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).