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The Flip by Jeffrey J. Kripal

The Flip

Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge

Jeffrey J. Kripal

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Category: Religion, Non-fiction
Imprint: Bellevue Literary Press
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication date: 28 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781942658528

A perspective-altering deep dive into the nature of consciousness honoring both science and spirituality

4 stars out of 5
Steven Poole
29 Apr 2020

"(an) intriguing little book"

Kripal’s book is a warmly vivid account of various science-minded people who have experienced the “Flip”, and he has some well-informed discussions of quantum weirdness and panpsychism in modern philosophy. One drawback of his approach, though, might be its assumption that all reported mystical or paranormal experience is veridical. It can seem that anything goes: not only the oneness of all being, but also reincarnation, poltergeists, the brain as a “radio” picking up signals from elsewhere, and what one Flipper, perhaps more frazzled than most, describes as the realisation that humans are “five-dimensional beings” with “spectral superpowers”. Still, only the irrationally dogmatic would deny the near certainty that there are more things in heaven and earth than are currently dreamt of.