Non-dual Awareness: Science & Meditation Techniques. brings us a deep dive into the concept of non-duality, the belief that we’re not all separate selves, interacting with a world of discrete objects, but instead, are all manifestations of a single, all-encompassing awareness.

This idea can be found in the teachings of Buddhism, Sufism, Kabbalah and others, and is actually not as strange as it first appears. For instance, Non-duality immediately does away with one of the most difficult questions facing philosophers and neurologists today; how matter (in the form of the brain) can give rise to consciousness.

According to proponents of non-dualism, scientists have the question backwards. It’s not matter that gives rise to consciousness, it’s consciousness which gives rise to (the appearance) objects. The whole hing is well worth a read.