- Introduction to the Blog
- Is Metaphysics a Waste of Time?
- Is Metaphysics Difficult?
- The Metaphysics of Consciousness
- Exploring Connections: Music, Cosmology and Mathematics
- From Metaphysics to Mysticism
- The Continuum East and West
- The Metaphysics of the Grail
- Metaphysics in a Nutshell: A Lazy Philosopher’s Guide
- The Perversity of Materialism
- Selected Bibliography and Recommendations
- Do We Regularly Make a Mistake in Metaphysics?
- Relevant and Recommended Links
- The Missing Ingredient: An Anachronistic Discussion of Consciousness
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My s/h bookshop came through for me again. I have just picked up a book by Philip Carr-Gomm called In the Grove of the Druids, discussing the druidic teachings of Ross Nichols. The author is the current Chief of the … Continue reading
It is fortunate that metaphysics requires little mathematics. What it does require would be crucial, indispensable, but the boundary between the two lies deep in the foundations of mathematics where the main issues can usually be stated in elementary arithmetical … Continue reading
Here is a shortened cut of the “Science and Consciousness” panel held in the first evening of the “Sages and Scientists ’14” Symposium, which took place in Carlsbad, California, in August of 2014. The participants in the panel, sitting from left … Continue reading
There is a story that Socrates used to visit the markets regularly. When asked why he does so he replies that it is because he enjoys looking at all the things he can do without. This seems eminently sensible. Materialism … Continue reading
Here are some remarks on death and consciousness. I am a big fan of Erwin Schrodinger so he gets the limelight, but he says nothing different from the others. The joy of mysticism is that everybody agrees on the main points. This is the … Continue reading
Phew. I’ve just finished the Sherlock Holmes story from which I posted some extracts earlier. I wrote myself into a corner and had a tough job getting out again. It’s too long and I suspect it gets a bit tedious … Continue reading
Here is an inexpensive set-up for a Turing Test that anybody can try. Talk to someone in an online forum until you are completely certain that he or she is conscious. You can use a volunteer or just pick someone … Continue reading
Here is an extract from the pioneer of quantum theory Erwin Schrodinger, discussing the unity of creation and the implication of this for consciousness. “The reason why our sentient, percipient, and thinking ego is met nowhere within our scientific world … Continue reading