The best books about reality and destiny

Richard Botelho Author Of The Full Extent: An Inquiry Into Reality and Destiny
By Richard Botelho

Who am I?

I'm an author, thinker, philosopher, and social critic. My previous books include gold award winner The New Individualism: Personal Change to Transform Society, Leah’s Way, and Reason for Existence. My works are used in hundreds of colleges and universities and have been featured in several publications. I received my B.A. in Government and M.A. in Government from California State University, Sacramento. My thesis was entitled “Toward a Credible Central Intelligence Agency.” The research included interviews with the intelligence community and national security officials, including a former CIA Director. That process enabled vast insights into the structures and functions of society, specifically the confluence of politics, economics, power, technology, security, order, religion, and transformation.

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The Full Extent: An Inquiry Into Reality and Destiny

By Richard Botelho,

Book cover of The Full Extent: An Inquiry Into Reality and Destiny

What is my book about?

In the early 20th century, discoveries in quantum mechanics proved Consciousness is the ground of all being. This finding contradicted scientific materialism, which posited matter as foundational; instead, matter results from the Mind. Moreover, Consciousness was antecedently linked to a First Mind, the universe a mental and spiritual construction of a Divine Being. The Full Extent expands on these quantum truths and considers their spiritual implications, positioning the human future.

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

Why did I love this book?

This book is representative of the type of books inspiring the next paradigm shift in human understanding. The foundations of knowledge are being transformed by the recognition of the primacy of the Mind. Physicalism is being replaced by the supremacy of Consciousness and Spirit, where life creates the universe and is not a by-product of physical processes. 

By Robert Lanza, Bob Berman,

Why should I read it?

3 authors picked Biocentrism as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world--a US News & World Report cover story called him a "genius" and a "renegade thinker," even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the…

Book cover of The Physics of God: How the Deepest Theories of Science Explain Religion and How the Deepest Truths of Religion Explain Science

Why did I love this book?

This book explores the potential synthesis of science and religion. What I found particularly interesting is the application of scientific discoveries to metaphysical experiences extending from Antiquity into the modern age. This book is also another paradigm transforming work. More importantly, this book identifies the unnecessary separation of science and faith that has occurred in history, an indictment against the intolerant tendencies of humanity. 

By Joseph Selbie,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked The Physics of God as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

“Selbie clearly describes why phenomena labeled ‘transcendent,’ ‘paranormal,’ or ‘spiritual’ are more consistent with a modern scientific understanding of reality than is commonly supposed.” —Dean Radin, PhD, chief scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, author of Real Magic and Entangled Minds

“The book combines science and religion in a way that can change how the reader views reality, the material world, God, and how they see themselves.” —New Spirit Journal

“The Physics of God is an impressive and thought-provoking work which should be regarded as an important commentary regarding the metaphysical mysteries of life, physical reality, and human consciousness. Highly recommended!”…

Book cover of Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality

Why did I love this book?

Another wonderful examination of the foundational nature of Consciousness in the universe. Levy makes the subject matter easy to understand. In many ways, this book is an imploration for the public to comprehend the quantum discoveries of the past century since such mass awareness can fundamentally change our world. Reality is not as it appears and the public deserves to know the truth.

Book cover of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Why did I love this book?

Perhaps one of the greatest books ever written. Kuhn is one of the most brilliant thinkers in human history, the creator of the word “paradigm.” This book examines how science progresses over time, one worldview replacing another. More significantly, Kuhn argued that defenders of the current paradigm resist any challenge to its tenets to maintain respect and privilege. In short, science is limited by human insecurity and ego. I found this book to be imperative to any understanding of how the world works. 

By Thomas S. Kuhn,

Why should I read it?

8 authors picked The Structure of Scientific Revolutions as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were-and still are. "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. And fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", Kuhn challenged long-standing…

Book cover of Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers

Why did I love this book?

No exploration of reality would be complete without an examination of the UFO phenomenon. Jacques Vallee is the master UFO researcher. His theories are revolutionary, particularly how the UFO phenomenon has influenced human culture for millennia. I found his work insightful and far more informative than traditional explanations. Moreover, his formulations extend beyond how the UFO phenomenon manifests in our world and considers its effects on our destiny.    

By Jacques Vallee,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Passport to Magonia as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Our age has generated, and continues to generate, mythical material almost unparalleled in quantity and quality in the rich records of human imagination. More precisely, people have very frequently reported the observation of wonderful aerial objects, variously designated as flying saucers, unidentified flying objects (UFOs), and so on. But investigators have neglected to recognize one important perspective of the phenomenon: the fact that beliefs identical to those held today have recurred throughout recorded history and under forms best adapted to the believer's country, race, and social regime.

Emissaries from these supernatural abodes come to earth, sometimes under human form and…

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