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An End to Upside Down Thinking

Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life
De : Mark Gober
Lu par : Mark Gober
Durée : 11 h et 11 min
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Consciousness creates all material reality. Biological processes do not create consciousness. This conceptual breakthrough turns traditional scientific thinking upside down. In An End to Upside Down Thinking, Mark Gober traces his journey - he explores compelling scientific evidence from a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from psychic phenomena to near-death experiences to quantum physics and beyond. With cutting-edge thinkers like two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Ervin Laszlo, chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences Dr. Dean Radin, and New York Times best-selling author Larry Dossey, MD, supporting this thesis, this book will rock the scientific community and mainstream generalists interested in understanding the true nature of reality. 

Today's disarray around the globe can be linked, at its core, to a fundamental misunderstanding of our reality. This book aims to shift our collective outlook, reshaping our view of human potential and how we treat one another. The book's implications encourage much-needed revisions in science, technology, and medicine. General listeners will find comfort in the implied worldview, which will impact their happiness and everyday decisions related to business, health, and politics. 

Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time meets Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now.

©2018 Mark Gober (P)2018 Waterside Productions, Inc.
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Cherry picked anecdotes.

Cherry picked anecdotes, a few of which are highly dubious, such as the spoon bending of Uri Geller which was - according to the author - proven to be genuine by scientists at Harvard...

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  • J. Tejera
  • 23/01/2019

Definitely gets you thinking

Materialism has been a mainstay for me since my upbringing in Catholic School where the conflicting narratives tugged at my mind. In 7th grade I abandoned religion for a more esoteric spirituality that allowed me to make sense of what I was learning in science class. By my early 20s I had abandoned faith altogether, cementing myself as a staunch materialist. Psychics and past lives and all this woo woo nonsense was so easy to explain away. Enter Mark Gober...
His book did not change my life. I have not rekindled my relationship with spirituality in any way, nor do I believe for a second anyone can bend spoons (I don't care what Netanyahu says). There are a lot of things that I still find outlandish. BUT for the first time it is written about in an honest way from the standpoint of a fellow skeptic who did the research. The ideas put forth in this book really got me thinking about a lot of the discrepancies I have experienced where I wrote it off as grief or highly traumatic moments affecting my rationalization. It made me think about my friends and family who have experienced anomalies that would fall under pseudoscience in a heartbeat.
The absolute best part about this book is that he preemptively answers every question that will generally arise, going so far as to quote sources claiming to disprove what he's saying that I had researched the day before (which, if you read/listen to the book, you'll see the charming coincidence that is). I can't recommend this book enough. Like I said, it didn't change my mind. But it has opened me up to the possibilities of consciousness being entirely apart from the brain and matter, altogether.
I would have given this book 5's all around, but to be fair I did not enjoy the narration. I stuck it out because the content was too good, however the performance was not my favorite. This is no way should deter you, the potential listener, from this title. I'm listening to it a second time, in fact, so I can take notes this time.

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  • 31/10/2018

One of the best books I’ve read!

I’m just finishing a molecular biology degree at CU Boulder and was looking for a question to answer to for my graduate studies. This book has pointed me in a direction I am passionate about. Thank you Mr. Mark Gober!

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  • Nicholas P. Mennell
  • 23/10/2018

Best Book of the Year

Intelligently discuss is reviews and supports the most important question of our life. Great book.

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  • Janice F Turner
  • 16/10/2018

A Mind Opening Listen!!

This book explores the compelling evidence behind human perception and awareness. It will inspire you to rethink your outlook about existence, meaning, and overall worldview. If you enjoy Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, and David Hawkins you'll enjoy this book!!!

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  • Thomas
  • 17/03/2019

Required reading.

The reader lacks some finesse but the material is fantastic and should dwell with the conscientious listener for some time. This understanding may save our planet if enough of us can get it in time. Pass it on.

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  • Jonathan
  • 11/02/2019

Prepare to have your world turned upside down

This is a dense, heavy, and powerful evaluation of how consciousness is the basis for all reality. There’s a lot to uncover and unpack, but the implications are world changing. Mark does an amazing job of citing sources on both sides, but the stats and anecdotes he provides to make his case are mind blowing!!

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  • Jim Olsen
  • 19/01/2019

Will change how you view yourself and the world.

A rigorous scientific exploration of so many things that you hoped might be true.
If you are a seeker look here.

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  • B. Raitz
  • 14/03/2020

World still dominated by unscientific scientists

This book is the best in its class and a must read.The author, who is inquisitive, hear’s information that to him doesn’t make any sense. He decides to investigate further and is shocked about what he finds. He then summarizes his Findings which clearly show that the real world is very different from the world we learned about from all our teachers. It is the best compilation of the latest scientific evidence that overwhelmingly indicates that the brain does not produce consciousness but in fact it’s the other way around. It also shows that there’s a growing number of scientists that are willing to further explore the results of their experiments even if these results don’t fit The status quo materialist view or even seem illogical. Quantum physics has been around for 100 years, is illogical compared to a Newtonian view of the world but yet still ignored by most of mainstream science even though there is no question to its validity. If this is true then why haven’t we heard about it? This is because mainstream science controls the textbooks that are written, the teaching curriculum and what is and is not published in a scientific journals. Why is this so? Because it would result in admitting that much of their work was based on a faulty premise. Mr. Gober draws very logical conclusions based on tens of thousands experiments and conclusions reached by many brilliant and well respected scientists that have been open to exploring beyond the borders of most existing paradigms.

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  • Alberto Padilla Luengas
  • 21/01/2020

Could be a blog post

Liked the idea and it's true we need to explore more with the way of thinking the author exposes, but a whole book of just quotes to make a single point is too much.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18/01/2020

I LOVE THIS BOOK

The author really speaks to those who appreciate logic and judiciousness, but who are willing to entertain ideas that are not readily accepted into society. The book is paradigm shifting and will leave you rethinking your priorities and how we should run society.

Open your mind, grab a notebook, and give it a listen. It's been one of my favorite books I've listened to so far.

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  • XerC
  • 05/08/2019

Wichtiges Buch mit ungeahnten Implikationen

Lesen, anhören, darüber nachdenken. Dieses Buch schafft es, ernsthafte Zweifel am vorherrschenden wissenschaftlichen Materialismus zu säen. Und ich sage das nicht völlig ohne Kloß im Hals als jemand, der das Regal voll hat mit Büchern von Dennet, Harris, Dawkins, Hawking und Sagan (die sämtlich auch im vorliegenden Audiobook zu Wort kommen).
Wer sich der Wahrheit verschreibt und aufrichtiges Interesse daran hat, sie zu finden, auch wenn sie auf unbekannte Wege führt, wird hier ein Füllhorn von Anregungen und Anknüpfpunkten finden.

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  • Microvita618
  • 20/06/2019

Consciousnessism. Good anti-thesis to materialism.

Oh my, where to start. Dorothy never left. the idea that consciousness is at the root of everything is not new, but this book does not explain consciousness. It makes assumptions about her nature, but due to a lack of deeper insight, cannot explain why this word 'consciousness' with all it's vague definitions should be the contextual fabric in which life does it's knowing. Google Microvita Theory by P.R. Sarkar...