Stanley Sobottka taught Physics at the University of Virginia for 32 years before retiring in 1996 from the position of Professor Emeritus of Physics. Stanley died at age 83, on April 16, 2014.
In 1991, Stanley encountered and was deeply affected by the book, “I am That” by Nisargadatta Maharaj. In 1992, he realized that a credible scientific basis could be made regarding Advaita, or non-duality. Thus, Stanley came to develop the well known and much discussed curriculum, A Course in Consciousness, an invaluable resource when one attempts to reconcile advaita and western science.
This is a thoroughly detailed and well researched work, meant for those interested in the “intersection” of Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness OR Science/Physics and Consciousness. Stillness Speaks will be publishing more content on this particular “intersection” – Stanley’s work is just one of the starting points.
Francis Lucille recommended Stanley’s work during a discussion regarding Libet and other experiments that illustrate that, in fact, we neither control nor author our thoughts. This being realized, we are prepared to conclude that, as individual personalities, we do not “make” our decisions. This is compelling grist for thinkers investigating whether we are “the doer of our deeds.”
In the final analysis, this type of work is primarily helpful as a tool to question our belief systems and, hopefully, turn directly inward.
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