Maya – The World as Virtual Reality
About the author
Dr. Richard L. Thompson (Sadaputa Dasa) was born in Binghamton, New York in 1947. In 1974 he received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University, where he specialized in probability theory and statistical mechanics. He has done scientific research in quantum physics, mathematical biology and remote sensing. He has also extensively investigated ancient Indian astronomy, cosmology and spirituality, and developed multimedia expositions on these topics. He is the author of seven books on topics ranging from consciousness to archeology and ancient astronomy. He is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the Hare Krishna Movement.
For more information on the author please visit his archival website: https://richardlthompson.com/.
In the world of modern science, consciousness is reduced to a fading epiphenomenon, left over after the brain has been physically explained.
It seems to arise when matter is suitably organized, but scientists and philosophers have been unable to explain why complex organization should produce anything beyond complex physical behavior. Yet consciousness won’t go away. This groundbreaking book shows how conscious beings could interact with a physically realistic virtual world. It shows how paranormal phenomena can be reconciled in a natural way with the laws of physics, and it sheds light on paradoxes of time, on life beyond the body, and on cosmic and terrestrial evolution. In a sweeping synthesis, the ideas and data of modern science are used to illuminate the ancient theme of consciousness in a world of illusion.
- Author:Sadaputa Dasa (Dr. Richard L. Thompson)
- Published:May 27, 2018
- Book size:304 pages
- Formats:Kindle, Paperback