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The Holographic Universe (1991)

by Michael Talbot

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Despite its apparent materiality, the universe is actually a kind of 3-D projection and is ultimately no more real than a hologram, a 3-D image projected in space and made with the aid of a laser. Using this model, a world-renowned physicist and a Nobel prize winning neurophysiologist has developed a new description of reality. It encompasses not only reality as we know it, including hitherto unexplained phenomena of physics, but is capable of explaining such occurrences as telepathy, paranormal and out-of-the-body experiences, lucid dreaming and even mystical and religious traditions such as cosmic unity and miraculous healings. In part one, the author explains in simple prose the theory behind a holograph and its traditional applications to science. In part two, he shows the panoramic way in which the holographic model makes sense of the entire range of mystical, spiritual and psychic experience. Finally, in part three, he explores the implications for other universes beyond our own.… (more)
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In the tube video named 'Linda Moulton Howe - Is Our Universe Someone Else's Computer Simulation? at Ozark Mountain Publishing' Linda shares that Talbot was an UFO-abductee who downloaded the segments of the book from his abductor.
  SamQTrust | Nov 23, 2021 |
This book is a tour-de-force of information on the cutting edge of research in quantum physics, neurology, parapsychology, psychology, and new age spirituality. There is information on OBEs (Out of Body Experiences), NDEs (Near Death Experiences), miracles, psychic healing, remote viewing, telepathy, telekinesis, and more. This book is not mere speculation, it contains over a 1000 detailed footnotes to books, scientific journals, and even private correspondences with the various researchers. The author's thesis is in the title to the book. But the implications of his thesis are truly mind-blowing. I can not do it justice with a summary here.

On a personal note, it has taken me many many months to get through this book. It is not because the book is long, it is only 300 pages. It was not because the book is filled with impenetrable or arcane knowledge; for the most part, I was familiar with the material presented. I did find it annoying that the author's vocabulary exceeded my own, causing me to, far too frequently, to pause and ponder the meaning of some unfamiliar terms. While I was reading this, I took a "break" and read a 500 page SciFi novel, among several other books.

The reason I found this book so hard to get through is simply the fact that my mind was resisting the truth the author was exposing. I would read a chapter, figuratively shake my head, and put the book down so I could mentally process what the author was saying. When I temporarily recovered from having my worldview destroyed, I would pick the book back up and undergo the process again with the next chapter. My (ego) mind did not want to accept the author's view of reality, in spite of his encyclopedic breadth of knowledge and his well documented, decades worth of research to come to the conclusions that he has reached. This is an advanced book for the truth seeker. Well worth a read if you are ready for it. ( )
  RFBrost | Jul 8, 2020 |
Some say there exists only one interpretation of quantum mechanics, and that is the many-worlds interpretation. But there exists another explanation as described by Michael Talbot in his book “Holographic Universe”; here is an excerpt where he writes of Karl Pribram a neurophysiologist at Stanford:

'... Pribam realised that the objective world does not exist, at least not in the way we are accustomed to believing. What is 'out there' is a vast ocean of waves and frequencies and reality looks concrete to us only because our brains are able to take this holographic blur and convert it into sticks and stones and other familiar objects that make up our world...'

'...In other words, the smoothness of a piece of fine china and the feel of beach sand beneath our feet are really just elaborate versions of the phantom limb syndrome (when amputees 'feel' a limb long after it has been removed)..'

'According to Pribram, this does not mean there aren't china cups and grains of sand out there. It simply means that a china cup has two very different aspects to its reality. When it is filtered through the lens of our brains it manifests as a cup. But if we could get rid of our lenses, we'd experience it as an interference pattern. Which is real and which is illusion? "Both are real to me," says Pribham, "or, if you want to say, neither of them are real".

Also look up the research by Russian biophysicist Pjotr Garjajev, and his colleagues known as the phantom DNA effect. The Russian scientists irradiated DNA samples with laser light, on screen, a typical wave pattern was formed. When they removed the DNA sample, the wave pattern did not disappear, it remained. Many control experiments showed that the pattern still came from the removed sample, whose energy field apparently remained by itself.

Also see their work known as wave genetics, they found that living DNA will always react to language-modulated laser rays, and even to radio waves, if the proper frequencies are used. They succeeded in repairing chromosomes damaged by X-rays, they even captured information patterns of a particular DNA and transmitted it onto another, so reprogramming cells to another genome. They successfully transformed for example, frog embryos to salamander embryos simply by transmitting the DNA information patterns. This way the entire information was transmitted without any of the side effects involved when western researchers cut out and insert DNA.

If you fall into a black hole, nothing happens to you, by the equivalence principle you cannot know you are falling into a black hole. You carry on happy as Larry. To us outside, looking at you falling into a black hole, you slow down, your time seen by us gets slower and slower and slower and you never fall into the hole. You get stuck at the horizon. (look at the Penrose diagram, the event horizon can never be in an outside observer's past) But, eons later, you come back out by hawking radiation and say hi! I was in a black hole! We say, no you weren't; you got close then you were radiated back out. Who's right? Smeared over the surface, or inside, it's the same, it's just your point of view. As a member of the general public that is exactly how I feel now. I feel smeared! There are too many theories describing the universe and many of them seem to be correct. There is still no universal equation combining all four forces. Is the physics we know correct, or is it only sufficient approximation to satisfy our senses? Will our intelligence ever allow us to understand it or are we just fooking dumb? We do not have a vantage point to be objective on that matter. Cosmic man. But whoosh. I'm blown away that there are people who genuinely understand this Holographic and Black Hole stuff. Respect. ( )
  antao | Jun 17, 2019 |
I've only rated this book a three for the moment because it bears a definite re-reading.

When I first read it many years ago, I seem to recall being blown away by the idea of every bit of ourselves, every bit of information, every memory and every event being stored somewhere in the micro-material of this universe, which is contained within one or more other universes, and which also itself/ourselves contain one or more parallel universes -unseen, but existing and colliding and sometimes even destroying each other or simply ending, even resulting in the creation of other universes.
Actually this inspired the basis for my first practice novel titled Creator: Friend or Foe, which is in My Reading section here on GR if you wish to torture yourself with it -several of my friends say they really liked it! ( )
  FourFreedoms | May 17, 2019 |
I've only rated this book a three for the moment because it bears a definite re-reading.

When I first read it many years ago, I seem to recall being blown away by the idea of every bit of ourselves, every bit of information, every memory and every event being stored somewhere in the micro-material of this universe, which is contained within one or more other universes, and which also itself/ourselves contain one or more parallel universes -unseen, but existing and colliding and sometimes even destroying each other or simply ending, even resulting in the creation of other universes.
Actually this inspired the basis for my first practice novel titled Creator: Friend or Foe, which is in My Reading section here on GR if you wish to torture yourself with it -several of my friends say they really liked it! ( )
  ShiraDest | Mar 6, 2019 |
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The new data are of such far-reaching relevance that they could revolutionize our understanding of the human psyche, of psychopathology, and of the therapeutic process. Some of the observations transcend in their significance the framework of psychology and psychiatry and represent a serious challenge to the current Newtonian-Cartesian paradigm of Western science. They could change drastiscally our image of human nature, of culture and history, and of reality. - Dr. Stanislav Grof on holographic phenomena in The Adventure of Self-Discovery
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For Alexandra, Chad, Ryan, Larry Joe, and Shawn, with love
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In the movie Star Wars, Luke Skywalker's adventure begins when a beam of light shoots out of the robot Artoo Detoo and projects a miniature three-dimensional image of Princess Leia.
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Despite its apparent materiality, the universe is actually a kind of 3-D projection and is ultimately no more real than a hologram, a 3-D image projected in space and made with the aid of a laser. Using this model, a world-renowned physicist and a Nobel prize winning neurophysiologist has developed a new description of reality. It encompasses not only reality as we know it, including hitherto unexplained phenomena of physics, but is capable of explaining such occurrences as telepathy, paranormal and out-of-the-body experiences, lucid dreaming and even mystical and religious traditions such as cosmic unity and miraculous healings. In part one, the author explains in simple prose the theory behind a holograph and its traditional applications to science. In part two, he shows the panoramic way in which the holographic model makes sense of the entire range of mystical, spiritual and psychic experience. Finally, in part three, he explores the implications for other universes beyond our own.

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Quasi tutti conoscono gli ologrammi, immagini tridimensionali proiettate nello spazio per mezzo di un laser. Ora, due grandi scienziati - David Böhm, fisico quantistico presso la University of London e Karl Pribram, neurofisiologo di Stanford, uno degli artefici della nostra attuale concezione del cervello suppongono che l'universo stesso sia organizzato come un ologramma, in cui ogni parte contiene il tutto. Questo nuovo modo di considerare l'universo dovrebbe chiarire non solo molti degli enigmi insoluti della fisica, ma anche quegli accadimenti misteriosi come la telepatia, le esperienze extracorporee e di premorte, i sogni "lucidi", e perfino le esperienze religiose e mistiche di unità cosmica e le guarigioni miracolose.
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Today nearly everyone is familiar with holograms, three-dimensional images projected into space with the aid of a laser. 

Now, two of the world's most eminent thinkers -- University of London physicists David Bohm, a former protege of Einstein's and one of the world's most respected quantum physicists, and Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, one of the architects of our modern understanding of the brain -- believe that the universe itself may be a giant hologram, quite literally a kind of image or construct created, at least in part, by the human mind. 

This remarkable new way of looking at the universe explains not only many of the unsolved puzzles of physics, but also such mysterious occurrences as telepathy, out-of-body and near death experiences, "lucid" dreams, and even religious and mystical experiences such as feelings of cosmic unity and miraculous healings
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