A reunion between science and spirituality
Futurist Ervin Laszlo reveals human connection to the cosmosSan Francisco, CA (March 15, 2006) –– An internationally renowned group of visionaries and scientists join with the renowned systems theorist, Ervin Laszlo, in a new book, "Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos: The Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality".
A Nobel Prize nominee, Laszlo bridges the divide between science and spirituality, heralding the inter-connectedness of all aspects of the future. The book includes significant contributions from Jane Goodall, Ed Mitchell, Stanislav Grof, Ralph Abraham, Christian de Quincey and more great thinkers of our time.
Generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, founder of the Club of Budapest, and author or editor of 70 books translated into 20 languages, Laszlo has been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize and for the Templeton Prize. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2001 Goi Award (the Japan Peace Prize) and the 2005 Mandir of Peace Prize. And, he is the editor of World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.
For decades Laszlo's work has taken him to the cutting edge of science and consciousness. In "Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos", he discloses the ramifications of non-localized consciousness and how the physical world and spiritual experience are two aspects of the same reality. Laszlo wrote, "What scientists are now finding at the outermost frontiers of every field is overturning all the basic premises concerning the nature of matter and reality. The universe is not a world of separate things and events but is a cosmos that is connected, coherent, and bears a profound resemblance to the visions held in the earliest spiritual traditions in which the physical world and spiritual experience were both aspects of the same reality and man and the universe were one."
Speaking in universities and at conferences across America, Europe, and Asia, Laszlo advocates for global sustainability. About a decade ago, he founded the prestigious Club of Budapest, gathering together leading minds in art, science, religion, and culture in order to evolve a new ethic for a sustainable world. Focused on a cultural consciousness with a global perspective, the Club of Budapest is a powerful catalyst for transformation to a sustainable world.
According to Laszlo, extraordinary forms of coherence are coming to light between the living organism and the rest of the world. The findings that justify this new vision of the underlying logic of the universe come from almost all of the empirical sciences: physics, cosmology, the life sciences, and consciousness research. What happens to one part also happens to the other parts, and hence to the system as a whole.
Contributors to "Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos", an esteemed slate of authors and scientists explore the sense of sacred oneness experienced by our ancestors that has been displaced by the unyielding material presumptions of modern science. Together, they and Laszlo reveal how this sacred and integrated vision of reality can be restored, enabling humanity to once again feel at home in the universe.
Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos: The Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality
Publication Date: March 31, 2006
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Author: Ervin Laszlo
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