Transcending the Speed of Light: Consciousness, Quantum Physics, and the Fifth Dimension

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The space-time continuum of physics ignores the realm of the mind. But consciousness is unconfined by space or time and represents a higher organizing principle, a fifth dimension, that transcends the speed of light. Marc Seifer examines relativity, ether theory, precognition, telepathy, and synchronicity, all from the perspective of the...

The space-time continuum of physics ignores the realm of the mind. But consciousness is unconfined by space or time and represents a higher organizing principle, a fifth dimension, that transcends the speed of light. Marc Seifer examines relativity, ether theory, precognition, telepathy, and synchronicity, all from the perspective of the conscious universe.
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SCIENCE / NEW THOUGHT "Marc Seifer has made the difficult easy to understand as he covers such broad topics as cosmological coincidences, new theories on gravity, and higher states of consciousness. This book generates fresh ideas on the link between thoughts, the physical universe, and the speed of light. Transcending the Speed of Light is a bold new adventure into the exciting world of consciousness exploration." --Uri Geller, paranormalist "I highly recommend this book to any and all readers who are seriously interested in the puzzling problem of the nature of mind and consciousness. I most enthusiastically endorse Marc's work." --Col. Tom Bearden (retired), author of Excalibur Briefing Since the introduction of Descartes' dualism in the seventeenth century, the mind and the physical world have been viewed as disconnected entities. Yet qualities of mind such as awareness, purposeful action, organization, design, and even decision making are present within the structure of matter and within the dimensions of space and time. The spacetime continuum of scientists generally ignores the realm of the mind, though phenomena such as imaginary numbers, used by Einstein to combine space with time, are concepts that exist only in the mind. Marc Seifer contends that the inadequacy of four-dimensional models to account for our experience of mental phenomena points to the consciousness of the mind as a higher organizing principle, a fifth dimension where thoughts are as real and quantifiable as our familiar physical world. He shows that because thought enables us to move backward and forward through time--reflecting on the past and making plans for the future--this fifth dimension of mind breaks the laws of relativity, thereby transcending the speed of light. His extensive study of this fifth dimension ranges from relativity and ether theory to precognition, telepathy, and synchronicity, all from the perspective of the conscious universe. MARC J. SEIFER, Ph.D., teaches psychology at Roger Williams University. He has studied under Bruno Bettelheim, Herbert Meltzer, and Stanley Krippner and is the author of several books, including Inward Journey: From Freud to Gurdjieff and the acclaimed Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla. He lives in Rhode Island.

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"I recommend this book to those who are looking for a more factual, scientific understanding of consciousness and how it exists and expresses in the physical world. This book gives an incredible, 'ah-hah' understanding of the universe and our existence with consciousness in it."

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"The author goes to great length to encourage the reader to connect the dots between phenomena understood and occurrences and relationships more abtruse. It is provocative and thoughtful and it should be showcased for its colorful cover in the Psychology, Science, and Philosophy areas of our stores."

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"This is not a volume to be undertaken lightly, but the author does an admirable job of presenting the information in a manner that keeps the reader's eyes from glazing over."

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"How is it possible for consciousness to exist in the physical universe? This is the classic mind-body problem that has eluded philosophers for many generations. Now it appears that answers are within reach. The depth of Marc Seifer's scholarship and the clarity of his thinking make this book a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the frontiers of consciousness research."

Review Quotes:
"I highly recommend this book to any and all readers who are seriously interested in the puzzling problem of the nature of mind and consciousness. I most enthusiastically endorse Marc's work."

Review Quotes:
"Marc Seifer has made the difficult easy to understand as he covers such broad topics as cosmological coincidences, new theories on gravity, and higher states of consciousness. This book generates fresh ideas on the link between thoughts, the physical universe, and the speed of light. "Transcending the Speed of Light" is a bold new adventure into the exciting world of consciousness exploration."

Biographical Note:
Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D., teaches psychology at Roger Williams University. He has studied under Bruno Bettelheim, Herbert Meltzer, and Stanley Krippner and is the author of several books, including "Inward Journey: From Freud to Gurdjieff" and the acclaimed "Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla." He lives in Rhode Island.

Table of Contents:

Foreword "by Stanley Krippner"
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Consciousness and the Anthropic Principle
2 Parapsychology and Esoteric Thought
3 Toward a Physics of Consciousness
4 The Birth of the New Physics
5 Ether Theory Revisited
6 Ether Theory: The Mental Aspect
7 Coevolution of Science and Spirit
8 Monad of Mind
9 Synchronicity
10 Precognition and the Structure of Time
11 Six-Dimensional Universe
12 Patterns of Prophecy
13 Another Look at "E = mc2"
14 Final Thoughts
Notes
Bibliography
Index
A study of the new scientific understanding of consciousness and the mind as a fifth dimension of reality
- Introduces the existence of a fifth dimension--one of mind--an inner- or hyperspace where time is transcended
- Shows how the barrier of the speed of light is actually a gateway demarking the fifth dimension
Since the introduction of Descartes' dualism in the seventeenth century, the mind and the physical world have been viewed as disconnected entities. Yet qualities of mind such as awareness, purposeful action, organization, design, and even decision-making are present within the structure of matter and within the dimensions of space and time.
The space-time continuum of scientists generally ignores the realm of the mind, though phenomena such as imaginary numbers, used by Einstein to combine space with time, are concepts that only exist in the mind. Marc Seifer contends that the inadequacy of four-dimensional models to account for our experience of mental phenomena points to the consciousness of the mind as a higher organizing principle, a fifth dimension where thoughts are as real and quantifiable as our familiar physical world. He shows that because thought enables us to move backward and forward through time--reflecting on the past and making plans for the future--this fifth dimension of mind breaks the laws of relativity, thereby transcending the speed of light. His extensive study of this fifth dimension ranges from relativity and ether theory to precognition, telepathy, and synchronicity, all from the perspective of the conscious universe.

Contributor Bio: Seifer, Marc
Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D., teaches psychology at Roger Williams University. He has studied under Bruno Bettelheim, Herbert Meltzer, and Stanley Krippner and is the author of several books, including Transcending the Speed of Light, Inward Journey: From Freud to Gurdjieff and the acclaimed Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla. He lives in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.

Contributor Bio: Krippner, Stanley
Dr. Stanley Krippner is an internationally-known psychologist who is the author of more than 500 papers and more than 100 volumes, co-authored or co-edited, on a wide variety of topics in psychology, consciousness, psychotherapy and parapsychology.
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