By Stanislav Grof
Fresh advances in a number of medical disciplines have printed the constraints of the Newtonian-Cartesian version of the universe. one of many attention-grabbing facets of this improvement is the expanding convergence of technology and the "perennial philosophy." the recent examine has ended in a severe revaluation of historical religious structures lengthy neglected or rejected as a result of their assumed incompatibility with science.
Here are Swami Muktananda at the brain. Swami Prajnananda on Karma. Swami Kripananda at the Kundalini. Ajit Mookerjee at the Kundalini. Joseph Chilton Pearce on religious improvement. mom Teresa on love and repair. Jack Kornfield on Buddhism for americans. Fritjof Capra at the new paradigms. Rupert Sheldrake on morphic resonance. Karl Pribram at the holographic version. Claudio Naranjo on meditation, and more.
The papers during this ebook have been provided on the 7th convention of the overseas Transpersonal organization held in Bombay. The ITA is a non-profit association that brings jointly contributors of alternative nationalities, professions, and philosophical or non secular personal tastes who percentage within the view that there's a basic cohesion underlying all of humanity and the cloth world.
The hide picture is from the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of paintings within the Atkins Museum of excellent Arts, Kansas urban, Missouri.
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Wholeness and the Implicate Order. H. " Mathemat. Biosciences 7 (1970): 138; Bateson, G. Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity. P. Dutton, 1979; and Bateson, G. Steps to An Ecology of Mind. : Chandler Publications, 1972; Capra. op. M. The Geometry of Meaning. New York: Delacorte Press, 1976. 13. PRIGOGINE, I.
The old and the new paradigm typically represent entirely different and mutually incompatible world-views. Historical examples of major paradigm shifts are the transition from the geocentric astronomy of Ptolemaius to the heliocentric system of Copernicus and Galileo, from the flogiston theory to the modern chemistry of Lavoisier, and, most recently, from the Newtonian mechanics to quantum-relativistic physics. In the past 300 years, Western science has been dominated by the Newtonian-Cartesian paradigm.
Subatomic particles showed the same paradoxical nature as light, manifesting either particle properties or wave properties depending on the arrangement of the experiment. The world of substance was replaced by that of process, event, and relation. In subatomic analysis, solid Newtonian matter disappeared. What remained were activity, form, abstract order, and pattern. In the words of the famous mathematician and physicist Sir James Jeans, the universe began to look less like a machine and more like a thought system.