Friday, March 02, 2012

Entangled Minds in Arabic


Book jacket for the Arabic translation of Entangled Minds, Arabic in the front (left) and the English title in the back (right). Thanks to Dr. Samah Khaled Zahran for performing the translation, for the cover design, and for initiating this translation. Dr. Zahran tells me that the title in Arabic is "Continuity of feelings and ideas."

My books have now been translated into French, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, and Arabic. I've been told that there have been queries to purchase translation rights for Chinese, Finnish, Russian, Czech, and Greek, but I haven't seen printed books in those languages yet.

Update: Thanks to a commentor for bring my attention to the unpublished Russian translation, available here:

13 comments:

Gareth said...

beautiful cover.

MickyD said...

Excellent. The more this gets out there the better.

Have you any plans for another book and if so, what will you tackle?

K.L.Wright said...

Congratulations are in order. Moreover, the results of your researches in multiple translations can only increase human awareness in the human experience of consciousness as the fundamental and irreducible basis of existence."Subvert the dominant paradigm" indeed.

Dean Radin said...

I am working on a new book now. It's about yoga and the siddhis, those exceptional "powers" that are claimed to be achievable through diciplined meditation practice.

Tor said...

Dean said:

"I am working on a new book now. It's about yoga and the siddhis, those exceptional "powers" that are claimed to be achievable through diciplined meditation practice."

That sounds really interesting. I know you meditate so that gives you an insiders perspective too (I have no idea if you have any siddhis up your sleeve though!).

I have been pondering about writing a book myself one day around this topic, although more as it relates to qigong than yoga (but I think they touch on much the same, they just emerged in different cultures). It is interesting to note that the really strong siddhis/super powers that end up under self control (not the minor first ones) usually are accompanied by a deep intimate understanding of one self, the universe and how it all is related.
So I think these contemplative traditions have something to add to physics (and science in general) because they, amongst other things, can help to solve many of the fundamental issues regarding what the universe really "is" deep down.

I imagine a future where budding engineers/scientists go to university and learn not only to calculate, but to truly understand temselves. You take Calculus/Physics/Chemistry 101, but also Meditation/Yoga/Qigong 101. And these two enrich each other. I firmely believe that the mind of such a student would be much more flexible, vigorous and wise compared to what is the norm today.

Don said...

I hope as you're working on your book (it sounds wonderful by the way) you'll take note of Alan Wallace's excellent book, "Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic" and the rather bizarre response by Tom Pepper (you can just google their names and Tom's article will come up). I suggest this because while I think that Alan has a few wonderful critiques of materialism, it could have been much stronger and more focused. I think by looking at Wallace and then seeing the kind of irrationality in Pepper's response, your book will be more powerful in its presentation of the siddhis and in its understanding of how such things do NOT threaten the 'overthrow" of all good science or some such nonsense as that. Good luck with the book - it's vitally important that such ideas get widespread attention.

samah said...

Thanks Dr. Radin for publishing Arabic Book's cover on your blogger. Thanks also for all comments and congratulations for these translations, with all best wishes for more successful books.
Dr.Samah Khaled Zahran.

Calculus said...

Mr Radin, would you talk here in this forum about your views on what exactly IS the mind?

Dean Radin said...

In my book on the siddhis I do cite Wallace and others, but I'm not attempting to cover the subtleties of all possible Buddhist or yoga practices and beliefs, or the murky Buddhism-science connection. I'm focusing on specific claims of advanced yogic practice in the light of science, and especially on what is testable, what has been tested, and what is now for all practical purposes empirical fact.

Dean Radin said...

> Mr Radin, would you talk here in this forum about your views on what exactly IS the mind?

Not at this time. It's too big a topic and I don't have enough spare time now to do it justice.

Calculus said...

"..., those exceptional "powers" that are claimed to be achievable through diciplined meditation practice.."

What sort of power?

Dean Radin said...

> What sort of power?

Psychic abilities.

antanaklasis said...

There unpublished Russian translation of the book "Conscious Universe" ("Сознательная Вселенная")

http://www.koob.ru/radin/soznatelnaya_vselennaya