In spite of the amazing technological marvels of the modern world that have stemmed from science, there is no agreed upon definition of what science is. In this lively, colorful, and engaging work, Don DeGracia contends that science is a very weak form of what has been described for thousands of years in Hindu India as “samadhi”. Samadhi is an advanced technique of Raja Yoga in which the meditating subject fuses with the object of meditation, in a process that has been called “knowing by being”.
By understanding science as a weak form of samadhi and comparing it to the knowledge acquired from yogic practices, many of the limitations of science are brought to the fore. These include: the link between mind and body, the role of the senses as middle-men between the mind and the objects of perception, why mathematics is “unreasonably effective” for describing the physical world, and how and why power is unlocked by the human mind when correct knowledge is obtained.
What is Science? is controversial, informative, sometimes witty, and sometimes irreverent. This newest work from Don DeGracia is certain to please those who are inclined to open-minded debate and consideration. The book will very likely be ignored by hard-core materialists who are too arrogant to care. If, by any chance, a materialist takes some of his precious time to read this little book, they will likely be pissed off. But oh well, such is life. Only God can please everybody all of the time.
AVAILABLE VERSIONS OF What is Science?
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 Free PDF ebook. This version costs nothing. It is better edited than the blog version, and contains additional content not on the blog version. Please feel free to distribute this PDF far and wide on the internets.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Donald J. DeGracia, Ph.D. is Professor of Physiology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, USA. He has been engaged in the study and practice of altered states of consciousness for over 30 years. He is the author of Beyond the Physical: A Synthesis of Science and Occultism and DO-OBE: How to have lucid dreams, astral projections and out-of-body experiences. All of his writings are available for free on the internet at www.dondeg.com.