New Edition. “All matter originates and exists only by virtue of the existence of consciousness. The mind is the matrix of all matter.” —Max Planck, originator of Quantum Mechanics, Nobel Laureate. We perceive, conceptualize, and interact with what we call “reality” through our consciousness, and consciousness is the mystery of mysteries. Consciousness is the thing most directly known to us, and, in the assessment of scholars, from philosophers to physicists, it is the only thing directly known to us. The vast tapestry of the energy-matter “reality” that surrounds us seems far less mysterious, even though less directly known. Scientific research has provided remarkable new windows into concepts of reality, revealing it to be composed of an infinite number of threads of consciousness. “The world is a construct of our mind’s sensations, perceptions, memories. It is convenient to regard it as existing objectively on its own. But it certainly does not.” —Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Laureate “The so-called miraculous powers of a great master are a natural accompaniment to his exact understanding of subtle laws that operate in the inner cosmos of consciousness.” —Yogananda (A.D. 1893-1952) This book contains an exploration of consciousness and its most advanced abilities through accounts of explorer M.G. Hawking’s experiences in an ancient village deep in the vast frozen fortress of the Himalayas. Explore first-hand narratives of demonstrations of psychokinetic and extrasensory abilities, and in-depth descriptions of the esoteric knowledge that enabled the attainment of such exceptional powers. Advanced abilities of consciousness enable a person to influence a physical system without direct physical interaction, a capacity increasing recognized in the academic and scientific communities as part of the field of human ability. Although widely acknowledged in India, Nepal, Tibet and various Himalayan areas of Asia, paranormal abilities have in the Western World been largely disregarded by the general population. However, in the scientific community the perception is very different. For example, the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research program pursues an agenda of studying the interaction of human consciousness with the physical world to enable a better understanding of the role of consciousness in the establishment of “reality.” Results of the Princeton experimental studies, along with many similar research projects both private and governmental, here and abroad, have established paranormal abilities as operating at both the macroscopic level (using large-scale apparatus) and at the atomic level (using computerized random number generators). Although the test subjects in general have no real idea of how to focus their consciousness to influence the outcomes, over thousands of experimental runs the results have been far beyond chance expectation, demonstrating that subjects can influence outcomes that deviate significantly from the statistical norm, often by a factor of several billion-to-one. For those familiar with quantum physics, these results come as no surprise. “Atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.” —Werner Heisenberg, Nobel Laureate As entertaining as it is enlightening, this is an incomparable book for anyone seeking enlarged knowledge and personal power. 2022 Edition, Nine Book Exploratory Anthology, e-reader page count 265 (estimated, actual count varies depending on the reading device used). A Kindle Unlimited Book. For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page. Thank you.