Musès, C(harles) A(rthur) (1919– )
Mathematician, physicist, cyberneticist, and philosopher
who worked as a theoretician in the field of parapsychology.
Born on April 28, 1919, in New Jersey, Musès studied at City
College, New York (B.Sc.) and Columbia University (A.M.,
Ph.D. philosophy). He worked as a chemist and consultant for
Gar-Baker Laboratories Inc. (1941–54), was editor in chief of
Falcon’s Wing Press, Colorado (concerned with philosophical
and occult books) (1954–59), and from the beginning of the
1960s held various positions as a writer, editor, and consultant,
including a stint as editor of the Journal for the Study of Consciousness.
Musès has made myriad contributions in a variety of fields.
He worked with the late Norbert Wiener, pioneer of cybernetics,
whose posthumously published lectures he edited. In the
field of mathematics, Musès discovered root and logarithm operations
for hyper-numbers following the square root of minus
one. In the field of anthropology he studied the Mayans, the
Lacadones of Chiapas, Mexico, and symbolic systems in India.
He edited the Journal of Psychoenergetic Systems, the Proceedings
of the First International Symposium on Biosimulation (Locarno,
1960), and the Aspects of the Theory of Artificial Intelligence (New
York, 1962). For a time he served as director of research for the
Center for Research on Mathematics and Morphology, Santa
Barbara, California.
In the field of parapsychology, Musès made important contributions
to the study of the nature, alterations, and potentials
of consciousness, to which he gave the name noetics.
Sources
Musès, Charles A. ‘‘Aspects of Some Crucial Problems in Biological
and Medical Cybernetics.’’ In Norbert Wiener and J.
P. Schade, eds. Progress in Bio-Cybernetics. Vol. 2. 1975.
———. Consciousness and Reality. New York MorrowAvon,
1983.
———. Destiny and Control in Human Systems. Dordrecht,
Netherlands Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, 1984.
———. East-West Fire; Schopenhauer’s Optimism and the
Lankavatara Sutra An Excursion toward the Common Ground between
Oriental and Western Religion. London J. M. Watkins,
1955.
———. Esoteric Teachings of the Tibetan Tantra. Falcon’s Wing
Press, 1961.
———. An Evaluation of Relativity Theory after a Half-Century.
1953.
———. Illumination of Jacob Boehme The Work of Dionysius Andreas
Freher. 1951.
———. ‘‘The Limits of Consciousness.’’ Journal for the Study
of Consciousness 1 (1968).
———. ‘‘The Politics of Psi; Acculturation & Hypnosis.’’ In
Joseph K. Long, ed. Extrasensory Ecology Parapsychology and Anthropology.
1977.
———. Prismatic Voices; An International Anthology of Distinctive
New Poets. 1958.
———. ‘‘Psychotronic Quantum Theory; A Proposal for Understanding
MassSpaceTimeConsciousness Transductions in
Terms of a Radically Extended Quantum Theory.’’ Proceedings
of International Association for Psychotronic Research, 1975.
Musès, Charles A., and A. M. Young, eds. Consciousness and
Reality; the Human Pivot Point. New York Outerbridge & Lazard,
1972.

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