Monday, July 2, 2018
The Intelligence of the Cosmos: Why Are We Here? New Answers from the Frontiers of Science Paperback – October 17, 2017 by Ervin Laszlo (Author), James O'Dea (Afterword), Jane Goodall (Foreword) (Inner Traditions)
Professor Ervin Laszlo, author of the 1987 world-changing classic Evolution: The Grand Synthesis, again gives us a great work for the future, The Intelligence of the Cosmos: Why Are We Here? New Answers from the Frontiers of Science. For the entire past century science has inched steadily toward a synthesis of physics, cosmology, and biology. Increasingly cosmology looks more and more like evolutionary biology, and intelligence is discovered in the tiniest nooks and crannies of the universe. Now comes the bold step in which Laszlo points out the obvious, showing us that the universe is a living intelligent being. T
rom the cutting edge of science and living spirituality: a guide to understanding our identity and purpose in the world
• Outlines the new understanding of matter and mind coming to light at the cutting edge of physics and consciousness research
• Explains how we can evolve consciously, become connected with each other, and flourish on this planet
• Includes contributions from Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette
For the outdated mainstream paradigm the world is a giant mechanism functioning in accordance with known and knowable laws and regularities. The new paradigm emerging in science offers a different concept: The world is an interconnected, coherent whole, and it is informed by a cosmic intelligence. This is not a finite, mechanistic-material world. It is a consciousness-infused whole-system world. We are conscious beings who emerge and co-evolve as complex, cosmic-intelligence in-formed vibrations in the Akashic Field of the universe.
Ervin Laszlo and his collaborators from the forefront of science, cosmology, and spirituality show how the re-discovery of who we are and why we are here integrates seamlessly with the wisdom traditions as well as with the new emerging worldview in the sciences, revealing a way forward for humanity on this planet. They explain how we have reached a point of critical incoherence and tell us that to save ourselves, our environment, and society, we need a critical mass of people to consciously evolve a new thinking. Offering a guidepost to orient this evolution, Laszlo examines the nature of consciousness in the universe, showing how our bodies and minds act as transmitters of consciousness from the intelligence of the cosmos and how understanding science’s new concept of the world enables us to re-discover our identity and our purpose in our world.
With bold vision and forward thinking, Laszlo and his contributors Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette outline the new idea of the world and of ourselves in the world. They help us discover how we can overcome these divisive times and blossom into a new era of peace, coherence, connection, and global wellbeing.