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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Weiser Books; 1st Edition edition (3 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578634547
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578634545
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 418,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From 1967, Gregory Sams was pioneering natural foods in the UK, in partnership with his brother Craig. He opened Seed macrobiotic restaurant in Paddington at the age of 19, Ceres grain store in the Portobello Road soon after, then Harmony Foods (now Whole Earth Foods) in 1970, as well as being closely involved with Harmony Magazine and Seed, the Journal of Organic Living. He conceived and launched the original VegeBurger in 1982, adding a word to the language as he opened up the market for vegetarian foods.

In 1990 Greg moved out of food and into fractals, founding Strange Attractions - the world's only shop ever dedicated to chaos theory. Trading as chaOs worKs, he went on to produce and license fractal images worldwide on everything from posters to book covers to fashion fabrics. His interest in chaos theory, however, was not just for the sexy images, but for the social lessons inherent in the discovery of self-organizing systems throughout the world. This led him to write and publish, in 1998, his first book, Uncommon Sense - the State is Out of Date.

That book was well received and, enjoying his role as an author, Gregory spent the first seven years of the next millennium writing Sun of gOd, in which, as he puts it, the biggest elephant-in-the-room that you could ever imagine is unveiled.

By 2012, with global dissatisfaction in the political process at an all time high, Gregory realized his first book's time had come and a year was devoted to bringing it right up to date and ready to re-launch in 2014, retitled The State is Out of Date, We Can Do It Better.

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"Sun of gOd presents a perfectly outrageous hypothesis: The sun is a conscious, living organism residing in a thriving galactic community, thinking stellar thoughts that span the entire universe. Surely this is nonsense. Except that the more you read the more a conscious universe begins to make sense. Gregory Sams' book is a clearly written and persuasively reasoned argument to think about the sun in a radically new and refreshing way." -Dean Radin, PhD, Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences

"Modern science has confirmed a belief held by many ancient cultures: solar activity is closely linked with human behavior. Moreover, Gregory Sams asserts that the Sun is endowed with intelligence and consciousness. In the brilliantly articulated chapters of this remarkable book, he also provides a provocative paradigm for understanding the self-organizing capacities of the entire Universe." -Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Co-editor, "Varieties of Anomalous Experience"

"I was prepared to dislike this book. "The sun is a conscious being." -- what a preposterous notion! Yet if you are prepared to entertain this peculiar hypothesis, Gregory Sams will entertain you with unusual and engaging justifications for an apparently preposterous hypothesis. Someday when scientists are able to directly connect with non-human consciousnesses, they may discover that the sun is indeed a conscious being, and that Gregory Sams (and numerous cultures of sun worshippers) had anticipated this discovery by purely philosophical means." -Nick Herbert, author of "Quantum Reality", "Faster than Light", and "Elemental Mind"

"Simply one of the wisest, most lucid, and thoughtfully written books that I've ever read on spirituality. Gregory Sams illuminates and clarifies my vague intuition about the cosmos being a living organism, and adds flesh to my childhood hunch that every aspect of the universe is imbued with spirit. An unusually insightful and well-integrated exploration of the origins of religion and the evolution of consciousness that radically refreshes our view of the world." -David Jay Brown, co-author of "Mavericks of the Mind and Conversations at the Edge of the Apocalypse"

"Gregory Sams' "Sun of gOd" is one of those most rare books, an unpretentious book of wisdom. On consciousness; on bizarre restrictions and outrageous interpretations loaded on it by profiteering exploiters of humans' instinctive reverence for cosmos' interconnections so brilliantly discovered by courageous astronomers; and, in a revelatory and touching way, on the beauty and sublimity of awareness which manifests in all animals and humans and all artistic-scientific revelations of subtle matter-energy transforms. Acute, apt quotations from sages and philosophers alone justify the book. But best of all, Gregory Sams allows us to experience his pellucid perceptions and exhilarating joie de vivre. Be careful! They might be catching." -John Allen, Chairman, Global Ecotechnics and Inventor, Biosphere 2 Project

"A thousand snorkelstonkers for illuminating my existence with this turbo blasting whizz into the infinite and back. What a monumental rip tide of thought - truly a marvellous book. A page turner...a life enhancing, mind provoking brain tickler...always entertaining and enlightening." --Raja Ram, Musician

About the Author

Gregory Sams is a pioneer of food for the body and food for the mind. He co-founded, with brother Craig, Seed restaurant, the first natural and organic eatery in the UK, followed by Ceres Grain Store in the Portobello Road because people wanted to cook this food at home, and then Whole Earth foods, the all-organic brand. In 1982, he launched the first VegeBurger, a product he developed and christened. His brother Craig went on to found Green and Black’s chocolate. Aged 18, Greg founded Harmony Magazine in 1968 to which John Lennon dedicated an 8-frame cartoon, and later co-published Seed: The Journal of Organic Living. He founded Strange Attractions, the world’s first ever shop dedicated to chaos theory. His interest in chaos led to an interest in consciousness that led to writing this book. He is the author of Uncommon Sense: The State is Out of Date. Visit Sams at www.gregorysams.com. He lives in London.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 6 Sept. 2010
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An excellent read. Opened my eyes to a quite a few ideas that I somehow sensed but wasn't consciously aware of. Even though I'd never heard of Gregory Sams before, he is a writer that I definitely empathise with, not just by virtue of the ideas expressed in the book, but his connection with whole foods and fractals which I've been passionate about for years. Even though the main concept behind the book might seem bizarre to most, check out the content - you might surprise yourself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul Bazely on 6 Jan. 2011
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This is a wonderful book. Not new agey or flakey at all. It presents it's arguments with real scientific and philosophical rigour. I have to say that I was so sceptical when I read the blurb that I felt it would be a tall order to convince me of its central premise. But by the end, I felt that alot of things were possible in the Universe that I hadn't considered before. I liked it's subversive and lateral thinking and also it's humorous cheekiness. It really makes you look at the world slightly differently, and I think that, whether you agree with his conclusions or not, that is always a good thing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EarthSprout on 30 Jan. 2012
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Very informative book, bringing with it so much more to explore other than the main focus it was written upon. It's defiantly worth getting if your on a spiritual journey of discovery. For me personally the book resonated with truths and has given me new and wonderful insights into what is to be a part of this life. From this book I have gone on to research more about the universe and also the ancient practice of sun gazing.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Elliott on 7 Jun. 2009
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Sun of gOd by Gregory Sams is a true revelation! A revelation to us humans, most of whom amble through life ignoring small things like - the Sun! (Notice the capital letter?!) You may think `A whole book on the Sun?' Yes! Gregory somehow manages to encapsulate the All of Life, The Universe and everything!
*His book begins with the chapter "Recalling the forgotten", an examination of what happened to a time when the Sun was central to our life. It also reminds us that the Sun continues to radiate, no matter what good or bad we are up to. He then takes us to `where Time began', hydrogen and helium hanging around independently in the vast blackness of Space. It was their merging that apparently began the incredible chain of events that created our star the Sun, the Solar System and within that the stunningly beautiful and abundant Planet Earth.
*Do not be put off by any scientific notions that rear up in the book. Indeed, Gregory has presented science, the basic stuff of life, in such an easy palatable form it leaves even non science friendly readers yearning for more!
*Another pleasure given by reading this powerful work is that one learns. There are teachings at every turn! I found myself going `Oh yeah' in my head many times. Greg pointed out the obvious to me even though I hadn't thought to look.
*Natural events are happening around us all the time and Gregory, through many examples takes us on a journey through these natural occurrences making us see so clearly the `self organising consciousness that underlies everything'. He ponders for a few pages on the marvels of the corona. Despite its `riddles and mysteries' we still feel a deeper understanding after reading about its magnificent 2-3 million km span.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Judith Lugg on 18 May 2013
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I cannot praise this book enough- it is so thought provoking, erudite and downright intriguing that I wish that everyone would read it.

In review it was said that this book is 'an unpretentious book of wisdom' and I wholeheartedly concur.

Much of what is said is patently obvious when one starts to think more deeply into the whole of the creation mysteries and what actually surrounds us all of our lives; Gregory Sams has takenthe time and made the effort to write them down in a way in which anyone can understand.

I, actually, totally agree with all he says about the whole of the Universe being a conscious entity - it just makes utter sense.

All-in-all a great book and VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kathy gifford on 4 Jan. 2014
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Fantastic. brilliant, at last a book that stands out from the rest...if you have deep inner questions on the meaning and the whys and wherefores of life and existence that need to be answered, then give this book a go, it is NOT a religious ' one way street' book, read it with an open mind.
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