An End to Upside Down Thinking

Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life
Narrated by: Mark Gober
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Consciousness creates all material reality. Biological processes do not create consciousness. This conceptual breakthrough turns traditional scientific thinking upside down. In An End to Upside Down Thinking, Mark Gober traces his journey - he explores compelling scientific evidence from a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from psychic phenomena to near-death experiences to quantum physics and beyond. With cutting-edge thinkers like two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Ervin Laszlo, chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences Dr. Dean Radin, and New York Times best-selling author Larry Dossey, MD, supporting this thesis, this book will rock the scientific community and mainstream generalists interested in understanding the true nature of reality. 

Today's disarray around the globe can be linked, at its core, to a fundamental misunderstanding of our reality. This book aims to shift our collective outlook, reshaping our view of human potential and how we treat one another. The book's implications encourage much-needed revisions in science, technology, and medicine. General listeners will find comfort in the implied worldview, which will impact their happiness and everyday decisions related to business, health, and politics. 

Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time meets Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now.

©2018 Mark Gober (P)2018 Waterside Productions, Inc.
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Definitely gets you thinking

Materialism has been a mainstay for me since my upbringing in Catholic School where the conflicting narratives tugged at my mind. In 7th grade I abandoned religion for a more esoteric spirituality that allowed me to make sense of what I was learning in science class. By my early 20s I had abandoned faith altogether, cementing myself as a staunch materialist. Psychics and past lives and all this woo woo nonsense was so easy to explain away. Enter Mark Gober...
His book did not change my life. I have not rekindled my relationship with spirituality in any way, nor do I believe for a second anyone can bend spoons (I don't care what Netanyahu says). There are a lot of things that I still find outlandish. BUT for the first time it is written about in an honest way from the standpoint of a fellow skeptic who did the research. The ideas put forth in this book really got me thinking about a lot of the discrepancies I have experienced where I wrote it off as grief or highly traumatic moments affecting my rationalization. It made me think about my friends and family who have experienced anomalies that would fall under pseudoscience in a heartbeat.
The absolute best part about this book is that he preemptively answers every question that will generally arise, going so far as to quote sources claiming to disprove what he's saying that I had researched the day before (which, if you read/listen to the book, you'll see the charming coincidence that is). I can't recommend this book enough. Like I said, it didn't change my mind. But it has opened me up to the possibilities of consciousness being entirely apart from the brain and matter, altogether.
I would have given this book 5's all around, but to be fair I did not enjoy the narration. I stuck it out because the content was too good, however the performance was not my favorite. This is no way should deter you, the potential listener, from this title. I'm listening to it a second time, in fact, so I can take notes this time.

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One of the best books I’ve read!

I’m just finishing a molecular biology degree at CU Boulder and was looking for a question to answer to for my graduate studies. This book has pointed me in a direction I am passionate about. Thank you Mr. Mark Gober!

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Best Book of the Year

Intelligently discuss is reviews and supports the most important question of our life. Great book.

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A Mind Opening Listen!!

This book explores the compelling evidence behind human perception and awareness. It will inspire you to rethink your outlook about existence, meaning, and overall worldview. If you enjoy Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, and David Hawkins you'll enjoy this book!!!

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Required reading.

The reader lacks some finesse but the material is fantastic and should dwell with the conscientious listener for some time. This understanding may save our planet if enough of us can get it in time. Pass it on.

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Prepare to have your world turned upside down

This is a dense, heavy, and powerful evaluation of how consciousness is the basis for all reality. There’s a lot to uncover and unpack, but the implications are world changing. Mark does an amazing job of citing sources on both sides, but the stats and anecdotes he provides to make his case are mind blowing!!

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Will change how you view yourself and the world.

A rigorous scientific exploration of so many things that you hoped might be true.
If you are a seeker look here.

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World still dominated by unscientific scientists

This book is the best in its class and a must read.The author, who is inquisitive, hear’s information that to him doesn’t make any sense. He decides to investigate further and is shocked about what he finds. He then summarizes his Findings which clearly show that the real world is very different from the world we learned about from all our teachers. It is the best compilation of the latest scientific evidence that overwhelmingly indicates that the brain does not produce consciousness but in fact it’s the other way around. It also shows that there’s a growing number of scientists that are willing to further explore the results of their experiments even if these results don’t fit The status quo materialist view or even seem illogical. Quantum physics has been around for 100 years, is illogical compared to a Newtonian view of the world but yet still ignored by most of mainstream science even though there is no question to its validity. If this is true then why haven’t we heard about it? This is because mainstream science controls the textbooks that are written, the teaching curriculum and what is and is not published in a scientific journals. Why is this so? Because it would result in admitting that much of their work was based on a faulty premise. Mr. Gober draws very logical conclusions based on tens of thousands experiments and conclusions reached by many brilliant and well respected scientists that have been open to exploring beyond the borders of most existing paradigms.

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Could be a blog post

Liked the idea and it's true we need to explore more with the way of thinking the author exposes, but a whole book of just quotes to make a single point is too much.

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I LOVE THIS BOOK

The author really speaks to those who appreciate logic and judiciousness, but who are willing to entertain ideas that are not readily accepted into society. The book is paradigm shifting and will leave you rethinking your priorities and how we should run society.

Open your mind, grab a notebook, and give it a listen. It's been one of my favorite books I've listened to so far.

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  • LJLC
  • 01-06-19

Yes..... but,

Some very interesting points, but far too many quotes. Sometimes I thought I was just listening to a list being read out, "quote this, quote that" for what felt like far too long.
In the end, the book reaches a conclusion about "self" which I feel is unsupportable, and becomes a little "up itself", (which is a phrase wot us cultured people use), leaving me irritated. Still, not bad. Doubt I'll re-listen, and wouldn't recommend to anyone with any sense of humility.

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  • Jim Vaughan
  • 11-02-18

Powerful, Challenging and Inspiring

I predict you will either love or hate this book. If Materialism and Idealism are alternative frames through which to define reality, this book is a powerful and brilliantly argued case against the predominant orthodoxy of materialism, and in favour of the primary nature of consciousness as the foundation of all reality. Much of the book is a reexamination of PSI research, using quotes from scientists, researchers, statisticians and reviewers involved in academic and government research into parapsychology, and should cause one to look again at these phenomena, but for me, the best chapters were kept to last.

In these final chapters Mark Gober looks at the implications of the “consciousness first” paradigm, and the universal nature of the “I” with which all sentient beings identify. As many of our greatest minds, (eg. Schrödinger and Mach) believed, the implications are that we are One Being, living multiple diverse existences, and it is the illusion of separation and alienation of ourselves from ourselves that plagues us.

Even if you dont agree with the central premise (Im still agnostic), this book is well worth reading, if only as a challenge, and well argued alternative to the central materialist dogma of our time.

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  • graham fletcher
  • 04-28-19

very mind expanding

a very enjoyable book lots of very thought provoking concepts and ideas thank you very much

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  • matt wallden
  • 01-16-19

Excellent

An excellent compendium of research in the field of quanta, parapsychology, materialism and philosophy. If you’ve studied books like this before (eg The Field by Lynne McTaggart, One Mind by Larry Dossey, Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss) or if you’ve taken an interest in meditation, shamanic medicine or spirituality, then this really builds on and creates a rounded view of that literature, including implications for us now and the future of our culture. Highly recommended, entertaining, thought-provoking, well-researched and worthy of serious discussion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-20

Good book!

I would've given 5 stars but i got annoyed hearing him say "quote".."un quote " 100 thousand times.. just say "such and such said this..
otherwise an interesting and enjoyable listen

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  • Sam Healy
  • 05-18-20

And The Start Of A New Life

This book has the potential to change how you see everything! Mark Gober does a brilliant job of laying the basic foundations and slowly building on them, so that by the end of the book we feel taught and not preached to. It is a pleasure to see the Scientific Method treated with such respect.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-16-19

Real life evidence validates my beliefs

It is great to read and listen to proof of what I generally already believe. it is a sad day but not a huge surprise that mainstream science is censuring discoveries amd knowledge from the masses. But what really surprised me is even this wall in fornt of them some scientists across multiple disciplines have climbed the wall any way and found a abundance of new and amazing stuff that works on the emotional and spiritual level. This book is also what the theory behind Light Dynamics is about.

It was fantastic that the author was one reading the book. It may seem slow but for those not already working in the realms of spirit/consciousness but it gives you the time to think for your selves and to make make up your own mind of the information presented. As this is what the author entended this book to do. Well worth the read/listen to.

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  • Aaron Webb
  • 01-23-19

Interesting but not suited for Audible

Some fascinating insights that science has overlooked. However, as this is more of collection of research findings & thoughts from those involved in the studies, the constant 'Quote' 'Unquote' every 10 seconds gets incredibly annoying. Originally planned to purchase physical copy but no store in Australia at the time distributed it.