Quantum Shift in the Global Brain

Feb 27, 2008 | News, Published Books & Articles

by Ervin Laszlo (Author)

The shift from scientific materialism to a multidimensional worldview in harmony with the world’s great spiritual traditions.

 

  • Articulates humanity’s critical choice–to be the last decade of an outgoing, obsolete world, or the first of a new and viable one.
  • Presents a new “reality map” to guide us through the environmental, scientific, and geopolitical upheavals we are experiencing.

Our world is in a Macroshift. The reality we are experiencing today is a substantially new reality–climate change, global corporations, industrialized agriculture–challenging us to change with our rapidly changing world, lest we perish.

 

In this book, Ervin Laszlo presents a new “reality map” to guide us through the world shifts we are experiencing–the problems, opportunities, and challenges we face individually as well as collectively–in order to help us understand what we must do during this time of great transition. Science’s cutting edge now views reality as broader, as multiple universes arising in a possibly infinite meta-universe, as well as deeper, extending into dimensions at the subatomic level. Laszlo shows that aspects of human experience that had previously been consigned to the domain of intuition and speculation are now being explored with scientific rigor and urgency. There has been a shift in the materialistic scientific view of reality toward the multidimensional worldview of multiple interconnected realities long known by the world’s great spiritual traditions. By understanding the interconnectedness of our changing world as well as our changing “map” of the world, we can navigate with insight, wisdom, and confidence.

 

Table of Contents 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PROLOGUE

PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE NEW PARADIGM
  1. Revolution in Science
  2. Fields
  3. The Connecting Holofield
  4. Fields, Physical Reality, and the Deep Dimension
  5. The Akasha
PART TWO: AKASHA PARADIGM COSMOLOGY
  1. Cosmos
  2. Consciousness
PART THREE: AKASHA PARADIGM PHILOSOPHY
  1. Perception
  2. Health
  3. Freedom
  4. The Good
PART FOUR: QUESTIONS, ANSWERS, AND REFLECTIONS
  1. On the Meaning of the New Paradigm:
    From an In-Depth Dialogue with David William Gibbons
  2. Healing through the A-Dimension:
    An Exchange with Dr. Maria Sági
  3. What Is the Akasha?
    A Commonsense Q & A with Györgyi Szabo
  4. Comments on the Akasha Paradigm by Leading Scientists and Thinkers
    • Edgar Mitchell
    • David Loye
    • Kingsley Dennis
    • David Lorimier
    • Stanley Krippner
    • Deepak Chopra
    • Ken Wilber
APPENDICES: THE AKASHA PARADIGM IN SCIENCE

APPENDIX I

Nonlocality and Interconnection:
A Review of the Evidence

APPENDIX II

The Akasha Paradigm in Physics:
Two Hypotheses
Hypothesis I: The Transmuting Ether by Paul A. LaViolette
Hypothesis II: The Universal Quantum Field by Peter Jakubowski

REFERENCES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.

 

 

 

Reviews

 
“Ervin Laszlo provides the most brilliant, comprehensive, and intellectually satisfying integral theory of everything that I have ever read… His work transcends the vision of Darwin, Newton, Einstein, the quantum pioneers, and many other scientific giants of history.”
Deepak Chopra, M.D., Author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

“Arguably the world’s greatest system theorist and interdisciplinary scientist and philosopher, Ervin Laszlo is a multifaceted individual with a range of interests and talents reminiscent of the great figures of the Renaissance. In an intellectual tour de force and a series of books, Laszlo offers a solution to the current paradoxes in Western science that transcends the boundaries of individual disciplines.”
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Author of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science and When the Impossible Happens

“Ervin Laszlo has provided thought provoking information to guide us through this period of transition.”
Kathryn PriceBook Editor, WomensRadio

“Our world is undergoing a radical ‘macroshift’ at the same time as our scientific understanding of reality is revving up for a major paradigm shift… This is truly inspiring stuff!”
Nexus New Times Magazine

“This is a book I recommend for those who are interested quantum physics and the meditative state as it is written in a style I was able to understand, considering my strengths are not in science and mathematics.”
Barbara MartinReviewer, January 2009

“It is an exciting time to be alive now, during the evolution of the next step of human consciousness, and reading this book created a safe perspective for me ‘to be’ in the scheme of things.”
Rahasya PoeLotus Guide magazine, Issue No. 25, May/June 08

“From a scientifically idealistic point of view, there is something that seems right about this book’s advice… From the shifting of political, corporate, and military resources to the planetary ethic, to the latest scientific knowledge, this is a book you wish everyone read.”
Cheznoiu and KovacsUnited Association for Body Psychotherapy, Sep 2008

“Whenever I read a book written by a Nobel prize nominee, (peace, in this case, twice) I expect an interesting read. Quantum Shift in the Global Brain did not disappoint, but for rather a surprising reason: the book is a strange juxtaposition of societal and global trends, quantum and chaos physics, and pseudoscience, with wide breadth and bold claims. So, it kept me on my toes.”
Donald N. PetcherJournal of the American Scientific Affiliation, Vol. 61, No. 1, March 2009

“Any college-level collection strong in either science or sociology will find this intriguing.”
The Midwest Book Review, June 2008

“Laszlo makes a compelling case; his analysis of human populations and resource use provides a good historical basis to his theory that an industrialized way of life is unsustainable. Not merely content to describe the impending apocalypse, he lays out strategies and solutions to help support our survival.”
Witches & Pagans, Feb 2010

Latest Publications

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

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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.