The New Science and Spirituality Reader

Apr 26, 2012 | News, Published Books & Articles

by Ervin Laszlo (Editor), Kingsley L. Dennis (Editor)

Bridging the gap between science and the world’s great spiritual traditions to move our worldview forward.

With contributions from 28 leading scientists and spiritual thinkers, including:

 

  • Michael Beckwith;
  • Deepak Chopra;
  • Larry Dossey;
  • Amit Goswami;
  • Stanislav Grof;
  • Jean Houston;
  • Barbara Marx Hubbard;
  • José Argüelles;
  • Peter Russell.
  • Offers strategies to promote the fusion of science and spirituality.
  • Explores phenomena at the crossroads of science and religion, such as the nonlocal mind, conscious evolution, and quantum consciousness.

Edited by Nobel Prize nominee Ervin Laszlo and WorldShift International cofounder Kingsley Dennis, this volume brings together 28 leading scientists and spiritual thinkers for a game-changing conversation on bridging the gap between science and religion. With contributions by Michael Beckwith, Deepak Chopra, Larry Dossey, Amit Goswami, Stanislav Grof, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, José Argüelles, Peter Russell, and many other prominent visionaries, this collection explores phenomena at the crossroads of science and religion, such as the non-local mind, conscious evolution, and quantum consciousness, and offers strategies to promote the fusion of science and spirituality and develop a multi-person planetary consciousness.

This book reveals higher consciousness as the bridge between science and spirit, passionate curiosity as the common ground among scientists and seekers, and the urgent need for an alliance between science and the great traditions of spiritual wisdom to move our worldview forward and meet today’s global challenges.

 

Table of Contents 

FOREWORD BY DEEPAK CHOPRA

INTRODUCTION
ROUND ONE: THE SHARED ESSENCE OF SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY

Introduction to Round One

  1. Consciousness and the End of the War Between Science and Religion
    DEEPAK CHOPRA
  2. J’accuse: Fuzzy Science and Sloppy Journalists
    RUSTUM ROY
  3. Spirituality and the Meaning of Mysticism for Our Time
    JEAN HOUSTON
  4. Extended Awareness
    MICHAEL BECKWITH
ROUND TWO: A "RATIONAL" LOOK AT SPIRITUALITY

Introduction to Round Two

  1. The Real Issue
    SWAMI KRIYANANDA
  2. Our Connection to Nature
    SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR
  3. Quantum Consciousness: The Way to Reconcile Science and Spirituality
    KINGSLEY L. DENNIS
  4. Designing a Multiperson Planetary Consciousness
    SHINICHI TAKEMURA
ROUND THREE: SEARCHING FOR THE MEETING GROUND

Introduction to Round Three

  1. Science and Spirituality: Observations from Modern Consciousness Research
    STANISLAV GROF
  2. Spirituality, Healing and Science
    LARRY DOSSEY
  3. Conscious Evolution as a Context for the Integration of Science and Spirituality
    BARBARA MARX HUBBARD
  4. Retrieving the Hidden Rays of Light: A Global Partnership Is Emerging
    RABBI AWRAHAM SOETENDORP
ROUND FOUR: STEPPING-STONES TOWARD UNIFICATION

Introduction to Round Four

  1. Three Strategies to Promote the Fusion of Science and Spirituality
    HIROSHI TASAKA
  2. Finding the Holy of Holies: Sticky Particles and the Ground of All Being
    JAMES O’DEA
  3. Geoesthetics: The Spiritualization of Art and the Science in the Noosphere
    JOSE ARG&UumlELLES
  4. Passionate Curiosity: The Stance of the Scientist, the Seeker, and the Journalist
    ALISON ROSE LEVY
ROUND FIVE: THE NATURE OF MIND AND CONSCIOUSNESS

Introduction to Round Five

  1. Consciousness: The Bridge Between Science and Spirit
    PETER RUSSELL
  2. The Direct-Intuitive-Nonlocal Mind: Another Foundation for Knowledge?
    EDE FRECSKA
  3. The Real Secret of How We Create Our Own Reality
    AMIT GOSWAMI
  4. Reclaiming Science and Spirituality from the Ego
    BETH GREEN
ROUND SIX: CRISIS AND SPIRITUALITY

Introduction to Round Six

  1. A Path Forward: Embracing Our Creative Imagination
    MARILYN MANDALA SCHLITZ
  2. Entropy, Negentropy, and Our Moral Imagination
    JAMES O’DEA
  3. Guiding Our Inner Evolution
    MASAMI SAIONJI
  4. Changing Direction
    JAGDISH GANDHI
ROUND SEVEN: SPIRITUALITY AS A BASIS FOR THE COMING WORLD SHIFT

Introduction to Round Seven

  1. Deep Wisdom: The Marriage of Science and Spirituality
    GREGG BRADEN
  2. The Role of Spirituality in a Worldshift
    BRUCE LIPTON
  3. Worldshift: Learning to Live in a Living Universe
    DUANE ELGIN
  4. Spiritual Practices for This Time of Crisis
    JOANNA MACY
AFTERWORD

A Call for Change — Fostering an Effective Worldshift
ERVIN LASZLO AND KINGSLEY L. DENNIS

WORLDSHIFT INTERNATIONAL: A GLOBAL CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION INITIATIVE
CONTRIBUTORS
INDEX

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.

Kingsley L. Dennis, Ph.D., is a sociologist, writer, and a cofounder of WorldShift International. The author of numerous articles on complexity theory, technologies, new media communications, and consciousness, he spends his time between Andalusia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

 

 

Reviews

 

“…this collection explores phenomena at the crossroads of science and religion, such as the nonlocal mind, conscious evolution, and quantum consciousness, and offers strategies to promote the fusion of science and spirituality and develop a planetary consciousness.”

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