Books

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Wetware Media (June 20, 2017)

What is the connection between physics and consciousness? In this groundbreaking new book, Samuel Avery presents the quantum screen, a paradigm-shifting model of perceptual consciousness and of the world. This model looks to the enigmas of modern physics to demonstrate the primacy of consciousness--the essential oneness of spirit and matter.

Our intellectual culture is divided between two poles--science and religion. It's often assumed that these two disciplines--each individually essential and intriguing--cannot speak to one another. Physics cannot answer spiritual questions. Theories of consciousness have no place in the laboratory. In fact, the opposite is true.

Review:   The Quantum Screen: The Enigmas of Modern Physics and a New Model of Perceptual Consciousness

Gawd
study this book in finer detail and think outside the box

May 5, 2018

Wow Samuel!! Your work is worthy of nothing less than a TEN Star Rating.
Finally someone who wrote a book and who actually understands the concept behind the true nature of our realities!
Unfortunately and then sadly so I believe that there are very few individuals on this planet that will truly understand the meaning of it all at a deeper level without first gaining a deeper understanding.



Dimensions Within Physics and the Structure of Consciousness
Dimensions Within
Physics and the Structure of Consciousness

Wetware Media, LLC (August 22, 2016)

Until recently we thought the world was made of space, time, and matter. We assumed consciousness was “inside” of ourselves, while the hard, cold, material world was “outside,” existing independently of life. Now, due to discoveries of relativity theory and quantum mechanics, we are not so sure. 


Dimensions Within suggests the startling idea that a world “out there” is the wrong way around. Instead, all things are within consciousness. With the Quantum Screen as a model, the physical world exists only to the extent that we perceive it. This opens a new world of exploration. There is a direct identity between dimensions and realms of consciousness—between space and time and mass and the five senses. Space and time are not “out there” after all: they are “in here.” Consciousness is not in space-time; space-time is in consciousness.


This is no ordinary book. It contains written text, video segments, audio segments, and over a dozen creatively animated videos to illustrate some of the enigmas of modern physics. This multimedia book is about much more than physics. It’s about us—about what we actually experience by being alive.
Dimensions Within: Physics and the Structure of Consciousness

Review: Dimensions Within
Toby Johnson
I love this writer's ideas about reality

March 3, 2017

Format : Kindle Edition 
I love everything Samuel Avery writes. He has a brilliant insight into the nature of the material universe as "constructed" in the mind. This book is a summary of the complex idea




The Pipeline and the Paradigm
The Pipeline and the Paradigm
Keystone XL, Tar Sands, and the Battle to Defuse the Carbon Bomb

Ruka Press (April 23, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0-9855748-2-6

There is enough carbon in the Canadian tar sands to ruin the Earth’s climate. The Keystone XL pipeline will connect that carbon to the atmosphere. But we “need” the pipeline to be who we think we are.  


Meet people along the XL route, from Canada down through the Dakotas and Nebraska to east Texas: ranchers, protesters, union workers, landowners, company execs, sheriffs and tree sitters. How do we bring the new consciousness into our every day lives?

It is who we are that will change. The economic paradigm will shift to the ecologic paradigm, as the living world comes to mean more than a warehouse of raw material.

Review: The Pipeline and the Paradigm: Keystone XL, Tar Sands, and the Battle to Defuse the Carbon Bomb

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Avery Nails the Science and the Heart of the Keystone XL Fight

June 24, 2013

In his exploration of our necessary transition from an economic paradigm to an ecological one, the writer comes across as an example of a human being worth saving in this climate's perilous future: fair, funny, courageous, both philosophical and practical, he has clearly taken more time than most to appreciate our delicate relationship with our planet and what it means to be lucky enough to be one of its inhabitants, and he demonstrates his ability to convey his passion and insight exquisitely. I was most impressed with his knack for creating safe conversational spaces for the potentially polarizing opinions that people possess along the pipeline. Avery, a relative outsider, was able to penetrate and navigate the minefield of disparate people's homes, hearts, pasts and mindsets without igniting fuses or ruining anybody's day. In doing so it provides the reader with contextual and fleshed out perspectives that remind us that from a distance we may look like red states and blue states, but up close, as individuals, we are really 313 million distinct tints, hues and shades, sharing a home with 7 billion others.




Hearing the Voice of Every Cell
Sentient Publications (March 16, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1591811060

This book is built on the Dimensional Structure of Consciousness but grew from direct experience during a meditation retreat.  What the Buddhist tradition described as a kalapa, or subtle sensation, is the same thing that Max Plank discovered in 1900 and called the quantum.  The Buddha saw it within consciousness as the smallest unit of experience, where Planck saw it in the physical world as the smallest unit of energy.  We can still experience it directly today: there is no fundamental distinction between subjective and objective, mind and matter, or spirit and science.

The kalapa, or quantum, is the voice of a single cell.  Space and time are the screen on which patterns of quanta appear as physical objects within multicellular consciousness. 

Review: The Buddha and the Quantum: Hearing the Voice of Every Cell

David LaGrone
Avery's book clarifies MANY questions for me!

July 19, 2013

I am a student of eastern philosophies/religions. Though raised a Methodist, my beliefs are based on eastern traditions, as well as those of the American Indians (Lakota Sioux, Hopi, and others). Though I meditate, I have been unable to successfully reconcile the "spiritual world" with the "physical world" ... until now. I have read about the concepts of neurobiology (Lipton, others) and some quantum physics (my degree is in math with a physics minor; though outdated). But Avery's book is the first I have read that has allowed me to integrate all of these concepts and restructure my belief system to understand and experience these things in a holistic manner. My MOST sincere thanks and compliments to Mr. Avery!




Samuel Avery, Publisher (January 3, 2005)
ISBN: 978-0974197616

The Globalist Papers is a modern day echo of The Federalist Papers.  Every major question confronting humanity – war, climate, environment, terror, trade, resources, disaster relief, immigration, economic development, etc. is a global, and not a national, problem.  Yet we live in a world of independent nation-states.  The situation is analogous to that of the 1780s, when thirteen separate American states founded the federal constitution to better approach the world they found themselves in.  We needed strong, central coordination then, and we need it now. 

Globalism seems idealistic and impractical from the point of view of the national paradigm, but there can be no question that it is consummately practical – and essential – for human survival in the twenty-first century.  In the 1780s we thought we were Virginians and New Yorkers first and Americans second.  How long can we keep thinking we are Americans and Chinese first and human beings second?


Review: The Globalist Papers. 
 
We are people first, and nations of people second.  No national government or group of national governments, has the scope, resources, or power to approach the problems now facing humanity: plague, nuclear war, oceanic pollution, climate chaos, population, etc..  We are in despair not because we cannot see what to do, but because we do not have the ability to do anything.  Global political unity will not solve our problems, but will give us the tools we need to solve them.



Samuel Avery, Publisher (June 2003)
ISBN: 978-0974197609

Based on The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness, this book may be a little easier to read for the non-scientist. 

Consciousness is not inside space and time; space-time is inside consciousness.  Light is vision, a realm of perceptual consciousness – it does not “travel” in space.  Western thought begins with the world and tries to figure out where life came from; here we begin with life and try to figure out where the world came from. 

This is much more than a metaphysical exercise.  As we adapt to a shrinking physical world, knowing who we are becomes more important than changing the world “around us.”

Review: Transcendence of the Western Mind by Samuel Avery (2003-06-30)

Marcevily
must read

April 15, 2014

I read this because I started attending a metaphysics based church and have found this arena of study to be very fascinating. This book has very vivid descriptions of the ways that we distort reality and I appreciated the way that it was presented - without trying to convince you of its "truthfulness" but rather a powerful view of life that you can explore for yourself.


Samuel Avery, Publisher (December 1, 1995)
ISBN: 978-0964629103

My first book. We touch physical objects at the same locations in space and time as we see, hear, smell, or taste them.  This could be because they are “out there,” in a physical reality external to conscious experience, waiting to be perceived, or it could be that material substance does not exist, and perceptual consciousness is dimensionally structured into sensory realms.  Dimensions are sensory potentials – what we actually experience in any realm we potentially experience in all of them.  It is much easier to understand the enigmas of relativity theory and quantum mechanics in this manner, with the concept of matter out of the way.
            
This book was inspired largely by mediation experience, but is written for and from the western scientific point of view.


Review: The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness: A Physical Basis for Immaterialism

David Small
Excellent

May 11, 2005

This book has pride of place on my shelf. As a neurochemist with 30 years experience in the sciences I have always been interested in consciousness and its relationship to reality. This book tackles this subject head on, and wins me over!



The Carbon Boycott
A Path to Freedom from Fossil Fuels
McFarland Publishing Company 2020
ISBN: 9781476682839

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My most recent book. Reducing carbon emissions is not enough - according to the best science in the world, all emissions must be eliminated by 2050.  Why do the oil companies, coal companies, and utilities keep producing more carbon fuel?  Because we keep buying it.  Every time we throw a light witch or stop at the pump we are sending signals into the economy for more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and more climate chaos  But how are we going to heat our homes and drive to work?  How will we keep the lights on and power the refrigerator?

We're running our of time, but we must use the time we are running out of.  We can't make the changes tomorrow morning and we can't make them on our own.  We have to make long-term permanent behavior changes over the next 10, 20, 30 years and we have to organize with friends into support groups with the muscle power to overhaul energy markets and local government.  This is the first truly global crisis that humanity has ever faced:  Think globally; act locally!


Soul of the Kingdom                                
Biological Process and the Structure of Consciousness
Samuel Avery, publisher 2019
ISBN: 978-0974197623

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A new life kingdom evolves every billion years or so.  A new life kingdom is evolving now, among human beings. 

 A kingdom originates as a new level of biological process along with a new structure of perceptual consciousness.  Before the evolution of the animal kingdom, individual cells ingested, metabolzed, and reproduced on their own.  Each “knew” about the world through tactile pressure on the membrance and chemical penetration through the membrane.  But as cells colonized into complex communities that became animals, they ingested, metabolized, and reproduced collectively and developed specialized sensory organs that created an entirely new level of collective multicellular consciousness.  The organism became a living being and form of life over and above its constituent cells.  Soul of the Kingdom: Biological Process and the Structure of Consciousness traces the evolutionary development of the animal kingdom during the Cambrian Period, of the prokayyotic and eukayotic kingdoms in previous eons, and of human civilization in the current age.  Each evolutionary step uses existing life forms as building blocks of a higher form, and each adds new realms of perceptual consciousness. 

 

 Soul of the Kingdom presents the course of human history from a biological development perspective, exploring in detail the organic functioning of medieval fortification, Roman aqueducts, and electronic telegrapy.  Cities become organic collectivities with circulatory systems, electrical grids, and municipal plumbing.  Civilization is compared – favorably – to insect societies.  In the present day, televisions and computers move human consciousness from direct perception of the outer world to the mediated experience of a pixel screen, and virtual reality programs create new realms of consciousness entirely distinct from physical reality.  Individual people become building blocks of a higher order biological process and collective consciousness.  This is the new kingdom.

 

But mindless process is not adaptation.  Civilization cannot face the hard realities of survival on Earth without the spiritual realization of itself as a new biological form.  Successful adaptation will be in the relation of the individual to the collective self and of the collective self to nature.  The kingdom will not live without its soul. 

 
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Sam Avery,
Jan 25, 2019, 7:49 AM