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Science And The Reenchantment Of The Cosmos

The Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality
Paperback Book
Inner Traditions
March, 2006
$17.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

What scientists are now finding at the outermost frontiers of every field is overturning all the basic premises concerning the nature of matter and reality. The universe is not a world of separate things and events but is a cosmos that is connected, coherent, and bears a profound resemblance to the visions held in the earliest spiritual traditions in which the physical world and spiritual experience were both aspects of the same reality and man and the universe were one.

The findings that justify this new vision of the underlying logic of the universe come from most of the empirical sciences —physics, cosmology, the life sciences, and consciousness research. They explain how interactions lead to interconnections that produce instantaneous and multifaceted coherence—what happens to one part also happens to the other parts, and hence to the system as a whole.

In Science as the Reenchantment of the Cosmos Ervin Laszlo also is joined by “A Roundtable of Leading Thinkers” including essays by Jane Goodall, Edgar Mitchell, Stanislav Grof (“The Akashic Field and the Dilemmas of Modern Consciousness Research”), Ralph Abraham (“An Overview of the Death and Rebirth of the World Soul”), Stanley Krippner, Elisabet Sahtouris (“From a Mechanistic and Competitive to a Reenchanted and Co-Evolving Cosmos”) and Peter Russell, among others.

We can live up to our potentials as conscious beings: we can come to know the reenchanted cosmos. Not only is this not impossible, it is not even particularly difficult. Beyond the complex deductions and abstruse mathematics of the new sciences, the basic concept of a coherent, connected, and integral universe is simple and meaningful; indeed, it is beautiful… Cutting-edge science tells us that we do not delude ourselves: we inhabit an integral, whole universe, and we are part of it. We are at home in the cosmos.

“One hundred years from now the information in this book will be obvious to everyone. Right now, it’s a scientific revelation about how everything and everyone are interconnected. Reading this book is how we get there.” —William Arntz, director of What the Bleep Do We Know!?


Publisher’s Description: 

New discoveries at the frontiers of science overturn all our assumptions about the nature of reality. The universe is not a world of separate things and events but a "coherent," interconnected cosmos that bears a profound resemblance to the visions of ancient spiritual traditions in which physical and spiritual experience were aspects of one reality. The sacred oneness experienced by our ancestors but displaced by modern materialism can now be "restored," Laszlo "reveals," and humanity can once again feel at home in the universe.

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