"The Holographic Universe"
By Michael Talbot
Reviewed by Michael Kisor
The Holographic Universe
is a "must read" for anyone with an open, inquiringmind and a curiosity about the cosmos in which we reside. You are likely to find the material presented hereto be nothing short of astounding. The ramifications for humanity are staggering as
this book seriouslychallenges the basis for our cultural view of reality: materialism
. After reading
Science's orthodoxy still resists abandoning materialism, but
the scientific handwriting has been onthe wall ever since 1905
whenEinstein delivered his papers on Special Relativity and The Photovoltaic Effect.Subsequent research in Quantum Mechanics (sub-atomic physics) continues to usher us away frommaterialism and toward something far more interesting. History has shown us that radically new advancesin worldviews almost never occur with the blessing of the Old Guard; it invariably takes fresh new mindsto accept change of such magnitude. So it is with our society. As we move into the next millennium,concepts similar to those presented by Talbot will become mainstream and commonplace. As a result, our society will also be transformed.
The concepts presented in this book are a cornerstone of Quanta-Gaia -- the quest to better understand thecosmos and our role in it. After reading this book, you will either dismiss it as fantasy, like so manydismissed Einstein's papers in 1905, or you will be impressed by the magnitude of change which is at hand.
Other comments on
The Holographic Universe:
, author of
writes: "For a while now, science has been converging with commonsense, catching up at last with experience, confirming a widespread suspicion that things are far moreconnected than traditional physics ever allowed.
The Holographic Universe
is an elegant affirmation of this process, a lifeline that helps to bridge the artificial gap that has opened up between mind and matter, between us and the rest of the cosmos."
, M.D., author of
Space, Time & Medicine
writes: Today nearly everyone is familiar withholograms, three-dimensional images projected into space with the aid of a laser. Now, two of the world'smost eminent thinkers -- University of London physicist David Bohm, a former protege of Einstein's andone of the world's most respected quantum physicists, and Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, one of the architects of our modern understanding-of -the brain -- believe that the universe itself may be a giant