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The Spiritual Universe: One Physicist's Vision of Spirit, Soul, Matter, and Self
Why do we believe in the soul? Does it actually exist? If so, what is it? Does it differ from the self? Is it part of the material world? Does it survive the body after death? In The Spiritual Universe, Fred Alan Wolf brings the most modern perspective of quantum physics to the most ancient questions of religion and philosophy. Taking the reader on a fascinating tour of bo ...more
Kindle Edition, 325 pages
(first published 1996)
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Jun 20, 2016 Alex Lee rated it liked it · review of another edition
A physicist tries to find a soul. His beginning is fairly weak; trying to decide what a soul is through a light history of thought. However he quickly dives into quantum mechanics trying to find congruence for the possibility of a thing like a soul existing and a matching physical expression. What he ends up with is a transcendental space expressed mathematically and quantumly. It's this arrangement of the non-null nothingness that is inherent in empty space that allows Wolf to draw a conclusion ...more
Great book but an extremely hard read for me, took me forever I found myself often having to reread full chapters. The physics boggles your mind but the material can be pretty textbookish. Not that that is bad but I needed a guide for dummies. Would highly recommend this for anyone with a background in physics, and for lay folk who have the desire, patience and a good chunk of time
Tough read, concept wise, considering I'm not a physicist but great information, some real world applications for ethereal concepts. Loved it, definitely was not the same person I was at the beginning of the book as I ended up after reading it. :)
Aug 01, 2010 Sherry rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Another great book from the mind of Fred Alan Wolfe. This I grabbed as soon as it came out. His vision of spirit, Soul, Matter, and Self made great sense to me and resonated with my own. His analysis is articulate and deep.