Sun of gOd: Discover the Self-Organizing Consciousness That Underlies Everything [NOOK Book]

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In Sun of gOd, cultural pioneer and bootstrap philosopher Gregory Sams takes a fresh look at our solar benefactor. As Sams sees it, the Sun is a living, conscious being, fully aware of itself and its place in the universe. Simply put, the Sun of gOd communicates with other conscious beings on all levels with an intelligence that dwarfs our own. Sun of gOd explores exciting new ground, adding a crucial piece to the jigsaw-puzzle picture we have of our cosmos. Sams considers God, gods, notions of divinity, our ...
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Overview


In Sun of gOd, cultural pioneer and bootstrap philosopher Gregory Sams takes a fresh look at our solar benefactor. As Sams sees it, the Sun is a living, conscious being, fully aware of itself and its place in the universe. Simply put, the Sun of gOd communicates with other conscious beings on all levels with an intelligence that dwarfs our own. Sun of gOd explores exciting new ground, adding a crucial piece to the jigsaw-puzzle picture we have of our cosmos. Sams considers God, gods, notions of divinity, our place in the firmament, the intelligence of light, feedback, free will, electro-magnetism, crystals, fractals, macrobiotics, the four elements, and the self-organizing force that seems to crop up everywhere, perhaps powering everything. “Could it really be that the universe waited 13,698 billion years—until we came along—to manifest the phenomenon of consciousness and made ours the only type of vessel able to experience it?” Sams thinks not. Citing David Bohm’s discovery that even on the subatomic level of electrons there appears to be intention and choice, Sams goes on to imagine that creative intelligence may be a bottom-up system in which “everything, from a molecule of water to a neuron in our brain to the Sun itself, is a part of the bottom that is subtly steering a greater whole.” The implications are startling and in harmony with science, logic, and common sense. They smoothly join the microcosm to the macrocosm, revealing a universe incorporating both intelligence and design, without an Intelligent Designer.
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"Sun of gOd presents a perfectly outrageous hypothesis: The sun is a conscious, living organism residing in a thriving galactic community, thinking stellar thoughts that span the entire universe. Surely this is nonsense. Except that the more you read the more a conscious universe begins to make sense. Gregory Sams' book is a clearly written and persuasively reasoned argument to think about the sun in a radically new and refreshing way." -Dean Radin, PhD, Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences

"Modern science has confirmed a belief held by many ancient cultures: solar activity is closely linked with human behavior. Moreover, Gregory Sams asserts that the Sun is endowed with intelligence and consciousness. In the brilliantly articulated chapters of this remarkable book, he also provides a provocative paradigm for understanding the self-organizing capacities of the entire Universe." -Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Co-editor, "Varieties of Anomalous Experience"

"I was prepared to dislike this book. "The sun is a conscious being." -- what a preposterous notion! Yet if you are prepared to entertain this peculiar hypothesis, Gregory Sams will entertain you with unusual and engaging justifications for an apparently preposterous hypothesis. Someday when scientists are able to directly connect with non-human consciousnesses, they may discover that the sun is indeed a conscious being, and that Gregory Sams (and numerous cultures of sun worshippers) had anticipated this discovery by purely philosophical means." -Nick Herbert, author of "Quantum Reality", "Faster than Light", and "Elemental Mind"

"Simply one of the wisest, most lucid, and thoughtfully written books that I've ever read on spirituality. Gregory Sams illuminates and clarifies my vague intuition about the cosmos being a living organism, and adds flesh to my childhood hunch that every aspect of the universe is imbued with spirit. An unusually insightful and well-integrated exploration of the origins of religion and the evolution of consciousness that radically refreshes our view of the world." -David Jay Brown, co-author of "Mavericks of the Mind and Conversations at the Edge of the Apocalypse"

"Gregory Sams' "Sun of gOd" is one of those most rare books, an unpretentious book of wisdom. On consciousness; on bizarre restrictions and outrageous interpretations loaded on it by profiteering exploiters of humans' instinctive reverence for cosmos' interconnections so brilliantly discovered by courageous astronomers; and, in a revelatory and touching way, on the beauty and sublimity of awareness which manifests in all animals and humans and all artistic-scientific revelations of subtle matter-energy transforms. Acute, apt quotations from sages and philosophers alone justify the book. But best of all, Gregory Sams allows us to experience his pellucid perceptions and exhilarating joie de vivre. Be careful! They might be catching." -John Allen, Chairman, Global Ecotechnics and Inventor, Biosphere 2 Project

"A thousand snorkelstonkers for illuminating my existence with this turbo blasting whizz into the infinite and back. What a monumental rip tide of thought - truly a marvellous book. A page turner...a life enhancing, mind provoking brain tickler...always entertaining and enlightening." --Raja Ram, Musician

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609250782
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 414,785
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Gregory Sams has been changing the culture from the age of 19, when he co-founded SEED, the UK’s first natural and organic restaurant in 1960's London. It led to Ceres Grain store, where customers could buy these foods to cook at home. Within a few years he had created the nation's first natural and organic food enterprises, including Whole Earth Foods. He was founder publisher of Harmony Magazine, to which John Lennon dedicated an eight-frame cartoon, and co-published Seed, the Journal of Organic Living. In 1982 he created and christened the original VegeBurger, initiating the market for vegetarian food. In 1990 he founded Strange Attractions, the world’s only shop ever dedicated to new science “chaos theory.” His interest in that science planted the seeds of this book in Gregory’s mind. Visit Sams at gregorysams.com. He lives in London. 

Graham Hancock is the author of the international bestsellers The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, and Heaven's Mirror. His books have sold more than five million copies.

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"...Gregory Sams' new book, and new way of seeing, will have a part to play in the global change of consciousness that is now, as never before, so desperately needed. Wonderful, clear-headed, thought-provoking material." -Graham Hancock, from the Introduction to "Sun of gOd"
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Table of Contents

Foreword Graham Hancock ix

Preface: Recalling the forgotten now the box is open xiii

From nothing to now maybe we just got lucky 1

What is this? we'd not be here without it 7

One, many or both? a question of divinities 17

How great, how knowing? less than we are told, more than we believe 23

Our place in the firmament Galileo tried to point it out 26

Religion is it hard-wired into being human? 31

Organized religion maybe one of them has got it right 40

Animism: first faith perhaps our instincts make more sense 61

Sun of gOd our local life transmitter 73

Say hello...back getting in touch 92

The solar system our closest family in the cosmos 95

Stars is there content to the twinkle? 105

Galaxies our brains are not unlike them 110

Universe the "all" in "all is One" 115

In the light of intelligence on the intelligence in light 119

Chaos, the invisible architect controlling it is not the way to order 131

Inanimate intelligence might stuff be smarter than we think? 137

The four elements they shape the cosmos 150

Free will: no human preserve even a grain of sand might have it 156

Feedback it makes the world go 'round 162

The biggest question we'll never answer this 167

From the bottom up creation as a built-in feature 168

Overview wrapping it up 177

Afterwords 181

Smart evolution and the roots of this book 183

The little things of life small rules the world 187

Water inanimate, active and alive 194

Fire and flame consuming force, transforming gift 203

Transmute to live the food of life 207

Beauty and the beholder do flowers know it? 215

Que sera, sera what to do with a house guest like us? 218

Special people us amazingnewcomers 223

Acknowledgements 227

Notes 231

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  • Posted June 16, 2009

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    As smooth and delectable as very old wine, but packed in a new bottle

    "Sun of gOd" is an extraordinary and fascinating book, written in lucid and lovely prose. As I read it I felt as if I had discovered a very old or ancient wine sealed in a brand new bottle.

    "A universal consciousness pervades all matter; whatever its form of existence - that this consciousness is the vibrational DNA of the Universe," the author states, and he asks us to consider the possibility that our Sun is a living conscious being with an intelligence that dwarfs our own.Does it not seem unlikely that such an enabler and supporter of life (the Sun) would itself be just an inanimate unconscious accident of the cosmos?"

    What the author has stated in this book will not surprise anyone who is familiar with what the Vedas and Upanishads of Hindus have been proclaiming for over 3500 years, but only a few in the West have heard, and fewer still have listened to. Like the author, devout Hindus, too, believe that the Sun is an effulgent, life-giving and life sustaining conscious being, but the Hindus believe also that it is one of the Gods, and worship it. Even to this day, devout Brahmins in India start their day with a prayer to the Sun god in the morning and again at sundown also.

    As Graham Hancock has stated so concisely in the Foreword of this book, "The fundamental unit of reality is not matter but the spirit that animates and organizes it, and that there may indeed be no dichotomy between spirits and matter because these realms are so thoroughly intertwined and promiscuously interconnected."

    I am delighted that ancient ideas are fashionable once again, and that people in the West are beginning to rediscover the wisdom ingrained in ancient Indian scriptures. This book is full of amazing and thought-provoking ideas which will prompt a reader to stop and think and wonder about not just the Sun, but the miracle of the universe also.
    Yesh Prabhu, Plainsboro, NJ

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