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From Imaginary Oxymora to Real Polarities and Return


Description

The book introduces a new science of reality, replacing the current energy-based atomism with a concept of atoms essentially based on what we call microvita (ultimate particles of consciousness).


The standard model of particle physics doesn’t provide any rationale for conscious experience. As per common thinking, however, things that feel must be made of things that feel (Charles Birch). Consequently, the ‘hard problem of consciousness’ (David Chalmers) remains as a challenge. In this situation, the book presents elementary particles with complementary objective and subjective attributes mirroring each other. Consequently, the body-mind/mind-body problem gets resolved.


Synopsis


First and foremost, the book tries to interconnect two very different understandings of life: The one is brought forward by the contemporary indian epistemology and the other by our western science. Due to their profound differences, however, the connection can not be compared to a bridge. Rather it has got similarities with a tunnel, going down to the very basic level of existence, before reaching the surface on the other side. Accordingly, the first part of the book has to deal with quantum physics and its subatomic entities. The second part deals with human beings as described by the modern indian thinker Shri Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar. And the third addresses some of the critical points in the design of this conception.

But beyond providing a connection between two very different understandings of life, the book also offers a mathematical model for the mysterious entities called microvita (ultimate particles of consciousness). According to Shri Sarkar, billions of them constitute a single carbon atom; and although they are so small, they have life-like qualities, thereby allowing living cells to get organized, wherever the environmental conditions allow this to happen. But the story doesn’t end here: Once started, life continues to be influenced by these entities, either in a positive, or a negative way, whereby positivity is understood as a change from crudeness to subtility, allowing consciousness to expand. And vice versa, negativity is the change which compells consciousness to shrink. In contrast to the eastern tradition, however, consciousness is described in this book not discursively, but by quantifications in the imaginary space-time.


The author


A practicing physician, attempting to resolve the body-mind and mind-body dichotomy - an issue challenging medical sciences since decades.


An inquisitive thinker, contemplating a model, which could replace the current energy-based atomism with a concept of minute entities, having both real (objective) and supra-real (subjective) values, thereby providing the basis for an integrated science of everything.


A physician with sufficient training in the intricate science of chakra-based bio-psychology.


Motivation


As a young student I met an indian Avadhuta. His teachings were totally incompatible with whatever I had heard and learnt in the academia. In the following decades I tried to bridge this conceptual difference. The book is a result of these attempts.


Differences to other books with similar topics


The book is unique in providing a mathematical explaination of microvita (ultimate particles of consciousness), which have been introduced in 1986 by the indian philosopher Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar, but were commented upon by only narrative, comparative and discursive approaches up to now.


Additionally it gives a very broad outlook: The current atomism provided blueprints for the materialism and capitalism of our times, culminating in claims, such as that consciousness is nothing but an epiphenomenon of matter. Moreover, it gave birth to weapons of mass destruction - physically (H-bomb), psychologically (media mass control) and economically (collateralized debt obligations).


Anti-modern movements, on the other hand, were numerous and as old as modernity itself. They usually referred to traditional values, devoid of a realistic outlook of the future. On the whole, they were unable to succeed, which turned out to be the dilemma of our times, affecting almost everyone: Hope usually prevailed in its conflict with regret. 


In this situation, the proposed concept of microvita is decisive, insofar as it drives modernity to a point where it is no longer supporting the self-destructive individualism, materialism and capitalism of our times. But it does not do so by referring to the past, rather it builds on the latest achievements of modern science.


The key messages


1. Objectivity and subjectivity need equal importance. This is achieved by mapping mental space as clearly and distinct as it is usually done with objective space, which is realized by assigning subjective entities to imaginary coordinates.


2. Consequently, the current energy-based atomism is replaced by a concept of atoms based on microvita tensors.


3. Also, the body-mind and mind-body problem is finally resolved thereby.


4. Additionally, natural selection can co-exist with an evolution driven by final causes.


5. To sum up, the concept of microvita (ultimate particles of consciousness) can be used as the prime solution for all these dichotomies.


Ad 1.) Western science is usually obsessed by the myth of objectivity, degrading subjectivity to a purely private affair. In contrast, the book presents a model where objectivity and subjectivity co-exist on an equal footing: The objective has its value only when reflected in the subjective, and for the subjective only when reflecting the objective. So why not create the complete model? This is possible by adding complex dimensions to the Cartesian coordinate system, and then ascribing all subjectivities to the realm of imaginary space-time.


Ad 2.) Aristotle rejected atomism not because of its inconsistencies, but because of its tendency to undermine the unity of being: In his view, spirit gives form to formless matter. With crude atoms having own shapes, however, macroscopic forms appear to be a product of matter, precluding the role of spirit. The book resolves this dilemma by demonstrating how complete atoms can be shaped by the supreme cognitive principle itself, quantitatively.


Ad 3.) The standard model of particle physics provides no rationale for conscious experience. As per common thinking, however, things that feel must be made of things that feel (Charles Birch). Consequently, the ‘hard problem of consciousness’ (David Chalmers) remains as a challenge. In this situation, the book presents elementary particles with complementary objective and subjective attributes mirroring each other. As a result, the body-mind/mind-body problem gets finally resolved.


Ad 4.) Amongst the various theories on the origin of intelligent life (theories based on natural selection, self-organisation, an anthropic or teleological principle) the book highlights the possibility of final causes driving natural evolution. This is brought about by considering the future to appear open only in real space-time, but to be virtually predetermined in its imaginary (subjective) counterpart. So, with goals being set therein, evolution is driven in the predetermined direction.


Ad 5.) Situated at the boundary between objective matter and subjective idea, we find entities that are able to act as gatekeepers, organizing our reality thereby. Being extremely small, but also fundamental to all living forms of existence, they have been named microvita (ultimate particles of consciousness).


All in all we dare to say that the revelation of this hitherto unknown concept will compell postmodernism to further push for a unified global civilization.


Also important to know


The title of the book is ‘From Imaginary Oxymora to Real Polarities and Return’. So I should briefly explain what I mean with ‘imaginary oxymora’:


In my book, ‘imaginary’ does not mean conceited or fictitious, rather it refers to the imaginary part of complex numbers. Oxymora (plural of oxymoron) also refer to the complexity of our reality; additionally they bear upon entities like yin-yang. In the western culture, a similar idea has been outlined in Plato’s Symposium, where Aristophanes talks about a united whole, of which the name survived, but nothing else; a distinct kind, constituted by the union of the male and the female, the sun and the earth ...


The “back story”


Shri Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar first introduced the subject of microvita in a Renaissance Universal talk in December,1986. More discourses on the subject followed, until shortly before his death in October, 1990. They have been summarized in a book entitled ‘MICROVITUM IN A NUTSHELL’, comprising 37 chapters.


In 1989, Acharya Ratnesh Brc. published a first interpretation of the subject entitled Microvita: Cosmic Seeds of Life.


In 1993, the subject was highlighted at the 2nd Gauss Symposium, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich (Germany), where I also gave a talk about Time Patterns and the State of Mind (Proceedings-2nd-Gauss-Symposium-Mathematics).


From 1992 to 1997, Richard Gauthier published 13 issues of the Microvita News.


In 2001 Prof. Sohail Inayatullah published Microvita and Social Evolution.


In 2003 we had our first European Microvita Seminar in Berlin (Germany).

In December 2005 and 2006 the 1st and 2nd International Microvita Study & Research Workshop was held in Vig (Denmark).


In 2007 Microvita Research e.V. was founded in Berlin (Germany).

In May 2008 and 2009 the 3rd and 4th International Microvita Study & Research Workshop was held in Berlin (Germany).


In 2010 and 2011 Dr. Marcus Bussey published Microvita and Transformative Information, Microvita and the Body Politic: Sarkar and Social Ordering and Microvita and Other Spaces: Deepening Research through Intuitional Practice.


In 2012 the first International Seminar on Microvita Research was held in Udaipur/India.


The aim of all these efforts was to encourage the new generation of scientists to work on creating and accomplishing a new science of everything.



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