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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. 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. The informed universe lends credence to our deepest intuitions of the oneness of life and the whole of creation.
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To ask other readers questions about Science and the Akashic Field , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Science and the Akashic Field. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. In it, Laszlo applies quantum and wave mechanics, systems theory and non-equilibrium thermodynamics to Rupert Sheldrake's morphogenetic field theory, advancing a new theory of evolut If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.
In it, Laszlo applies quantum and wave mechanics, systems theory and non-equilibrium thermodynamics to Rupert Sheldrake's morphogenetic field theory, advancing a new theory of evolution as the development of a kind of universal holographic memory bank at the heart of nature, with applications in both the mutation of species and the perceptual functions of the brain.
View 2 comments. Apr 21, Tom rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , science. In his groundbreaking book in the philosophy of science, Thomas Kuhn argued that true paradigm change in science usually comes from someone who is either very new to a field or from entirely outside of it. As stated in his autobiographical statement at the end of this book we learn that Laszlo was a concert pianist before he became interested in searching for meaning through science.
This occurred after the birth of his first son and gradually, this quest took over his life. He seems to be large In his groundbreaking book in the philosophy of science, Thomas Kuhn argued that true paradigm change in science usually comes from someone who is either very new to a field or from entirely outside of it. He seems to be largely self-educated in physics and science and through his work has received four Honorary PhDs as well as major awards and distinctions. He is a former professor of philosophy, systems theory and futures studies in the U.
Physicists strive to find a unifying set of equations that bring together all of the laws of physical nature and that could explain all the features of the universe. In the emerging new cosmology, quanta are taken as basic. On a cosmic level entire stars and galaxies vibrate together. Laszlo argues as Ken Wilber has as well that a genuine TOE must take into account, not only the physical universe, but also life, mind, culture and consciousness.
Citing the new physics, Laszlo states that the fundamental foundation of everything, that from which all is generated without itself being generated by other things, is a virtual-energy field known as the quantum vacuum.
However, the emergence of ever greater complexity in the universe requires the presence of a factor that is neither matter nor energy. Coherence of the non-local kind is one such puzzle. The smallest identifiable units of matter, force and light are not separate entities, but specific forms of underlying energy fields.
It is through the underlying energy fields that everything is connected to everything else. Quanta are not just in one place at one time, but everywhere. Until they are actually observed or measured quanta exist simultaneously in several states at the same time. What happens to one cell in some way happens to all of them.
It is important to distinguish between being in equilibrium a state achieved only in death and near equilibrium which requires an organism to be in coherence with the milieu. The latter is referred to as a state of dynamic equilibrium.
When the ball is at the bottom of a valley, it is at rest; if any force moves it out of its position, it will roll back to it. This is similar to thermal and chemical, so-called thermodynamical, equilibrium. But when the ball is at the top of a hill, it will roll down unless it can dynamically balance itself in its unstable position. This balancing act is an instance of dynamic equilibrium. He cites both anthropological and laboratory evidence to show that humans have non-local contact with others.
All of these non-local or effects at a distance depend on the quantum vacuum or plenum. It is a part of the physical universe. And because it is present throughout nature, it is best conceptualized as an extended field. Akasha in Sanskrit and Indian cultures is what underlies all things and becomes all things. Our physical bodies do not register this field, but it can be reached through spiritual practice.
Using these concepts the author goes on to examine the source of the universe, and the nature of consciousness both human and cosmic. The latter chapter I found the most interesting. It also contained a, perhaps, minor error. In talking about cosmic consciousness, he refers to Richard Bucke as an American mystic. Actually, Richard Maurice Bucke was a psychiatrist working here in London Ontario in the late 19th century. He brought an enlightened approach to the treatment of mental illness in his role as Director of the London Insane Asylum.
Bucke did indeed write a book titled Cosmic Consciousness copies of which sometimes still show up in local antiquarian bookstores. He was stimulated in his thinking by the American poet Walt Whitman. I enjoyed this book, though it could use a glossary of terms. This is terrible. It's a conflation of science, pseudo-science, and nonsense. There are a few stretches where his efforts to popularize 20th century physics are pretty good, but I doubt that any reader who would benefit from them would be able to tell when he goes off the deep end.
He moves seamlessly between what is known, what might be known, and what he hopes might one day be known as though they all share the same status. Apr 22, Kirk rated it really liked it Recommends it for: counter the materialist view of the universe. Loved it. Might not be for everyone but these kinds of books that push use contemporary scientific research to push the limits of science are my cup o' tea.
I spend a lot of time just sitting and contemplating the universe. Evolving my own ideas about science, philosophy and spirituality and interestingly enough had come to pretty much the same conclusions arrived at in this book just before I happened to discover it by very random circumstances, which of course enhanced the over all experience.
If you like books that expand your mind and challenge the prevailing materialist view of the universe this is for you. Nov 16, Holly rated it really liked it. My kind of book. Jan 29, Stuart rated it liked it Shelves: philosophy. I've been reading books on the search for a Theory of Everything. They can be lumped into the following categories: 1 TOE's that seek to unify the 4 physical forces but don't want to venture into philosophy. This tends much more toward 3. I loved his first book on Systems Theory and also like h I've been reading books on the search for a Theory of Everything.
I loved his first book on Systems Theory and also like his writing here. He is obviously knowledgeable about the latest scientific findings in physics. I can accept the liberal premise that everything is connected.
However, when he starts linking quantum non-locality to telepathy and immortality, that's where he loses me. Dude can't abide. Edit out that and the ideas are very interesting. View 1 comment.
Science and the Akashic Field
Cancel anytime. Ervin Laszlo and his collaborators from the forefront of science, cosmology, and spirituality show how the rediscovery of who we are and why we are here integrates seamlessly with the wisdom traditions as well as with the new emerging worldview in the sciences, revealing a way forward for humanity on this planet. They explain how we have reached a point of critical incoherence and tell us that to save ourselves, our environment, and society, we need a critical mass of people to consciously evolve a new thinking. In Reconnecting to the Source he unpacks the science behind spiritual experience, investigating the ways in which we can access realms of experience beyond the everyday. It is in these moments, when our conscious minds are in contact or perhaps even overridden by our unconscious selves, that we can explore the depths of spiritual meaning. In addition to a foreword by Deepak Chopra, the book includes new, never before published contributions from a long list of well-known writers and public figures.
Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything
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 is the constant and enduring memory of the universe. It holds the record of all that has happened on Earth and in the cosmos and relates it to all that is yet to happen. In Science and the Akashic Field , philosopher and scientist Ervin Laszlo conveys the essential element of this information field in language that is accessible and clear. From the world of science he confirms our deepest intuitions of the oneness of creation in the Integral Theory of Everything.
He is an advocate of the theory of quantum consciousness. At the end of the war [ vague ] he moved to the United States. He has published about 75 books and over papers, [ citation needed ] and is editor of World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution. He participated in the Stock Exchange of Visions project in In , he was elected an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In Hungary, the minister of environment appointed Laszlo as one of the leaders of the ministry's campaign concerning global warming. One of their two sons is Alexander Laszlo.