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    • 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.

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    • 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".

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    • 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. 

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    • The Psychic Surfer: Exploring the Physics of Attention

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Lukas Arnold
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Using surfing as a key and guiding metaphor, this audiobook explores why being "psychic" has nothing to do with paranormal abilities. Rather, it is a person's focus and attention to subtle details that makes all the difference. Explores Mike Stewart's low pressure theory in connection to surfing and other related issues. 

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    • 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.

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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.

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    • Decent, not what I was hoping for...

    • By julio mendez on 06-08-16

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    • The Swami Who Inspired the World

    • A Glimpse of the Great Sage Vivekananda, an Abbreviated Selection from Nivedita's Writings
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Emma Jordan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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    This book is an abbreviated selection from the original 1910 book, The Master as I Saw Him, written by Bhagini ("Sister") Nivedita. Although there are now a number of newer publications of this classic (due to the fact it is now in the public domain), I thought it might be helpful to come out with an abbreviated edition, which focuses on the first quarter of the book. It is my hope that this short volume may serve as but an introductory glimpse into the life and work of one of the truly outstanding exponents of Indian philosophy and spirituality. 

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    • Pali Buddha: The Dhammapada

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Ryk Bowers
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The MSAC Philosophy Group is pleased to announce a new edition of that timeless classic in spiritual literature, The Dhammapada. Attributed to Buddha, this early text in Buddhism sheds a clear light on the teachings of the four noble truths and the eightfold path. This translation is from Max Mueller, the famous 19th century Indologist.

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    • 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.

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    • Good Points. Smug narration.

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

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    • The Mystical Heart of Islam: Rumi and Sufism

    • By: David Christopher Lane - editor, F. Hadland Davis
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 55 mins
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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.

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    • 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
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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.

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    • Sir Arthur Eddington: On the Nature of Things

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Neil Reeves
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is not too often that a brilliant scientist is also a wonderfully gifted writer. Sir Arthur Eddington was both. Brought up as a Quaker (he was a pacifist during World War One), Eddington was by all accounts a brilliant mathematician and physicist, who eventually became a professor of astronomy at Cambridge University. Sir Arthur Eddington is perhaps most famous for partially confirming Albert Einstein's theory of relativity back in 1919.

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    • On The Nature of Things

    • By Anonymous User on 03-27-17

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    • Churchland Controversy

    • Near-Death Experiences and Neuroscience
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Steve Rausch
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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    This book explores the philosophical work of Patricia Churchland and her groundbreaking studies in neurophilosophy, a field she helped to create. Includes a critical analysis of her latest work on near-death experiences and some of her controversial findings. Also included is a special interview conducted by Professor Meredith Doran dating back to 1990 which details Churchland's work on consciousness and the brain.

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    • Not Interesting

    • By tillyrae on 04-24-17

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    • Darwin 101

    • Evolution, Consciousness, and Reflections
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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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

    • Evolutionary Limits

    • The Darwin-Wallace Debate
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jim Bratton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first part of this work includes four original essays by Professor David Christopher Lane on the Darwin-Wallace debate, focusing on the contentious issue of whether or not natural selection can explain the human mind or soul. In part two we have included the two original essays by Darwin and Wallace in 1858 concerning their discovery of evolution by natural selection as presented to the Linnean Society in London, England.

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    • The Voyage of Unknowing

    • Nicholas of Cusa On Learned Ignorance
    • By: David Christopher Lane, Andrea Diem-Lane
    • Narrated by: Paul Stefano
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    I first encountered the mystical logic of Nicholas of Cusa when I read S.L. Frank's magnificent (and underappreciated) volume, The Unknowable. I was both mesmerized and haunted by Cusa's koan-like summation of his philosophy when he wrote, "The unattainable is attained by its unattainment." As Socrates and other mystic-philosophers before him, Nicholas of Cusa had realized through mathematics and geometry that infinity cannot be comprehended by that which is finite.

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    • The Making of a Spiritual Movement: The Untold Story of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Seth Habhegger
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
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    One of the first critical studies ever done on the hidden history of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar. It was first completed as a term paper when David Lane was only 20 years old as an undergraduate student at CSUN. Later, it evolved into a very controversial book which caused a worldwide stir in the Eckankar organization. Contains extensive documentation on how Paul Twitchell created a fictional mythology about himself while denying his association with certain spiritual teachers.

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    • The classic and original critique of Eckankar

    • By Dr, Scott Flaubert on 06-07-18

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    • The Guru Question

    • A Seasoned Reflection
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book critically examines the issue of gurus and asks a series of penetrating questions about their status and our supposed need to follow them. The author is a well-known expert in researching shabd yoga gurus and has traveled to India nine times, interviewing some of the most famous masters in the tradition, including Tripta Devi, Agam Prasad Mathur, Darshan Singh, and Baba Faqir Chand.

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    • Four Scientists Who Changed the World: From Astronomy to Physics to Geology to Biology

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I recently came upon an old book entitled Famous Men in Science by Sarah Knowles Bolton that was first published in 1889. In her enjoyable and easy to read text, Bolton provides a glimpse of 14 distinguished thinkers, ranging from such luminaries as Carl Linnaeus to Louis Agassiz. Since the book is not readily available, here at the MSAC Philosophy Group we thought it might be helpful to select four biographies from Famous Men in Science and republish them in a new and readable format.

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    • Ecstatic Memory

    • A Glimpse of Rumi
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although there is now a plethora of books by and about Rumi, I thought it might be instructive to republish a small portion of Edward Henry Whinfield's English translation of Rumi's Persian masterpiece. I think it is vitally important in today's social climate to focus on those aspects of Islam which elevate humankind and I can think of no better place to start than with the Sufi mystics of Islam, of which Rumi is the most famous (and perhaps finest) example.

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    • Improved and Updated Recording

    • By Dr, Scott Flaubert on 12-29-16

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