Center for Integral Science 

Toward the development of an integral science of experience

What is Integral Science?

Science, in the sense of knowing fully, cannot be restricted to objective material, but must, as well, be open to other possibilities of awareness.
--Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1994), p. 305-306.

Science comes from the Latin word to know. Integral means to be whole, comprehensive, and complete. The term Integral Science, thus, refers to a comprehensive method and scope of knowledge.

Like physical science, integral science appeals to direct experience in order to ascertain the truth about reality. Integral science, however, is not limited to sensory experiences and conceptual theories about them, but is open to the entire range of experience, and to all our capacities for apprehending truth.

Philosophy and Science

Questioning the Scientific Worldview. (Thomas J. McFarlane. Center Voice: The Newsletter of the Center for Sacred Sciences, Summer-Fall 2001.)

Integral Science: Toward a Comprehensive Science of Inner and Outer Experience, (Thomas J. McFarlane. Journal of the Western Regional Chapter of the Alternative Natural Philosophy Association, 1996, vol. 6 no. 2, pp. 4-15.)

Integral Science: An Overview. (Thomas J. McFarlane. Proc. of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Alternative Natural Philosophy Association, Western Chapter, Stanford University, February 16, 1997.)

Science and Religion

Einstein and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings. (Thomas J. McFarlane. Berkeley, Ulysses Press, 2001).

EEG Correlates of Stages of Meditative Quiescence: a Pilot Study. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2000).

Sacred Science: Essays on Mathematics, Physics and Spiritual Philosophy. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1995).

Unified Theories in Science and Religion. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1994).

Religion and Philosophy

The Heart of Franklin Merrell-Wolff's philosophy. (Thomas J. McFarlane. Sangha: The Newsletter of the Franklin Merrell-Wolff Foundation, 2003).

A Critical Look at Ken Wilber's Four Quadrant Model. (Thomas J. McFarlane. Sangha: The Newsletter of the Franklin Merrell-Wolff Foundation, 2001).

Genuine Mysticism. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2000).

Love and Knowledge: Two Paths to the One. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2000).

Redemptive Love. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2000).

Plato's Parmenides. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1998).

Process and Emptiness: A Comparison of Whitehead's Process Philosophy and Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2000).

The Nature of Time. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1998).

On the Transcendent Unity of Religions. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1993).

Gnosis in the School of St. Thomas. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1998).

Physics and Philosophy

The Illusion of Materialism: How Quantum Physics Contradicts the Belief in an Objective World Existing Independent of Observation. (Thomas J. McFarlane, Center Voice: The Newsletter of the Center for Sacred Sciences, Summer-Fall 1999.)

Quantum Physics, Depth Psychology and Beyond. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2000).

Consciousness and Quantum Mechanics. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1988).

Relativity: Inside and Out. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1997).

Genesis: A Creation Story Inspired by Modern Physics. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1997).

Principles of Cosmic Creativity. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1998).

Creation: The Creative Forms Underlying Nature at All Levels. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1986).

Math and Philosophy

The Integral Sphere: A Mathematical Mandala of Reality. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2004).

Mathematical Poetics of Enlightenment. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2000).

Nicholas of Cusa and the Infinite. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1999).

'Mathematics: The Bridge to an Integral Science of Experience' (Thomas J. McFarlane. Consciousness Research Abstracts: Toward a Science of Consciousness III, Tucson, Arizona, 27 April 1998, p. 63 [84])

Geometry and God: How mathematical thought can illuminate metaphysics. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1993).

Poetry, Parable and Proof. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1998).

Counting on Truth: A Parable on the Multiple Forms of Truth. (Thomas J. McFarlane, 1993).

Audio Lectures

Beyond Theories (5.2 MB mp3, 46 min.). (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2004).

Logos and the New Worldview (7.7 MB mp3, 68 min.). (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2003).

Mystics of Ancient Greece (5.1 MB mp3, 45 min.). (Thomas J. McFarlane, 2002).