By Doug Marman
The main premise of the Lenses of Perception theory is that there are fundamental lenses—ways of seeing—and we can only perceive through one lens at a time. A recent series of experiments validates this idea.
Researchers from Case Western University and Babson College published a study three weeks ago titled, Why Do You Believe in God? Relationships between Religious Belief, Analytic Thinking, Mentalizing and Moral Concern.
Their test results show that when people think of religious matters, their brains suppress critical thinking. And when they focus on scientific topics, their brain suppresses religious thoughts.
“It suggests religious beliefs and scientific thinking clash because different brain areas are involved in both cognitive processes.”
A Surprising New Look at the Origin of Life, the Laws of Nature, and Our Universe
By Doug Marman
“An important work for scientists who have suspected consciousness and subjective perceptions are fundamental to the universe and not some accidental epi-phenomenon. Marman’s work brings first-, second-, and third-person points of view into the fabric of the universe. The reader will never look at the world the same.”
Michael Clarage, PhD, Physicist
This book is not just for scientists, but for anyone who wonders how the universe came into existence out of nothing. Why is biological life irreducible? What are the deeper principles that create the laws of nature?
Lenses of Perception reads like a detective novel, as it dives into a study of the foundations of physical reality and discovers the surprising role of consciousness. The evidence comes from experiments run by leading scientists.
Our scientific way of looking at the world as outsiders was pioneered by Isaac Newton. This third-person “lens of perception” looks at the world objectively, as if we are outsiders looking in. This perspective allows us to analyze forces with incredible precision and ushered in our age of technology. But the limitations of this lens are clear.
It can’t explain the paradoxes of quantum mechanics or figure out how life began. It doesn’t even see consciousness, since awareness is invisible to outsiders. Physicists have been struggling with these problems for more than forty years. Some call it a crisis. Many believe something big is missing.
By Doug Marman
What’s everywhere but is hard to find? The spiritual path. Discovering it is never easy. First we must to go through a major struggle and search. Only a deep hunger and desire for the inner meaning of life can bring us to the threshold where the spiritual path is possible.
Why? Why is it that no matter how openly the path is taught and how simply it is explained, it’s still so difficult to find? This is the age-old paradox.
With the new understanding described in the book, Lenses of Perception, we have a new way of explaining what is happening: A new lens—a new way of seeing—is needed to recognize the spiritual path. It can’t be seen by only looking at the world as if we were standing on the outside looking in.
The problem is that changing our fundamental way of seeing is traumatic. We need to let go of how we view ourselves and our place in the world. Then we must pass through a zone of not-knowing, before we can recognize the reality of a new perspective.