Consciousness is the hot topic in scientific circles?its precise nature holding huge implications for the future of science as a viable discipline. And with so many recent advances in brain studies, questions of mind and consciousness have become critically important for both theorists and hard scientists. These latest contributions to the debate?selected from the annual ?Beyond the Brain? conferences?show that it is time for radical rethinking of our theories and methods in investigating phenomena of the human mind.
'The book explores such a broad range of topics from the paranormal, to transpersonal psychology, afterlife, reincarnation, holotropic states of conciousness etc that is is not possible to into them in great depth. However it is certainly a great introduction to some important authors in this field, and fascinating for those of us looking for an ontology which includes more than just the physical.' -- Light 'An excellent primer on the workings of the mind. There is much in this to fire the thinking of any reader, and it is well worth buying. 7/10.' -- Fortean Times 'Tremendously valuable. David Lorimer has done a splendid job in introducing the subjective interpretation and in linking the various contributors to create and unified and meaningful whole. I highly recommend this book.' -- Daryl S. Paulson, Journal of Scientific Exploration 'If your interest lies in observing the wide ranging impact of the quest to substantiate an ontology which includes the non-physical, then the book is excellent.' -- De Numine 'The reluctance within science to proclaim the unbounded, glorious nature of human consciousness has led to more pain and suffering than all the physical diseases combined. David Lorimer knows this and that is why his book is so important. Only someone with Lorimer's vision, sensitivity and exceptional level of scholarship could have assembled such a stunning collection of essays.' -- Larry Dossey, Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine.