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The Dice Game of Shiva: How Consciousness Creates the Universe

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In this fascinating book, Richard Smoley examines the roles God has played for us and reconciles them with what we today know through science and reason. In the process, he shows that consciousness is the underlying reality beneath everything in the universe.

In one of Hinduism’s great myths, Shiva plays a dice game with his consort, Parvati, and loses consistently. If he

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ebook, 240 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by New World Library (first published 2009)
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Kevin Fuller
Sep 26, 2011 Kevin Fuller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having tacitly approached Consciousness through the framework of Esoteric Christianity in 'Conscious Love', Smoley now sets his sights on this now popularly burgeoning Science through the lense of an Indian Myth. Shiva and Parvati, Lord of the Worlds and His Consort respectively, have their apparent eternal lovemaking interrupted by a trixter figure who introduces the two to the game of parcheesi. As the two begin to play the game, Shiva very soon recognizes although He can win maybe a couple of ...more
Quincy Miller
This was really fun to read. If anyone could explain this topic any better or refute some of his points with some authority, I'd be interested to hear it. My feeble mind found no wholes in his logic. Quite enjoyable. I'll be reading more of his books, right away.
Richard Friedericks
I used the story of Shiva and Parvati as told through this book, along with the ideas, with my high school students to introduce the concept of non-duality. Great book!
Kartheepan Yoganathan
This books captures the core of the eternal dance between universal consciousness (Shiva) and experience of the world (Parvati).
David Ravicher
Jan 31, 2013 David Ravicher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very good read, dry at times and only the tip of a much larger ice berg, but very good none the less.
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