The Self-Actualizing Cosmos

Mar 2, 2014 | News, Published Books & Articles

An exploration of the current revolution in scientific thought and the newest scientific findings in support of the Akashic field.

  • Explains how the new Akasha paradigm recognizes the interconnection of all things in space and time through the quantum resonance of the Akashic field.
  • Reveals the cosmos to be a self-actualizing, self-organizing whole, bringing forth life and consciousness in countless universes.
  • Explores the latest discoveries in the sciences of life, mind, and cosmos.





Science evolves through alternating phases of “normal science” and radical shifts that create scientific revolutions. We saw this at the turn of the 20th century, when science shifted from a Newtonian worldview to Einstein’s relativity paradigm, and again with the shift to the quantum paradigm. Now, as we recognize the nonlocal interconnection of all things in space and time, we find our scientific worldview shifting once again.

With contributions by physicists Paul A. LaViolette and Peter Jakubowski, pioneering systems scientist Ervin Laszlo explores the genesis of the current revolution in scientific thought and the latest findings in support of the Akashic field. He explains how the burgeoning Akasha paradigm returns our way of thinking to an integral consciousness, a nonlinear mode of understanding that enables us to accept the reality of nonlocal interconnection throughout the world. This new inclusive way of understanding reaffirms the age-old instinctive comprehension of deep connections among people, societies, and nature, and it integrates and transcends classical religious and scientific paradigms.

Providing examples from cutting-edge science of quantum-resonance-based interactions among all living systems, Laszlo shows the cosmos of the Akasha to be a self-actualizing, self-organizing whole, where each part is in coherence with all others and all parts together create the conditions for the emergence of life and consciousness. The advent of the Akasha paradigm marks a new stage in science’s understanding of the fundamental nature of the world and offers unique guidance for contemporary efforts to create a peaceful and sustainable world.


Table of Contents 

  1. Revolution in Science
  2. Fields
  3. The Connecting Holofield
  4. Fields, Physical Reality, and the Deep Dimension
  5. The Akasha
  1. Cosmos
  2. Consciousness
  1. Perception
  2. Health
  3. Freedom
  4. The Good
  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 Askasha by Leading Scientists and Thinkers
    Edgar Mitchell, David Loye, Kingsley Dennis, David Lorimier, Stanley Krippner, Deepak Chopra, Ken Wilber



APPENDIX I: Nonlocality and Interconnection: A Review of the Evidence

APPENDIX II: The Askasha Paradigm in Physics: Two Hypotheses

  • Hypothesis 1: The Transmuting Ether by Paul A. LaViolette
  • Hypothesis 2: The Universal Quantum Field by Peter Jakubowski











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.



“The modern idea of a mindless, purposeless, directionless universe will take its place as a morbid relic in the history of ideas. It is being replaced by the vision expressed in The Self-Actualizing Cosmos. This important book restores hope and meaning and shows that the cosmos is a friendlier home than we have recently taken it to be.”

Larry Dossey, M.D., Author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters


“In his new book, Ervin Laszlo, the world’s foremost systems theorist, summarizes his evolutionary connectivity hypothesis and his concept of the Akashic field. He offers a brilliant solution for the paradoxes and anomalous phenomena that emerged in the course of the twentieth century in a broad variety of fields — from astrophysics, quantum-relativistic physics, and chemistry to biology, anthropology, thanatology, parapsychology, and psychology. In this tour de force, Laszlo’s renaissance intellect spanning a broad range of scientific disciplines offers the reader a breathtaking vision of a self-actualizing cosmos. A book that should not be missing in the library of any scientist seeking to understand the nature of reality.”

Stanislav Grof, M.D., Author of Holotropic BreathworkPsychology of the Future and When the Impossible Happens


“Forty years ago Ervin Laszlo changed the way we saw the world with his classic book The Systems View of the World. Today he changes the way we understand the cosmos and our own place in it. This is a groundbreaking and very readable work.”

Allan Combs, Ph.D., Author of Consciousness Explained BetterSynchronicity and Radiance of Being


“The Akasha paradigm, explained in Laszlo’s book, marks a new stage in science and society’s understanding of the world and a way forward to peace and sustainability.”

Ruth Parnell, Nexus, June 2014


“…the concepts and ideas presented in The Self-Actualizing Cosmos are essential reading for anyone seriously concerned with the well-being of the human race and life as we know it on Earth. Highly recommended and thought-provoking!”

Cynthia Sue Larson, New Conciousness Review, June 2014