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.






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.




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.




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. 






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?






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.”





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.