Year Of Publication: 2020
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : xxxiv, 190 .
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
The crisis of the age inheres in this, that notwithstanding the century’s mind-numbing disasters, it persists in subscribing to propositions which have logically led to the atomization of the whole cloth of human experiencing, and being. Great indeed is the value which is placed on the procedure of analytic dismemberment. While the method has certainly been result-producing, materially, in its wake it has brought immense suffering – both physical and spiritual. The price paid for a lopsided advance is thirty major wars – with their toll of one hundred and thirty million lives, and the irreparable destruction of the natural environment. The time demands a reappraisal of the basic paradigms of human existence, but the hegemony of well-entrenched vested interests – material or intellectual – would seem to preclude this.
The “advanced” people among the mankind of the day become suicidally specialized. For, if the mechanical model of thought has been of advantage in man’s preceding unfolding, the same, what may be called the “survival” paradigm, now creates dangerous dualities, binary oppositions (you–me, body–mind, East–West, etc). The model has outlived its usefulness merely enforcing dormancy on a major part of the human brain.
It behoves mankind to choose wisely right now – since parallel to the socio-economic, scientific and technological revolutions there has got to be the overdue radical psychic transformation. The first step towards clearing the fateful crisis would therefore be to be aware and end the hold of the linear, causal, mechanical thought orientation over the intellectual culture of the times.
Delving deep into the epistemological cum ontological causation of the emergency confronting the being and becoming of man, this volume provokes the thoughtful lay reader to a serious engagement with his or her self.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of Figures
- Obsolescence in Research: The Biological Analogy
- New Ideas in Biology
Morphogenetic Fields, Evolution and Consciousness
Morphic Resonance: Some Examples
Implications of Morphic Resonance
Instinct and Learning
The Conscious Self
The Creative Universe
- A Study of the Past and the Concept of Time
- Learning and Communication
Learning Is Unlearning
What Is True Communication?
Barriers to Learning and Communication
- The Person: Physical and Social Conditioning
- The Person: Will and Loss of Experience
Does the Person Have a Will?
The Loss of Experience
- The Dual Nature of Mechanical Thought
The Fragment and the Whole
The Dual Movement
- Who Am I?
- The Pole of Birth and Death
- Creativity and Self-expression
- Dimensionless Space as Eternal Silence