The Holographic Universe


The Holographic UniverseNew York: Harper Perennial, 1992.

The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot is an extraordinary book, and a captivating read from the first to the last page. Not only has this book merited more than five stars, it merits both a literary prize and a distinction for exemplary scientific research. As the author has already passed over into greater life dimensions, these are posthumous laurels. But my recognition of the author’s genius, his motivation, his purity, and his literary and spiritual maturity is real.

The book has been a true companion for me, and it accompanied me on all trips over weeks. To begin with, the author has not just delivered an extensive study on the vast realm of psychic phenomena, he also has consulted personally a number of researchers he refers in his book. As Talbot revealed in a few notes, he had himself strong psychic abilities and was psychic already as a child. This may explain in part his participatory experience as a scientist and his fundamental understanding of the topics at stake.

Talbot makes a strong point for the holographic nature of the universe and of psychic experiences in general, and I can virtually not see how his theory can be refuted, so well-founded it appears. An important point of departure, just as in Lynne McTaggart’s startling book The Field, is the acknowledgment of a plenum where mechanistic science claims to find a vacuum:

Space is not empty. It is full, a plenum as opposed to a vacuum, and is the ground for the existence of everything, including ourselves./51

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Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos


Science and the Reenchantment of the CosmosThe Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality, Rochester: Inner Traditions, 2006.

The present is a sampler, not completely authored, but edited by Ervin Laszlo. But that’s surely not a disadvantage. The book starts with a statement that really made me happy. I have never believed in the big bang theory, as this theory is not in accordance with the principle of smooth continuity that can be observed in all of nature.

I believe that there was never a beginning of life, and that there will never be an end. We know perhaps more about the future of our galaxies, we know about the folding back of the universe upon itself, which can be seen both as end and a new beginning, both as death and as a new birth. For in nature, nothing ever dies without something else becoming manifest. So with this natural principle in mind, there can logically not be a single timelined event called big bang. It’s a typical assumption of modern-day scientists that betrays their hopelessly linear thinking. Continue reading