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 Mind and matter explained in one cosmic model


  Consciousness and Cosmos

  Proposal for a new Paradigm
Based on Physics and Introspection




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Your memories could be stored in matter based on non-physical atoms.

This book takes the unique approach of recognizing that mental and spiritual phenomena can be observed in the same way that scientists observe physical phenomena. The book shows how all phenomena can be explained by string theory developed by physicists. First, the mind is described in accordance with modern psychology and introspection. String theory is then interpreted in a way that incorporates the mind and consciousness into the cosmos.

 “Consciousness and Cosmos” provides many new and exciting perspectives that will be appreciated by readers of all backgrounds. A deeper introduction to modern physics, cosmology and the scientific approach is also provided for added interest. The book builds on established knowledge, but enables spirituality to become part of mainstream science and shows how matter and spirit can be reconciled. It provides new perspectives about existing knowledge for professionals in fields such as physics, psychology, neurology and biology.

 


CONTENTS

What the book is about

The science gap

Overview

PART ONE: PHYSICS OF THE MIND

Chapter 1 The mind

  1.1  Sciences of the mind
  1.2  Introspection and a conception of the mind
  1.3  Speed-of-time
  1.4  The analyzing function
  1.5  Mental digestion
  1.6  Neutrality of conviction is healthy
  1.7  Magic-mythic mind and self-images
  1.8  Group mind and fractal mind
  1.9  Personality and Self
  1.10  Personality development using meditation

Chapter 2  A new perspective

  2.1  Dimensions, dark matter and dark energy
  2.2  Quantum entanglement
  2.3  The size of the physical universe
  2.4  Gravity snapping and spacecraft anomalies
  2.5  Emotions, thoughts and inner images
  2.6  Instincts
  2.7  The nine dimensional body
  2.8  The weight of the soul
  2.9  Perception, conceptualization, memory
  2-10 Broken symmetry, consciousness and seed point
  2.11 Emergence collapse and incarnation
  2.12 Imaging mind, free will and independence

Chapter 3 Psychology of science

  3.1  How the magic mythic mind rules
  3.2  Is materialism a religion in disguise?

PART TWO: SPIRITUALITY

Chapter 4  What is spirituality?

Chapter 5  Spirituality and religion

Chapter 6  Spiritual beings and their abodes

Chapter 7  Summary

PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY PHYSICS

Chapter 8  Scientific Knowledge

  8.1  What is science
  8.2  The scientific method
  8.3  The cradle of science
  8.4  Cosmology throughout 4000 years
  8.5  Scientific paradigms
  8.6  The science gap end the next paradigm shift

Chapter 9  Entropy, syntropy and negative energy

Chapter 10  Fractals and objects

Chapter 11  Astrophysics

  11.1  The universe
  11.2  Discovering the missing matter
  11.3  The cosmic end
  11.4  Our universe and its limits

Chapter 12  Scientific models used today

  12.1  Newtons laws of movement and gravity
  12.2  The special theory of relativity
  12.3  The general theory of relativity
  12.4  Quantum mechanics
  12.5  Symmetry and symmetry breaking
  12.6  The standard model of particle physics

Chapter 13 A theory of everything

  13.1  Overview
  13.2  Extra dimensions
  13.3  String theory
  13.4  Extra dimensions and supersymmetry in string theory
  13.5  String properties
  13.6  Cosmic branes

APPENDIXES

Appendix 1:  Background

Appendix 2:  Meditation techniques

Appendix 3:  Acem


What the book is about

Are the mind and consciousness separate from the brain and the body? Do humans have three bodies – the physical, the psychological-emotional, and the intuitive-spiritual? Is each of us part of something greater, that includes all and everything, and that can give a deeper meaning to life? Answers to these and other basic questions are given, based on physical theories and introspection. The book can give you a new perspective on what man and cosmos is – regardless of whether you are a scientific materialist or an alternative spiritualist. Knowledge and experience from both sides are embedded into a proposal for a new cosmic model.

Understanding this proposal requires some understanding of advanced physics – not the mathematics, but some mental images. This is what the book tries to portray. The book is based on what is believed to be accurate sciences and common experiences, but does not go deeply into any subject; rather, it tries to supply only sufficient details to give an overall understanding. References are provided for additional information.

The discussions are not scientific in the way that new ideas are verified by experiments; instead, they represent a concept analysis. (A concept is a high-level/principal solution. An analysis is a systematic evaluation). The foundation of the analysis is normal mainstream physics, and especially string theory, in combination with a conception of the mind based on knowledge established by medical doctors and psychologists. The resulting analysis proposes a new cosmic model so that the old model is a part of the new. This is usually called a paradigm shift. Some proposals for the new paradigm may seem weird compared to the old view, but this is normal and expected. It shows that a paradigm shift can be difficult. To change the basic view of the world is more a process than a change of opinion. In this case, however, the changes are long overdue, since research has shown that the world is both inexplicable and weird, as is found in quantum mechanics, entanglement, and dark matter/dark energy (Chapters 12.4, 2.2, and 11.2).

Concept engineering is the easy part of product design – after that follows the hard work, which requires in-depth skills and know-how. Similarly, in this case, string scientists and other physicists will need to refute or confirm the proposed concepts.

If the new concept is accepted on a scientific basis, it could exert some influence on how we regard ourselves as well as our relationship to the surrounding world. This may influence existential views and morals. Science has nothing to say about existential questions and what kind of morals we should choose to live by, but an enhanced scientific understanding of mind and spirituality might give a better background for the choices that we ultimately make.

Three thousand years ago, nature was understood in a magico-metaphysical frame of understanding. Gods and spirits were in control of the sun, the moon, the weather, earthquakes, and other natural phenomena. The philosophers introduced a new way of thinking, which is called rational. The rational part-mind, seated in the forehead (prefrontal cortex), took over evaluation of what is right and wrong in connection with natural phenomena. Rational thinking is closely connected to physical matter and sees regularities and laws in nature, independent of the arbitrariness and moody actions of the gods.

The philosophers meant that the rational thinking was in itself a superior way of thinking. From such a cultivation of the thinking and the thinkers, it follows that it might not be so important to find out whether the conclusions were wrong. With the new system of thinking, they had the power and the potential to explain anything.

Eventually, some philosophers started to test the conclusions against the physical world. Modern science was born. Over a period of three thousand years, our understanding of nature has evolved from mythical to rational-philosophical and further to rational-scientific. This process is still not finished.

As shown in figure 0.1, our understanding of phenomena such as non-local (direct connection over time or space) and non-physical (thoughts, consciousness, telepathy, ghosts, gods, etc.) is still characterized by a mythological or philosophical understanding, or just by a denial of their existence. There is still a science gap on these phenomena.

Figure 0.1: Development of our understanding of the nature

In the scene play “Peer Gynt,” Ibsen wrote: “The devils hook where you don’t look.” As science has not looked at these matters very well, the devils seem to have plenty of places to hook on to. Society is, by and large, separated into two fractions that are fighting each other: the mainstream scientific and the religious/alternative. We find attitudes varying from fundamentalism to acceptance on both sides. The hooks of the devils seem to hang on to the fundamentalists, where blindness is abundant.

From a philosophic or science-history perspective, we might say that mainstream thinking represents a thesis. Religions and the alternative community then represent the antithesis in today’s society. This book represents a synthesis – not by presenting new impressive science, but by comparing and joining what others have done. A perspective that shapes a synthesis must necessarily have some distance to the perspectives that shape the thesis and the antithesis. To the extent that the synthesis presents a correct view, we cannot expect that those persons who are identified with the thesis or antithesis will easily make a leap of mind from the existing view to a more correct one. Resistance is a natural reaction to new thinking, whether justified or not.

Most of us assume that a future understanding of the cosmos and ourselves must be based on science – but not necessarily a science that is controlled by today’s mainstream perspective on non-physical phenomena. A change in attitude often starts with a confrontation with real world opinions, so the rest of our society has some responsibility for obtaining a scientific process that serves our total community. This book tries to contribute in that direction. The psychology of science is discussed in chapter 3.

The book does not introduce new science, but contributes to new understanding in three different ways:

1)  A view of the mind, which is already embedded as a covert part of modern psychology and introspective techniques, is revealed and conveyed to persons who do not necessarily practice introspective techniques or are interested in understanding psychological phenomena.

2) String theory is interpreted in a new way that enables it to model (describe with mathematical equations) both the physical universe and the non-physical mind, such as revealed in 1). This can lead to a new understanding of quantum mechanics and the universe.

3) Promote a change in attitude by pointing out how the mainstream scientific culture and the alternative community partly oppose their own declared goals.

The book provides new perspectives – known phenomena are looked at in a different way. A change of perspective can take a long time, with a lot of effort. Afterwards, the views often seem to be simple and obvious. Some perspectives might be new and original, but the book also conveys known perspectives from science, technology, and psychology that can be interesting or useful for a broader audience when it comes to understanding our complex existence.

Two principles are basic for what the book conveys. They may be called postulates set by the author:

1) The mind is a container for non-physical phenomena. These phenomena are just as real as the physical universe and are based on energy that can be modeled (described) by mathematical equations.

2) If something can be observed by a known sense, or by an unknown spiritual sense, then the observed must be based on a known or unknown form of energy that can be modeled by mathematical equations.

This is a great leap away from the old-fashioned materialistic world-view that is held by most of the educated part of the western culture. Materialism, in short, says that what we called ‘non-physical’ are not real phenomena. Instead, they are a kind of imagination or consequence of arbitrary activity in the brain. Materialism is in no way verified by science. It is a 2500 year old philosophical explanation that has never been verified by measurements or observation. Non-physical phenomena, such as normal reasoning and telepathy, are to the contrary observed and verified beyond any doubt14, if normal criteria for scientific experiments are accepted. These experiments, however, are ignored or the results explained away or disparaged by those who protect the materialistic world-view. A fundamentalist understanding of the materialistic world-view maintains the science gap and today amplifies the separation between mainstream and a subculture where non-physical phenomena are accepted as an obvious part of life. (A fundamentalist understanding has no support in scientific experiments, and is regarded as truth and protected against competing views).

This book shows that materialistic thinking based on science can also be used to understand what we regard as non-physical. Because non-physical phenomena are based on a kind of matter called non-physical matter, we could say that the materialistic world-view is extended to include what previously was called non-physical or spiritual. This book presents an understanding that supports both those who are materialistically oriented and those who have a spiritual orientation.

 

The science gap

This book did not arise accidentally. New discoveries within experimental physics and astrophysics have accumulated several measurements that cannot be explained. Many physicists feel a pressure to come up with new theories for explaining these measurements. The situation is sometimes called a crisis within physics. Here, it is called the science gap.

A common denominator for most phenomena that cannot be explained could be called ‘non-physical,’ as defined earlier. These are phenomena that cannot be measured with physical instruments. If ‘non-physical’ is a real quality, then it is a quality in line with matter, space, and time. These phenomena are the basement of our understanding of the universe and are modeled within particle physics. Elementary particles are the smallest pieces of matter and forces. They are much smaller than atoms and they are so simple that they can be described by mathematical equations. A particle is a common term used for small units that can be a combination of elementary particles or atoms.

The best-known phenomena, inexplicable by science, are listed below.

95% of the content of the cosmos is not understood. It is called dark matter and dark energy. It is measured only by means of the gravity force, since it influences the universe and the celestial bodies. Physicists do not know what kind of particles make up dark matter and dark energy.

The gravity force is one of four cosmic forces. It is much feebler than the others (electromagnetic force and weak- and strong nuclear forces). Physicists are not able to include gravity to the recognized standard model that includes all other particles and forces.

Consciousness is not understood.

Entanglement is a verified phenomenon that was proposed, based on the theory of quantum mechanics. Particles can be connected across long distances and exchange information faster than the speed of light. This should not be possible according to the theory of relativity. No explanation exists.

The size of the universe is still not determined to be finite or infinite.

A forgotten, controversial measurement. A physician measured the weight of several persons at their moment of death. He found a sudden weight reduction of 21 grams, which he could not explain in any way. This controversial experiment was never repeated in a more scientific way, and seems to be forgotten by scientists.

Pioneer anomaly and Fly-by anomaly. A few spaceships do not follow exactly the law of movement (Newton’s Law) that other celestial bodies follow.

Storage of memories and instincts has never been explained. The storage medium for such items has not yet been found.

Overview

We have no generally accepted scientific model of the mind. Therefore, chapter 1 gives a detailed description of the mind, based on modern psychology and experiences from introspection. This new description introduces space and matter, making the mind similar to the physical universe, just different. Chapter 2 provides an interpretation of string theory that enables string theory to model both the physical universe and the mind as described in chapter 1. We have found our perception of the mind and the interpretation of the string theory to make a perfect match.

The perceived mind and string theory are found to be mutually supportive, forming a new cosmic model. A third individual support of this cosmic model comes from a solution of the energy equation, saying that energy can be negative (E=-mc2). The negative solution of the energy equation was discarded in the 1930s because it was found to have no real-life interpretation. Chapter 9 shows that with our model of the mind, the negative energy can be interpreted as mental energy, being part of the mind.

The description of the mind in this book is a neutral description of something that for many persons is mystical, magical, and filled with expectations of something much bigger. In this respect, the book might counterbalance some romantic tendencies found elsewhere. I will claim that a more balanced approach to the spiritual part of cosmos can support a more profound connection. The reality in this field will probably enable both the neutral scientist and the emotionally oriented seeker to find their way. Unrealistic expectations could be a burden for both.

Part two of the book tries to assess what spirituality really is, and how it can be seen, based on the new understanding of the mind. Today, each of us uses the expression ‘spirituality’ more or less as we like, so this is a proposal from my side.

Part three presents modern theory of physics and cosmology. The most technical (difficult) chapters have a summary for those who do not want to go into details. Those who have no technical interest could in any case read chapter 8, on scientific knowledge.

The string theory (chapter 13) is a framework of mathematics that models all elementary particles and branes (spaces or universes where particles, forces, and matter can be attached). In addition, the string theory sets several requirements to the cosmos that do not fit to observations. The requirement for 7 extra non-observed dimensions is interpreted in a special way today. Those dimensions are assumed to be curled up to such a small size that they cannot be measured. For string scientists, this interpretation has become so obvious that it is regarded as a part of the string theory. A new interpretation is presented in chapter 2. The new interpretation is adapted, so that the string theory can model both the physical universe, containing physical particles, and the mind, containing non-physical particles. This version of string theory is really a new 11-dimensional cosmic model. It turns out that this model can solve some of the unresolved mysteries of physics mentioned earlier. In other words, physics can be used to explain mental phenomena. What we regard as psychological phenomena can be based on forms of matter and energy described in a well-established theory of particle physics.

The expressions ‘mystic’ and ‘mysticism’ can be used in two different ways. Everyday usage points to something that is obscure and hidden and must be understood in ways that cannot be explained by scientific means. A more advanced usage points to something very concrete that is experienced by only a few persons. These people, called mystics, can usually be found in a religious context, but not exclusively so. All great religions have their mystics, who are often regarded as outstanding people with a profound influence on their surroundings. Mystics report experiences that are difficult to express in words. The new concept of space-time can explain these types of experiences in some way, even if it only leaves a mathematical singularity for them (chapter 2.10).

The project behind this book is carried out in the spirit of Nicola Tesla. He is quoted to have said: “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

 

Appendix 1: Background

The writing of this book required a fair knowledge of both advanced theoretical physics and psychology. Therefore, some explanation should be given as to why it has been a natural task for me, an electronic engineer, to write this book.

As a young adult, I was interested in the mind and inner issues, which led me to read Freud and Jung. I also found the outside world to be an exciting place to discover, so I took a one-year leave from the study of electronics to hitchhike around the world, eastwards from Norway.  I spent the year moving across the land, talking to people, and across the oceans, painting and washing Norwegian merchant vessels. This was in 1967 -68, and was my contribution to the hippie movement. After finishing my diploma in theoretical electronics, I learned to practice meditation and yoga. This was at Acem,65. Interesting years followed in the 1970s and 1980s. New teaching methods where developed based on modern psychology and knowledge of the mind that was developed. Knowledge of the mind and how it functions in relation to the meditation technique was called meditation psychology. It was developed for the user, not particularly for the instructors. All associations to gurus, religion and mysticism were removed. Several participants of this groundbreaking work later became professors in medicine and psychology in Norwegian universities.

Very early on, I had an impression that my mind had two different ‘rooms’ or ‘modes of operation’ beyond what would otherwise be viewed as normal reasoning. One room is the point of origin of dreams, fantasies and emotions. This part of the mind is active in the dark and it can make me see hidden scary monsters. It can only observe with the night vision of the eyes that see grey shades and no colors, and I have to look beside what I really want to look at, using the peripheral vision. This part of the mind called magic-mythic part-mind is associated to the peripheral night vision, such as the normal rational mind is associated to the focal day vision. If I am able to focus using my daylight vision and rational thinking, the scary things vanish. When I’m in a miserable mood, the night vision grows stronger, even in broad daylight. Sometimes I even got a faint feeling of sliding into psychosis. I never did, but can perfectly well understand that some do.

The other room is very still, much as when you sit at the fireplace or look at a mountain scenery – or in the midst of a storm, when all around is in turmoil, but in the midst of the storm, there is something quiet and unchanging that leaves you feeling connected and close. My observations were probably very ordinary, but most people do not see these as two separate parts of the mind or inner rooms where your attention can linger.

A friend of mine once studied Sanskrit and had traveled to India. He told me about the Gayatri mantra, used by members of the higher castes. It contains the essence of the old wisdom. It is a verse from the Rigveda scriptures with an additional first line. This first line attracted my attention. It is an address or invocation to all living beings in the physical world, all beings in the spiritual world – gods and demons alike – and to that which pervades all existence. I associated this with my inner experience. Perhaps the Aryan culture of northern India had a knowledge of something, thousands of years ago, that we no longer know today? Maybe there are three worlds: the physical/rational, a magic-mythic and an all pervasive? Three separate worlds that we take part in through our bodies and minds.

Many years later, when I worked in Thales Norway, as a concept engineer, designing communication equipment for the military field environment, a colleague told me about string theory and how it had several dimensions. He said it was devised to explain everything in the world. I started to read popular scientific books on the subject and saw that the theory could have a potential to explain my mental experiences on a scientific basis. If the theoretical results from string theory were understood in a specific way, it might be possible to explain the three worlds of the Gaiatri Mantra in terms of theoretical physics. Many scientific observations that cannot be explained today would also fit nicely into this new model.

If this was really a correct description of the cosmos, it could bring about a revolution in theoretical physics and our understanding of it. Subsequently, I tried to contact string physicists and other theoretical physicists to discuss my findings. I was surprised that no one answered my e-mails, neither the renowned international scientists nor the local physicists at the University of Oslo. I called one of the professors in Oslo by phone. He would not discuss my ideas and would not meet with me. Little by little, I came to realize that I was regarded as a crank (from German sick/ill). It is common knowledge that theoretical physicists regularly get mail from cranks that want support for their weird ideas. Some well-known scientists get several such communications every day. Was I this kind of a crank? Maybe. It was certainly unlikely that I, a non-scientist, could discover such a revolutionary fact. On the other hand, it was all based on scientific findings just laying down assumptions that differed from the normally accepted, but not proven, assumptions in mainstream physics. I might also have a complex background for my view that is difficult to obtain for a mainstream scientist: theoretical electronics and physics, some knowledge of general psychology, 16000 hours of practicing meditation and discovering the mind, teaching meditation psychology as developed in Acem, experienced as a concept engineer, experienced as a computer programmer, knowledge of object oriented computer programming, long experience from repairing things including interest for, and finding out, how things work.  For a real handyman, it is equally rewarding to mend a malfunctioning scientific view as it is to repair a broken washing machine. With my best will, I could not see what was wrong with my proposal. True, I could have missed something basic, but the new concept seemed so beautiful and it was based on both experience and science. The deepest criticism of string theory is its lack of connection to the real world. My suggestion could establish some connection. I could not leave it like that.

The only option seemed to be to write an article and try to get it into a scientific journal. After three years’ work and some refusals later, a referee for Physics Essays ultimately commented on my article as a hodgepodge of physics and that it should have been based on more rigorous arguments. This was not a blank refusal and the editor asked me to rewrite. The next time, the referee commented that I should write a book in order to get all of my ideas communicated, but he also commented on the article, so I was able to add further improvements. I am very grateful to the Unknown Referee. Even if he was skeptical of string theory, he helped me to improve my writing and he accepted the article. 45

The article caused no reaction from the string theory community. I followed the advice from the Unknown Referee and self-published a book. It was sold on Amazon and I tried to market it by e-mail to physicists. Some few books were sold. I engaged in discussions on Internet and got some feedback. Sufficiently to write a new article that was better than the first. After some rounds with a new referee, the shape of the manuscript was accepted for publication. Physicists take this article more seriously, and the book was upgraded to 2nd edition. A new friend who is professor of physics wrote a book review, which is now on the Internet homepage of the book.  August 2013, I gave a presentation on a conference in Italy. The subject of the conference was on a new phenomenon in physics called syntropy (see chapter 9). The expression is hardly know and also controversial among mainstream scientists. Syntropy is related to negative energy (E=-mc2), which is a solution of the energy equation that was discarded in the 1930s because negative energy was not found in the real world. My ideas were well received on the conference. I am no longer regarded as a crank, but it is still difficult to get in touch with physicists for discussing new ideas in seminars or informal meetings. One application was declined by: “We have our own specialists on these subject, and we try to keep an accepting attitude in our seminars”. New ideas and perspectives seem to be unwanted. Mainstream establishment seams to keep a certain distance to new upcoming scientific groups that have more acceptance towards non-physical phenomena.

If you appreciate reading this book, then send a kind thought to the Unknown Referee that encouraged me and Dr. Are Holen, who taught me a lot about mind and body, and to the Acem school of mediation that has taught me how to find many of the insights that are explored in this book. I’m indebted to several persons for reading the manuscript and making comments: Dr. Ole Gjems-Onstad, Anine Drageset, Torbjørn Hobbel and Savant Man Shrestha, Kari Drageset and Annie K. Grape Johansen. A special thanks to professor of physics Dr. Krassimir Stoychev, who suggested improvements of some definitions and explanations in the second edition.

 

Appendix 2: Meditation techniques

The text below is extracted from ‘Fighting Stress, Reviews of Meditation Research’. 8

Meditation comprises a group of self-administered techniques aiming at mental and physical relaxation, and sometimes even self-discovery. These techniques are distinguished from each other by the type of attention addressed to the meditation object or vehicle. In some techniques, attention is focused or concentrative; in others it is non-directed or open. The differences in attitude account for major differences in outcome.

There are lots of relaxation methods that take advantage of the close relation between mind and body. People have been meditating, doing breathing exercises and practicing yoga for at least 2500 years. In modern Europe, relaxation techniques evolved out of experiences with hypnosis in the beginning of the twentieth century. Autogenic training, progressive relaxation and other similar methods were based on concentration, self-induction and muscular control.

In the late 1960s, transcendental meditation (often referred to as TM) gained a widespread following in the west, through the Indian guru Mahesh Yogi. The technique, which involves mental repetition of a mantra, was popularized by The Beatles and other celebrities. The Harvard physiologist Hebert Benson researched transcendental meditation for several years and attributed its effects to a natural mechanism that helps our minds and bodies to rest and prevents stress from reaching harmful levels. He coined the phrase ‘The Relaxation Response’ for this mechanism, and described it in a book22 of the same name that became a bestseller in the United States.

 

In 1966 the Norwegian psychologist and physician Are Holen founded a school of Acem meditation based on Eastern and Western sources. The technique entails a free mental attitude and promotes a psychological understanding of mental processes. Holen suggested that Acem Meditation and other techniques practiced with a free mental attitude enhance our capacity for psychological processing and stress management more than those based on goal orienting and control.23

From about 1980 onwards, various relaxation methods of Buddhist origin (e. g. mindfulness and Zen meditation) became popular as complimentary medical treatment in the US. Some are associated to the concept of ‘mindfulness’, which has some similarities with the free mental attitude that characterizes Acem-meditation. These techniques encourage neutral observation of the meditator’s own mental processes and psychological structures. Other practices revolve around specific goals and involve concentrated focusing of attention. Those methods may be less effective in the long run because they lack the free mental attitude and neutral observation. It is also worth being cautious about the various relaxation techniques and alternative therapies that come and go in the healthcare marketplace with little investigation or documentation.

 

Appendix 3: Acem

Acem is a non-profit organization working to help people develop existentially through mindful, reflective processes. Founded in Norway in 1966 by Are Holen MD PhD.

Acem is devoted to establishing an understanding and teaching of meditation based on first-hand experience and in line with scientific research and psychological perspectives. Acem is not based on any particular belief system or political ideology.

 The primary goal of Acem activities is not intellectual comprehension but rather the embodiment of an understanding reflected in the ways people act in private and work-related life.

In Acem Meditation, a meditation sound is repeated mentally without effort, while thoughts and impressions are allowed to come and go freely. There is no attempt at emptying the mind.

Beside meditation, Acem has developed courses within group psychology and arranged a number of cultural events, including meetings with Salman Rusdie, Robert Bly, Isaac B Singer, Andrej Sacharov, and the 14th Dalai Lama.

Acem is run by a group of dedicated volunteer instructors. No one earns money in developing and teaching meditation or other group activities in Acem. At the same time Acem’s work depends on high qualifications. Many of the instructors and leaders in Acem have a competence in meditation on a level with their professional careers. For the time being , thirteen of the instructors and leaders in Acem are professors in various subjects such as medicine, psychology, neurology, economy, law and history

Acem is presently active in Scandinavia, UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Hungary, USA, Canada, the Dominican Republic, India, China, Singapore and Taiwan. Acem runs the international retreat center Halvorsbøle in Norway and Lundsholm in Sweden.

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