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SFT tackles the provocative concept of a universe charged with meaning and constantly transformed by the meanings generated by all humans and sentient beings. In this sense, we participate, in a most intimate manner, in the way our environment evolves and we collectively affect humanity's future state.


Creating meaning is thus a fundamental process of the mind, because the way we think and feel, both individually and collectively, interacts with events-in-the-making and objective reality, shaping the nature of society itself.

This creation of meaning involves a continuous mind-environment interaction: meaning is injected into the environment, and then retrojected back into the psyche, somewhat modified. Through this process, individual and social semantic networks, as well as physical reality itself, are subtly affected and reorganized.


SFT's purpose is to account for complex mental processes such as creativity and innovation, intuition, sudden non-linear mental shifts (as in altered states of consciousness, breakthroughs and insights, conversion, etc.).


Hardy, Christine. 1998. Networks of meaning : A bridge between mind and matter. Westport , CT : Praeger/Greenwood.                                                   Find it at www.amazon.com



NETWORKS OF MEANING : The book that leads you to astounding insights into your own intuitive and creative processes as well as into finer grain processes underlying communication and synchronicities.







1.    Semantic constellations, 10



2.    Conscious experience, 22



3.    The mind’s architecture, 42



4.    The mind’s dynamics, 55



5.    Connective learning, 79



6.    Secos as dynamical Networks 97


7.    Environment, endo-context, exo-context, 117



8.    Mind, matter, and quantum mechanics, 136


9.    Eco-semantic fields, 148


10.  Events-in-making, 162


11.  Communication and collective consciousness, 171


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       Conclusion, 189



       Bibliography, 193