Science and the Akashic Field

May 3, 2007 | News, Published Books & Articles

by Ervin Laszlo (Author)

Presents the unifying world-concept long sought by scientists, mystics, and sages: an Integral Theory of Everything.

 

  • Explains how modern science has rediscovered the Akashic Field of perennial philosophy.
  • New edition updates ongoing scientific studies, presents new research inspired by the first edition, and includes new case studies and a section on animal telepathy.

Mystics and sages have long maintained that there exists an interconnecting cosmic field at the roots of reality that conserves and conveys information, a field known as the Akashic record. Recent discoveries in vacuum physics show that this Akashic Field is real and has its equivalent in science’s zero-point field that underlies space itself. This field consists of a subtle sea of fluctuating energies from which all things arise: atoms and galaxies, stars and planets, living beings, and even consciousness. This zero-point Akashic Field is the constant and enduring memory of the universe. It holds the record of all that has happened on Earth and in the cosmos and relates it to all that is yet to happen.

In Science and the Akashic Field, philosopher and scientist Ervin Laszlo conveys the essential element of this information field in language that is accessible and clear. From the world of science he confirms our deepest intuitions of the oneness of creation in the Integral Theory of Everything. We discover that, as philosopher William James stated, “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”

 

Table of Contents 

INTRODUCTION

A Meaningful Scientific Worldview for Our Time

PART ONE

THE FOUNDATIONS OF AN INTEGRAL THEORY OF EVERYTHING

How Information Connects Everything to Everything Else

  1. The Challenge of an Integral Theory of Everything
    • Approaches to a Genuine TOE
  2. On Puzzles and Fables: Drivers of the Next Paradigm Shift in Science
  3. A Consice Catalog of the Puzzles of Coherence
    • The Puzzles of Coherence in Quantum Physics
    • The Puzzles of Coherence in Cosmology
    • The Puzzles of Coherence in Biology
    • The Puzzles of Coherence in Consciousness
  4. The Crucial Science Fable — In-Formation in Nature
    • The Quantum Vacuum — or Plenum
    • “In-Formation” in the Quantum Vacuum
    • The Parable of the Sea
    • Enter the Akashic Field
PART TWO

THE IN-FORMED UNIVERSE

Perennial Questions and Fresh Answers from the Integral Theory of Everything

  1. The Origins and Destiny of Life and the Universe
    • Where Everything Came From — and Where Is It Going
    • Origins and Evolution of Our Universe
    • The Future of Life in the Cosmos
    • Life on Earth and in the Universe
    • The Future of Life in the Cosmos
    • Glimpses of Ultimate Reality
  2. Consciousness — Human and Cosmic
    • The Roots of Consciousness
    • Evolutionary Panpsychism
    • The Wider In-Formation of Consciousness
    • The Next Evolution of Human Consciousness
  3. The Poetry of Akashic Vision
THE PHENOMENON OF COHERENCE: A DEEPER LOOK AT THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
OUR FOUR DECADES IN QUEST OF AN INTEGRAL THEORY OF EVERYTHING: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL RETROSPECTIVE
REFERENCES
ESSENTIAL READING: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ADDITIONAL RESEARCH REPORTS AND THEORIES
INDEX

About the Author

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Review

 

“A seminal book from one of the best thinkers of our time. Ervin Laszlo charts the ­frontiers to which science is inexorably headed. In years to come people will look back at the amazing foresight of this work.”
Peter RussellFellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Findhorn Foundation, Author of From Science to God

“… Laszlo’s new book is a provocative overview and a masterful synthesis of knowledge at the frontiers of cosmology, physics, neurobiology, and consciousness studies… provides strong support for the idea that finally we have a common unifying concept for science and spirituality.”
Christian De Quincey, Ph.D., Shift, Mar-May, 2005

“… will be of aid to those students interested in utilising modern science to explain the subtle and unseen.”
The Beacon, Mar-Apr, 2005

“… highly empirical and impressive… manages to reveal the connectivity of a wide range of established principles… expands the mind to the point that readers will exit this changed.”
New Age RetailerTrade Show Issue 2005, Vol. 19, No. 4

“Ervin Laszlo presents readers with a tour de force, nothing less than a theory of everything. This book introduces such provocative concepts as the ‘A-field’ and the ‘informed universe,’ making the case that a complete understanding of reality is woefully lacking without them. Readers of this book will never view the universe in quite the same way again.”
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School

“Over the last 30 years, Ervin Laszlo has consistently been at the forefront of scientific inquiry, exploring the frontiers of knowledge with insight, wisdom and integrity. With Science and the Akashic Field he takes another quantum leap forward in our understanding of the universe and ourselves. This enthralling vision of mind, science, and universe is essential reading for the 21st century.”
Alfonso Montuori, Ph.D.Professor at
California Institute of Integral Studies, Author of Creators on Creating

“It is rare indeed that a revolution in thought can open our eyes to a new universe that transforms our inner experience as well as our relationships with others and even with the cosmos. Martin Buber did it with I and Thou. Now, Ervin Laszlo, one of the most profound minds of our generation, has given us a great gift in this readable book that explores how we are connected to each other in fields of resonance that penetrate to the deepest levels of being.”
Allan Combs, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Author of Consciousness Explained Better

“In this impressive and transformative work Laszlo brings the reader into an integral worldview for our time. The reader who encounters this book will be irrevocably transformed and will henceforth experience the world through a global lens.”
Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Haverford College, Founder-Director of the Global Dialogue Institute

“In a visionary way based on profound knowledge of modern science, Laszlo creates a genuine architecture of human and cosmic evolution. He provides the bridge between all the different puzzle-stones of science and unifies them in a most remarkable and bold ‘integral theory of everything.’”
Fritz-Albert Popp, Ph.D., Director of the International Institute of Biophysics

“This is one of the most important books to be published in the last decades. Ervin Laszlo’s Science and the Akashic Field has the power and coherence to explain the major phenomena of cosmos, life, and mind as they occur at the various levels of nature and society. In demonstrating that an information field is a fundamental factor in the universe, Ervin Laszlo catalyzes a radical paradigm-shift in the contemporary sciences.”

Ignazio Masulli, Ph.D., Professor of History, University of Bologna, Italy, Author of The Evolutionary Approach for Social Scientists

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