Archive for the ‘Writing & Literature’ Category

Analysis: Laszlo’s “The Immortal Mind”

February 11, 2015

The Immortal Mind (2014), by systems scientist Ervin Laszlo (with writer-researcher Anthony Peake), is subtitled: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness beyond the Brain. This thesis is substantially in alignment with experiences and proprietary theories presented in numerous posts throughout this blog over the past six years (scan the Quick List of Posts link on the homepage, or use the search utility). Mainstream science denies that consciousness exists outside of a living creature’s chemistry, but it does. “Consciousness is not produced by the brain” (p. 128) is a true statement.

Unlike the paradigm showcased in The Immortal Mind—a book classified as Spirituality/New Science—Noetitek™ and NoetiTaoism™ are not buttressed by flawed popular theories and speculations about the nature of Life, human life, and the purpose, structure, and functioning of Omniverse. One vast metaphysical insight is worth a thousand math- and lab-enabled theories. Yet the book is a potential mind-opener for those doubting the paradigms of Old Science.

Each numbered statement below is a sentence taken from the book’s synopsis as printed on the cover. Below each statement is our brief analysis of that statement, with an emphasis on adding affirmation and further insights and/or highlighting significant deviations from PluribusOne™’s scientifically-derived findings and the larger philosophy of NoetiTaoism™ that emerged from out of the many years of research and development of the Noetitek™ system.

(1) “Based on a new scientific paradigm in sync with experience-based spirituality [the authors] explore how consciousness is continually present in the cosmos and can exist without connection to a living organism.”

This assertion regarding consciousness is substantially consistent with our Theory of Everything and to our related discoveries, such as our identification and description of eleven dimensions. However, Consciousness is continuously present in the cosmos, and to say that it “can exist without connection to a living organism” tends to steer readers away from realization that Omniverse itself is a living organism—which NoetiTaoism™ calls “the One”—within which various other consciousness-based forms and complex organisms such as animals and plants exist.

(2) “[The authors] examine the rapidly growing body of scientific evidence supporting the continuity of consciousness, including near-death experiences, after-death communication, reincarnation, and neurosensory information received in altered states.”

My firsthand spontaneous experiences, independent experiments, contributions to certain experiments conducted under the auspices of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, and PluribusOne™ experiments based on Sheldrake’s essential protocols, affirm the truth of every portion of this statement and more. Consciousness is omnipresent. The phenomena discussed in the book are absolutely real even though not everyone has apparently experienced them, and despite the fact that the precise way certain phenomena operate is not fully understood. But some of the book’s assertions, such as the idea that Consciousness is immaterial (p. 124), are incorrect. People who see auras are observing Consciousness, and those trained in psychometry are able to see the “Akashic” records stored in quantum-entangled Consciousness.

(3) “[The authors] explain how the persistence of consciousness beyond the demise of the body means that, in essence, we are not mortal—we continue to exist even when our physical existence has come to an end.”

True. We are non-mortal extensions of eternal Source Energy Awareness (SEA) having chosen to indulge in mortal experiencing via the nine dimensions of space-time-mind. However, the word “persistence” is not the best way to characterize the desire of SEA to infinitely create and explore through conscious entities. And the truth is that physicality involves all of those nine dimensions of the Omniversal construct, not just three dimensions of space and one of time. Our physical existence never really ends, although human and other bio-forms emerge and dissolve through the three dimensions of time. Consciousness has physicality; it abides both throughout and beyond time and space, which mainstream science, and even the so-called “emerging paradigm,” has yet to realize and understand.

(4) “This correlates precisely with cutting-edge physics, which posits that things in our plane of time and space are not intrinsically real but are manifestations of a hidden dimension where they exist in the form of superstrings, information fields, and energy matrices.”

Overall, the book contains generally compatible ideas. Cutting-edge physics is basically correct in positing that forms in time and space are, in truth, illusory, but even the new emerging paradigm the authors refer to has not yet discovered that the “hidden dimension” is a tri-dimensional Consciousness through which the illusion of time-space emerges for the sake of fully liberated endless experiencing. And to say that “things… exist in the form of superstrings, information fields, and energy matrices”—and the use of computers as a metaphor—is somewhat inaccurate conceptualizing based on partial and narrow perceptions and overuse of logic. Omniverse is permeated by awareness, intention, and self-structuring energy; furthermore: it is energy structured in accordance with intention.

(5) “With proof that consciousness is basic to the cosmos and immortal in its deeper, nonmanifest realm, [the authors] reveal the purpose of consciousness is to manifest in living beings in order to continuously evolve.”

Again, basically agreeable stuff, but Consciousness is not best described as existing in a “deeper, nonmanifest realm,” any more than an eternal God should be thought of as a gray-bearded man sitting on a cloud. Nor is Consciousness located “in” living beings or evolving in any sense associated with mainstream science’s theorizing of “evolution.” Consciousness permeates the body as it permeates Omniverse, and it—the One that is All—is playing, not evolving. There is nothing truly new in the infinitude of Omniverse.