The Consciousness Revolution

Dec 6, 2003 | News, Published Books & Articles

by Ervin Laszlo (Author),  Stanislav Grof (Author, Peter Russell (Author), Ken Wilber (Foreword), Yehudi Menuhin (Afterword)

“The Consciousness Revolution is an extrodinary discussion among three of the very finest minds of our time, spirited in its exchange, compassionate in its embrace, brilliant in its clarion call to awaken our conscience and consciousness.”

– Ken Wilber, Author of Sex, Ecology, Spirituality and One Taste

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents 

FOREWORD

PREFACE

by Ervin Laszlo

THE FIRST DAY: MORNING

WORLD IN TRANSFORMATION

Taking Stock: the Chances of a Transformation

Death and Rebirth: Extinction and Renewal

A Revolution in Consciousness

THE FIRST DAY: AFTERNOON

DIMENSIONS OF THE TRANSFORMATION

Consciousness-Shift in Society, Paradigm-Shift in Science

A Role for Spirituality

THE FIRST DAY: EVENING

FROM INSIGHT TO ACTION

Healing Ourselves and Healing the World

Synchronicities and Curious Connections

THE SECOND DAY: MORNING

PERSONAL IMPLICATIONS

The Change in Values

On Goals in Life

The Doomsday Scenario — and Beyond

THE SECOND DAY: AFTERNOON

WORLD AND INDIVIDUAL

About Birth and Development — On Growing into a New World

A Map of New Reality?

On the Potential of Art and the Responsibilities of Artists

Values and Ethics Revisited

THE SECOND DAY: EVENING

ULTIMATE QUESTIONS: SOME CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS

Karma

Consciousness

AFTERWORD

Further Reflections by Yehudi Menuhin

BOOKS BY THE AUTHORS
OTHER READINGS

About the Co-Authors

 

Ervin Laszlo is a philosopher and systems scientist. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he has published more than 75 books and over 400 articles and research papers. The subject of the one-hour PBS special Life of a Modern-Day Genius, Laszlo is the founder and president of the international think tank the Club of Budapest and of the prestigious Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. The winner of the 2017 Luxembourg Peace Prize, he lives in Tuscany. In 2019, Ervin Laszlo was cited as one of the “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in the World” according to Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.

Stanislav Grof heads the Grof Transpersonal Training Program and teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Described by Charles Tart as “the world’s leading authority on the deep exploration of the mind and the soul,” his books include The Holotropic Mind (with Hal Zina Bennett) and The Cosmic Game. He lives in Northern California.

Peter Russell was voted “Eco-Philosopher Extraordinaire” by the American environmental magazine Buzzworm. He earned degrees in theoretical physics, psychology, and computer science at the University of Cambridge, England. He is the author of ten books, including The UpanishadsFrom Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness, and The TM Technique. His home is in Northern California.

Latest Publications

Positive-impact companies: Toward a new paradigm of value creation – Science Direct

Positive-impact companies: Toward a new paradigm of value creation – Science Direct

By Ignacio Pavez, Lori D. Kendall, Chris Laszlo. The increasingly visible effects of climate change, the degradation of ecological systems, growing income inequality, and high levels of stress and disengagement in the workplace have dramatically increased corporate awareness of the need for integrating sustainability into business strategy. However, the focus of this awareness has largely emphasized finding ways to reduce the firm’s harmful impact from “bad” to “less bad” (e.g., when a company cuts its CO2 emissions by 50%). While this helps firms be less unsustainable, it diverts their focus from creating a more flourishing world, a place where people everywhere live in healthy communities, prosper, and can live life to the fullest. We propose that it is time for leaders to shift their thinking, and for companies to refocus their efforts, from reducing harm to making a positive impact, which we define as increasing economic prosperity while contributing to a healthy regenerative natural environment and improving human well-being.

RECONNECTING TO THE SOURCE AUDIOBOOK

RECONNECTING TO THE SOURCE AUDIOBOOK

Reconnecting to the Source is a powerful new book on the science of spiritual experience by Dr. Ervin Laszlo. A well-known figure in the fields of new science, consciousness, and spirituality, Dr. Laszlo has inspired some of today’s most important figures in science and philosophy. In Reconnecting to the Source he unpacks the science behind spiritual experience, investigating the ways in which we can access realms of experience beyond the everyday. It is in these moments, when our conscious minds are in contact or perhaps even overridden by our unconscious selves, that we can explore the depths of spiritual meaning.