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42. The Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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41. The Problems of Philosophy - Bertrand Russell


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40. This Simian World - Clarence Day Jr.


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39. On Being Human - Woodrow Wilson

Date Read: 10-27-04
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38. The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz


Date Read: 10-16-04
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37. Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu Translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English


Date Read: 9-26-04
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36. Constructing a Life Philosophy: Opposing Viewpoints (Opposing Viewpoints Series) - David L. Bender and Bruno Leone (Editors)

Date Read: 9-15-04
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35. Elements of Philosophy an Introduction - Samuel F. Stumpf


Date Read: 2-10-04
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34. Making Sense - Robert R. Potter


Date Read: 1-28-04
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33. The Essential Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi


Date Read: 1-23-04
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32. Importance of Living - by Lin Yutang


Date Read: 1-4-04
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31. Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium - Carl Sagan


Date Read: 11-13-03
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30. Walden - Henry David Thoreau


Date Read: 9-7-03
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29. Communist Manifesto - Carl Marx


Date Read: 8-21-03
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28. Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach


Date Read: 7-8-03
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27. Journeys Out Of The Body - Robert A. Monroe


Date Read: 6-11-03
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26. Bridging Science and Spirit: Common Elements in David Bohm's Physics, the Perennial Philosophy and Seth - Norman Friedman


Date Read: 5-22-03
Review: I was quite excited to read this book after seeing the title and reading reviews. This was an area of great interest at the time I read it. Unfortunatly, this book was quite a let down. The author showed the connections between the widely different sources. But, I personally found that he went into to much detail, in addition his writing style was sometimes difficult to understand. This book became boring to read and seemed to drag on and on. Though there were some very enjoyable parts as well, that partially redeem the book as worthy of reading. There were some new ideas and sources presented to me, and just some interesting new thoughts on things. But in general it wasn't anything new.I recommend this book who enjoys realizing pattern the connects. I strongly recommend the reader have some background in each area discussed.

Excerpt:"It behooves those who seek truth to study the abstract features of the truths of as many disciplines as possible, in order to determine which of the ideas of each of them correspond and which do not, with the notion that those ideas that do recur in a varied range of domains of knowledge are more likely to be true than those that do not. Thus the seemingly invariant truths are the ones that should be pursued further, as significant investigations toward our future understanding of the real world."


25. Time Travel: A New Perspective - J. H. Brennan


Date Read: 5-19-03
Review: This book was better than I suspected it to be. The author covered many theories very thoroughly and unbiased. He does a good job explaining some basic scientific theories such as relativity and certain aspects of particle physics. He seemed to draw from two main sources, modern science, and the paranormal, and described each ones answer for time travel. Unfortunatly, towards the end his theories started sounding like something you would hear on a psychic hotline. He delves into matters of the mind and matters of space and time, exploring the boundaries of each. I would recommend this to anyone interested in time travel. It is written at the reading level that the average person could understand.

Excerpt:"For one reason or another, both these theories - and a host of others - have proven unsatisfactory, but one potential explanation remained to intrigue scientists all the way to Einstein. This was the idea that time is not intrinsic to the physical universe at all, but is instead a function of the human mind. In other words, what we experience as time is nothing more than the way our mind orders events so that we can make sense of our experience.

I should mention that the organizing function of the human mind is very well established. Look through the window. You see trees, grass, fields, a stream, and so on. Or, if you live in a city, you see the urban environment of houses, offices, streets, and cars. In fact, you're not really seeing any of those things. What's happening is that light is reflected off different structures, hits your eye, and excites receptors in your retina. This triggers an electrical pulse along a nerve track which feeds information into your brain."


24. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki


Date Read: 5-15-03
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23. Conversations with God: an uncommon dialogue [book 3]- Neale Donald Walsch


Date Read: 4-9-03


22. Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing - Alexander S. Neill

Date Read: 3-9-03
Review: This is a book about an experimental radical school that lets the child make all their own decisions and allows them freedom. In the first half of the book the author, and founder of the school, gives an overview of the school, how it functions, it's purpose and it's success. The second half is about Neill's psychology and philosophy. I learned a lot from this book, and enjoyed the unique view on child rearing. A main focus is the problem of indoctrination and subordination. He explains how adults should act like childrens equals, not their superiors. Being a Freudist, the author stresses how drives repressed in early childhood show up much later in peoples lives causing many problems. Also he attributes many problems to the sex drive, seemingly excessively so. I think this book gets to the root of many social problems today. I recommend this book to anyone planning on having children.

Excerpt: "Parents want disciplined schools when the home is a center of strict parental authority. The strict school carries on the tradition of keeping the child down, keeping him quiet, respectful, castrated. Moreover, the school does excellent work in treating only the head of the child. It restrains his emotional life, his creative urge. It trains him to be obedient to all the dictators and bosses of life. The fear that began in the nursery is increased by stern teachers whose rigid discipline grows out of their own power drives. The average parent, seeing only the exterior child with his school blazer, with his superficial manners, with his worship of football games, is pleased to see how successfully his dear son is being schooled. It is tragic to see young life sacrificed on this antediluvian altar of so-called education. The strict school demands only power-and the fearful parent is satisfied. " pg 327-328


21. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley


Date Read: 3-1-03
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20. The Holographic Universe - Michael Talbot


Date Read: 2-25-03
Review: This was an fun book to read. The main goal was to show the evidence from all different areas that support the holographic universe theory. He does a good job, he really focuses on the paranormal and psychic phenomenon. Unfortunatly he seems a little to ready to accept the results of the experiments and almost disregards a rational explanation for some of the things he explains. This will cause some people to be annoyed by this book, but I still took it lightheartedly. He does a very good job quoteing from various religious texts and showing how they correlate. This book is definatly not as scientific as his first one, "Beyond the Quantum" but taken together I think they would pack quite a stong punch in favor of his theory. I recommend this book to anyone is interested in a new explanation of paranormal things such as poltergiests or ESP. There isn't anything too complicated in it so it could be read by the average person.

Excerpt: "Take a moment to consider this. Look at your hand. Now look at the light streaming from the lamp beside you. And at the dog resting at your feet. You are not merely made of the same things. You are the same thing. One thing. Unbroken. One enormous something that has extended its uncountable arms and appendages into all the apparent objects, atoms, restless oceans, and twinkling stars in the cosmos. "


19. The Age of Reason - Thomas Paine


Date Read: 2-22-03
Review: I bought this book during the period that I was researching Atheism, even though he isn't an atheist. He is a Deist, and his views are very anti-religion/theology. As are mine. This was a semi-enjoyable book, but very informative. The main focus of this book is refuting Christianity. The first part of the book, he explains the problems with religion in general. This part was enjoyable, but not the most awe-inspiring stuff I've read on the topic. The second part he goes through every book of the bible, and shows all the contradictions as to who wrote them, and how the true sources are unknown, as well as showing how unorganized and inconsistent it is. This part he made a lot of good points, unfortunatly his main target was fundamental Christians, so some of his arguments wouldn't work today. The third part he sums it all up, this part is shorter then I would have liked. I would recommend this book to anyone who is wondering about the validity of the bible. This is understandable to most readers, but might anger those who identify personally with their beliefs, and think they are being attacked if their beliefs are.

Excerpt: "But if objects for gratitude and admiration are our desire, do they not present themselves every hour to our eyes? Do we not see a fair creation prepared to recieve us the instant we are born - a world furnished to our hands, that cost us nothing? Is it we that light up the sun, that pour down the rain, and fill the earth with abundance? Whether we sleep wake, the vast machinery of the universe still goes on. Are these things, and the blessings they indicate in future, nothing to us? Can our gross feelings be excited by no other subjects than tragedy and suicide? Or is this gloomy pride of man become so intolerable, that nothing can flatter it but a sacrifice of the creator?"


18. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment - Eckhart Tolle


Date Read: 1-26-03
Review: This is an amazong book. I would not hesitate to call it the best book I've ever read, in my life. Eckhart explains many things about our lives and how we are really in control. I would call this book Applied Psychology because he explains many things humans do, just out of intinct, and then why we shouldn't. He emphasizes that there is no salvation or enlightenment in the future. It is right NOW. You make the choice every moment, and you can choose to live in pain, caused by your suroundings and situation, or you can choose enlightenment, and unconditional happiness and joy. This book is in the style of a question answer session between him and a group of people. This makes it all the more readable. You have to really stay focused while you are reading though, or you will miss a lot of it. I recommend this to anyone who is having problems in their life, and need a new perspective on life. It is in a language that most can understand, but some of the issues require a strong intellect to grasp.

Excerpt: " But in that state of inner connectedness, you feel this pull some-where on the surface or periphery of your life. Anything that happens to you in that state feels somewhat like that. The whole world seems like waves or ripples on the surface of a vast and deep ocean. You are that ocean and, of course, you are also a ripple, but a ripple that has realized it's true identity as the ocean, and compared to that vastness and depth, the world of waves and ripples is not all that important. "


17. Conversations with God: an uncommon dialogue [book 2]- Neale Donald Walsch


Date Read: 1-18-03
Review: Like the first book, but even better. This book goes on to more social and global issues. I feel I actually learned more from this book, instead of just agreeing with most of it, like the first. "God" presents some very new and very good ideas especially concerning politics and ending war. He also speaks a lot on education and how the older generation doesn't want the young questioning their ways. He explains further how things in general are either motiveated by fear or love. He explains how noone really does what is "wrong" because at the time they see it as the "right" thing. He supports a form of socialism. And also speaks on the bad parts of society, how we're wasteful, not thinking, and making crap. And talks more about the negative aspects of religion. I recommend this book to everyone as well. It is very easy and entertaining to read, if you can get over the supposed "source."

Excerpt: "Is your soul as lonely as your mind? Is it even more neglected? And when was the last time you felt your soul being expressed? When was the last time you cried with joy? Wrote poetry? Made music? Danced in the rain? Baked a pie? Painted anything? Fixed something that was broken? Kissed a baby? Held a cat to your face? Hiked up a hill? Swam naked? Walked at sunrise? Played the harmonica? Talked 'til dawn? Made love for hours. ..on a beach, in the woods? Communed with nature? Searched for God? When was the last time you sat alone with the silence, traveling to the deepest part of your being? When was the last time you said hello to your soul?"


16. Conversations with God: an uncommon dialogue [book 1] - Neale Donald Walsch


Date Read: 1-6-03
Review: This book is, according to the author, a dialogue between himself and God. At first I was, and still am pretty skeptical about the true source, but that doesn't really matter. The message he conveys is just awesome! Judging by the title you might think it's a christian book. But, it actually explains the wrongs in the church and "God" says that even religion isn't good. Though I still found it a little christian, at least with God being all cool and having a personality, to anthropomorphic for me. But still the rest of this book is amazingly consistent with my beliefs. It is a very easy read, and written in simple terms. "God" explains many things mainly answering Neale's question about his life and why it's not going like he wants it to. He explains everything very well, and while it does get a little repeatative, its still very informative and often it made me think in a way I hadn't thought before. Overall it conveys a great feeling of relief and joy, that all will end well and you can't go wrong basically. I recommend this to everyone!

Excerpt: " It reasoned, quite correctly, that any portion of Itself would necessarily have to be less than the whole, and that if It thus simply divided Itself into portions, each portion, being less than the whole, could look back on the rest of Itself and see magnificence. And so All That Is divided Itself- becoming, in one glorious moment, that which is this, and that which is that. For the first time, this and that existed, quite apart from each other. And still, both existed simultaneously. As did all that was neither. Thus, three elements suddenly existed: that which is here. That which is there. And that which is neither here nor there-but which must exist for here and there to exist. It is the nothing which holds the everything. It is the non-space which holds the space. It is the all which holds the parts. "


15. Sugar Pill - Todd Cesere


Date Read: 12-20-02
Review: This was a book written by my friends older brother. It is a sci-fi story with a religious and philosophical topic. I really enjoy stories like these that are entertaining and have learning value. I started reading the book online, and soon I was addicted, I finished it online in a few days, using the "browse this book" option. But I felt bad, so I bought it anyways. The first part of this book really got me excited for what was in store, but I was kinda disappointed that there wasn't more like that. Also Todd's writing style is kinda bizzare, not that that's bad, just hard to read sometimes. I liked his depiction of the future how we pretty much destroy the earth and the huge social class separation. Then the upper class does a horrible thing to fix the overpopulation problem. But I wont give it all away. Todd, you rock!!

Excerpt: "We were the worst thing that ever inherited the planet. Long befire we deemed the future unlivable, things were quite unlivable for almost everyone already. We just didn't care about them. Here was the most acvnaced civilization, with no war, with little crime, with the ability for anyone to interact with anyone else, to travel anywhere, the power to live however we saw fit, and we let the vast majority of the population sit idly by in hell. We are the emergency room that shut out hundreds of burn victems in order to take it easy and casually attend to refurnishing our offices with more comfortable chairs. Oh, but these chairs swivel and roll. They are much easier on the back."


14. The Universe in a Nutshell - Stephen Hawking


Date Read: 10-12-02
Review: This is a very entertaining while very informative book. I like the style it was written in, it made complex scientific issues understandable. This book has an illustration on every page. It was an easy read. Stephen explains most of the new scientific theories of the universe, and includes his own ideas about it. He goes into branes and super-strings and the M-Theory. He explains how dark matter might exist, and the strange actions of sub-atomic particles. While the average person might find this book boring or pointless, I would recommend it to anyone interested in science and theoretical physics.

Excerpt: "We are used to the idea that events are caused by earlier events, which in turn are caused by still earlier events. There is a chain of causality stretching back into the past. But suppose this chain has a beginning. Suppose,there was a first event. What caused it? This was not a question that many scientists wanted to address. They tried to avoid it, either by claiming, like the Russians, that the universe didn't have a beginning or by maintaining that the origin of the universe did not lie within the realm of science but belonged to metaphysics or religion. In my opinion, this is not a position any true scientist should take. If the laws of science are suspended at the beginning of the universe, might not they fail at other times also? A law is not a law if it only holds sometimes. We must try to understand the beginning of the universe on the basis of science. It may be a task beyond our powers, but we should at least make the attempt."


13. Seth Speaks - Jane Roberts


Date Read: 8-12-02
Review: Seth is a channeled being from a higher plane of existence. His intent is to inform us of our true identity and the true nature of the universe. Once you get past the cukiness of the source, this is actually a pretty good book. While Seth doesn't really do anything to back-up his claims, many can be accepted just because they make sense. The general topic is the self. A lot of his views correlated with mine at the time I read it, and many still do. There was just something about the book that made it difficult to read though. I enjoyed his analogies and insights into metaphysics. I would recommend this to anyone interested in those topics, but not to everyone.

Excerpt: "True spirituality is a thing of joy and of the earth, and has nothing to do with fake adult dignity. It has nothing to do with long words and sorrowful faces. It has to do with the dance of consciousness that is within you, and with the sense of spiritual adventure that is within your hearts. That is the meaning of spirituality; and as I have told you before, if I could I would do a merry dance about the room to show you that your vitality is not dependent upon a physical image. It is not dependent upon your youth, it is not dependent upon your body. It rings and sings through the universe, and through your entire personality. It is a sense of joy that makes all creativity probable. So do not think you are being spiritual when you are being longfaced, and do not think you are being spiritual when you berate yourself for your sins. The seasons within your system come and go. The sun falls upon your face whether you think you are a sinner or a saint. The vitality of the universe is creativity and joy and love, and that is spirituality. And that is what I shall tell the readers of my book."


12. Out-of-Body Experiences - Janet Lee Mitchell


Date Read: 5-29-02
Review: This is a study of out the body experiences. It covers a wide range of fields, as well as other experiements and studies done. She explains how there may be a connection between OBEs and other phenominal events such as lucid dreams, and the mystical experience. More than just OBEs this book covers much of the unexplained and paranormal. The author also describes a new way of looking at our bodies in relation to the universe that is very intriguing. And she concludes with the effect these discoveries, if proved true, can have of society. I recommend this book to anyone really interested in the paranormal of the mind, like telepathy and precognition. This was a pretty easy and enjoyable read.

Excerpt: "Bigotry is ubiquitous and is heightened by our belief that we are bodies and that this facet of existence is the primary one. We describe ourselves as "human beings"; human is the adjective, beings, the noun. So, first we are beings, and beyond consideration for adequate food, clothing, and shelter for our bodies, it might be wise to place our attention on nonmaterial goals to aid human evolution and perhaps spiritual revolution. If our only experience is in a body, we may well continue to believe that we are a body. If one were born and raised entirely in an automobile, it might have its advantages, but one would never know the joys of being outdoors and feeling the cool grass or warm sunlight directly on the skin. It seems certain that granted the ability to get out of the car just once, one would want to do it again and again to exercise new-found experiences and freedom. From numerous reports, OBES are also freeing experiences in which people realize that they can transcend self-limiting concepts, with more abilities, with more freedom entailing more ethical responsibility, and with an actual awareness of themselves for the first time as beings rather than bodies. This is no longer a belief; for some it is knowledge. "


11. The Non-Local Universe - Robert Nadeau and Menas Kafatos


Date Read: 5-17-02
Review: This book is about the universe being Non-Local, that is things on one side of the universe can effect things on the other side, without a signal traveling though the physical space between them. They describe many recent experiments that support this claim. Also thoughout the book, the authors are stressing the need to unite the social sciences and humanists.The downsides to this book, is that the style is difficult to read, and they go into the details quite a bit more than I prefer. Other than that is it a very good book. I don't recommend it to anyone not familiar with the new science theories.

Excerpt: "Since it now seems clear that science cannot, in principle, describe the whole and that the divorce between mind and world formalized by Descartes is an illusion, we believe that there is a new basis for dialogue between members of the two cultures. If this dialogue is open and honest, it could not only put a timely end to the two-culture war and resuscitate the Enlightenment ideal of unifying human knowledge in the service of the common good. It could also promote a new era of cooperation and shared commitment between members of the two cultures in the effort to effectively understand and eliminate some very real threats to human survival. "


10. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin Abbott Abbott


Review: This is a great novel about a A square who lives in a two dimentional world. A three dimensional being comes and shows him the world of three dimensions and other worlds. This book is basically about perspective, and point of view, and it shows us how limited our view of the world may be. It was a very fun book to read and should be easy for anyone to understand. The best way for us to visualize four dimensions (not including time) is to use the analogy of looking at two dimensions compared to our three. If we lived all our lives in two dimensions, and then one day experienced three as we do now, what an exciting experience it would be!


9. The Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism - Jean Smith


Date Read: 5-11-02
Review: This book is a good overview of the religion. It explains the history, Siddartha Gautama, and his teachings. This book also covers Zendos and how buddhism is taught. It explains some forms of meditation and the significance of every part, like the hand positions. I enjoyed this book, it wasn't the easiest thing to read, but I found the content to be worthwhile. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the religion. It's more of a philosophy of life than a religion. In general Buddhism is the goal towards becoming one with everything, and understanding your true nature.

Excerpt: "If you think about every situation in which you've felt discomfort in the last several hours - wether physically or at work with your partner - you'll find that you wanted something to be different. So you're grasping after what? Your grasping after an idea you have about the way reality SHOULD be, rather than simply being present for what it is. Being present for what it is does not mean that you don't work to create social change and to better yourself - it is not passive acceptance. But it is being aware of what really is in this moment."


8. God the Oldest Question - William J. O'Malley, S.J.


Date Read: 4-30-02
Review: This was another very good book. This one included a lot of scientific data as well as covering the ideas of the mystics and how they correlate. This book is definatly more on the spiritual side, but that doesn't make it any worse. The author explains how God may have been developed by us for the most part, but there is evidence all over the place that there may be something like what we call God, but our perception is so limited that we changed God over the course of history to be more like us. This actually surprized me. I was expecting a very Catholic conclusion but this book covers many topics and the author does some of his own philosophizing on the topics. This book is written for the average, critical thinking reader.

Excerpt: "When many separate teams begin to climb a mountain, they look very far apart at their base camps, but as they climb, it is still the same mountain. And when they reach the summit, they find the same God, who has been with each team all along. Then they can sit down and rest, waiting for Dr. Jastrow's scientists to catch up." - God oldest Q


7. Beyond the Quantum - Michael Talbot

Date Read: 4-9-02
Review: This remains one of my favorite books. Michael covers many topics and bringing them all together to form his own theory of everything. He has much information on the paranormal side including poltergeists and OBEs. He explains many experiments that seem to support his claims. His style of writing is very pleasing to me, it is very readable and understandable. In the end he also draws conclusions on humans and our actions based on these new findings and really adds a needed spiritual touch to the physics. It is also a very good introduction to the new physics, for anyone that doesn't know much about them.

Excerpt: "Recognize that we are part of the living fabric of the cosmos, it is possible that we will go far toward reinstating some of the meaning we now so sorely lack. As Davies puts it, "The far-reaching philosophical implications of the new physics should not be ignored by the physics community.... The new physics has room for a meaning to existence," it is just that the language to describe this ultimate reality is not yet to be found "in the familiar world of daily discourse.
Such a transition might also underscore our connectedness with all things. It is clear that many of the world's current problems are due to divisiveness, selfishness, and fragmentation. The fact that the new physics contains within it powerful metaphors of self-transformation and social transformation should also not be ignored. Effecting such a shift in language and consciously emphasizing that we humans and the universe we inhabit are all part of a living, intelligent, and infinitely interconnected fabric might be a good first step toward trying to heal these ills."


6. Practical Guide to Astral Projection - Melita Denning, Osborne Phillips


Date Read: 2-7-02


5. Consciousness Explained - Daniel C. Dennett


Review: This book is mainly psychology. It includes a lot of interesting experiments and conclusion. It also explains all theories of consciousness, for example dualism and the catesian theater. I found some good sections in this book, but as a whole it was a tough read. It got into details a little too much for my taste. Later he also gets into some strange unexplained results from studies done on the human consciousness and mind. This is the first place I learned about memes and I find this a very interesting topic. But overall the book wasn't my kind of thing.

Excerpt: "Thanks to the placement of the stereo speakers and the balance of the volume of their respective outputs, the listener projects the resulting sound of the soprano to a point midway between the two speakers." If there is noone in the room, there is no projection, but if there is someone (an observer) then the sound is projected by their brain. Realize, this is not a physical projection into space, but a type created in the brain. It is projected into phenomenal space. so nothing is projected into physical space but you are tricked into "believing" it. This same effect can occur not only in space/ phenomenal space, but also phenomenal time as well. this explains how the memories of the past can be edited by the brain. After you gain certain knowledge that effects your past experience, your brain calculates the conclusion and projects it into the past. or phenomenal past. "


4. Quantum Self - Danah Zohar


Review: This book got me thinking a lot more and applying the amazing implications of quantum physics to other topics such as psychology and even religion. Danah explains her theory of who we are in the universe and what are part is in all of it. She brings up a lot of interesting points and points of view about many things. The main focus point of this book is consciousness and can it be explained using quantum mechanics.

Excerpt: "The self is the most highly integrated unity of all my many subunities." "The quantum self is creative on two fronts-on the one hand it reincarnates the past, giving it renewed life and meaning; on the other it re-creates itself at every moment... My relived past can be no more separated from my present than my present can be separated from my past. As T.S. Eliot says, "Time past and time future are both present in time now."."


3. Taking the Quantum Leap - Fred Allen Wolf


Review: This was another excellent book by Fred Allen Wolf. He wrote this one before Parallel Universes. This describes more of the history of science and how Quantum Mechanics came about. This book introduces many of the big names in Physics such as Heisenburg and Bohr. This is a very good introduction, not only to quantum physics but to science in general. I gave it three stars because it's not the most interesting stuff to know, but very useful nontheless. This would be good of you are new to the New Physics.


2. Parallel Universes - Fred Allen Wolf


Review: This was one of the first books I read on the topic. Fred introduces the reader to the basics of Quantum Mechanics, and then does on the explain the possibility of Parallel Universes, and how they fit into the theory. This book really sparked my interest on this topic. Though I was lost at parts, a lot of it was introducing very new and exciting ideas to me so I found this to be quite good. I would recommend reading Taking the Quantum Leap before reading this book though.


1. Relatively Speaking - Eric Chaisson



Date Read: 11-23-01
Review: This was the book that first sparked my curiosity in the world, a curiosity that hasn't left me since. It wasn't so much the power of this book itself but was simply that point in my growth. The following is some of my report on it:
I chose this book that's about cosmology and Einstein because I am very interested in the universe and how it might work. Einstein contributed much to the development science. He was born in 1879 in Munich. He was not a bright student and was expelled from High School for being a negative influence on the other students. Because of this he had trouble getting into college. He worked in a patent office and the inventions inspired him greatly. He wrote scientific papers that helped science greatly. After his theories were tested, he became very famous. This book relates to the science of cosmology. It explain's Einsteinís ideas and theories in good detail but also at a level that I could understand and appreciate. This book made me think of the universe and the world more broadly. It also made me aware of what is going on around me that most donít take the time to think about. It really made me understand how vast and unknown the universe really is. It showed me that we still donít have all the answers in science. I learned much more about Einstein as well.


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