Baruss-Transcendent-Mind.gifImants Baruss

Transcendent Mind: Rethinking the Science of Consciousness

Where does consciousness come from? For most scientists and laypeople, it is axiomatic that something in the substance of the brain — neurons, synapses and gray matter in just the right combination — creates perception, self-awareness, and intentionality.

Yet, despite decades of neurological research, that "something" — the mechanism by which this process is said to occur — has remained frustratingly elusive. This is no accident, as the authors of this book argue, given that the evidence increasingly points to a startling fact: Consciousness may not, in fact, reside in the brain at all.

In this wide-ranging and deeply scientific book, Imants Barušs and Julia Mossbridge utilize findings from special relativity and quantum mechanics, modern and ancient philosophers, and paranormal psychology to build a rigorous, detailed investigation into the origins and nature of human consciousness.

Along the way, they examine the scientific literature on concepts including mediumship, out-of-body and near-death experiences, telekinesis, "apparent time" versus "deep time," and mind-to-mind communication.

The result is a revelatory tour of the "post-materialist" world — and a roadmap for consciousness research in the 21st century. 2017, American Psychological Association.

Baruss-The-Impossible.jpgThe Impossible Happens: A Scientist's Personal Discovery of the Extraordinary Nature of Reality

After decades of analyzing his dreams, a professor of psychology finds that some of them anticipate future events. Not only does he dream the exact day of the year on which one of his books is accepted for publication, but he learns how to use these dreams to create better outcomes in his life. Working with a medium for his research as well as in the classroom, he finds that the medium often gets correct information to which she does not have any ordinary access during apparent conversations with the dead. As his experiments continue to meet with surprising results, the author comes to accept the idea that reality is much more interesting than conventional science has led us to believe. 2013, John Hunt Publishing.

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