The Immortal Mind

Nov 20, 2014 | News, Published Books & Articles

by Ervin Laszlo (Author)

Evidence now points to consciousness existing beyond the brain, such as when the brain is temporarily incapacitated, as well as to the survival of consciousness after death. Conventional science prefers to dismiss these findings because they cannot be accommodated by a materialist view of reality.

Spirituality and religion embrace the continuity of consciousness and ascribe it to a nonmaterial spirit or soul that is immortal. As such, spirituality/religion and science continually find conflict in their views.

But what if there truly is no conflict? Based on a new scientific paradigm in sync with experience-based spirituality, Ervin Laszlo and Anthony Peake explore how consciousness is continually present in the cosmos and can exist without connection to a living organism.

They examine the rapidly growing body of scientific evidence supporting the continuity of consciousness, including near-death experiences, after-death communication, reincarnation, and neurosensory information received in altered states.

They explain how the persistence of consciousness beyond the demise of the body means that, in essence, we are not mortal—we continue to exist even when our physical existence has come to an end. This correlates precisely with cutting-edge physics, which posits that things in our plane of time and space are not intrinsically real but are manifestations of a hidden dimension where they exist in the form of superstrings, information fields, and energy matrices.

With proof that consciousness is basic to the cosmos and immortal in its deeper, nonmanifest realm, Laszlo and Peake reveal the purpose of consciousness is to manifest in living beings in order to continuously evolve.

 

Table of Contents 

Prologue: The Big Question
Part 1: THE EVIDENCE

Consciousness Beyond the Brain

  1. Near-Death Experiences
  2. Apparitions and After-Death Communication
  3. Medium-Transmitted Communication
  4. Instrumental Transcommunication
  5. Past-Life Recollection
Part 2: THE SCIENCE

Cosmos and Consciousness

  1. The Rediscovery of the Deep Dimension
  2. Consciousness in the Cosmos
Part 3: THE EXPLANATION
  1. Reexperiencing Consciousness:
    The Recall from the Akasha
  2. Death and Beyond:
    The Return to the Akasha
AFTERWORD
APPENDIX
Notes
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

 

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.

QUANTUM MANAGEMENT

QUANTUM MANAGEMENT

Quantum Management: The Practices and Science of Flourishing Enterprise in the Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion (JMSR) – February 24, 2020
by Chris Laszlo (Author)

The paper addresses the following questions:

What is Quantum Management and why is it needed for New Paradigm applications in business?
What are its foundations in theoretical and applied science? For example, how do the Double-Slit and Bell Theorem experiments in quantum physics offer important insights for managers?
How can experiential practices of connectedness, also referred to as direct-intuitive practices, elevate a person’s consciousness? Why is transforming consciousness the highest point of leverage for scaling positive impact businesses?

RECONNECTING TO THE SOURCE

RECONNECTING TO THE SOURCE

Reconnecting to the Source: The New Science of Spiritual Experience, How It Can Change You, and How It Can Transform the World, Audiobook, Audio CD, Kindle & Paperback – March 24, 2020
by Ervin Laszlo (Author), Deepak Chopra (Foreword, Introduction) on St. Martin’s Essentials

RECONNECTING TO THE SOURCE: The New Science of Spiritual Experience, How It Can Change You, and How It Can Transform the World (St. Martin’s Essentials; March 24, 2020) is a powerful new book by ERVIN LASZLO on the science of spiritual experience as a way to our collective salvation. An internationally celebrated figure in the fields of new science, consciousness, and spirituality, Dr. Laszlo presents with this book a groundbreaking message of both theoretical and practical importance.

The Tuscany Dialogues: The Earth, Our Future, and the Scope of Human Consciousness

The Tuscany Dialogues: The Earth, Our Future, and the Scope of Human Consciousness

(A New Paradigm Book of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research), Kindle & Paperback – June 11, 2019
by Ervin Laszlo (Author), Michael Charles Tobias, Ph.D. (Author)

Two earnest scholars who study human consciousness spend six days in a conversation spanning their areas of knowledge in science, philosophy, and metaphysics to question whether our profound ecological crisis, unique in the life of our planet in its potential for loss of biodiversity and the possibility of actual extinction of our species, can be rectified.

Information Medicine

Information Medicine

A look at the future of medicine based on cutting-edge stem cell research.
In this book, Pier Mario Biava, M.D., and Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D., show how this “information” worldview can be applied to healing and medicine and, specifically, how it underlies a revolutionary new approach to cancer and disease treatment, one that works directly with the epigenetic code–the information that programs the function and growth of every living cell.