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Sir Roger Penrose and Dr Stuart Hameroff Present Consciousness & the Universe

April-June, 2011

Is consciousness an epiphenomenal happenstance of this particular universe? Or does the very concept of a universe depend upon its presence? Does consciousness merely perceive reality, or does reality depend upon it? Did consciousness simply emerge as an effect of evolution? Or was it, in some sense, always “out there” in the world? These questions and ore, are addressed in this special edition.


Cosmological Foundations of Consciousness
Origins of Thought and Evolution of Consciousness
Neuroscience of Free Will
Quantum Physics & Consciousness
Out-of-Body and Near Death Experiences
Dreams & Hallucinations
Paleolithic Cosmology & Spirituality
Consciousness in Apes, Dolphins, Cephalopods, Machines & Extra-Terrestrials
How Consciousness Becomes the Physical Universe…

Roger Penrose, Stuart Hameroff, Deepak Chopra, Brandon Carter, Michael Persinger, Walter Freeman, Howard Shevrin, Arnold Trehub, Bruce MacLennan, GianCarlo Ghirardi, Don Page, Shan Gao, Gordon Globus, Fred Kuttner, Bruce Rosenblum, Jack Sarfatti, Etzel Cardena, Larry Dossey, Bruce Greyson, Roger Nelson, Paola Zizzi, Rudolph Tanzi, Edgar Mitchell and many more.

Also included are specially reprinted, relevant papers from William James, Sigmund Freud, Chuang Tzu, Thomas Huxley and Rene Descartes.

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