Govardhan Hill Publishing--Maya: The World As Virtual Reality--Table of Contents
Maya: The World As Virtual Reality
by Richard L. Thompson

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
PROLOGUE: 2062 ATEN
1. COMPUTERS, MINDS, AND CONSCIOUSNESS
     Algorithms and Turing Machines
     Simulations and Realizations
     The Illusion of Being Aware
     Virtual Reality
     VR History
     Putting Your Brain in a Vat
     Virtual Brains
     Abstract Virtual Reality
2. THE CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE IN CHAOS
     Newtonian Precision
     Chaos and Determinism
     Control Through Amplification
     Back to the Brain
     Statistics and Thermodynamics
3. THE MYSTERY OF TIME
     Time in Physics
     The Theory of Relativity
     Relativistic Consciousness
4. QUANTUM PERPLEXITY
     From Materialism to Idealism
     Chance and Intelligence
     The Laws of Chance
     Many Worlds
     Bohm's Quantum Potential
5. THE PHYSICS OF THE ULTIMATE
     Eternal Life in an Open Universe
     Eschatology and the Big Crunch
     Is Physics Computable?
     From Bit to It
     Uncomputable Laws
     Platonism and Idealism
     Time
     Virtual Reality and the Supernatural
     Spiritual Machines
6. THE EDGE OF ORTHODOXY
     Marginal Effects
     Remote Viewing
     A CIA Interlude
     Foretelling the Future
     Modeling Psychokinesis
     Virtual Reality and PK
     Retrocausation
     Ripples from the Future
     Transtemporal Holograms
     Quantum Nonlocality
     Paradoxes of Time Travel
     Precognition and Virtual Reality
     Recording Experience
     The Enigma of Free Will
     Precognitive Warnings
7. VISIONS, HALLUCINATIONS, AND VISITATIONS
     The Mystery of Mental Images
     Blindsight
     The Animated Cartesian Theater
     Hallucinatory Incompetence
     Mirror Visions     
     Apparitions
     Collective Apparitions
     Apparitions in Theory
8. LIFE BEYOND THE BODY
     Eyeless Vision During Medical Crisis
     Corroborating Evidence
     OBEs and Apparitions
     NDEs in the Blind
     Interrupting the Mind-Brain Connection
     Visits to Transcendental Realms
     Survival of Death
     Rebirth     
     The Psychophore
     The Population Problem
     Life between Incarnations
9. STRANGE ENERGIES
     Poltergeists
     A Case in Wales
     Apports
     Higher-dimensional Movement?
     Back to Physics
     Falling into Maya
     An Indian Poltergeist
     European Witchcraft
     Spiritualism and Science
     The Fraud Squad
     Bodily Emanations
     A Parallel from Martial Arts
     Ectoplasm or Protoplasm
10. HEALING
     The Placebo Effect
     Miraculous Spin Doctors
     Inexplicable Structural Change
     More Extreme Cases
     Laboratory Studies
     Encounters with Shining Beings
     Auras and Chakras
     Guides
     Summing Up
11. FROM CHANCE TO PURPOSE
     A Universe Built for Us
     The Monte Carlo Cosmos
     The Virtual Universe
     Biochemical Marvels
     The Virtual Origin of Life
     The Fossil Record
     Planet of Mollusks
     Increasing Your EQ
     Pre-evolved Humans
     Platforms for Higher Consciousness
     Mind in Animals
     The Great Chain of Being
12. THE ONE AND THE MANY
     The One
     The Many
     The Mind in Buddhism
     The Absolute, With Form and Without
     The Theory of Evolution
     An Evolutionary Dilemma
     Summing Up
     Why?
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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