Big Shift in the Action

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I’m writing to point my readers to the website for the Yoga Science Foundation that we launched 10/1/10. This personal website – the one you are visiting now – was devoted primarily to the early stages in the development of the “Yoga Science Project” which took a big turn last year toward becoming a Yoga …

For Every Science there is a Time Scale

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One of the most dramatic features of 20th Century science is how vastly expanded our scientific time scales became. Starting with Max Planck’s proposal on the eve of the new century of a minimum time possible (later known as the Planck time), to the realization mid century that the universe might be upwards of ten …

Implications of the Anthropic Cosmological Timeline

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Objectivist (materialistic, reductionist) science is hereby hoist upon a petard it has so secretly clutched to its breast that most scientists have never given it a second thought. The ACT demonstrates how simple the alternative really is: just turn scientific cosmology inside out and you have a radically new nondual scientific cosmology. Cosmologies are powerfully …

The Inside-Out Scientific Revolution

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Develop a viral video competition for the most effective way to communicate this: Human existence may have arisen from the struggle for survival, but now, humanity faces its greatest challenge ever, perhaps since the Tova super-volcano 70Kyr ago, and time seems to be “running out.” Although humanity’s struggle was originally against the hostile forces of …

Inside-Out Revolution–Humanity Awakening

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It seems a great change is upon humanity.  We all are groping for precedents. I propose that this time we are seeing the culmination of a 50,000+ year process of global humanity awakening.  This time we are dealing with the inside-out revolution. Because of the huge momentum of the far more ancient biological struggle for …

Our Nonduiverse

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In the course of contemplating the possibility of working this next year with Charles T. Tart on the program for the 2010 Conference of ISSSEEM, I’ve become aware of the fact that Dr. Tart is an avowed dualist. See, for example, his recent poster at Tucson VII, Toward a Science of Consciousness, titled “A Future …

Yoga Science is Necessarily Uroboric

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  It’s been a long time since I’ve written (perhaps later I’ll say more about why), but I’ve just made what I think are two important related discoveries: the only way to draw a time scale version of the Cosmic Uroboros is via the STS; and a key necessary feature of the philosophy of Yoga …

Esotericist Genetics

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I’ve got a new “working hypothesis” as to why there are so many “sensitives” in the world. Based on the notion of “balanced polymorphism” in genetics and drawing from evolutionary psychology, it states simply that there is a certain survival advantage (whether to the individual or to the group) that comes with being “sensitive,” “introverted,” …

The SummaParadigm

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Human knowledge has become so vast and deeply specialized that we are all necessarily naive about most if not all things. No one has anywhere near the capacity to be a “sophisticated knower” of all things anymore – no more “Renaissance men” or women. In some sense, this situation is only made worse by including …

Finally, THE “New Paradigm”

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I’ll outline here, and in one or more subsequent posts, how it’s now coming into greater focus, but first I should try to make clear what I mean by “paradigm. The term was “given its contemporary meaning” by Thomas Kuhn in his Structure of Scientific Revolutions first published by the University of Chicago Press in …

Self-Reference – Paradox or Profundity

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The case I want to outline here is simply that self-reference creates paradox – a kind of “double-bind” in the mind – and that only by going beyond the mind do you get profundity. In math and logic, Bertrand Russel discovered in 1901 the fundamental self-referential paradox in “naive set theory” that led eventually to …

Esoteric Anatomy = Structure of Time

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This is the central implication of my esotericist interpretation of the SummaTime Scale: it depicts our most essential “anatomy” as the very structure of the time-domain. That our most fundamental “anatomy” is thus temporal has been hidden heretofore by its own depth – its inherent inconceivability – covering, as it appears to, more than sixty …

A Science of Now

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This may be a good way to describe what I think I’ve discovered – especially in a post-Oprah&Tolle New Earth world. The wildfires in our neighborhood are under some degree of control, we’ve completed the bulk of our fire season preparations here at home, and the weather was been relatively cool this past week. I’ve …

Yoga Science ISSSEEM Debut

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It has been over a week since the ISSSEEM meeting ended, but when we got to the airport in Denver we discovered that “dry lightening” strikes all over Northern California on Friday evening 6/20 had sparked hundreds of wildfires, including several within miles and upwind of our home near Ukiah. Thus, we’ve been preoccupied with …

On the Eve of ISSSEEM ‘08

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With my preparations for the debut of Yoga Science this weekend completed, a host of new reflections are arising here – at the crack of dawn when I’d rather be sleeping – typical. The intensive work I’ve done these past six months on this has given me a whole new sense of the historic importance …

Esotericist History draft posted

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  The final backgrounder for the debut of Yoga Science at ISSSEEM in Boulder next month is finally here — whew!  It took a lot of work, but it was also most informative. I think this piece forms an important link in my “Yoga Science Argument:” if we allow “Yoga” as a term for the …

Case Studies Paper Posted

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Over this past month I’ve been working on the second background paper for my ISSSEEM presentation next month, this one taking a look at a sample of areas of interest to ISSSEEM members: biofeedback, energy medicine, distance healing, and psi. Posted last night: “Case Studies in Subtle Energy Science: Trial Applications of the Yoga Science …

Week with B. Alan Wallace

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My wife Susan and I spent last week in Santa Barbara on Shamatha retreat with B. Alan Wallace.  It was a real eye-opener for us. Given the successful completion of his Shamata Project’s two three month retreats last year and my recent “discovery” of his Hidden Dimensions as a cutting edge Yoga Science text, we …

Subtle Energy Science?

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This is a very short entry by way of a quick update for my readers: “Putting Subtle Energies on the Scientific Map” (PSESM)– a handout for the 90min presentation/discussion I’m slated to give in June at ISSSEEM — has just been posted here.  It represents my most extensive effort to date to describe and justify …

Off the Deep End

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I’ve fallen into a number of deep and as yet inconclusive considerations that have kept me busy these past six weeks, but it seems high time for at least a quick update: My study of academic esotericism continues – for such a young field, there is already a rich literature that explores many methodological nuances …