Philosophy, Mysticism, Spirituality, and SciencewithVernon Neppe

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Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. He is author, with physicist Edward Close, of Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works. He is also author of Déjà Vu Revisited, Déjà Vu: A Second Look, Déjà Vu: Glossary and Library, Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope, and Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy. His professional publications number over 700. Dr Neppe has amplified many of his concepts in two of the websites linked with his work. On, his books are amplified. is his gateway and includes more information on the Neppe-Close model of the Triadic Distinction Vortical Paradigm.

Here, Dr. Neppe notes that, while science and mysticism might seem antithetical to each other, this need not be the case. Many ancient philosophers had a deep interest in mysticism. In spite of modern prejudices, this is still the case for many great thinkers in both science and philosophy. Neppe describes his own approach, which involves a “unified monism”. This means, among other things, that the discrete world of finite reality is one with the continuous domain of infinity. The implication of this unity are significant for science and mathematics as well as for spiritual development.

(Recorded on April 17, 2016)

Published on May 9, 2016


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