Michele Marie Desmarais, Changing Minds: Mind, consciousness, and identity in Patañjali’s Yoga-Sûtra and cognitive neuroscience, New Delhi: Motilal Benarsidass Publishers, 2008.

The Yoga-Sûtra of Patañjali is a classic work in humanity’s heritage.  It is the time-honored treatise that expounds the conceptual and spiritual basis of yoga which is one of the major contributions of India to world knowledge and culture. Over the ages, the theory and practice of yoga have undergone changes, often instigated by enlightened […]

Penrose, Roger. The road to reality: a complete guide to the laws of the universe, Knopf, 2005.

Science has two primary goals: to find explanations of myriad natural phenomena characterizing the world of experience and to unravel from these explanations the ultimate nature of reality. These goals are interlinked in that the mode of explanation will be the road by which reality will be unveiled. The scientific mode, finding spectacular expression in […]

November 1 and All Saints Day

How quickly the sunny days of summer seem to have fled, leaving us to a period when, in the words of the poet Walter Scott (of the northern hemisphere):       November’s sky is chill and clear,       November’s leaf is red and sear. Some of us may recall Thomas Wood’s unkind description of the month:       No […]