illuminates and clarifies my vague intuition about the cosmos being a living organism, and adds flesh to my childhood hunch that every aspect of the universe is imbued with spirit. An unusually insightful and well-integrated exploration of the origins of religion and the evolution of consciousness that radically refreshes our view of the world." -David Jay Brown, co-author of "Mavericks of the Mind and Conversations at the Edge of the Apocalypse"

"Gregory Sams' "Sun of gOd" is one of those most rare books, an unpretentious book of wisdom. On consciousness; on bizarre restrictions and outrageous interpretations loaded on it by profiteering exploiters of humans' instinctive reverence for cosmos' interconnections so brilliantly discovered by courageous astronomers; and, in a revelatory and touching way, on the beauty and sublimity of awareness which manifests in all animals and humans and all artistic-scientific revelations of subtle matter-energy transforms. Acute, apt quotations from sages and philosophers alone justify the book. But best of all, Gregory Sams allows us to experience his pellucid perceptions and exhilarating joie de vivre. Be careful! They might be catching." -John Allen, Chairman, Global Ecotechnics and Inventor, Biosphere 2 Project

"A thousand snorkelstonkers for illuminating my existence with this turbo blasting whizz into the infinite and back. What a monumental rip tide of thought - truly a marvellous book. A page turner...a life enhancing, mind provoking brain tickler...always entertaining and enlightening." --Raja Ram, Musician

About the Author

Gregory Sams is a pioneer of food for the body and food for the mind. He co-founded, with brother Craig, Seed restaurant, the first natural and organic eatery in the UK, followed by Ceres Grain Store in the Portobello Road because people wanted to cook this food at home, and then Whole Earth foods, the all-organic brand. In 1982, he launched the first VegeBurger, a product he developed and christened. His brother Craig went on to found Green and Black’s chocolate. Aged 18, Greg founded Harmony Magazine in 1968 to which John Lennon dedicated an 8-frame cartoon, and later co-published Seed: The Journal of Organic Living. He founded Strange Attractions, the world’s first ever shop dedicated to chaos theory. His interest in chaos led to an interest in consciousness that led to writing this book. He is the author of Uncommon Sense: The State is Out of Date. Visit Sams at He lives in London.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Weiser Books (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578634547
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578634545
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The story of Gregory Sams is the remarkable story of a British counter-cultural change agent and health food pioneer from the 1960's. In 1967, with his brother Craig, he founded Seed restaurant, the first natural and organic eatery in the UK, whose regulars included John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Marc Bolan and the core of London's flower-power generation. Ceres Grain Store in the Portobello Road was founded soon thereafter because people wanted to cook this food at home. Then came Harmony Magazine, and Seed, the Journal of Organic Living because people wanted to read about these new 'natural foods' followed by Harmony/Whole Earth foods in 1970, distributing the first organic foods in the UK. In 1982, Gregory made history with another first when he created and christened the VegeBurger. The world's first commercially available vegetarian burger, he was soon selling over 250,000 of them a week and established the market for vegetarian foods. "Vegeburger" entered the language and is now a common item on menus throughout the world.

In the 80's, the ever-exploratory Gregory became fascinated with the new scientific ideas of 'chaos theory'. So inspired was he by its implications that he founded Strange Attractions, the world's first ever shop dedicated to chaos theory. Trading as chaOs worKs, he went on to produce and license fractal images worldwide on everything from posters to jigsaw puzzles to book covers to fashion fabrics. Gregory's fascination with chaos theory however, was not just for the mesmerizing images but for the important social lessons inherent in the discovery of self-organizing systems throughout the world. This led him to write his first book, Uncommon Sense - the State is Out of Date (1998), It was well received and changed many lives.

Sams' lifelong passions: health, culture and consciousness culminated in the writing of Sun of gOd. From 2000 - 2007 Gregory worked on this book, in which, as he puts it, "the biggest elephant-in-the-room that you could ever imagine is unveiled.

Sun of gOd, was published by Weiser Books in the summer of 2009 and is available in bookstores across the English-speaking world and from online bookstores worldwide. ISBN 978-1-57863-454-5

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Julie Clayton VINE VOICE on June 14, 2009
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"People might look at you strangely if you tell them you believe that the Sun thinks and that it truly is a celestial being..."

So begins Son of gOd, a journey with author Gregory Sams into the mysteries of the universe, from microbes and molecules to galaxies and Universal Mind. One might think, from the opening line, that this book was another new age spin on an old theme, and that we were being encouraged to jump on the bandwagon and hail Sun as our divine essence of the month. Not at all; although the marketing for this book gives that spin.

Although Sams makes a point of reminding us of the provocative paradigms of our solar origins and our solar-based existence, his view of Sun as "intelligent" or conscious of itself and its place in the Universe is no less radical than the idea that Earth is an organizing, interdependent living system. His point is that to omit Sun from our consideration as having and being part of a conscious universe is a strange omission and one that he intends to illuminate. And he does, with engaging depth and reverence.

Sun of gOd, however, is epic in scope and subject, diving into such unruly subjects as creative intelligence from a `bottoms up" perspective, free will, notions of divinity, the four elements, electro-magnetism, the intelligence of light and photons, God, feedback, gods, microbes; in short the self-organizing force that seems to be apparent everywhere. Sun of gOd is wise, persuasively reasoned, and thoughtfully written--not light reading, but rich, provocative, and worth savoring, like a fine meal.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lance M. Foster VINE VOICE on August 12, 2009
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As a monotheistic animist raised in both my traditional Native American traditions and as a Roman Catholic who finds little to no conflict in those two paths, I applaud Gregory Sams' work on this subject, reminding people of the place of the Sun in the foundations of world religious thought, and that the Sun is a Being in its own right, as the Ojibwa say, "an other-than-human person." Look at all the ancient and modern depictions of the Sun with eyes and a smiling face. Others also are looking at reviving the ancient worldview of the animist in new ways, notably Graham Harvey in his book Animism: Respecting the Living World.

Sams is not an academic scholar, but a man searching, recognizing and wrestling with an ancient and forgotten truth...that the Sun is alive, that it has sentience, and is the generator/center of life in our solar system. In trying to find common ground with the mainstream folks who were not brought up in an animist tradition, but are generally JudeoChristian and/or scientific materialists/secularists, he constructs the book as a developing dialogue with self. He considers the implications and looks at religion and history to figure out how the sun lost its age-old status as lifegiver and solar spirit/deity. Sams adds into the mix his thoughts about how science also might work with this idea of the Sun as a Being. Sadly however, in this he is doomed to failure, as the thoroughly immaterial spirit/soul is not liable to study by science, which is thoroughly empirical/materialist.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Diane Kistner TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 17, 2009
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As a child in Sunday School (a Georgia Southern Baptist church, no less), I learned the words "omniscient" and "omnipresent." I was taught that the spirit of God dwells within us, underlying and pervading the entire creation. Even as a young child, I understood this to mean that a part of God is inside everything in the creation, not just white Southern Baptists as many I encountered fiercely maintained.

Later, when I read that we are made in the image of God, I took that to mean that we each hold a spark of God's light; that God's light shines on all of us; that we are illuminated (both literally and figuratively) by that light. As an adult studying world religions, trying to discover the essence--the truth--they held in common, I came to understand that "God" is consciousness--the omniscient, omnipresent consciousness that pervades the universe--more huge and more wise, more all-encompassing, than any part of the creation is able to know. But the parts are all part of the consciousness some call God and, so, are partially conscious (partially God, if you will) themselves. In short, I believe that everything in the universe is conscious to a degree.

Therefore, the views expressed in "Sun of gOd: Discover the Self-Organizing Consciousness That Underlies Everything" are not alien to me. In fact, they express my understanding and beliefs quite well. The pantheists, I believe, were much closer to and understood more about the majesty of creation than today's religious dogmatists who anthropomorphize God as some Big Daddy Up in the Sky who's going to beat up anybody and everybody who disagrees with them.

Whatever your religious perspective, get this book and read it with a willingness to shift the frame of your thinking a little. Even if you don't subscribe to much of what the author presents, I think you will be surprised at the insights that will spring forth into your consciousness.
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