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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
    • 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.

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    • The Library of Consciousness

    • Exploring Evolutionary Epistemology
    • By: David Lane, Andrea Diem-Lane
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most significant discoveries of modern science is that the world we perceive around us is not as it appears. Rather, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and quantum physics have demonstrated that our day-to-day reality is a relative construct, built upon a scaffolding of information bits that betray their real origin and causation.  

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    • Maya: The Physics of Deception

    • By: Andrea Diem-Lane, David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Joseph Wosik
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook explores the ancient Indian concept of Maya. Utilizing the latest research in neuroscience and physics, this work explains why Maya (or the notion of illusion) is an important concept and better understood today in light of science, even though ancient rishis had glimpsed its importance thousands of years ago.

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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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    • Is the Universe an App?

    • Exploring the Physics of Awareness
    • By: Andrea Diem-Lane, David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: James Killavey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The idea that the world is an illusion that betrays its real origin has a long tradition and can be found in the writings of Hindu rishis, early Greek philosophers, and Christian Gnostics. What is perhaps surprising is to find such a rich literature on the subject in neuroscience and quantum physics. The latest, and perhaps most provocative, idea to gain some currency in varying scientific disciplines is the hypothesis that the universe is the result of a computational simulation....

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    • Saved Me

    • By Fred on 03-05-16

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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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    • The Enchanted Land

    • A Journey with the Mystics of India
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Cliff Truesdell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book describes the life and work of eight Indian mystics, including Ramana Maharshi, Sawan Singh, Paramahansa Yogananda, Baba Faqir Chand, Sushil Kumar, Tripta Devi, and Pratap Singh. Includes the author's personal interaction with several of them, as well as a detailed account of shabd yoga and the inner journey that occurs during meditation.

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    • 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.

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    • By Jeremy on 05-19-17

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    • Tom Blake

    • A Surfer's Philosophy
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: J. Keith Jackson
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tom Blake changed the face of surfing and has long been lauded as one of the true pioneers and innovators in the sport. Although much has been written about him and his contributions (culminating in Gary Lynch's magisterial biography of him, Tom Blake: The Uncommon Journey of a Pioneer Waterman, published in 2001), very little work has been done on Tom Blake's Einsteinian philosophy.

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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
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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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    • Why I Meditate

    • Reflections of a Neural Surfer
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Paul Brion
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    In this partially autobiographical book, Professor David Christopher Lane, PhD., a long-time skeptic of religion and the paranormal, explains why he meditates and why he believes it is extremely beneficial to human well-being. Includes a detailed section on how to meditate using an ancient technique called shabd yoga (listening to the inner sound) without resorting to mythological concepts or overlays.

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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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    • The Bengali Mystic

    • 88 Insights from Sri Ramakrishna
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 44 mins
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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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    • 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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    • The Shadow of a God-Man

    • Exposing Sathya Sai Baba, India's Most Famous Guru
    • By: David Lane
    • Narrated by: John Longen
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Was Sathya Sai Baba, the world-famous guru from India who just recently died, really an avatar of God, or was he merely a sleight-of-hand magician who deceived millions with his tricks? This critical study provides overwhelming evidence to suggest that Sai Baba was not what he claimed to be.

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    • 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
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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.

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    • The Cellular God: Samuel Butler's God the Known and God the Unknown

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Alan Weyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    Samuel Butler, although an evolutionist (but not of the Darwinian kind), postulated a radical theory about God as both known and unknown, suggesting a kind of creative energy throughout the universe. His ideas are somewhat gnostic, though they don't fall into any one camp. Here is Butler's book, God Known and God Unknown in a new format, with an astute review of Butler's God that was written after Butler's death and published in 1918.

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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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    • Why I Don't Eat Faces

    • A Neurophilosophical Argument for Veganism
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Paul Stefano
    • Length: 31 mins
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    The moral imperative behind vegetarianism is precisely this: to imagine the pain of an animal and then to ask yourself one straightforward question: Do I need to kill it in order to live? And, if you do not need to eat animals to live a good life, then ask yourself the following, and perhaps more pertinent, questions: Is slaughtering a cow, beheading a chicken, or hooking a fish necessary? Is my palate the driving force behind my ethical values?

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    • Good Intentions Went Preachy

    • By espanolish on 09-20-16

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