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    • The Feynman Imperative

    • Why Science Works
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Steve Toner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book consists of six distinct essays describing how science works, with special attention to how Richard Feynman viewed the scientific method. Chapter one explores the difference between evolution and mysticism's version of intelligent design. Chapter two is entitled The Feynman Imperative and explores a contentious debate over reductionism and its role in the hard sciences, particularly in explaining consciousness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent, not what I was hoping for...

    • By julio mendez on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Great Mystery: Matter Vs. Spirit

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    What is matter anyways? - From organisms to cells to proteins to molecules to atoms to electrons to light? The most famous equation in modern physics is Einstein's E=MC2, which, if we pause for a second, is as mysterious as anything written in our ancient religious scriptures and measurably more radical. My point is that the resistance we have to reductionists who say we are "just matter" is because we tend to think of matter as flat. It is, of course, anything but.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Logic and Intuition

    • Selections from the Writings of Charles Sanders Peirce
    • By: David Christopher Lane, Charles Sanders Peirce
    • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Charles Sanders Peirce is perhaps the greatest philosophical mind to emerge from the United States. He was hugely influential on William James, Alfred North Whitehead, and many other eminent thinkers. This small volume includes two famous essays by Peirce, "The Fixation of Belief" and "Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed for Man." Also included is a short, intellectual biography of Peirce which focuses on his many contributions to science and philosophy. Chosen and very slightly edited by Professor David Christopher Lane, PhD.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Evolution & Natural Selection: August Weismann on Darwin and Lamarck

    • By: August Weismann, Professor David Christopher Lane PhD - editor
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    August Weismann is regarded by many biologists, including Ernst Mayr from Harvard University, to be second only to Charles Darwin for progressing our understanding of evolution by natural selection. In this book, excerpted from the larger commemorative tome Darwin and Modern Science, edited by A. C. Seward and others, Weismann tackles many of the difficult questions confronting natural selection. In the process, Weismann offers a penetrating critique of Lamarck and provides the listener with rich and robust understanding of evolutionary theory. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ganesha Chronicles

    • Explorations in Hinduism
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Meghan Crawford
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    This book contains brief stories about famous Hindu myths, including Ganesha, Garuda, and Rama. It also includes two pertinent excerpts on advaita vedanta or non-dualist thinking from one of its earliest exponents and one from a famous modern sage, Ramana Maharshi.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • If you are going to read learn how to pronounce the important words

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-29-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Inner Visions and Running Trains

    • Baba Faqir Chand and the Tibetan Book of the Dead
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Surprisingly, one of the more lucid insights on the philosophy of the Tibetan Book of the Dead comes from a Hindu mystic, named Baba Faqir Chand, who apparently was not familiar with the original Tibetan text or its English translation. Although Faqir was not conversant with the Bardo Thotrol, he was nevertheless steeped in its philosophy as taught to him by his guru, Shiv Brat Lal of Gopiganj. Faqir Chand, like his lama counterparts, spent much of his life in meditation, attempting to consciously go through the dying process in order to prepare himself for his final exit.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Darwin 101

    • Evolution, Consciousness, and Reflections
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book provides a wide overview of Darwin's views on a variety of subjects. It also draws out some of the implications of his groundbreaking work on psychology and philosophy.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Projective Arc

    • Guru Visions and Theological Tethering
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: James Killavey
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What Faqir Chand has discovered is that religious visions, no matter how profound or uplifting, are self-generated and are not due to the miraculous energies of a saint or a master. Yet, disciples worldwide tend to believe otherwise and thereby project power and omniscience on their respective gurus who, in truth, have neither. Therein lies the great religious trap. An unscrupulous guru is akin to a parasitic vampire who psychically lives off the deepest yearnings and sincerest intentions of their devotees, never letting on that they are completely devoid of power.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Meeting the Great Sage of the Punjab

    • The Faqir Chand Interviews
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Joseph Tabler
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook contains two interviews of Baba Faqir Chand, the great sage of the Punjab, which were originally published in India in 1978. They were conducted by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer and his research assistant at that time, David Lane. Also included is a new interview with Professor Bhagat Ram Kamal, who is now the spiritual leader at Faqir Chand's ashram, Manavta Mandir. This audiobook provides an insight into Faqir's radical philosophy on spirituality.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Rai Salig Ram: A Glimpse of His Life and Work

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Ian Kingsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book provides an introduction into the fascinating life and work of one of the great Indian mystics of the 19th century, who was a contemporary of Sri Ramakrishna. It is surprising that Rai Salig Ram, who is such a pivotal figure in the history of Radhasoami, is not better known among satsangis in the Beas related branches of the movement. In contrast, in the Agra connected satsangs - Soami Bagh, Dayal Bagh, and Peepal Mandi - Huzur Maharaj (as Salig Ram is honorifically called) is deeply revered since he is regarded as the chief successor and Gurumukh of Shiv Dayal Singh.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Just Odds: A Guide to J.E. Littlewood's Law of Miracles

    • How and Why Strange Things Happen at Least Once Every 35 Days in Your Life
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Steve Stansell
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    According to Littlewood's Law of Miracles (based on the theory of large numbers and probability), you should expect something truly unusual to happen every 35 days - so strange, in fact, that it will look like a miracle. This book explains how the improbable is probable by focusing on desultory decussation (where two random events from an interesting intersection - a synchronicity) and Littlewood's work in number theory at Cambridge University in the last century. Also explains such concepts as apohenia and patternicity.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Mystical Heart of Islam: Rumi and Sufism

    • By: David Christopher Lane - editor, F. Hadland Davis
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is an abridged edition of a classic text on Rumi and Sufism which was first published in London in 1920 under the title The Persian Mystics and authored by F. Hadland Davis. This special edition contains selections from the poetry of Rumi. Also included is an analysis of Sufism and the concept of love. Edited by Professor David Christopher Lane, PhD.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Why Living Today Is Better Than Yesterday

    • Illuminating Steven Pinker's Theory of Progress
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    According to Steven Pinker in his new book, Enlightenment Now, the best time is precisely now. The only thing holding us back is waking up to it. Lest we forget, we are the lucky 8 billion who have been favored to be born human. We are, in sum, winners in the Darwinian lottery of life. This audiobook provides an illustrated glimpse into Pinker's idea that things have gotten better on planet Earth. Also provides new insights into a concept called "The Meta-Person Project".

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Circle of the Wise: Interviews with California Philosophers

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Devin Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the Fall of 1991 students enrolled in Introduction to Philosophy classes at Mount San Antonio College conducted interviews with some of the most prominent philosophers in California. Ten questions were asked of each philosopher, including queries about the existence of God, life after death, and the interface between human and artificial intelligence. The interviews ranged from personal one on one conversations, to telephone interviews, to mailed written responses.

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    • Surfing in the Cerebral Hemisphere

    • Rogue Waves of Information
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Karey James Kimmel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book touches upon a number of cutting edge issues in science, including artificial intelligence and its impact on humankind, Darwin's moral sense and its implications, and how to think critically in an age of paranormal beliefs.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Mystical Divide

    • From UFOs to the Shadow of a God Man to Speaking in Tongues
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Ian Kingsley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book provides a critical overview of such subjects as mysticism, speaking in tongues, John-Roger Hinkins and MSIA, Sathya Sai Baba, astrology, near-death experiences, and UFOs. Previously published under the title The Mystical.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gnostic Jesus

    • Esoteric Christianity
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Paul Stefano
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book covers four distinct areas concerning the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Taken as a whole, it provides a new way of looking at Jesus and early Christianity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Jeremy on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Book Addict: Stories of Bibliomania

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Mark D. Mickelson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This text contains a number of timeless essays from several classic (and mostly out of print) works focusing on the love of books, collecting books, organizing one's library, and how books become lost over time. It is a judicious selection on bibliomania from such distinguished authors as Eugene Field, Christopher Morley, and Issac Disraeli

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narration I have yet heard.

    • By Paul on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Cosmic Creationism: Ken Wilber's Theory of Evolution

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I first critiqued Ken Wilber on his misunderstanding of evolution back in 1996, right after his book A Brief History of Everything was published. It has now been 18 years and if anything, Wilber has become even more firmly entrenched in his new brand of creationism, which ironically mimics much of what Christian fundamentalists object to about Darwinianism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Points. Smug narration.

    • By Carlos G. Toledo Parada on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Bengali Mystic

    • 88 Insights from Sri Ramakrishna
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sri Ramakrishna is one of the most thoroughly studied saints in the last 150 years. He is by any measure one of the most extraordinary mystics to have emerged from India. Ramakrishna has impacted the lives of millions around the world and he continues to intrigue and puzzle spiritual seekers and scholars alike. After reading many of Sri Ramakrishna’s wonderful sayings, filled with such rich and earthly analogies, I thought it would be instructive to choose 88 of his insights and put them in a short, introductory book.

    Regular price: $3.95

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