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Science, mysticism and psychical research

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Science, mysticism, and psychical research are generally thought to be irreconcilable; this book centres on a towering synthesis achieved by the late Michael Whiteman, an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. It is revolutionary; Whiteman was able to meld mathematical physics and general science with psychical research and Indian and Western mystical texts, clarified by a life-time of psychical and mystical experience, and coupled with an extensive knowledge of philosophy and psychology. Part One is about the experience of states, spaces, and worlds other than physical. It provides essential groundwork for understanding the psychical and mystical. Whiteman's own experience is combined with evidence ranging from quantum mechanics to the Upanishads. Part Two centres on two murder cases that Whiteman studied, as an entry to the concept of the corporate structure of personality, and the workings of the mind in personal development. Part Three covers his analysis of ancient texts based on his understanding as a mystic. His interpretations differ radically from standard treatments. Part Four investigates his exploration of non-physical existence. Part Five considers the mystical life, including Whiteman's own, and how it relates to physical laws. The book concludes with a brief biography.

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Added value:
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Author(s):
John Poynton
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1443880191
ISBN-13:
9781443880190
Number of pages:
198
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Title:
Science, Mysticism and Psychical Research: The Revolutionary Synthesis of Michael Whiteman

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As New Hardback with Dust Jacket (Fine)

Science, mysticism, and psychical research are generally thought to be irreconcilable; this book centres on a towering synthesis achieved by the late Michael Whiteman, an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. It is revolutionary; Whiteman was able to meld mathematical physics and general science with psychical research and Indian and Western mystical texts, clarified by a life-time of psychical and mystical experience, and coupled with an extensive knowledge of philosophy and psychology. Part One is about the experience of states, spaces, and worlds other than physical. It provides essential groundwork for understanding the psychical and mystical. Whiteman's own experience is combined with evidence ranging from quantum mechanics to the Upanishads. Part Two centres on two murder cases that Whiteman studied, as an entry to the concept of the corporate structure of personality, and the workings of the mind in personal development. Part Three covers his analysis of ancient texts based on his understanding as a mystic. His interpretations differ radically from standard treatments. Part Four investigates his exploration of non-physical existence. Part Five considers the mystical life, including Whiteman's own, and how it relates to physical laws. The book concludes with a brief biography.

Added value:
1st Edition
Author(s):
John Poynton
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1443880191
ISBN-13:
9781443880190
Number of pages:
198
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Title:
Science, Mysticism and Psychical Research: The Revolutionary Synthesis of Michael Whiteman

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