The Collapse of Materialism: Visions of Science, Dreams of God by Philip Comella

“Philip Comella, takes a fresh and bold look at the debate between science and religion—and attempts to go farther than any other book to unite them.

For years,we have been led to believe that the universe trace sits roots back to the Big Bang, a cataclysmic explosion of ethereal energy that resulted in the formation of the planets, stars, and everything in-between. Suppose,though, that the cosmos wasn’t, in fact, borne of a random eruption—but rather stems from the ever-evolving imagination of a multi-dimensional dreaming mind?Such a drastically different perspective would no doubt change the way we see not only ourselves, but also our place in the infinite realm of the universe. Such is the central premise of The Collapse of Materialism.

Probing,well written, and thoroughly researched, Comella’s insightful volume serves as a treatise on the popular misconceptions that the world of science would lead us to believe about the origins—and subsequent development—of the universe. Comella paints the compelling picture of life as a purposeful, directed means to an end. Bolstered by a wide range of enlightening sources,including religion, eastern philosophy—and science itself—this book breaks important ground regarding the limited purview of life as we’ve come to know it, encouraging readers to explore the unfettered depths of a new vision of universal purpose.”

—Dominique Sessons,

Philip Comella is a lawyer, host of the podcast, Conversations Beyond Science and Religion, and author of The Collapse of Materialism: Visions of Science, Dreams of God. He has also published articles in Watkins Mind Body Spirit, Quest Magazine, and Veritas. The objective of his writing is to be more scientific than science, and to offer a credible, logical, and optimistic alternative to the matter-first, purposeless, and pessimistic worldview of modern, materialistic science. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio (1955), and received a B.A. in Philosophy from Beloit College (1978) and a J.D. from George Washington University (1983). The Collapse of Materialism shows that a matter-first worldview, one where all reality came from a Big Bang, life from a swamp, and consciousness from the gray matter of the brain, does not make any sense, and that we have accepted it based on faith, not on critical examination. Quantum theory, psychic phenomena, near-death experiences, the placebo effect, synchronicity, the fine-tuning of the universe, the pervasive belief in God, and many other features of our world show that a matter-first worldview no longer can explain the world we experience. Materialism is collapsing, and this is a good thing, as a mind-first worldview not only builds permanent bridge between science and religion, but also offers a future of unlimited promise.

The Collapse of Materialism-Visions of Science & God

Philip Comella believes that civilization may be at the beginning of a new epoch, a time of great spiritual awakening with humanity transcending to a higher truth, one that unifies the now colliding cultures of science and religion. In his book The Collapse of Materialism, Comella explains that through this viewpoint will come the ultimate understanding of the interconnection between our minds and the world around us.

Many scientists now believe that it has been shown that matter originates in the mind and the mind is universal. Philip Comella explains that embracing the universal mind will lead us back to ourselves and finally back to God.

Philip Comella is a lawyer, visionary futurist, and host of the popular radio show Conversations Beyond Science and Religion, podcast at His book, The Collapse of Materialism: Visions of Science, Dreams of God, is a culmination of decades of work committed to developing a new and credible scientific paradigm to unify the physical world of science with the metaphysics of religion. He lives with his wife and daughter in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

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