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Science, Mysticism and Psychical Research: The Revolutionary Synthesis of Michael Whiteman John Poynton

Science, Mysticism and Psychical Research: The Revolutionary Synthesis of Michael Whiteman

John Poynton

Published September 15th 2015
ISBN : 9781443880190
Hardcover
205 pages
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Science, mysticism, and psychical research are generally thought to be irreconcilable- this book centres on a towering synthesis achieved by the late Michael Whiteman, an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. ItMoreScience, mysticism, and psychical research are generally thought to be irreconcilable- this book centres on a towering synthesis achieved by the late Michael Whiteman, an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. It is revolutionary- Whiteman was able to meld mathematical physics and general science with psychical research and Indian and Western mystical texts, clarified by a lifetime of psychical and mystical experience, and coupled with an extensive knowledge of philosophy and psychology. Part One is about the experience of states, spaces, and worlds other than physical. It provides essential groundwork for understanding the psychical and mystical. Whitemans own experience is combined with evidence ranging from quantum mechanics to the Upanishads. Part Two centres on two murder cases that Whiteman studied, as an entry to the concept of the corporate structure of personality, and the workings of the mind in personal development. Part Three covers his analysis of ancient texts based on his understanding as a mystic. His interpretations differ radically from standard treatments. Part Four investigates his exploration of non-physical existence. Part Five considers the mystical life, including Whitemans own, and how it relates to physical laws. The book concludes with a brief biography.