Buddha and the Quantum: Hearing the Voice of Every Cell

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Sentient Publications, 2011 - Philosophy - 132 pages
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Buddha and the Quantum is about the connection between meditation and physics. Many books show parallels between consciousness and physics; a few of these attempt to explain consciousness in terms of the physics of everyday experience. This is the only book on the market that explains physics and the everyday world in terms of consciousness alone. Space and time and the physical world they define are a structure of consciousness. We can understand the motion of the planets only by putting the sun at their center; similarly, we can understand modern physics only if we put space and time within consciousness. Buddha and the Quantum is also unique in that it shows why we think there is a world independent of consciousness. The concept of material substance is explained in terms of the same structure of consciousness that explains quantum mechanics and relativity theory. Kalapa is a Buddhist term for a subtle sensation: a point of consciousness in the body. Barely noticeable most of the time, it fills awareness during meditation. It is the voice of a cell. This book shows that it is also the quantum. Quanta arranged in space-time photons are visual consciousness: the experience of cells in the retina. This explains why modern physics has had so much difficulty understanding light. Light is not in space; space is in light. Buddha and the Quantum describes how experience in the physical world is built not from objective reality, but from experience within. Avery's brilliant model of consciousness makes difficult and subtle ideas understandable, surprising you with the implications."

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User Review  - bodhisattva - LibraryThing

This book (audiobook) is is either much more, or much less than apparent, but the more I listened (to the audiobook) the more I was drawn in. Take a listen (or read the book) and see what you think. I'd love to get feedback from someone. Read full review

Buddha and the Quantum

User Review  - Jasonquantum1 - Borders

Great book! Very easy to understand but not oversimplified. Read full review


The Ache
What Is There? 23
Planck 37
Quantum Meditation 55
Body to Light Light to World 73
Einstein 81
Dimensional Interchange 109
Appearance 131

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About the author (2011)

Samuel Avery holds a BA in Religion from Oberlin College, and an MA from the University of Kentucky, and has written books and articles on physics and consciousness. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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