on the Great Lake of the Unknowing: the Floatation Tank
Chapter excerpt from Michael Hutchison's Mega Brain, about the positive
effects on the brain and body from floating in a restricted environment
stimulation tank, (first developed by neurophysiologist, Dr. John Lilly
in 1950) including enhanced learning, creativity, and quick access to
theta brain waves. Website:
Age of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil, Penguin Books, New York,
The merging of computers and consciousness and humans. The book has a
good historical time-line of the invention of machines and computers.
Blaine, website.Click on The Above the Below to learn
why Blaine chose to suspend himself in a glass box above the River Thames
for 44 days without food: www.davidblaine.com
Alphabet Versus the Goddess: the Conflict Between Word and Image,
Leonard Shlain, Viking, New York, 1998, book.
Shlain says alphabetic writing has reinforced linear and masculine thinking,
which has adversely affected women and has contributed to violent societies.
Due to the return of imagery through tv, video, and computers, he predicts
a peaceful culture more balanced between image and word, the feminine
and the masculine.
Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in Our Time,
Marilyn Ferguson, G.P. Putna's Sons, New York, 1987, book.
Describes leading-edge thinkers worldwide who are building a society based
on an alternative human potential.
for Transpersonal Psychology
The association's original exploration into peak and mystical experiences
has evolved into "promoting a vision of the universe as sacred".
Blackwinged Night: Creativity, Nature and Mind, F. David Peat, Pereus,
Cambridge, 2000, book.
Physicist, Peat, spent several months in Italy doing and thinking nothing.
One of the deep results is this book which discusses creativity in its
Global Consciousness Project: Registering Coherence and Resonance in the
"The Global Consciousness Project is an international effort involving
researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore
whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically
validated through objective measurement." Website: http://noosphere.princeton.edu
Remote Viewing Guild
Newsletter has topics related to remote viewing, which is the perceptual
ability or communication skill to know of people, events, or objects regardless
of time or distance. click on 'On Target: the Remote Viewing News'. Website:
of Noetic Sciences,
Founded in 1973 by astronaut, Edgan Mitchell, the Institute supports research,
dialogue, and action. "...many of us are feeling pulled or drawn
to actualize our evolutionary potential, calling forth profound transformations
in individuals and communities." Website: www.noetic.org
- Noetic Sciences Review, Petaluma, CA, magazine.
A magazine covering a range of opinions, data, news, and art about the
mind, spirit, and phenomena.
John Naisbitt,. Also in German.
In his new book, A World between Eras, futurist, Naisbitt "has sorted
out what will remain constant and what will change - and how quickly.
Through history and many examples, he shows how in this period between
eras, we can have extraordinary leverage and influence - individually,
professionally and institutionally - if we can just get a clear sense,
a clear conception of the road ahead." Website: www.naisbitt.com
Dr. Stuart Hameroff's site on quantum consciousness. Website: www.quantumconsciousness.org
Recent conference on consciousness, physics, and the brain with presenters
from around the world. Website: http://www.quantumconsciousness.org/archives.html
Energy: Awakening to the Unseen Forces in Our Lives, William Collinge,
PhD, Warner Books, New York, 1998, book.
By a writer, researcher, and teacher. Discusses how we and the world are
composed of energies that we can learn to develop in order to facilitate
University of Arizona, Center for Consciousness Studies,
The center, formed in 1998, through research, lectures, and workshops
brings together leading ideas around cognitive science, neuroscience,
social science, medicine, the physical sciences, the arts, humanities,
philosophy, and more in order to move toward an integrated understanding
of human consciousness. The Center is unique in its broad spectrum approach.
Other groups tend to focus either on cognitive neuroscience, philosophy
or purely phenomenal experiential approaches, whereas the Center not only
integrates these areas, but "thinks outside the box" of conventional
wisdom. Website: www.consciousness.arizona.edu