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1.  Knowledge - Its Sources and its Value
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. - Leonardo da Vinci
A good scientist has freed himself of concepts and keeps his mind open to what is.  - Lao-tzu

2.  In the Realm of the Senses - The Modern Paradigm
It is a fact of neuroscience that everything we experience is actually a figment of our imagination. Although our sensations feel accurate and truthful, they do not necessarily reproduce the physical reality of the outside world. - Foundations of Misperception, Scientific American 20, 4 - 7 (2010)

3.  It's Personal - Gnosis and the Intensely Personal Experience
There is a tendency to consider anything in human behavior that is unusual, not well known, or not well understood, as neurotic, psychopathic, immature, perverse, or the expression of some other sort of psychologic disturbance. - Kinsey

4.  Communications - The Social Contract and Peer Pressure
Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things. - Aldous Huxley

5.  Models and the Scientific Method - Truth or Consequences!
Paradigms themselves are neither true nor false: they are either held by a given scientific community or not held by that community:  Who Got Einstein's Office, p 217

6.  System of Systems Engineering - The Methodology of Choice
There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors. - Robert Oppenheimer
Look at all intellectual efforts, not just the sciences:  God and the New Physics, p 225

7.  The Yellow Brick Road - Institutionalizing Peer Pressure
As in political revolutions, so in paradigm choice--there is no standard higher than the assent of the relevant community:  Thomas Kuhn, Who Got Einstein's Office, p 216

8.  A Preferred Observer - Thinking Outside the 3D Box
Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I can move the Earth. - Archimedes

9.  Matter is Illusory - Consensus in Physics and Theology
Nothing exists but thoughts! The universe is composed of impressions, ideas, pleasures, and pains. - Sir Humphrey Davy

10.  A Useful Model - Life Is Like a Dream, but Much More
All speech, action, and behaviour are fluctuations of consciousness. All life emerges from, and is sustained in, consciousness. The whole universe is the expression of consciousness. The reality of the universe is one unbounded ocean of consciousness in motion. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

11.  The Standard Model of Physics - A Complete Description?
The order, the symmetry, the harmony enchant us…God is pure order. He is the originator of universal harmony. - Gottfried Leibniz

12.  A Standard Model of Theology - The Many Faces of God
For the kabbalist, physicality does not exist in and of itself; physical existence is animated by God, whose emanation is everflowing, and without whom all physical existence would collapse in a moment.”  Feldman, Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah, p 80

13.  The Ineffable Mysteries of Physics - Two Paths to Light
When Eddington remarked at the dinner table that electrons were very useful conceptions but might not have any real existence, Rutherford replied, "Not exist, not exist,--why I can see the little beggars there in front of me as plainly as I can see that spoon."  Dyson, Infinite in All Directions, p 42

"And do you say, ‘god is unseen’?  Hold your tongue!  Who is more visible than god?  This is why he made all things:  so that through them all you might look on him.  This is the goodness of god, this is his excellence:  that he is visible through all things."  Corpus Hermeticum XI, Mind to Hermes

14.  A Systems Model of Reality - Can We All Just Get Along?
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. - Carl Sagan

15.  A Unified Model Summarized - Its Foundations and Implications
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. - Sir Isaac Newton

16.  Psychoanalysis & Lucid Dreaming - Light on the Unconscious
You wanted to know about the double.  It begins in dreams.  But then you asked, ‘What is the double?’  And I said the double is the self.  The self dreams the double.  That should be simple, except that there is nothing simple about us.  Perhaps the ordinary dreams of the self are simple, but that doesn’t mean that the self is simple.  Once it has learned to dream the double, the self arrives at this weird crossroad and a moment comes when one realizes that it is the double who dreams the self. - Don Juan, in Tales of Power, by Carlos Castaneda, p81

17. What's In It For God? - The Biggest Why
Dr. Sandra Markowitz: … I don't have the vaguest idea who I am.
: It's just that there are all these Sandras running around who you've never met before, and it's confusing at first, fantastic. But damn it, isn't it great to find out how many Sandras there are? It's like those little cars in the circus, you know? This tiny red car comes out, hardly big enough for a midget, and it putters around, and suddenly its doors open and out come a thousand clowns, whooping and hollering and raising hell. - A Thousand Clowns, 1965

18.  Magister Ludi - Do Not Underestimate the Master of the Game
We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us.  People have said, "Where is this purpose, this intention?"  I say, "It is here; it is in me; I feel it; I directly experience it, and so do you, and you need not try and look as if you didn't."- George Bernard Shaw
Everything can be linked together in some fashion, in either a physical, psychological, or symbolic manner. - Buckminster Fuller

19.  Fear and Trembling - The Roots of Depression and Addiction
Only just now awakening after years of materialism, our soul is still infected with the despair born of unbelief, of lack of purpose and aim. - Wassily Kandinsky

20.  The Path of Obviousness - Waking Up
One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?" "No", answered Buddha. "Then are you a healer?" "No", Buddha replied. "Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted. "No, I am not a teacher." "Then what are you?" asked the student, exasperated. "I am awake," Buddha replied.

21.  All Roads Lead to Home - The Core of All Science and Religions
Withdraw into yourself and look; and if you do not find yourself beautiful as yet, do as does the sculptor of a statue ... cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is shadowed ... do not cease until there shall shine out on you the Godlike Splendour of Beauty. - Plotinus

22.  The Universe Talks Back - The Power of Listening
Coincidences are spiritual puns. (G. K. Chesterton)
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
We all move on the fringes of eternity and are sometimes granted vistas through fabric of illusion. Many refuse to admit it: I feel a mystery exists. There are certain times, when, as on the whisper of the wind, there comes a clear and quiet realization that there is indeed a presence in the world, a nonhuman entity that is not necessarily inhuman. (Ansel Adams)
A warrior is always joyful because his love is unalterable and his beloved, the earth, embraces him and bestows upon him inconceivable gifts. (Don Juan, via Carlos Castaneda)

1.  Useful Insights from Mathematics.

With the Partial Derivative, we show how to envision a higher-dimensional system from a limited-dimensional perspective.

With the Laplace Transform, we show the example of the use of logarithms to solve a supposedly unsolvable problem by moving to a different viewpoint.  Then we show the example of the transform from the time domain to the frequency domain to solve difficult problems, and use this analogy to compare the scholarly approach, which is like an accountant's audit trail, to the Laplace approach, independent of time, but rather based on radical epiphanies, just like advances in science.

With Group Theory, we show that, just as usual language enables us to conceptualize ideas about sensory inputs and abstract emotions such as love, courage and altruism, Group Theory is a language that enables us to conceptualize multidimensional spaces and interconnections.

2.  Kubla Khan
This refers to the beautiful poem about Xanadu, by Coleridge.  I provide a complete exegesis which reveals the actual meaning of this, the most misunderstood poem in all literature. Its beauty and truth shines forth when read and understood from the viewpoint of the Model developed in this book.

3. Glass Bead Games

Chapter 18 described the stunning insight about the nature of reality and its creator within Hesse's Nobel Prize winning novel, The Glass Bead Game. The Game, as played by the characters, is never really described so that one could play it. But here I present several examples of Glass Bead Games which make sense...