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The Gods Within: Mind, Consciousness and the Vedic Tradition

 
Subhash Kak (Author)
Synopsis This book is a pioneering study that reconciles the traditional understanding of the Vedic Gods, taken as the constituents of the individual’s consciousness, with new discoveries of neuroscience. Using a variety of sources, the book argues that the Gods may be seen as the cognitive centres in the brain or the archetypal projections of an objective consciousness on the subjective mind. This book will be useful to scholars of religion, psychology and the emerging new science of consciousness.
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About the author

Subhash Kak

Subhash Kak is a world renowned scientist and historian of ideas. Currently Delaune Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor in the Asian Studies Program at Louisiana State University, he has authored fourteen books and more than 250 research papers in the fields of information theory, quantum mechanics, neural networks, and history of science. He was awarded the Science Academy Medal and the Goyal Prize, and he was the National Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla during 2001-2002.

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A Reviewer - Insightful! Jan, 01, 1970
 

This book presents an interpretation of the devatas of the Vedas and the Puranas from the perspective of modern neuroscience.

Bibliographic information

Title The Gods Within: Mind, Consciousness and the Vedic Tradition
Author Subhash Kak
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121510635
length x+206p., Figures; Tables; References; Notes; Abbreviations; Index; 22cm.