The Oneness/Otherness Mystery:
The Synthesis of Science and Mysticism
A preview of O/OM is available on Google Books:
outline seems to show that you have found the solutions to many of
humanity’s deepest philosophical problems and I shall look forward
eagerly to reading your book.
Professor Arthur Ellison DSc(Eng)
Ex-Head of Electrical Engineering, City University,London
Vice-President, Scientific and Medical Network,
Ex-President, Society for Psychical Research
was pleasingly struck first by the way you “saw through” the muddled or
otherwise seriously inadequate thinking of various much-publicised
writings – for instance, those by Hawking, Wilber, Capra, Jung, and even
Professor J.H.M. Whiteman
(Taught Relativity and Quantum theories; had contacts with Heisenberg and Dirac*;
author of books on scientific study of mysticism who has attained mystical union; also literate in Sanskrit/Pali)
*In his 1967 book The Philosophy of Space and Time
and the Inner Constitution of Nature
Whiteman argued from experience that the metaphysical interpretation
of Quantum Theory indicates the same transcendental substructure of Nature as
revealed directly by meditation. Werner Heisenberg himself checked
the chapter on Quantum Theory in this book.
Paul Dirac, the great physicist who invented the idea of antimatter
invited Whiteman to Cambridge to discuss the book with him
...outlining his epoch-making synthesis of Indian spirituality and European science…
Professor Karel Werner
Leading scholar of Eastern Philosophy and of Mysticism from
review in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
haven’t been able to put it down. It is quite a tour de force. You
cover so many things, so many ideas and it is full of the most
interesting bits of information. Congratulations! I’m sure this book
will make you famous.
Professor Subhash Kak
Computer and Electrical Engineering, Louisiana State University
Co-author with neurologist Karl Pribram and expert on ancient Indian knowledge systems
is noteworthy that the book is a definite pointer to a synthesis of
science and mysticism, with strong evidence to support the activity in
the brain region (RAS) during meditation.
Professor Uma Erry
From 8pp review in Bhavan’s Journal one of India’s most famous
and widely circulated serious magazines
reading…this remarkable book presenting some ideas that will need
serious consideration in any attempt to integrate contemporary science
with Hindu philosophy and the phenomena of mystical experience.
Dr Alan Mayne
Mathematician (University College London) from major review entitled
East-West Synthesis in Scientific and Medical Network Review
...much of the scientific research on mysticism has had either of two purposes: either to support and confirm a particular group’s claims for the superiority of their method (witness the work on TM in the seventies, and the revival of such scientific investigations in the recent investigation of Buddhist meditation; or alternatively to be used as a tool for reductive explanations that explain away mystical experience and meditative practice as reducible merely, to brain chemistry, brain electricity and so on. I am pleased to see that your work appears to take neither of these tacks and seeks rather an intelligent adjustment between these two modalities of knowledge...
Professor Paul Muller-Ortega
Professor of Religion, University of Rochester N.Y
Expert on Tantric Kashmir Saivism and has himself ‘Seen the Light'
is a man in the audience called Sutapas Bhattacharya who knows a lot
more than any of you speakers and we should all hear what he has to say.
Final question to ‘big name’ New Age speakers from woman in audience at S&MN
and IONS sponsored Beyond the Brain Conference, Cambridge, August 1999
My impromptu speech that followed ‘stole the show’ from all the speakers!
Your book has taught me what Quantum Theory is actually all about and what Spirituality is actually all about.
Paul Nash, Scientific Indexer
Physical Chemistry graduate Paul has indexed books for Roger Penrose and
for Prof. P.W. Atkin (bestselling Physical Chemistry textbook author).
Paul was delayed indexing my O/OM in 1998 as it was “too interesting” so he kept reading it.
..it will be a landmark book.
Literary Agent (USA), ex-publisher who published Ken Wilber’s first book.
This is emailed comment after reading O/OM in 2003 as part of the Paragon House review
of my proposal for a new book.