In Radical Transformation, Imants Barušs leads the reader out of the receding materialist paradigm into an emerging post-materialist landscape in which new questions present themselves. If consciousness has nonlocal properties, then how are boundaries between events established? If consciousness directly modulates physical manifestation, then what is the scope of such modulation? If consciousness continues after physical death, then how much interference is there from non-physical entities? As we face the threat of extinction on this planet, is there anything in recent consciousness research that can help us? Are there effective means of self-transformation that can be used to enter persistent transcendent states of consciousness that could resolve existential and global crises? The author leads the reader through discussions of meaning, radical transformation, and subtle activism, revealing the unexpected interplay of consciousness and reality along the way.
Keywords: Materialism, dualism, science, transpersonal, consciousness, locality, nonlocality, physicalism, NDEs, near-death experience, afterlife, soul, spirit, parapsychology, ghosts, environmentalism, Gaia, great chain of being, self-transformation, meditation, prayer, healing, distant healing, remote viewing, transcendence, transcendent states, higher states of consciousness, peak experience, global crisis, existence