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Book Review: Dreamed Up Reality: Diving Into Mind to Uncover the Astonishing Hidden Tale of Nature by Dr. Bernardo Kastrup

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Dreamed Up Reality: Diving Into Mind to Uncover the Astonishing Hidden Tale of Nature, by Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, explores the intricacies of dreams, reality and intuition. The Dhiiverse is a place where the laws of Physics are not fixed. Experience itself is a function of our dreams. An inhabitant’s own imagination reinforces learned expectations.

In quantum mechanics, objectivity itself collapses. Science cannot explain conscious experiences, collective impressions or the details of what each of us perceives. Consciousness is coupled to the brain. Visualization is control over our streams of thoughts. Carl Jung saw dreams as a way to access the collective conscious. The mind could be captured through extended states of awareness.

Dreamed Up Reality depicts computer art which reflects images of alien landscapes. These detailed forays into the intricacies of analytic geometry and fractal geometry attempt to depict reality many light years away. The overall aspect of these loose, sparkling and spinning geometric forms evokes abstract paintings by Wassily Kandinsky with glittering Kandinsky scintillae.

The job of validating these individual and collective impressions requires an entrance into consciousness on every level. The Romanesco broccoli is a striking example of a living fractal with self similarities of patterns on multiple scales. Comparative frames correspond to generations of states of cellular automation with traces of fractal self-similarities in neighboring patterns.

Imagination is a function of our own cognitive models and expectations both individually and collectively. Novelty itself thrives on chaos or apparent disorder which may evolve into an experience which can be explained in real terms.

Dreamed Up Reality provides an escape into the domain of dreams, alternate realities and individual/collective impressions. Dr. Bernardo Kastrup sprinkles the book with known theories of psychology, philosophy, art and even higher mathematics (fractal geometry).

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.