The Holotropic Mind

 

The Holotropic MindThe Three Levels of Human Consciousness, With Hal Zina Bennett, New York: HarperCollins, 1993.

In The Holotropic Mind Stanislav Grof exposes his vision of a holographic universe, and he summons convincing amounts of data and evidence for his view. Grof’s contribution is important especially right now as the holographic view of the universe is one of several ‘theories of everything’ or integrative visions that actually link back to ancient holistic science traditions.

Grof further references current research, thus blending ancient and new cutting-edge science into something like a total synthesis.

With good reason and convincing arguments, he refers to David Bohm’s theory of a constantly unfolding universe as one of the first holistic science concepts in modern times:

For Bohm, holographic theory illustrates his idea that energy, light, and matter are composed of interference patterns that carry information about all of the other waves of light, energy, and matter that they have directly or indirectly contacted. Thus, each part of energy and matter represents a microcosm that enfolds the whole./10

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The Field

 

The FieldThe Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

The Field by Lynne McTaggart is the book I always wanted to read because I always wanted to write it. I always wanted to write a study that proves that all what myopic modern science excludes, exists. And here is this book. It reads almost like a thriller, so captivating it is, and the author is able to convey the complex material in understandable terms.

It is obvious that she understands what she writes about, and some of the quantum physics stuff really is not easy to grasp.

The author argues from the premise that all in our universe is interconnected, that nothing is isolated, or, as scientists say, that all is entangled. Now, when you put up such a point of departure, a lot of consequences flow out from this. Continue reading

Infinite Mind

 

Infinite MindScience of Human Vibrations of Consciousness, Malibu, CA: Malibu Publishing, 2000.

I found Infinite Mind by Valerie Hunt only recently, while it’s not a new book. It was published in 2000, but the research it is based upon dates back to the 1970s. But that does in no way turn down or diminish the importance of this book. In the contrary, it shows that every thorough research needs decades to really condense into something we call a science. And then, there is another lapse of time involved in this science to be recognized by the established science tradition and academia!

This has to my knowledge not been done yet specifically for Hunt’s Science of the Human Vibrations of Consciousness, but it has been done in a larger framework, within what today is called consciousness research, and which has been fertilized by many different sciences. Continue reading

The Self-Aware Universe

 

The Self-Aware UniverseHow Consciousness Creates the Material World, New York: Tarcher/Putnam, 1995

What Amit Goswami can express poetically, in The Self-Aware Universe, not many can express it ever in words. But his poetry, to paraphrase Emerson, has an edge to it. The edge is quantum physics.

Goswami’s genius is his ability to express very complex insights and relationships in a simple poetic language that even the lay reader can understand. Continue reading