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    #1960 - Monday, October 25, 2004 - Editor: Jerry Highlights Home Page and Archive: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm Letter to the Editors: Click Reply on
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      #1960 - Monday, October 25, 2004 - Editor: Jerry
      Highlights Home Page and Archive: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm
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      A bottomless cup of gratitude to Mark Otter for creating many, many superb editions of the Highlights. Best of luck to you, Mark, and we hope to see you back.

      Alpha World

      "You cannot escape one infinite, I told myself, by fleeing to another; you cannot escape the revelation of the identical by taking refuge in the illusion of the multiple."                     
      --(Casaubon) Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum.

      "Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in a human situation." 
      --Graham Greene

      "What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."   
      --Jiddhu Krishnamurti

      "The efforts which we make to escape our destiny only serve to lead us into it."
      --Ralph Waldo Emerson

      "On the whole, audiences prefer that art be not a mirror held up to life, but a Disneyland of the soul, containing Romanceland, Spyland, Pornoland and all the other escapelands which are so much more agreeable than the complex truth."
      --Geoffrey Wiseman

      "To escape criticism - say nothing, do nothing, be nothing."
      --Elbert Hubbard


      Hidden Mysteries Books
      Man's Cosmic Game LUH
      by Giuliana Conforto
      Are we all part of a Cosmic Game, or rather an interactive 4D movie, playing characters who ignore its Authors and pretend to call it 'reality"? This hypothesis is suggested here in simple scientific terms and, surprisingly, fits holy texts, such as Bible and the Gospels perfectly and, also, many ancient legends and myths.
      Human bodies might actually be sophisticated transient terminals of one eternal Memory; although they can move and feel emotions, they don't yet coincide with their true Selves, who are the immortal players of Man's Cosmic Game, beyond the 4D movie.
      The challenge is now to become what we truly are: protagonists of the Cosmic Game, seeking our own evolution and so achieving the sixth sense: consciousness.
      Oneness of sciences and religions is the key-point of the book; human origins, goals, life and death assume a scientific meaning. Astrology and psychology are both interpreted as sciences of a rhrell known cosmic field.
      The observed universe is just one of many universes, that we cannot observe, as long as our perception is limited to only five senses. If we trust ourselves and passionately seek inner truth, we can achieve the sixth sense, perceive them all and therefore conquer our own immortality.
      Man's Cosmic Game is a journey in time through parallel universes, i.e. stages of the human body's genetic evolution, which is now possible for all true inner seekers.
      Chap. 1 - SCIENCE AND CONSCIENCE - The illusion - Light - The horizon of visibility - Dark matter - The event horizon - The platonic cave - Scientific Method - Experiment - A cat between life and death - Measure - Theory - The conscious observer - Emotional channels - Eros and Psyche
      Chap. 2 - THE LANGUAGE OF NATURE - The Structure - Trinary logic - The "Verb" - Gravity - Electroweak - Nuclear - Alphabet - Messengers - Leptons - Hadrons - Vacuum - Mother substance - The Royal Family - 4D Cosmic TV - Superspace - Bodies of light - The soul and self-consciousness
      Chap. 3 - MAN AND KNOWLEDGE - The tree of knowledge - The fall - EDEN, a cybernetic tale - Perception - Sight - Hearing - Touch - Thought - Memory - Brain and Mind - Expulsion from Paradise - Minor mind - The Zodiac - The end of times - States of Consciousness - Body-soul synergy
      Chap. 4 - SUPERCOSMOS - Cosmic Copulation - The invisible partner- Alchemical marriage - The Source of Life - Infinite Universes - Normal universes - The kingdom of the dead - Parallel universes - The Genetic Plan - An alien game - Man's cosmic evolution - Man's origins - Stars, planets and men
      Chap. 5 - EVOLUTION IN PROGRESS - Towards a new world - Hyperspace travel - Human genetic evolution
      TECHNICAL NOTES - Atoms and molecules - Anthropic principle - Black and white holes - Dualism versus trinity - Einstein's field equations - Entropy, time and temperature - Higgs field - Mass, energy and rhythm - Non-local properties of particles - Olbers' paradox - Relativity theories - Superspace- Symmetry break - Uncertainty Principle - Weak Interactions - References - Glossary - Analytical Index
      ~ ~ ~
      3. 1- The tree of knowledge
      How does knowledge happen? Do we formulate a faithful image of "reality", or do we invent an arbitrary one? That is the question, outlining two alternatives, which has been asked throughout the whole of philosophy without suspecting that there could be a third comprehending them both. Previously suggested by many savants in the past, the third can now be identified in technical terms by quantum physics, with its basic uncertainty principle. "Reality" is not an "object", independent from the subject, but only one of many probable virtual realities, that become real if, and only if, the subject observes it.
      In spite of many perplexities, quantum physics is a winning theory, the basis of all technologies which invade the markets nowadays, from quartz watches to television or computers; Evidence that we live in a cybernetic supercosmos where many virtual universes are possible, depending on the observer's choice,
      "Reality" is just that particular channel that we humans choose from all the many probable universes or TV channels3. How do we choose it though? And why do we choose this particular one? Here we suffer and run endlessly towards goals, which dissolve into the air like mirages in the desert, when we reach them, and are then replaced by new ones which inevitably leave us with the rushing, loneliness, and in the end old age and Inevitable death.
      Death is the mystery of human existence on Earth; it hovers over life either like a taboo to ignore, or an event to cry about; the more so when it is repeated, diffused or amplified by the mass media. Yet myths, philosophies and legends speak about immortal gods. In the Old Testament of the Bible, an eternal paradise is described, the Garden of Eden from which man is banished because of a sinĀ· tasting the fruit of the tree of good and evil or the tree of knowledge that God had forbidden. Since then man has been exiled from his original state of wellbeing, prosperity, and perennial communion with all.
      But why is knowledge a sin?

      Daily Dharma
      "Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and said to
      him, 'Abba, I fast a little, I pray and meditate,
      I live in peace and as far as I can, I purify my
      thoughts. What else can I do?'

      "Then the old man stood up and stretched his
      hands towards heaven. His fingers burst into
      flame like ten lamps of fire and he said 'Why not
      change entirely, into fire?'"
      ~Story of the Desert Fathers

      From the book "It's a Meaningful Life", written
      by Bo Lozoff, published by the Penguin Group.

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