“Each one of us is linked by all the material, organic and psychic strands of his being to all that surrounds him… The true physics is that which will, one day, achieve the inclusion of man in his wholeness in a coherent picture of the world.”
— Teilhard de Chardin, Jesuit priest and paleontologist, 1881-1955
In our Twin Cities-based IONS group we share resources that we are particularly passionate about. Some of them are compiled here. Eventually, as the lists grow, these tabs will be grouped by subject areas. Use the CONTACT form to offer other suggestions (name, title, website link, 2-4 sentence synopsis).
Two that are being considered for explorations in future e-guides include:
The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot
A theory of reality that explains the paranormal abilities of the mind, the latest frontiers of physics and the unsolved riddles of brain and body.
Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything, by Ervin Laszlo
If there is, as mystics maintain, an interconnecting cosmic field that conveys information as the foundation of everything — the Akashic Field — our discoveries in vacuum physics are giving scientific credence to how this might work. A sea of fluctuating energies for everything from atoms to galaxies, living beings and consciousness. The memory of the universe — past, present and future. Philosopher and scientist Ervin Laszlo does a masterful job explaining this field.
Institute of Noetic Sciences
Dean Radin has recommended these new titles for anyone interested in psi:
Dean Radin — probing human consciousness, principally psi phenomena, using the tools and techniques of science
Joanna Macy — psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin — Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and conceived the idea of the Omega Point (a maximum level of complexity and consciousness towards which he believed the universe was evolving)
Rupert Sheldrake — investigates parapsychological phenomenon as a biologist, including unexplained aspects of animal behavior (how pigeons find their way home, telepathic abilities of dogs, cats and other animals) and of people (the sense of being stared at, telepathy between mothers and babies, premonitions)
Ervin Laszlo — noted Hungarian developer of the “Akasha Paradigm,” a new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness
Peter Russell — author of “From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey Into the Mystery of Consciousness,” among others, that cogently explains for laypeople the concepts of how consciousness is at the foundation of everything in the universe
Barbara Marx Hubbard — called “the voice for conscious evolution” by Deepak Chopra
Brian Swimme — after earning a doctorate in mathematics, he has taught evolutionary cosmology as a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and leader of the Center for the Story of the Universe
Brian Greene — director of Columbia’s Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics who has been called “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today” by the Washington Post
Ken Wilber — originator of Integral Theory, driving toward a “theory of everything” that helps to enrich and deepen every field through an understanding of exactly how and where each one fits in relation to all the others.
On Being With Krista Tippett podcast
- Jann Levin: Mathematics, Purpose and Truth
- Teilhard de Chardin’s “Planetary Mind” and our Spiritual Evolution
- Brian Greene: Re-imagining the Cosmos
- The Heart’s Reason: Hinduism and Science
- Uncovering the Codes for Reality (S. James Gates)
- Quarks and Creation (John Polkinghorne)
- How does the brain work? playlist
- Physics: The Edge of Knowledge study package
- Are we alone in the universe? playlist
- Jim Holt: Why does the universe exist?
- Where do ideas come from? playlist
- David Chalmers: How do you explain consciousness?
Medium: The Physics arXiv blog
- Why physicists are saying consciousness is a state of matter
- Quantum experiment shows how time emerges from entanglement
- How social psychologists are gathering evidence of the hive mind