The Mind of God
"Enlightenment manifests uniquely in each of us. Instead of seeing reality as made up of parts - fragments of thoughts, experiences, and sensations - the enlightened mind delves to see the whole: the pieces along with all the interconnections between them. Our intuitive, spiritual eye perceives with utmost clarity what our dualistic mind struggles to comprehend.
In "The Mind Of God, Human Destiny, Music, and the Search for Meaning Amidst Tragedy" author Paul Cochrane takes us on a most enjoyable ride as he assembles a mystic's perspective on a world seemingly fragmented by science, scripture, and philosophical perspectives, stitching arguably irreconcilable bodies of knowledge together in a beautiful and grand tapestry that, if nothing else, gets the reader thinking. Cochrane delves into contemporary science and physics, making it approachable for the average reader, focusing on the deeper meanings within, linking them to the "big picture" of what it means to be human. Cochrane gives equal weight to religion, observing some profound implications of Christian biblical texts that go unobserved because of their more frequent literal interpretations. But he doesn't stop there either - Cochrane draws upon some of the greatest spiritual thinkers of recent times and decades past to connect the pieces: Carl Jung, Benoit Mandelbrot, Wolfgang Pauli, Heisenberg, Einstein, Arthur Young, Fritjof Capra, Deepak Chopra, J. W. Dunn, Mircea Eliade, Ed Hall, Stephen Hawking, Ravi Shankar, and many others.
"The Mind of God" could also have been subtitled "Dancing is a state of Mind," for a dance of the spirit is what you'll get when you read Cochrane's honest and intelligent account of one man's spiritual awakening. Its tone is unpretentious, friendly and joyous. Upon finishing the book I felt like a new friend had entered the world. That he has chosen to share his journey with us, and the myriad of interconnections that journey has brought, is a true gift to humanity."
"An interesting examination of the perplexing experience of synchronicity. Cochrane tackles the subject from scientific, psychological, philosophical and theological perspectives, providing fodder for a multiplicity of mind sets. The book is guaranteed to provoke introspection in every reader, and a paradigm shift for those not yet versed in the language of symbols and metaphor."
Alonzo L. Gaskill, Ph.D. Stanford Associated Religions.
"As a clinical psychologist, I highly recommend that mental health professionals and others interested in expanding their understanding of human behavior and the psyche, read Paul Cochrane's The Mind of God. In this modern age, how do we begin to integrate our personal experience with recent developments in science, the arts, religion, and psychology/psychiatry? Mr. Cochrane takes us on an amazing journey that does just that. He can make very complex concepts personally meaningful; developing understandable frameworks by which to explain the events which shape our lives. A must read for those not satisfied with current explanations on how to move our daily existence to deeper levels of self exploration, even amidst the tragedies which often engulf our lives."
James L. Broderick, Ph.D. Alcohol/Drug/Mental Health Director, Santa Barbara Co.
"In his book, The Mind of God, Paul Cochrane draws on his own personal experience to explain the orchestration of all living matter by a higher level of intelligence--a complex spiritual philosophy that has been observed, studied, and interpreted by noted researchers such as Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Duncan MacDougall, and others. Cochrane successfully explains in layman's terms the theory of synchronicity and lays groundwork for the understanding of human purpose and destiny. Rooted in biblical doctrine, The Mind of God is a study that leads the reader in a thought-provoking journey of discovery that goes beyond the final page of the book."
Ella Robinson, Copy Editor
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