JCER 3(9) Published: Science of Compassion, Experiential Reality, Physical & Metaphysical States, Mysteries of Time & Light

Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research has just published Volume 3 Issue 9 entitled "Science of Compassion, Experiential Reality, Physical & Metaphysical States, Mysteries of Time & Light."

In the first article "Science of Compassion," Professor Emeritus Pradeep B. Deshpande presents his teaching of a scientific pathway for compassion. According to Deshpande, the framework presented is for individual, organizational, national, and global transformation and peace. With the framework, an individual may progress to any extent possible for a human being all the way to enlightenment. However, there may be an upper limit to how much progress is possible for specific nations or on a global scale but diligent pursuit of the ideas and concepts should lead to more compassionate nations and a more peaceful world.

In the second article "The Individual's Conscious or Unconscious Creation of Experiential Reality," Steven E. Kaufman shows that all experience is the product of a relation in which the Individual that is apprehending the experience is involved. According to Kaufman, there are two ways an Individual can create experience: consciously or unconsciously, or put another way, deliberately or reflexively.

In the third article "On Quantum Consciousness Mechanics," Cebrail H. Oktar attempts to combine physical and metaphysical intensity states for consciousness. Oktar asserts that quantum consciousness mechanics is based on physics and metaphysical intensity states and applies equations in quantum mechanics to his preliminary and speculative notions of quantum consciousness mechanics.

In the fourth article "What Do We Feel When We ‘Feel’ Time ‘Passing’?, Peter J. Riggs discuss the case made previously that the feeling of time ‘passing’ is accountable in terms of the perception of change. He points out that there is a long-standing intuition that time itself plays a role at a basic level of awareness in addition to external sensory inputs, and recent findings in neuroscience might be interpreted as supporting this intuition. Riggs also discuss some implications and makes suggestions for the conduct of further empirical studies.

In the essay "The Experiential Basis of the Spiritualist/Materialist Duality," Steven E. Kaufman shows that it is the nature of experience as being the product of a relation that creates the Spiritualist/Materialist duality as an extension of the fundamental Existence/experience mental-conceptual duality, while it is the unavoidable and inviolable limitation inherent in the Individual's creation of experience that blinds the Materialist, through their attachment to the reality of experience, to the Reality apprehended by the Spiritualist.

In the essay "Who Will Tell Us How Space & Time Are Non-existent for Light?" Himangsu S. Pal explores the dilemma that light exists in space and time, and it is not forcibly or artificially deprived of space and time and yet space and time are non-existent for light - so what is the cause of it?