The Holographic Universe
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|Format: ||Paperback, 352 pages|
|Other Information: ||15 illustrations, index|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 07 October 1996|
Despite its apparent materiality, the universe is actually a kind of 3-D projection and is ultimately no more real than a hologram, a 3-D image projected in space and made with the aid of a laser. Using this model, a world-renowned physicist and a Nobel prize winning neurophysiologist has developed a new description of reality. It encompasses not only reality as we know it, including hitherto unexplained phenomena of physics, but is capable of explaining such occurrences as telepathy, paranormal and out-of-the-body experiences, "lucid" dreaming and even mystical and religious traditions such as cosmic unity and miraculous healings. In part one, the author explains in simple prose the theory behind a holograph and its traditional applications to science. In part two, he shows the panoramic way in which the holographic model makes sense of the entire range of mystical, spiritual and psychic experience. Finally, in part three, he explores the implications for other universes beyond our own.
Table of Contents
Part 1 A remarkable new view of reality: the brain as hologram; the cosmos. Part 2 Mind and body: the holographic model and psychology; I sing the body holographic; a pocketful of miracles; seeing holographically. Part 3 Space and time: time out of mind; travelling in the superhologram; return to the dreamtime.
About the Author
Michael Talbot was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1953. He was the author of 'Mysticism and the New Physics', 'Beyond the Quantum' and 'Your Past Lives: A Reincarnation Handbook', as well as three novels. He died in 1992.
Author Talbot writes that ``. . . there is evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it. . . are also only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own it is literally beyond both space and time.'' Hence, the title of his book. Beginning with the work of physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, both of whom independently arrived at holographic theories or models of the universe, Talbot explains in clear terms the theory and physics of holography and its application, both in science and in explanation of the paranormal and psychic. His theory of reality accommodates this latest thinking in physics as well as many unresolved mind-body questions. This well-written and fascinating study is recommended for science collections.-- Hilary D. Burton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, Cal.
'One of the cleverest writers around today...his eclectic mind ranges far into the deepest and often most controversial mysteries of modern science.' Fred Alan Wolf PhD, author of 'Taking the Quantum Leap'
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