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Consciousness, Reality and the Holographic Universe

Born in Michigan, Michael Talbot’s books include Mysticism And The New Physics, Beyond The Quantum, and arguably his most notable work, The Holographic Universe. In The Holographic Universe, Talbot explores the idea that the entire universe is a hologram. He examines the works of physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl H. Pribram, both of whom independently arrived at holographic theories or models of the universe. Talbot suggests that a holographic model might provide a scientific foundation for understanding various paranormal and anomalous phenomena, such as extrasensory perception, and provide a scientific basis for understanding mystical experience.

He also ties in elements of Carl Jung’s “collective unconscious” theory, and the synchronicity phenomenon, to suggest the existence of an underlying unified field that ties all things in the universe together. Talbot often referenced Stanislav Grof, whose work on Holotropic Breathwork was also of obvious influence. It is said that Talbot has made the often esoteric concepts of Bohm, Pribram, accessible to the general public. This may be in some part due to his earlier work as a science fiction author. Talbot attempted to incorporate psychology, anthropology, spirituality, religion, and science to shed light on truly profound questions that we have struggled with since the genesis of humanity. While this interview was recorded at the end of 1991, it shows the direction that Quantum Physics has manifested and developed into today’s theory’s and understanding, in which further corroborates Michael Talbot’s understanding of the subject almost 30 years ago.

This video really resonates with today’s theories and is explained in a eloquent fashion that only Michael Talbot can deliver. While a lot of us has most likely seen this interview, it is well worth the watch for both the newcomer and seasoned veterans in explaining Consciousness, Reality and the Holographic Universe.

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