- Series: Compass
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Rev Upd Su edition (August 3, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140193286
- ISBN-13: 978-0140193282
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mysticism and the New Physics (Compass) Rev Upd Su Edition
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About the Author
Michael Talbot (1953-1992) was a writer whose other books include Beyond the Quantum and The Holographic Universe.
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Top Customer Reviews
The principles are quite contrary to the standard Newtownian model. (Einstein referred to quantum particle behavior as "spooky action at a distance.")
As a modern mystic ~and~ lover of science (had a first edition of _A Brief History of Time_ until my ex stole it), I found this book deeply satisfying.
Here are some quotations from this 1980 book:
"The most astounding transformation of world view that the new physics has undertaken is this---the recognition that consciousness does play a role in the so-called physical universe." (Pg. 4)
"A holographic view of consciousness (and, indeed, a holographic conception of the entire universe) is, perhaps, the closest physics can come to mysticism without the two losing their identities." (Pg. 59)
"Most importantly, the new physics is offering us a scientific basis for religion... The religion offered by the news physics is not a religion of values or absolute principles... It is a religion based on the psychology of the human consciousness---indeed, on the psychology of the entire universe as a conscious force acting upon itself." (Pg. 161)
"There are two interesting points to be learned from the convergence of mysticism and the new physics. The first is that the ultimate nature of reality transcends language..." (Pg. 179)