Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Book Review: 'Reconnecting to The Source: The New Science of Spiritual Experience, How It Can Change You, and How It Can Transform the World' by Ervin Laszlo (Foreword by) Deepak Chopra

Reconnecting to The Source by Ervin Laszlo

Unifying wisdom, quantum science and spirituality

Italian scientist, philosopher and futurist Ervin Laszlo holds honorary PhDs from Hungary, Finland, Canada and the United States and is lauded around the globe for his books and articles, having received many Peace prizes including two nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is President of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science and of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. 

Reading this book, written by an important scientist and thinker, involves consideration of spiritual 
connectivity, an awakening to the need to explore the core meaning of spirituality that can usher in a new realm of understanding and appreciating the universe and our position in it. 

As Dr. Laszlo states in his opening words, ‘There is a new concept of the world emerging in the contemporary sciences, above all in the quantum disciplines. This concept is more aligned with classical wisdom teachings than with the currently dominant mechanistic-materialistic view, and it is not alien to experiences of spontaneous connection with the world. This is important: it could change our thinking about who we are and what the world is. We need to give due consideration to the idea that we are deeply and spontaneously connected to each other and to the world. We should have a good look at what the quantum sciences are telling us about the world, and our connection to the world…According to the quantum view, the world is not an arena for the motion of solid, indivisible particles in passive space and indifferently flowing time…’

In this sophisticated yet accessible manner of writing, Dr. Laszlo shares his concept of living spirituality, that the “spiritual experience” is real and conveys to the deepest dimensions of our consciousness. His message is offered not only in his own experiences, but also the spiritual experiences by such great minds as Lawrence Bloom, James O’Dea, Jane Goodall, Zhi-Gang Sha in addition to the contributions to this book by Deepak Chopra. 

In closing Laszlo message is clear: ‘We need to change. We can change, and we can change in the right way because the change we need is to change into what we deep down already are. The way forward is open. The task is clear. Wake up and become the change into what you are, and what we need. The future of a remarkable species on a precious planet is on your hands.’ Read and absorb the wisdom of this fine book. Ervin Laszlo is a guiding light. Very highly recommended for all of us. 

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