For those into popular science books which explain to the layman the findings and implications of modern physics and in particular, quantum theory,
and if you're into things like The Holographic Universe
The Self Aware Universe
, and might have enjoyed such books as
The Holographic Universe
by Michale Talbot, or,
The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
, by Gary Zukav who
also authored an interesting "New Age" book called The Seat of the Soul
- you might
like the two books referenced in the following post re: The God Theory, which open up whole new vistas of human potential and understanding, whereby
we can begin to see, at the very leading edge of scientific inquiry, the emergence of a whole paradigm of science where bleeding-edge science and
ancient metaphysical wisdom and spiritual and religious traditions, begin to intersect! It's a real trip, imho.
The God Theory
"The God Theory" by Bernard Haisch
Haisch is an astrophysicist whose professional positions include Staff Scientist at the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Deputy
Director for the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, and Visiting Fellow at the Max-Planck
Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany. His work has led to close involvement with NASA; he is the author of over 130 scientific
papers; and was the Scientific Editor of the Astrophysical Journal for nine years, as well as the editor in chief of the Journal of Scientific
If you think of whitte light as a metaphor of infinite, formless potential, the colors on a slide or frame of film become a structured reality
grounded in the polarity that comes about through intelligent subtraction from that absolute formless potential. It results from the limitation of the
unlimited. I contend that this metaphor provides a comprehensible theory for the creation of a manifest reality (our universe) from the selective
limitation of infinite potential (God)...
If there exists an absolute realm that consists of infinite potential out of which a created realm of polarity emerges, is there any sensible reason
not to call this "God"? Or to put it frankly, if the absolute is not God, what is it? For our purposes here, I will indentify the Absolute with God.
More precisely I will call the Absolute the Godhead. Applying this new terminology to the optics analogy, we can conclude that our physical universe
comes about when the Godhead selectively limits itself, taking on the role of Creator and manifesting a realm of space and time and, within that
realm, filtering out some of its own infinite potential...
Viewed this way, the process of creation is the exact opposite of making something out of nothing. It is, on the contrary, a filtering process that
makes something out of everything. Creation is not capricious or random addition; it is intelligent and selective subtraction. The implications of
this are profound.
If the Absolute is the Godhead, and if creation is the process by which the Godhead filters out parts of its own infinite potential to manifest a
physical reality that supports experience, then the stuff that is left over, the residue of this process, is our physical universe, and ourselves
included. We are nothing less than a part of that Godhead - quite literally.
Next, by Ervin Laszlo
Science and the Akashic Field, an Integral Theory of Everything, 2004
And, his other seminal work
Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos: The Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality
Ervin Laszlo is considered one of the foremost thinkers and scientists of our age, perhaps the greatest mind since Einstein. His principal focus of
research involves the Zero Point Field. He is the author of around seventy five books (his works having been translated into at least seventeen
languages), and he has contributed to over 400 papers. Widely considered the father of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, he has worked
as an advisor to the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. He was also nominated for the Nobel
Peace Prize in both 2004 and 2005. A multidisciplinarian, Laszlo has straddled numerous fields, having worked at universities as a professor of
philosophy, music, futures studies, systems science, peace studies, and evolutionary studies. He was a sucessful concert pianist until he was thirty
In his view, the zero-point field (or the Akashic Field, as he calls it) is quite literally the "mind of God".
Naming Hal Puthoff, Roger Penrose, Fritz-Albert Popp, and a handful of others as "front line investigators", Laszlo quotes Puthoff who says of the
new scientific paradigm
[What] would emerge would be an increased understanding that all of us are immersed, both as living and physical beings, in an overall
interpenetrating and interdependant field in ecological balance with the cosmos as a whole, and that even the boundary lines between the physical and
"metaphysical" would dissolve into a unitary viewpoint of the universe as a fluid, changing, energetic/informational cosmological unity."
an excert from Science and the Akashic Field, an Integral Theory of Everything
Akasha (a . ka . sha) is a Sanskrit word meaning "ether": all-pervasive space. Originally signifying "radiation" or "brilliance", in Indian
philosophy akasha was considered the first and most fundamental of the five elements - the others being vata (air), agni (fire), ap (water), and
prithivi (earth). Akasha embraces the properties of all five elements: it is the womb from which everything we percieve with our senses has emerged
and into which everything will ultimately re-descend. The Akashic Record (also called The Akashic Chronicle) is the enduring record of all that
happens, and has ever happened, in space and time."
Laszlo's view of the history of the universe is of a series of universes that rise and fall, but are each "in-formed" by the existence of the
previous one. In Laszlo's mind, the universe is becoming more and more in-formed, and within the physical universe, matter (which is the
crystallization of intersecting pressure waves or an interference pattern moving through the zero-point field) is becoming increasing in-formed and
evolving toward higher forms of consciousness and realization.
According to James Oroc's experiences (Tryptamine Palace
when the ego is dissolved in consciousness
through the temporary formation of a type of neurological "Bose Einstein Condensate", there is no
real dilineation or distinction between individual consciousness and God-consciousness or the universal "akashic field" (Lazslo) aka Zero Point
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