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Product Details

  • Paperback: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Moment Point Press Inc; 2nd edition (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966132718
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966132717
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As usual, Wolf is methodical and clear at explicating physics and thereby provides physics-phobics a wide bridge to understanding some often arcane material." -- Booklist

“ . . . one of the few pathfinders who have discovered the versatility and potency of the new quantum paradigm based on consciousness . . . " -- Amit Goswami, Professor of Physics and author of The Self-Aware Universe

“. . .the questions are exhilarating and the conclusions are properly mysterious and profoundly inconclusive . . . you’ll love the spirited journey.” -- Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life

“Wolf is a new Thales for a new physics of the soul; his book will blow your mind and quicken your spirit.” -- Michael Grosso, Ph.D., author of The Millennium Myth and Frontiers of the Soul

About the Author

Fred Alan Wolf earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UCLA and has taught at San Diego State University as well as the University of London, the University of Paris, the Hahn-Meitner Institute for Nuclear Physics in Berlin, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to being featured in What the Bleep, Fred Alan Wolf is a frequent radio guest and has appeared on television programs such as the Discovery Channel's The Know Zone (as the resident physicist) and PBS's Closer to Truth. He is also a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars, winner of the National Book Award, and the author of nine books including Mind into Matter, Matter into Feeling, and The Spiritual Universe.

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Fred Alan Wolf is a world-renowned physicist, writer, and lecturer who also conducts research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. He is the author of 13 books, 3 audio CD courses and received the National Book Award for "Taking the Quantum Leap". He is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars and was Professor of physics at San Diego State University for twelve years. Dr. Wolf has appeared in many nationally released films including "What the Bleep Do We Know?" and "The Secret." His latest book is "Time-Loops and Space-Twists: How God Created the Universe."
He has been interviewed on several radio and television programs including New Dimensions Radio, Western Public Radio, National Public Radio, and many others. He was the visiting scholar/scientist-in-residence in the Pacific Northwest sponsored by The Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy during the spring season, 1994. He has spoken numerous times before The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, and several other prominent organizations and been interviewed on a number of television shows between the years 1995 to the present including: The Discovery Channel's The Know Zone, Sightings, The Thinking Allowed Television Series, The Malone show, The Evidence for Heaven. Star Trek IV, Special Collector's edition, The Fabric of Time, The Case for Christ's Resurrection, Down the Rabbit Hole, and the PBS series Closer to Truth.

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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Sue Larson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
This engaging book describes how there is actually only one soul... and how the illusion that many souls seem to exist came about. Wolf sets out to show how the self is fundamentally an illusion, "arising as a reflection of the soul in matter much as a clear lake at midnight reflects the moon." Wolf begins this book with descriptions of Aristotlian and Platonic Soul Physics... and then continues the quest for knowledge of the soul through ancient Egypt and ancient Chaldea, and onward through more modern history. Wolf shares his vision of the soul as a process rather than some "thing" measurable in terms of mechanical materiality -- drawing from Qabalistic, Buddhist, and Christian wisdom as well as a thorough understanding of physics to redefine spirit, soul, matter and self. I found this entire book to be deeply thought-provoking, with Wolf's characteristic playful humor entertaining me throughout. I especially enjoyed the section of THE SPIRITUAL UNIVERSE that described the importance of secret knowledge, and why it is sacred -- thereby showing us the physics of faith.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By underwd@azstarnet.com on May 23, 1999
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I have all (I hope) of Fred Alan Wolf's books. You need to have some background in his thinking in order to truly appreciate the mind-expanding aspect of this book. He is a theoretical Physicist who has found a home in matters of Spiritual Awareness. This book helps a non-rocket scientist type, like me, to get my head around matters of atomic structure, quarks, quantum physics and the like and then to relate them to matters of spirit. The connection is presented in a serious, yet comprehensible manner. I know that a great birthday present would be to listen to a lecture from the author.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
As a minister who has been researching spirituality and science for many years, I am pleased to say that FA Wolf has almost hit the nail on the head. His knowledge of physics is unmatched and his reviews of spirituality are complete. I stated almost hit the nail only because he tries to do the impossible, as a scientist, and prove the existence of the soul. This can not be done in any type of lab or experiment since the observer influences the outcome of that which is observed, as was constantly stated throughout his book. The theories he cites are almost mind boggling for the average reader and thinker, but well worth the effort to grasp a better understanding of who we are.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Bud Smith on November 10, 2000
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Quite a spread in the ratings, eh? Since I am currently in the process of slowly digesting this mind-bending book, it is apparent to me exactly who amongst the reviewers above simply didn't understand what they had read. The book would earn five stars were in not that I feel Dr. Wolf frequently fails to explain his concepts adequately and in the most lucid manner. I therefore find myself re-reading sentences and even pages frequently and thoroughly and stretching my intellect to the limit to grasp the proper insights. Highly recommended.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Frank Paris on February 13, 2007
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After reading Cynthia Larsen's review, I was very intruiged and went and gave this book a good look. What intruiged me about Cynthia's review was her report that the book has the notion that the individual soul is an illusion, that there really is only one universal soul we all participate in. I've felt this way for decades, which drew me to looking more closely into the book.

But about chapter 4, Fred Wolf reveals a fatal flaw in his fundamental premise, which is that the universe expands for billions of billions of years and then begins to contract. Fred claims that his entire argument is based on this assumption. Well, when he made it, it had as good a chance as the the opposite idea that the universe would go on expanding forever. In a footnote to the second edition, he mentions that this fundamental premise has been questioned by recent theories but that the jury was still out. Unfortunately, it no longer is. The most recent and very compelling evidence is that the universe some billions of years ago passed into a phase of ever increasing accelerated expansion. Those are the observed facts. The theory behind it is wrapped up in the idea of dark energy, a (probably) constant anti-gravitational force that has existed since the big bang and will continue forever, gradually causing the entire universe to evaporate into nothingness.

So much for Tipler's notion of the eventual contraction of the universe "squeezing" it back into infinitely rich life in the distant future. Wolf seems to depend a lot on Tipler's ideas along this line.

However, if we taken an even larger view that encompasses our particular universe, there is now the notion that the universe is only one of an infinite number of others that always have existed and always will exit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Fife on March 17, 2008
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Fred Alan Wolf has brought his far out ideas down to earth again for the general audience. The Spiritual Universe is a worthwhile read showing a good comparison to historical spiritual mysticism and physics. The connections between the soul and quantum phenomena are a bit simplistic and must be taken by faith. Yet, the implications of his are ideas are staggering.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By OrangeTabby on December 27, 2003
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This is a great book combining metaphysics and quantum physics! This book would deserve five stars but Dr. Wolf did not provide sufficient examples to explain difficult concepts. I do not mind re-read sentances or even pages to have a deeper understanding of the concepts and this book opened my eyes to the spiritual universe.
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