The New Science and Spirituality Reader

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-26
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions

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Bridging the gap between science and the world's great spiritual traditions to move our worldview forward. 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 nonlocal mind, conscious evolution, and quantum consciousness, and offers strategies to promote the fusion of science and spirituality and develop a multiperson 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.

Author Biography

Ervin Laszlo is editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution and chancellor of Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University. The founder and president of the Club of Budapest and the author of 89 books, he lives in Pisa, Italy. Kingsley L. Dennis, Ph.D., is a sociologist, writer, and a cofounder of WorldShift International. The author of several books, including New Consciousness for a New World, he spends his time between Andalusia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introduction: The Alliance of Science and Spirituality at a Time of Crisis and Transformationp. 1
The Shared Essence of Science and Spirituality
Introduction to Round Onep. 8
Consciousness and the End of the War between Science and Religionp. 10
J'Accuse: Fuzzy Science and Sloppy Journalistsp. 15
Spirituality and the Meaning of Mysticism for Our Timep. 18
Extended Awarenessp. 22
A "Rational" Look at Spirituality
Introduction to Round Twop. 26
The Real Issuep. 29
Our Connection to Naturep. 33
Quantum Consciousness: The Way to Reconcile Science and Spiritualityp. 37
Designing a Multiperson Planetary Consciousnessp. 40
Searching for the Meeting Ground
Introduction to Round Threep. 46
Science and Spirituality: Observations from Modern Consciousness Researchp. 48
Spirituality, Healing, and Sciencep. 52
Conscious Evolution as a Context for the Integration of Science and Spiritualityp. 56
Retrieving the Hidden Rays of Light: A Global Partnership Is Emergingp. 60
Stepping-Stones toward Unification
Introduction to Round Fourp. 66
Three Strategies to Promote the Fusion of Science and Spiritualityp. 69
Finding the Holy of Holies: Sticky Particles and the Ground of All Beingp. 73
Geoesthetics: The Spiritualization of Art and Science in the Noospherep. 76
Passionate Curiosity: The Stance of the Scientist, the Seeker, and the Journalistp. 80
The Nature of Mind and Consciousness
Introduction to Round Fivep. 84
Consciousness: The Bridge between Science and Spiritp. 86
The Direct-Intuitive-Nonlocal Mind: Another Foundation for Knowledge?p. 90
The Real Secret of How We Create Our Own Realityp. 95
Reclaiming Science and Spirituality from the Egop. 101
Crisis and Spirituality
Introduction to Round Sixp. 106
A Path Forward: Embracing Our Creative Imaginationp. 109
Entropy, Negentropy, and Our Moral Imaginationp. 113
Guiding Our Inner Evolutionp. 116
Changing Directionp. 120
Spirituality as a Basis for the Coming Worldshift
Introduction to Round Sevenp. 124
Deep Wisdom: The Marriage of Science and Spiritualityp. 126
The Role of Spirituality in a Worldshiftp. 130
Worldshift: Learning to Live in a Living Universep. 134
Spiritual Practices for This Time of Crisisp. 138
Afterword: A Call for Change-Fostering an Effective Worldshiftp. 143
WorldShift International: A Global Conscious Evolution Initiativep. 159
Contributorsp. 161
Indexp. 173
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