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The Escape from Life Through Meditation

  • John G. Taylor
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Part of the Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems book series (SSCNS, volume 9)

Abstract

Part of the trouble in trying to understand myself, experienced when I was younger and now by the man I have become is that the soul, considered by many as the centre of the self, is still as vague a concept now as when it was considered in early religions or in Classical Greece or Ancient Egypt. Whatever the mechanism at work to create the soul, its discovery will be the soul’s own ultimate coda. Any such proposed coda will be highly controversial. It will, however, be of the utmost importance, for it will then allow the real work of humanity to be done: to face up to this coda for the soul and move towards a true unified humanity. We will then be able to go out into the Universe with the ultimate knowledge about ourselves.

Keywords

Ground Truth Religious Experience Sensory Deprivation Prefrontal Lobe Pure Consciousness 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Taylor
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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