Recommended Books October 2017

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Beyond Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality. But that was just the beginning.

In Beyond Biocentrism, acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in 2014,” and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take the reader on an intellectual thrill-ride as they re-examine everything we thought we knew about life, death, the universe, and the nature of reality itself.

The first step is acknowledging that our existing model of reality is looking increasingly creaky in the face of recent scientific discoveries. Science tells us with some precision that the universe is 26.8 percent dark matter, 68.3 percent dark energy, and only 4.9 percent ordinary matter, but must confess that it doesn’t really know what dark matter is and knows even less about dark energy. Science is increasingly pointing toward an infinite universe but has no ability to explain what that really means. Concepts such as time, space, and even causality are increasingly being demonstrated as meaningless.

All of science is based on information passing through our consciousness but science hasn’t the foggiest idea what consciousness is, and it can’t explain the linkage between subatomic states and observation by conscious observers. Science describes life as an random occurrence in a dead universe but has no real understanding of how life began or why the universe appears to be exquisitely designed for the emergence of life.

The biocentrism theory isn’t a rejection of science. Quite the opposite. Biocentrism challenges us to fully accept the implications of the latest scientific findings in fields ranging from plant biology and cosmology to quantum entanglement and consciousness.

By listening to what the science is telling us, it becomes increasingly clear that life and consciousness are fundamental to any true understanding of the universe. This forces a fundamental rethinking of everything we thought we knew about life, death, and our place in the universe.

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Symbol Odyssey: Guidebook to the 108 Uncompromising Principles of Wisdom and Truth

This book encourages the reader to embrace and interact with archetypal symbols representing each of the universal laws.

Symbol Odyssey: Guidebook to the 108 Uncompromising Principles of Wisdom and Truth encourages the reader to embrace and interact with archetypal symbols representing each of the universal laws. This visually stimulating book has paired ancient to modern, and even newly created, symbols to each of the long-existent 108 undeviating universal principles of wisdom and truth. In the book’s layout, every one of the 108 laws is briefly defined. Each principle has a carefully selected symbol that carries a vital force that visually and energetically represents the truth and wisdom of the law. Generously peppered throughout the book are profound, philosophical, meaningful, and/or witty quotes to further illustrate the meaning of each law and its illuminating symbol or image. How is the book to be used? For example, take a moment and imagine reflecting on the majestic Seal of Shamash symbol, which is paired with the Law of Delegation. Embedded in this universal symbol is the knowledge the Law of Delegation illustrates, “Source assigned mankind stewardship of the heavens and earth to reflect back the wonders of creation. All souls are asked to act collectively in sacred trust to wisely manage and preserve a sustainable earth community and to care for all of creation.” As you reflect upon and communicate with the symbol, ask yourself, “How can I embrace the Law of Delegation and do my part in caring for the earth and all of creation?” Indeed, the Law of Delegation is aptly summed up by Einstein, “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” The underlying purpose of the book is for the reader to continuously use the book as a resource leading to individual and collective soul triumphs as each of the 108 uncompromising principles of wisdom and truth are embraced and lived, setting the stage for an ordinary life to be lived extraordinarily.

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Love and Pain - A Map of Consciousness

A follow-up to The Lazy Mans Guide to Enlightenment or perhaps a final revision to it. The Guide is still very significant to all those who sense the consciousness with which it was written but Thaddeus goes deeper with this new writing.

He wanted to leave behind a blueprint of his metaphysics that would withstand the test of time, beyond the euphoria of the ’60s. He was, after all, a self-described hard-nosed critic of the many charlatans of the New Age; he didn’t settle for benign therapies that passed for ‘spirituality.’ For all the comfort that an uplifting book can bring to our imagination, Thaddeus Golas wanted to write a text that he would like to find for himself, or give to a good friend; information that is solid, and that can be relied upon, even when the Universe fails to sustain all our fondly held beliefs about it. “I am a destroyer of ideas,” he proposed, “and whatever I could not destroy is in Love and Pain.” Love and Pain is a major work, intricate and subtle. It is an audit of our beliefs, and a wake-up call. It is also revolutionary! In time, it may come to be seen as one of the most important metaphysical books ever written; it is sure, at the very least, to illicit strong reactions from readers.