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Cosmos, Mind & Soul

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Philosophy
Science and the Akashic Field highly recommended

- Ervin Laszlo

2005

Introduces the embracing world-concept long sought by scientists, mystics, and sages: an Integral Theory of Everything.

  • Explains how modern science has rediscovered the Akashic Field of perennial philosophy

  • Reveals how the universe stores a record of all that is happening and has ever happened on Earth and throughout the cosmos

  • Explores the origins, role, and future of life and consciousness in the universe

Mystics and sages have long maintained that there exists an interconnecting cosmic field at the roots of reality that conserves and conveys information, a field known as the Akashic record. Recent discoveries in the new field of vacuum physics now show that this Akashic field is real and has its equivalent in the zero-point field that underlies space itself. This field consists of a subtle sea of fluctuating energies from which all things arise: atoms and galaxies, stars and planets, living beings, and even consciousness. This zero-point Akashic-field--or 'A-field' -- is not only the original source of all things that arise in time and space; it is also the constant and enduring memory of the universe. It holds the record of all that ever happened in life, on Earth, and in the cosmos and relates it to all that is yet to happen.

Scientist and philosopher Ervin Laszlo conveys the essential element of this vision of the ' informed universe' in language that is accessible and clear. The informed universe lends credence to our deepest intuitions of the oneness of life and the whole of creation. We discover that, as philosopher William James stated, ' we are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.

Science and the Reenchantment
of the Cosmos
highly recommended

- Ervin Laszlo

2006

Presents a revolutionary new theory that bridges the divide between science and spirituality that

  • Discloses the ramifications of non-localized consciousness and how the physical world and spiritual experience are two aspects of the same reality

  • Includes contributions from Jane Goodall, Ed Mitchell, Stanislav Grof, Ralph Abraham, and Christian de Quincy, among others.

What scientists are now finding at the outermost frontiers of every field is overturning all the basic premises concerning the nature of matter and reality. The universe is not a world of separate things and events but is a cosmos that is connected, coherent, and bears a profound resemblance to the visions held in the earliest spiritual traditions in which the physical world and spiritual experience were both aspects of the same reality and man and the universe were one. The findings that justify this new vision of the underlying logic of the universe come from almost all of the empirical sciences: physics, cosmology, the life sciences, and consciousness research. They explain how interactions lead to interconnections that produce instantaneous and multifaceted coherence-- what happens to one part also happens to the other parts, and hence to the system as a whole. The sense of sacred oneness experienced by our ancestors that was displaced by the unyielding material presumptions of modern science can be restored, and humanity can once again feel at home in the universe.

The Chaos Point highly recommended

- Ervin Laszlo

2006

We are at a critical juncture in history, a "decision- window" where we face the danger of global collapse--or the opportunity for global renewal. Written by Ervin Laszlo, the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, The Chaos Point provides a concise overview of the present world situation, showing where we are and how we got there

According to Laszlo, for the next six to seven years--roughly until the end of 2012--we have the opportunity to head off trends that would lead to a critical tipping point. Beyond this "chaos point, " we either evolve to a safer, more sustainable world, or the social, economic, and ecological systems that frame our life become overstressed and break down.

The 2012 chaos point need not be the end of the world, but it will certainly be the end of the kind of world we have created. In today's decision-window, we have a unique chance to break through to a new world. This pioneering book tells us what this world can look like and how each of us can help to achieve it.

The Chaos Point is a healing book. It not only identifies the nature of the malady every person and every society now suffers from, but offers a cure.

The Connectivity Hypothesis highly recommended

- Ervin Laszlo

2003

Ervin Laszlo, widely regarded as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, introduces the foundations of a genuine unified theory of the world In contrast to other unified theories that center mainly on physics, Laszlo's embraces quantum, cosmos, life, as well as consciousness. He delineates the principles of a new physics of universal connectivity and puts forth the corresponding metaphysics, discussing the implications for such philosophical issues as the nature of matter and mind, freedom and morality, and design versus evolution. This landmark book lays the groundwork for the non-materialist and non-reductionist yet rigorous paradigm that is likely to signal the next revolution in science: the "paradigm of universal connectivity.

Ervin [Laszlo] has performed a singular service by formulating his ideas into a consistent whole and calling for the primacy of fields and information as the root metaphors of 21st century science.'

-- The Scientific & Medical Network


The Quantum and the Lotus
A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet
highly recommended

Mathieu Ricard & Trinh Xuan Thuan

2003

...a mind-expanding, eye-opening exploration of the exciting parallels between cutting-edge thinking in physics and Buddhism--a scintillating conversation any thinking person would delight in overhearing.

-- - Daniel Goleman





The Field
The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
highly recommended

- Lynne McTaggart

2003

Lynne McTaggart...reveals a radical new biological paradigm--that on our most fundamental level, the human mind and body are not distinct and separate from their environment but a packets  of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea.

The Field is a highly readable scientific detective story that offers a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena.

this important book stretches the imagination....We are on the verge of another revolution in our understanding of the universe.

-- Arthur C. Clarke

The Living Energy Universe
A Fundamental Discovery that Transforms Science & Medicine
 

- Gary E. Schwartz, PhD & Linda G. S. Russek. PhD

1999

From the subatomic to the cosmic, from cells and ideas to souls and God, all dynamic systems have memory. Using the tools of science, [the authors] demonstrate that everything in the universe is alive, eternal, and evolving. Their new model of life, the Universal Living Memory theory, is reconfiguring the scientific landscape.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order  

- David Bohm

1980

This is a recent reprint of Bohm's classic book published first in 1980. Bohm, a renowned quantum physicist and philosopher, presents his concept of the holomovent, a holographic model of the universe realized in hierarchical levels of implicate and explicate order.

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