I have two appendixes left to read of Lanza's book and I think they are important.
I have finished Alexandros book and it was great. I must think about what that book means in the scheme of things.
Before reading these two books I had the belief that consciousness is what governs everything, and nothing "out there" suddenly created all the material in the world and especially not life. Everything has always been, but maybe as this potential, that quantum is about. A consciousness either looks at something and it becomes something, but if not it stays as a wave.
Whatever! Even a person with Alzheimer can influence things - I have not read that part yet.
There is a book about "Careful what you pray for, you might just get it".
In my life since I came to Australia I have learned how to make things happen, first by visualising it in a positive way, it could also be called prayer, if your take away the picture of a god with a beard and a throne. No Greek gods either, or goddesses. Oh, it all gets complicated now. The Hindus have plenty of gods too, like the Greeks used to have, but there is Brahman which is the main one, and then all the others are "aspects" of "him". Divine mother is equally important.
Jesus said that he and the father are one. That is more concentrated towards quantum and biocentricity. All is consciousness, we too, children of God in the religious sense, making the universe as we go along in the biocentric sense.
It is starting to sound muddled. But getting the scientific explanation is more muddled, to me anyway. Living it is easiest. Believing that the material is not the creator of my mind suits me fine, as I have proved over and over that the old "mind over matter" is true. Now quantum science has proved it so, in a way that is difficult for me to grasp as I am not a scientist.
I am not satisfied with this post of mine. I sound confused, but actually, I am not. I know what I know and have used it in my life and still do. If I sat for ages like Buddha and meditated, I might get enlightened and really, really understand who I am, but I can't be bothered! Oops, - maybe another time, another life, or when I "die".
> Lanza's basic thesis is that life creates the
> universe and I do not think
> that he would be adverse to saying that
> consciousness creates the universe.
> In this sense he would only be following in the
> footsteps of quantum luminaries as
> Max Planck and Erwin Schrödinger who considered
> that consciousness is
> fundamental. Consciousness in other words is not a
> product of the material
> evolution of biological species. But if this is so
> it means that biological as well
> as mental evolution is a reflection of the
> evolution of consciousness and not
> the other way around.
> Think about this for a second because it is here
> that you have the connection between
> quantum theory, consciousness and the rise of
> civilization on our planet. I do not think
> anybody will contest that the rise of a
> civilization requires a change in the human mind
> or that the human mind is an aspect of
> consciousness. But if consciousness is
> this means that not only biological evolution but
> also the mental evolution that has resulted
> in the rise of civilization. For anyone interested
> in the rise of ancient civilizations the question
> to ask will then be "What is the nature of the
> evolution of consciousness?" Does it evolve
> to specific rhythms or is the process randomized?"
> The Mayan calendar which is the only
> quantum calendar of our planet holds the answers.