Consciousness and Cosmology with Bernard Carr

Bernard Carr, PhD, is emeritus professor of mathematics and astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. He is coeditor of the anthology Quantum Black Holes and he is also editor of the anthology Universe or Multiverse? He is a past-president of the Society for Psychical Research and is also a past-president of the Scientific and Medical Network.

Here he explains how he has endeavored to maintain professional interests in psychical research, spirituality, physics, and cosmology. He notes that his own interest in the paranormal was facilitated by a series of out-of-body experiences. He suggests that a physical understanding of consciousness will most likely entail a theory incorporating higher dimensions of space. He also describes his work on the anthropic cosmological principle as well as primordial black holes.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980).

(Recorded on June 17, 2020)

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Bernard Carr (ed.), Quantum Black Holes –

Bertrand Russell, The ABC of Relativity –

J. W. Dunne, An Experiment with Time –

T. Lobsang Rampa, The Third Eye –

John Beloff, Parapsychology: A Concise History –

Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time –

Muldoon & Carrington, The Projection of the Astral Body –

Dennis Wheatley, The Devil Rides Out –

Roger Penrose, The Emperor’s New Mind –

Stuart Hameroff (ed.), Toward a Science of Consciousness –

Paul S. Wesson, Space Time Matter: Modern Kaluza-Klein Theory –

Edward Witten, The String Theory –

Martin Rees, Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe –

Steven Weinberg, Dreams of a Final Theory –

Leonard Suskind, The Cosmic Landscape –

John Gribbon and Martin Rees, Cosmic Coincidences –

Alan Guth, The Inflationary Universe –

John Archibald Wheeler, Geons, Black Holes & Quantum Foam –

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