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Holographic Universe
Holographic Universe
Author: Michael Talbot
ISBN-13: 9780060922580
ISBN-10: 0060922583
Publication Date: 5/6/1992
Pages: 338
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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This book was given a great blurb by Fred Wolf because it addresses the Universe as a gigantic hologram and looks into the question of both matter and consciousness as a single field.
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Fascinating discussion of new quantum science discoveries that present an entirely new view of the Universe and new models of reality, along with our relationship to both.

"For a while now, science has been converging with common sense, catching up at last with experience, confirming a widespread suspicion that things are far more connected than traditional physics ever allowed. The Holographic Univesrse is an elegant affirmation of this process, a lifeline that helps to bridge the articial gap that has opened up between mind and matter, between us and the rest of the cosmos..." Lyall Watson, author of Supernature
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Theory of reality different from any you've ever read. A fascinating read.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the information and the writing style of this book.
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The premise of The Holographic Universe drew me to this book of which I quickly became and remained skeptical. The early chapters start off discussing the properties of holograms (of which I was not aware), well-known corollaries of quantum mechanics, and the mind-body-wellness connection. The idea that the universe and the mind are arranged like holograms—where a piece contains all the information of the whole, among other properties—is intriguing and plausible, despite the paucity of data provided to support it. However, subsequent chapters go on to discuss miracles, out of body experiences, near death experiences, and UFOs, which are presented as evidence the universe is organized as a hologram and physical reality is a product of consciousness. It should be noted that the author claims psychic abilities, and that his spleen has its own separate consciousness which was able to communicate to another psychic that the author had yelled at it. The ideas that the author advances seem to be a rehashing of ancient ideas about reality and consciousness (with a somewhat Eastern philosophical bent) in pseudo-scientific language. Nonetheless, it was an interesting survey of various shamanistic and religious traditions.