Why Materialism Is Baloney

The present framing of the cultural debate in terms of materialism versus religion has allowed materialism to go unchallenged as the only rationally-viable metaphysics. This book seeks to change this.

Why Materialism Is Baloney

The present framing of the cultural debate in terms of materialism versus religion has allowed materialism to go unchallenged as the only rationally-viable metaphysics. This book seeks to change this. It uncovers the absurd implications of materialism and then, uniquely, presents a hard-nosed non-materialist metaphysics substantiated by skepticism, hard empirical evidence, and clear logical argumentation. It lays out a coherent framework upon which one can interpret and make sense of every natural phenomenon and physical law, as well as the modalities of human consciousness, without materialist assumptions. According to this framework, the brain is merely the image of a self-localization process of mind, analogously to how a whirlpool is the image of a self-localization process of water. The brain doesn't generate mind in the same way that a whirlpool doesn't generate water. It is the brain that is in mind, not mind in the brain. Physical death is merely a de-clenching of awareness. The book closes with a series of educated speculations regarding the afterlife, psychic phenomena, and other related subjects.

Information Consciousness Reality

Hartknoch, Riga (1781) Kastrup, B.: Why Materialism is Baloney: How True Skeptics Know There Is No Death and Fathom Answers to Life, the Universe, and Everything. iff Books, Winchester (2014) Kastrup, B.: Brief Peeks Beyond: Critical ...

Information   Consciousness   Reality

This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.

Brief Peeks Beyond

Why Materialism Is Baloney: How True Skeptics Know There Is No Death and Fathom Answers to life, the Universe, and Everything. Winchester, UK: Iff-Books. Keats, J. (1899). The Complete Poetical Works and Letters of John Keats, ...

Brief Peeks Beyond

This book is a multi-faceted exploration and critique of the human condition as it is presently manifested. It addresses science and philosophy, explores the underlying nature of reality, the state of our society and culture, the influence of the mainstream media, the nature of free will and a number of other topics. Each of these examinations contributes an angle to an emerging idea gestalt that challenges present mainstream views and behaviors and offers a sane alternative. The book is organized as a series of short and self-contained essays, most of which can be read in under one hour.

Expanding Reality

The Emergence of Postmaterialist Science Mario Beauregard ... Recent bestsellers from Iff Books are: Why Materialism Is Baloney How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything Bernardo ...

Expanding Reality

Reality is much more than the physical world before us. In Expanding Reality, Mario Beauregard examines a variety of phenomena investigated by the most open-minded and visionary scientists. These phenomena provide the evidence that mind, consciousness, and spirit cannot be simply reduced to electrical and chemical activity in the brain.

The Spiritual Nature of Animals

Bernardo Kastrup has a nice time destroying the idea of materialism in his 2014 book Why Materialism Is Baloney: How True Skeptics Know There Is No Death and Fathom Answers to Life, the Universe, and Everything.

The Spiritual Nature of Animals

Beloved Companions, Kindred Spirits Karlene Stange’s spiritual journey began as she drove her pickup loaded with medical supplies to attend to animals throughout southwestern Colorado, where the Animas River carves the landscape. As an ambulatory veterinarian, she has experienced the challenges, sorrows, and joys of working with creatures great and small and feels a powerful kinship with these beautiful beings, a bond that goes beyond flesh and fur and feathers. The Spiritual Nature of Animals chronicles her amazing exploration through the teachings of various religious and cultural traditions, as well as her encounters with the magnificent Rocky Mountain terrain and the quirky characters — both animal and human — who inhabit it.

Proceedings of IAC GETL in Budapest 2016

Why Materialism is Baloney (pp. 38-39). iff Books G. Nolfi, rel. on Apr. 3, 2011, distr. by Universal Pictures Readings like Ch. T. Tart (2009). The End of Materialism. Noetic Books, and Scott Adams (2001). God's Debris.

Proceedings of IAC GETL in Budapest 2016

International Academic Conference on Global Education, Teaching and Learning in Budapest, Hungary 2016 (IAC-GETL 2016), November 23 - 24, 2016

Strange Dimensions

... different perspective on the nature of consciousness, life, identity, and death than that offered by materialism. ... 1 This chapter also appears in revised form in Why Materialism Is Baloney (2014), Iff Books (ISBN: 9781782793625).

Strange Dimensions

It is from the paranormal's multifaceted nature that the title of this book takes its meaning. Throughout its pages we encounter, time and again, talk of a wide variety of dimensions, levels and layers, from social, cultural, psychological and physiological dimensions, to spiritual, mythic, narrative, symbolic and experiential dimensions, and onwards to other worlds, planes of existence and realms of consciousness. The paranormal is, by its very nature, multidimensional. ""Once again, Jack Hunter takes us down the proverbial rabbit hole, here with the grace, nuance and sheer intelligence of a gifted team of essayists, each working in her or his own way toward new theories of history, consciousness, spirit, the imagination, the parapsychological, and the psychedelic. Another clear sign that there is high hope in high strangeness, and that we are entering a new era of thinking about religion, about mind, about us."" -- Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred.

Science Ideated

... can tell us about the nature of reality Why Materialism Is Baloney: How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything Brief Peeks Beyond: Critical essays on metaphysics, neuroscience, ...

Science Ideated

Leading-edge empirical observations are increasingly difficult to reconcile with 'scientific' materialism. Laboratory results in quantum mechanics, for instance, strongly indicate that there is no autonomous world of tables and chairs out there. Coupled with the inability of materialist neuroscience to explain consciousness, this is forcing both science and philosophy to contemplate alternative worldviews. Analytic idealism - the notion that reality, while equally amenable to scientific inquiry, is fundamentally mental - is a leading contender to replace 'scientific' materialism. In this book, the broad body of empirical evidence and reasoning in favor of analytic idealism is reviewed in an accessible manner. The book brings together a number of highly influential essays previously published by major media outlets such as Scientific American and the Institute of Art and Ideas. The essays have been revised and improved, while two never-before-published essays have been added. The resulting argument anticipates a historically imminent transition to a scientific worldview that, while elegantly accommodating all known empirical evidence and predictive models, regards mind - not matter - as the ground of all reality.

Become Conscious of Wholeness

Battleground, WA: Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences, 2020. Kafatos, Menas, and Robert Nadeau. ... Baloney: How True Skeptics Know There Is No Death and Fathom Answers to Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Become Conscious of Wholeness

How can we transcend our tribal, philosophical, and religious differences? Is it possible to develop a global consciousness to resolve the peril to our biosphere and other human-made existential crises? Become Conscious of Wholeness: Humanity’s Only Future explores how connecting human consciousness with Universal Consciousness will give individuals and societies a sense of being complete, not fragmented. Accessing Universal Consciousness, the fundamental wisdom, intelligence, and love in the Universe, will align their identity and purpose and free them from limiting beliefs and fears. Universal Consciousness is the organizing, unifying force, beyond space and time, filled with the creative potential from which our diverse philosophies, religions, and primordial traditions emerged. When Consciousness is understood from multiple scientific, spiritual, psychological, and mystical perspectives, what is of ultimate value becomes clear—our relationships with each other and the Earth, our essential Wholeness. The reader will explore various portals to Universal Consciousness, drawing upon their own mystical and spiritual experience to develop a more holistic Self. Specific action steps are also presented to reframe religion, reimagine education and mental wellbeing, and reform the business organizations, government agencies, and divisive politics that perpetuate a fragmented view of reality.

Atlantis Rising Magazine 110 March April 2015

The engineer and philosopher Bernardo Kastrup argues in Why Materialism Is Baloney for idealism— where consciousness is primary in the universe. He suggests that the human mind and body that we can objectively study is essentially an ...

Atlantis Rising Magazine   110 March April 2015

Inside this full-color digital edition: PROTOSCIENCE Free Energy...Gravity Control...Alternative Science... Ezekiel's Wheel and Other Cutting-Edge Developments Jerry Decker THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST The Buenos Aires Skull By Michael Cremo LOST HISTORY Debate Over the True Home of the Hebrew Lawgiver Still Rages By RAND & ROSE FLEM-ATH ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE In the Beginning Was The Word Were Human Speaking Skills Learned from Higher Powers? By William B. Stoecker ALTERNATIVE ARCHAEOLOGY A Solar-Induced Dark Age? Disturbing Evidence from Ancient Bulgaria By Robert Schoch, Ph.D. ALTERNATIVE ASTRONOMY Life from the Sun? Reviving the Ancient Case for Heliocentricity By Paul V. Young ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE Physics with a Twist Understanding Torsion and the Mystery of Consciousness By Brenden D. Murphy LOST HISTORY 33 The Magic Number Why Is This Number So Important to So Many? By Steven Sora ANCIENT MYSTERIES Exploring Indonesia's Bada Valley Far from the View of All butthe Most Determined Traveler Is One of the Planet's Most Mysterious Locales By David H. Childress ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE Ancient Recordings? Could a Lost Akashic FieldNow Provide Us With a Replay? By Patrick Marsolek PSI The Interdimensional Threat Understanding the Demonic Factor in Crime By Susan B. Martinez, Ph.D. ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY Copper Mining in Ancient America Primitive or Industrial? By Frank Joseph ASTROLOGY The Power of Myth Another Reason Astrology Works By Julie Loar

The Idea of the World

Recent bestsellers from Iff Books are: Why Materialism Is Baloney How True Skeptics Know There is no Death and Fathom Answers to Life, the Universe, and Everything Bernardo Kastrup A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist ...

The Idea of the World

A rigorous case for the primacy of mind in nature, from philosophy to neuroscience, psychology and physics. The Idea of the World offers a grounded alternative to the frenzy of unrestrained abstractions and unexamined assumptions in philosophy and science today. This book examines what can be learned about the nature of reality based on conceptual parsimony, straightforward logic and empirical evidence from fields as diverse as physics and neuroscience. It compiles an overarching case for idealism - the notion that reality is essentially mental - from ten original articles the author has previously published in leading academic journals. The case begins with an exposition of the logical fallacies and internal contradictions of the reigning physicalist ontology and its popular alternatives, such as bottom-up panpsychism. It then advances a compelling formulation of idealism that elegantly makes sense of - and reconciles - classical and quantum worlds. The main objections to idealism are systematically refuted and empirical evidence is reviewed that corroborates the formulation presented here. The book closes with an analysis of the hidden psychological motivations behind mainstream physicalism and the implications of idealism for the way we relate to the world.

Making Sense of Brief Lives

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Making Sense of Brief Lives

There are some questions we can’t avoid. Questions about meaning and morality, about belief and evidence and truth - about things that are reflected in our lives, whether or not we ever analyze them explicitly. This is the conviction that drives Making Sense of Brief Lives, first to identify with stark clarity the practical philosophical questions we face in life, and then to drive toward decisive answers.

Reflections on a Surprising Universe

Recent bestsellers from Iff Books are: Why Materialism Is Baloney How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything Bernardo Kastrup A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist ...

Reflections on a Surprising Universe

Reflections on a Surprising Universe takes the reader beyond the headlines of the latest scientific breakthroughs, translating complicated topics into an understandable narrative. It covers a wide array of scientific developments in clear and concise language sharing a sense of wonder felt by the author about the universe we find ourselves in. The book covers such developments as the size and expansion of the universe, black holes, gravitational waves, the relativity of spacetime, the multiverse, exoplanets and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, DNA, fundamental particles, quantum mechanics and quantum computers, all in an accessible narrative. Do you feel a sense of excitement and awe in learning about both the vastness and intricacies of the world around you? Then let Richard Dieter guide you through the unique synthesis of recent scientific discoveries and what they reveal about us.

The Fall

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The Fall

A new edition of Steve Taylor's bestselling classic, in which the author provides an Afterword, including research developments that have occurred since the book was first published in 2005. "An important and fascinating book about the origin, history and impending demise of the ego - humanity's collective dysfunction. The Fall is highly readable and enlightening, as the author's acute mind is at all times imbued with the higher faculty of spiritual awareness." Eckhart Tolle

Decoding Jung s Metaphysics

Recent bestsellers from Iff Books are: Why Materialism Is Baloney How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything Bernardo Kastrup A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist ...

Decoding Jung s Metaphysics

More than an insightful psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung was the twentieth century's greatest articulator of the primacy of mind in nature, a view whose origins vanish behind the mists of time. Underlying Jung's extraordinary body of work, and providing a foundation for it, there is a broad and sophisticated system of metaphysical thought. This system, however, is only implied in Jung's writings, so as to shield his scientific persona from accusations of philosophical speculation. The present book scrutinizes Jung’s work to distil and reveal that extraordinary, hidden metaphysical treasure: for Jung, mind and world are one and the same entity; reality is fundamentally experiential, not material; the psyche builds and maintains its body, not the other way around; and the ultimate meaning of our sacrificial lives is to serve God by providing a reflecting mirror to God’s own instinctive mentation. Embodied in this compact volume is a journey of discovery through Jungian thoughtscapes never before revealed with the depth, force and scholarly rigor you are about to encounter.

Kabbalistic Panpsychism

Why Materialism Is Baloney How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything Bernardo Kastrup A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist metaphysics, according to which the body is ...

Kabbalistic Panpsychism

From a scientific and philosophical point of view, there is arguably no phenomenon as intractable as the origin and nature of consciousness. This volume provides a comprehensive account of the Kabbalistic understanding of consciousness adduced from ancient Jewish mystical texts and the writings of key sixteenth-twentieth century Kabbalistic and Chassidic luminaries.

Mental Penguins

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Mental Penguins

Professor Ivelin Sardamov draws on key findings in neuroscience to explain the waning interest in and knowledge of complex social issues in the United States and around the world. Attributing this trend primarily to the effects of information overload, ubiquitous screens and constant access to the internet, Sardamov argues that chronic over-stimulation generated by the current sociotechnological environment fosters addictive tendencies in today's young people.

Unintended Consequences

Why Materialism Is Baloney How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything Bernardo Kastrup A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist metaphysics, according to which the body is ...

Unintended Consequences

How is it that, in doing our very best to achieve one thing, we can end up achieving just the opposite? There exists an unseen force with an unassuming name that conceals all manner of terrors. It is ‘Unintended Consequences’, and it takes our efforts to do the good and right thing, turns them to ashes and blows them back in our faces. Whether it be governments fighting a “War on Terror” only to bring their economies crashing about their ears, ecologists attempting to stamp out pests but making things ten times worse in the process, or giving people lots of choice only for them to make worse decisions, it is all too easy to start out with the best of intentions, only to end up doing more harm than good. In Unintended Consequences, Clive Wills discusses national disasters, Prohibition and the War on Drugs, frustrated efforts to improve health and safety, and touches on issues of everyday life such as how to improve relationships and bring up children. As HL Mencken reflected, “For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong”. This book examines the many ways in which those apparently simple solutions can turn around and bite us, and more importantly, just what we can do about it.

Digital Consciousness A Transformative Vision

Why Materialism Is Baloney How True Skeptics Know There is no Death and Fathom Answers to Life, the Universe, and Everything Bernardo Kastrup A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist metaphysics, according to which the body is ...

Digital Consciousness  A Transformative Vision

What could be a more compelling read than a book that explains the greatest mysteries known to man in one fell swoop. Who is God? What happens after we die? What the heck is quantum entanglement? Why did Dolly’s braces disappear in the movie "Moonraker?" Our reality is not what it appears to be. The latest physics experiments demonstrate that an objective reality doesn’t exist. And no one truly knows what consciousness is or where the mind resides. Strange interconnectedness, anomalous events, and changing histories confound even the most open-minded of scientists. No single theory seems to be able to explain it all. Until now.

Jumping sharks and dropping mics

Recent bestsellers from Iff Books are: Why Materialism Is Baloney How true skeptics know there is no death and fathom answers to life, the universe, and everything Bernardo Kastrup A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist ...

Jumping sharks and dropping mics

Gareth Carrol presents a collection of "modern idioms", which have become a part of our vocabulary in the past 50 years or so. In most cases, idioms such as "raining cats and dogs", that colour our everyday communication, are deeply rooted in culture and history. However, just like words, new idioms emerge in language, and many have entered our vocabulary through, TV, movies and the internet. These modern idioms can be dated very precisely. Jumping Sharks and Dropping Mics finds the origins of these idioms, and charts their development.