From Library Journal
Wolf (Quantum Leap, LJ 11/15/81; Parallel Universes, S. & S., 1990) provides an interesting investigation of the soul?what it is, how it differs from the self, and what role it plays in good and evil. Wolf provides further insights into the "both/and" world of quantum physics as well as the spiritual and scientific basis for the soul. The 14 chapters engage the reader in soul physics, magnetic, emotional, feminine, and world soul and in soul searching (how does the soul remember?; is there an ancient basis for a modern soul?; and the heartfelt relationship of one soul to another). Public libraries would do well to add this to their collections since the discussion invites scientists, believers, and skeptics to a captivating exploration. Both the mainstream religious believer and the New Age participant will find something here to challenge them. The numerous notes and six-page bibliography make this a comprehensive examination inviting further probing.?Leroy Hommerding, Citrus Cty. Lib. System, Beverly Hills, Fla.
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a subtitle with legs! The book to which it applies, however, is both better and worse than it promises. Better, because the book is more careful and exact, and worse--especially for the reader looking for the philosophical magic bullet--because the book is more careful and exact. Physicist Wolf, author of other popular books on his specialty (Taking the Quantum Leap
, The Body Quantum
, etc.), proves scientifically the existence of the soul, but only by defining soul
so broadly that many will be disappointed. For it is not the personal soul that he is concerned with. Rather, Wolf's soul more nearly resembles the world soul of the gnostics. As usual, Wolf is methodical and clear at explicating physics and thereby provides physics-phobics a wide bridge to understanding some often arcane material. Patricia Monaghan