Author: Michael Van LaanenPublisher: New Age BooksYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 296ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178221853
Like a collection of poems with an underlying mystical theme, this dissertation is a kaleidoscope puzzle of images and thoughts and concepts and ideas taken from mysticism, science, logic, and mathematics.This treatise on infinity is the result of two mystical experiences of the author, the first in February 1950 and the second fourteen years later in November 1964. These experiences were more real to him than the testimony of his senses. He did not identify them with God. For him they came from the future as a glimpse of mankind’s potential destiny. His thesis is an attempt to point out a path that makes the yet to be discovered universe viable.
INTRODUCTIONCHAPTERSPuzzles Vision Quest: IntroductionYou Cannot discover New Lands Until You Are willing to Lose Sight of the shoreSomeplace elseCruisingMorning thoughtsTwelve Noon at MY ComputerTopics for DiscussionVision Quest dialogues: The Little toadTo PonderMy Role Models: My Heroes-My IdolsShakespeare: To Be or Not to Be. That is the Question. I Say: To be and Not to be. That is the QuestAchilles HeelSpiritualityThe n+1 Concept countingTaking RisksVision Quest Dialogue: The Yellow ButterflyDualismMysticism and MysticsFrom a Letter to Bob & Betsy 2 Dec 1993Vision Quest dialogue: The Water Pool spidersA SpaceFantasyOne Mystic’s QuandaryBoundariesLetter From My Sister Marci: 2 January 1994Vision quest Dialogue: A Place of Magical-Beauty and GrandeurPsychic AnomalyDedekind CutIdle ThoughtsEl Numero TresBeyond The ShoreVision Quest Dialogue: Timelessness-The EternalPlay It Again Sam One More TimeDefinitions: Infinite & InfinityMysticismParallels: Euclidean Geometry VersusNon-Euclidean GeometryPtolemy versus CopernicusNewton versus EinsteinHouse Of Number versus Innfinity-The Last NumberThe Little Red HenPandora’s BoxVision Quest Dialogue:The Majestic Evergreen TreeGeorg CantorZero, One, Innfinity DefinedIn The Limit In The LimitNotes Thought DreamsLimitsVision Quest dialogue The Narrow CanyonSarahMore on LimitsRule of threeMeta-NumbersRules of The GameI WonderSymbolismThe four Operations of ArithmeticVision Quest: The Sun & The Pool of WaterMorning ThoughtsThe Biggest NumberTrigonometry TestInfinitely Small-Infinitely GreatConcept Versus MechanicsNothing And InfinityMeta-Innfinity (Meta-Numbers or-Infinity Numbers)About MysticismVision Quest The RiddleParallel Linkages Additive Velocities And Counting (n + 1)0+1=Russell’s ParadoxThe Beginning, The Middle, the end NumberInnfinity-a Number Place HolderContemplationBooksVision Quest The Warrior’s QuiverConjugatesParadoxical LogicThe Primary Meta-Numbers (M-N)Vision Quest The Bluebird And The SeagullInnfinity As A VariableParadox And Innfinity83.8 Dec 1994.Meta-SpaceKing Of The Mountain DreamCopenhagen InterpretationWilliam JamesMorning thoughtsVision Quest DetachmentNote To The Reader Of This: MaterialReality And MindEgo Thoughts DialogueDeepak ChopraThe Dialogue ContinuedVision Quest: WarriorsRunningThe SparrowJoyMore DialogueCircle boundaryEuclid’s Prime Number theory: Part OneVision Quest: The Stream And The FlyEuclid’s Prime Theorem: Part TwoEuclid’s One More Time: Part ThreeEveningVision Quest: Life is EternalMapping NumbersParadoxical LogicHow Big Is InnfinityHilbert’s HotelBoth/AndGeorg Cantor AgainVision Quest: an Indian Voice SpeaksThe Prisoner’s DilemmaGeomery Versus ArithmeticKnowing And Not KnowingIn The LimitEither / Or Versus and / Both Or-The continuous Versus the Discontinuous or Motion versus stationaryVision quest: The Dead TreeHyperspaceIn The Limit: In the LimitCauchy-WeierstrassInnfinity and GalileoVision Quest: Number One CathedralThe Infinitude of Prime: Euclid Continues To Haunt Me: Part : 4Epsilon-DeltaMike’s Great Prime Theorem: Solution: Part: 5Georg Cantor: One More TimeVision Quest: Return to the ValleyHilbert’s Hotel: Round 2EstebanPages-Tablet: Euclid Part 6Vision Quest: Marching OrdersNumber NonsenseThe Empty MindMy Friend-Jerry DulinBodhidharmaRamanujanVision Quest: An Old SailorThe Number LineTable 3 Ramanujan and Zero Times Innfinity MemoryVision Quest: The OathBoth / And LogicPages: Innfinity BookInnfinity - A NumberMr LogicVision Quest: Goodbyes(n+1) Versus (a2=b2)the end: January Second NineteenNinety-SevenBibliography