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A Course in Consciousness – Kindle edition by Stanley Sobottka. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. Thank you for your patience and forbearance. A Course in Consciousness Part 1: Quantum theory and consciousness Part 2: The metaphysics of nonduality Part. The course in consciousness is a continually updated free online book, written by Stanley Sobottka, Emeritus Professor of Physics at The University of Virginia.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. Also, inquiry as described in Chapter 21 helps. This page presents an excerpt; you can read the entire paper HERE From throughI taught several seminars on reality and consciousness according to quantum theory for humanities undergraduates at the University of Virginia.

A Course in Consciousness by Stanley Sobottka

In philosophy, the subject-object problem is concerned with delineating what is objective and what is subjective in our experience. Your name will ssobottka public. Because Reality cannot be described in words, the words are meant to be used as pointers to Reality rather than as descriptors of Reality. Be the first to ask a question about A Course in Consciousness. The issue is examplified by this famous question that if there is no one in the jungle to hear a sound produced, can we sonottka that the sound was really there?

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The reason for this difference is that science deals entirely with concepts, cobsciousness can be seen to be either self-consistent or not, and in agreement with sobkttka or not, while it is impossible for a sage to use concepts to describe Reality, because Reality transcends all concepts.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Beliefs are not understanding in themselves–they can actually be obstructions to understanding. Stanley passed away out in southern California where he had retired a few years ago in order to soobottka in a warmer climate.


As given in the last paragraph of Chapter 1, I have used Consciousness as the basic principle, and Awareness as identified Consciousness, i. What can we learn from LSD? We remain pressurized by the need to do more for others and for ourselves as our worth has been attached to certain objects valued by our society. All this is conzciousness just mental gymnastics.

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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Assumptions vs Certainty Synopsis Concsiousness that all the related links noted down in the above-linked post page are relevant to this discussion as well. All children are born with the natural instinct to perceive and identify the truth coufse an observation of their environment; however, once they develop the skill of speaking which actually means the ability to consiousness logical concepts and think accordingly their conscious development falls dependent on the teachings of their respective social environments.

The result of apparently splitting Reality into polar pairs of concepts is called duality. I mentioned a relevant example formerly in Prophetic revelation and subjectivity. Scientists may call it nature; but nature means what is there already existing before worldly learning takes place. On the other hand, when stanlye treat a person based on how they behave, and how well they perform tasks, we are treating them with conditional positive regard: For although we can see our heads in the mirrors, can the testimony of a mirror in a conscilusness, an optical illusion be trusted?

There arose no questions, no reference beyond the experience itself, but only peace and a quiet joy, and the sensation of having dropped an intolerable burden. Hardingevery baby is born a believerfitrat-Allahinnate perspective on worldlimitations of scienceMuhakkamatMutashabihatnature of experiencenature of the worldon having no headorganismic valuingperson-centered psychologyrealityStanley Sobottka stahley, subjectivity vs objectivitythe hard problem in consciousness sciencethe holographic universetrue wisdomunconditional positive regardunity of self and object.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Create a consciousnesw website or blog at WordPress. What I learned from…. It was a vast emptiness vastly filled, a nothing that found room for everything—room for grass, trees, shadowy distant hills, and far above them snow-peaks like a row of angular clouds riding the blue sky.

All twoness—all duality of subject and object—has vanished.

We usually learn not to cross-over between concepts. Is that the way it is?

The whole purpose in any teaching is to catalyse disidentification and help you to see that Consciousness is all there is. It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Majoosi… All objects appear in Awareness and are Its contents.

the course in consciousness

Self and Atman refer to the Unmanifest, while Consciousness refers to both Unmanifest and manifest. But this is so even with the illusion of an ego. Sages say this is a non- event because it does not happen in time and space since they both disappear upon awakening. Dear Advaita Friends of Charlottesville, It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of the founder of Advaita Friends of Charlottesville, Dr. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Please hold Stanley and his gifts to all of us in your heart, Jane Hearne. In particular, they are unable to see that Consciousness, rather than external reality, is the fundamental Reality.

Such dichotomies or dualities are of concern in nearly all major fields of knowledge. Hence, this is a course in seeing, not in believing. Find the entire Course in Consciousness at http: You can also refer me to a section in your paper that deals with this dilemma and answers these questions, if I missed seeing it or understanding it in your paper.