I grew up in Boston, moved to Ann Arbor, where I received my Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Michigan, then moved again to San Antonio, where I taught Sociology at the University of Texas. I am the author of five books: “Violence and Religious Commitment” (Penn State Press), about the suicide and murder of over 900 members of the People’s Temple Church in the Jonestown massacre; “Proving God Exists: Physics, Cosmology, and the Universal Mind,” about scientific proof for God’s existence; “The Moral Symmetry of Good and Evil,” about the scientific derivation of morality; "Knowing: Consciousness and the Universal Mind," a composite theory for solving the “hard problem” of consciousness; and "Mind of God," addressing the question, "Does the Universe think?" I have also published several articles on violence, crime, and delinquency, including "Becoming a Hit Man" (Sage Publications), which has since been cited in over 110 other books and articles.
God is the Universe. The Universe is God. Certainly, the Universe - with its all-embracing laws - has total power over our lives. But does it think? Can it be that the Cosmos is a thinking, feeling, conscious Entity? That’s what I set out to prove. And I use an unconventional method. I show you how - even when we’re not aware of it - the mind of man is a direct portal to the Mind of God.
Consciousness is the core of who we are. Without it, we’re an empty shell. Yet, as Stuart Sutherland (1989) notes, “Nothing worth reading has been written on it.” And David Chalmers (1996) declares it “the hard problem.” In this book, I introduce an entirely new explanation for consciousness, building on, and adding to, insights from the past. I think the hard problem can be solved.
“I love to kill people. I love watching them die.” So said Richard Ramirez, the notorious Los Angeles “Night Stalker.” Can we say that he, and others like him, are pure evil? Or, is that just a matter of personal opinion? This book is about morality. It’s about proving good and evil are real. Why are they real? Symmetry.
God is real. The evidence is solid and extensive. It’s not based on blind faith or wishful thinking, but on hard science. The book starts by stripping away layers of mysticism and superstition regarding the question of a Supreme Being. Then, it turns to the scientific evidence. Ultimately, that search leads to a provocative disclosure: the presence of a Universal Mind.
Hidden Talents: A deliciously twisted M/M trilogy
on May 21, 2018
Claire Cray is an amazing and prolific author Not only is her 600+ book "Hidden Talents" free, but it's beautifully written. Ms Cray adds an acutely observed psychological dimension to her characters. She isn't just about action, adventure, and wildly lurid love-making. She's also about nuance, and attitude, and expression. In other words, she deeply probes into the inner lives, as well as the outer lives of her subjects.