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Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos: The Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality
 
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Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos: The Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality [Format Kindle]

Ervin Laszlo
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Presents a revolutionary new theory that bridges the divide between science and spirituality

• Discloses the ramifications of non-localized consciousness and how the physical world and spiritual experience are two aspects of the same reality

• Includes contributions from Jane Goodall, Ed Mitchell, Stanislav Grof, Ralph Abraham, and Christian de Quincy, among others

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 almost all 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. The sense of sacred oneness experienced by our ancestors that was displaced by the unyielding material presumptions of modern science can be restored, and humanity can once again feel at home in the universe.


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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Réenchanter le monde 16 mars 2013
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Grâce à ses vastes connaissances non seulement en physique et en sciences, mais aussi en histoire et dans le domaine des arts, Ervin Laszlo réussit le tour de force de nous donner une vision panoramique des recherches de pointe d'aujourd'hui. Il a cette faculté d’écrire — et de décrire—dans un style tout à fait lisible pour des non spécialistes—des gens comme vous et moi.

C’est une nouvelle vision du monde, des sciences et de nous-mêmes qu’il nous propose. Le texte de son livre ne remplit que les 90 premières pages. Vient ensuite une « table ronde » à laquelle contribuent une douzaine d’auteurs et de chercheurs venant de disciplines variées.
Ce livre m’a touché. D’une part, il a toute la rigueur scientifique requise et, d’autre part, il a une élégance rare et une dimension poétique discrète mais très présente. La sincérité de l'auteur se lit à chaque page.

Enfin, en nous décrivant un univers vivant—et qui est bien plus qu'une machine, comme le montrent les recherches actuelles—Ervin Laszlo nous ouvre de nouveaux horizons, de nouvelles perspectives, qui permettront sans doute, à plus ou moins brève échéance, des changements bienvenus dans notre monde en crise.
En effet, à partir du XVIIème siècle, nous avons eu la vision d’un monde fracturé : d’un côté, les sciences exactes, déterministes, coupées totalement de notre expérience immédiate de la vie; de l'autre, le monde de la conscience qui nous habite, des sentiments, des valeurs et de la poésie.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Outstanding Once Again! 14 février 2006
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Ervin Laszlo is an interesting individual: a musical prodigy, a former professor of philosophy, systems theorist and futurist, his work has taken him to the cutting edge of science and consciousness for decades.

In this book he argues quite correctly that one of the downsides of the mechanistic world view that has dominated scientific thought for three centuries, has been to remove any consideration of meaning or purpose from an essentially sterile account of the universe. Yet purpose and meaning are key factors in all our lives. Laszlo reviews and expands on his previous work in which he has pointed out the essential inter-connectedness of all aspects of the universe.

This is not simply some romantic notion, or the kind of over usage of analogy that hampered some of the earlier attempts to reconcile scientific and mystical insights, but a more pragmatic view that should have important implications for how we see ourselves and the universe in which we live. And it is profoundly important that we should change some of the ways in which we view the world. Much of the chaos and social dislocation that we observe daily, is not something that is "just happening," but is a result of our own lack of coherence and vision.

Highly recommended.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Life Changing Book 11 janvier 2008
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"The universe is not a world of separate things and events, of external spectators and an impersonal spectacle. It is an integral whole." So states scientist and philosopher Ervin Laszlo in the introduction to his latest book, Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos. This fascinating book traces the latest scientific experiments and discoveries that point to a universal medium that connects the whole cosmos, creates visible matter from itself and retains the record of all that transpires in this universe. Moreover, consciousness is revealed as the force responsible for this creation. Laszlo names this medium the Akashic Field after the concept intuited thousands of years ago by Hindu mystics and called the Akashic record. By weaving many strands of inspired thought into a new vision of an enchanted cosmos, Dr. Laszlo reveals a universe at odds with the mechanistic model presented by science in the past; a universe truly alive with consciousness. This is a cosmos we can call home.

The author goes on to tackle the implications of this new view of the cosmos for the big philosophical questions such as good and evil, and immortality. New concepts of physical reality and spirituality emerge that bring scientific theory and mystic intuition closer than ever. But this is only the first half of the book. In the second half of the book, Dr. Laszlo has invited some of the greatest minds of our time to comment on the implication of his theories within their field of expertise. We are treated to wonderful essays by psychologist Stanley Krippner, evolution biologist Elisabet Sahtouris, professor of philosophy and consciousness studies Christian de Quincey, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, stress management coach Peter Russell, Sufism expert H. Johannes Witteveen, Yoga master Swami Kriyananda, personal empowerment activist Irene Van Lippe-Biesterfeld, spiritual writings translator and editor Ewert Cousins, mathematician Ralph H. Abraham, and biologist Jane Goodall. Each of these authors brings their own special gift and viewpoint to the subject of Laszlo's work giving the book a thorough exploration and an unusual depth.

This book not only opens a whole new world but a whole new library of wonderful scientific and philosophical resources. Once readers have experienced this book they will no doubt want Ervin Laszlo's other writings and those of the essayists as well.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Brilliant 21 novembre 2007
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Ervin Laszlo has a really full and up to deate knowledge of science in areas like quantum mechanics, relativty and complexity and creates an integral vision of life that weaves everything together into a coherent ointerlinked pattern of life extending from the smallest sub atomic particles to living creatures to human consciousnesss to the largest galaxies. It helps make sense of all the different aspects of life that seem separate, but are all linked. It is not a technical read, but great for someone with a reasonable laymans knowledge of science
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A very good book 30 août 2008
Par Bill Groves - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I've read a lot of science and spirituality books and I was sceptical of this one at first. He does get a little esoteric a times, but overall this book was well worth the time to read. It makes excellent sense. Not deeply scientific, but does integrate many ideas and makes some clear points. Well done overall. I'd recommend it to people who are looking for some good evidence and foundation to believe in united, holistic view of the universe from a spiritual and philosophical viewpoint.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Integral Vision of Life Unveiled 30 mai 2014
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The present book 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. The author writes:
—The widespread idea—that all there is in the universe is matter, and that all matter was created in the Big Bang and will disappear in a Big Crunch—is a colossal mistake. And the belief that when we know how matter behaves we know everything—a belief shared by classical physics and Marxist theory—is but sophistry. Such views have been definitely superseded. The universe is more amazing than classical scientists, engineers, and Marxists held possible. And the connectedness / and oneness of the universe is deeper and more thorough than even writers of science fiction could envisage./1-2

This book consists of three parts, the first two written by Laszlo himself, and the third containing contributions by other authors that I will list further down. The first part, The Reenchantment of the Cosmos is a summary of what Laszlo wrote earlier in Science and the Akashic Field. While this is so, Laszlo somehow explained things still more comprehensively in this summary than I found it expressed in his earlier book. It is actually an extension of the field research, as it deals with biology, not physics, and with the human body.

Very important in this chapter is also Laszlo’s fundamental criticism of Darwinism, and here I would like to remind that Fritjof Capra, too, has forwarded substantial arguments that disprove the assumption of random mutations.

Under ‘The Coherence of the Human Mind and the Universe’, Laszlo then provides striking scientific evidence of psychic phenomena. The first feat to mention here is the synchronization of brain waves that was observed in groups during meditation.
Separative Western culture has never really fostered coherence in people and between people, while for example Japanese culture does very much stress, and positively value, the fact that people in a group act in some coherent, organized, and mutually supportive way—not just each for himself or herself. I have vividly seen this happening when last time in the train from the airport to downtown Tokyo.

There was a moment about halfway the distance when one person in the compartment was falling asleep. It was very visible, as the person had their head just hanging down, in a very carefree yet relaxed position. And to my great surprise, about five minutes later all other Japanese were sleeping. I felt as if being in a movie. And when about half an hour later one of the people woke up, about five minutes later all were awake again. Now you have to see that these people were not a group, were not people who knew each other, and had been randomly put, due to prior reservations, in that compartment. I also wondered why my brain was not affected and I did not feel sleepy, while the whole compartment was asleep.

We thus have to conclude that, because they are more coherent in their relatedness, Japanese have higher extrasensory perception abilities than people from our own culture. And there was another information I picked up in Japan. It was about earthquakes. I had heard that earthquakes are very frequent in some parts of Japan but that there is hardly ever any damage, let alone human suffering as a result. I asked why. I got to hear that first of all in these regions houses were built from very light material, virtually paper, carton and wood, and do not contain heavy objects, nor lamps hung at the ceiling, and that besides the people were very well organized in their community spirit. That they also had a strong intuition, sensing the quake coming, and doing all preparations needed, always in joint-effort, so that all major damage was avoided. Whereupon I tried to imagine how this would be like in a Western country …
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