"Origins of Consciousness is visionary, prophetic, grounded in comprehensive scholarship -- and beautifully written. It is without a doubt one of the best treatments of consciousness I have read. No one in the 21st century can consider themselves educated without an awareness of the evidence presented in this book."
Larry Dossey, MD
Author of One Mind

Origins of Consciousness is an online community and best selling book exploring the ideas and evidence now changing the way scientists and philosophers approach the place of consciousness in the universe. From the frontiers of modern physics and cosmology to controversial psi experiments exploring telepathy and mind-matter interaction, the emerging view promises to change how we understand our place in the universe, our relationship to other life, and the nature of reality itself.

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Adrian Nelson has given us a remarkably insightful and highly readable account of current thinking about consciousness, and its profound influence on the entire scope of our understanding of reality. 

Allan Leslie Combs, Ph.D
Author of Consciousness Explained Better


This book is a rare, comprehensive & insightful reading for anybody interested in an in-depth analysis of the current status of consciousness studies. Well informed and courageous in outlining and seeking unanswered questions. A great roadmap for the traveller in the fields of contemporary consciousness studies. It can also serve very well for a concise textbook for graduate or advanced master's courses in philosophy. The author offers his wise insight with a fresh point of view. 

Basios Vasileios, Ph.D
The Mind-Matter Mapping Project

"Origins of Consciousness is visionary, prophetic, grounded in comprehensive scholarship -- and beautifully written. It is without a doubt one of the best treatments of consciousness I have read. No one in the 21st century can consider themselves educated without an awareness of the evidence presented in this book."
Larry Dossey, MD
Author of One Mind

           Adrian David Nelson is a psychologist, philosopher, filmmaker and author, specializing in philosophy of mind, consciousness and transpersonal psychology. He studied psychology at the University of Northampton (UK) and gained a degree with first class honours. He was also awarded the certificate for outstanding achievement. He currently lives in Berkeley California, where he is studying for his masters in Philosophy Cosmology and Consciousness at the California Institute for Integral studies. He currently interns at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and writes for Collective EvolutionHis best-selling book, Origins of Consciousness explores the new evidence and ideas now leading scientists and philosophers to consider that consciousness may be an intrinsic rather than incidental feature of nature.