The Quantum Self: Human Nature and Consciousness Defined by the New Physics Paperback – 1 May 1991
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From the Back Cover
'The Quantum Self' demonstrates how developments in modern subatomic physics demand a radical reappraisal of our conventional model of personality – indeed of our very idea of ourselves.
Guiding us through the strange and contradictory world of quantum mechanics, Danah Zohar argues that a more participative view of our relationship with the universe is essential if we are to discover our true nature. In place of the alienation and fragmentation imposed by traditional mechanistic science, we are offered a view of reality which effectively constitutes a new quantum psychology.
"Zohar's theory is brilliantly topical, answering the environmentalist's prayers for a holistic approach to nature and an escape from the spirit/matter dualism that has dominated western thinking from Plato to the modern Christian church."
"Zohar takes Fritjof Capra's classic 'The Tao of Physics' several steps further in this provocative use of quantum theory… A stimulating work, thoughtfully conceived and unusually thorough."
"If you are looking for a travel guide to understanding society as it has been, or could be in the next century and beyond, Zohar's contribution will be worth the effort."
SAN DIEGO UNION
"Physics without fuss."
JEANETTE WINTERSON, 'Sunday Times'
About the Author
Danah Zohar, an American-born physicist and philosopher, teaches at Oxford Brookes University in England and lectures throughout the world. With Ian Marshall, Zohar co-authored the highly-acclaimed The Quantum Self and The Quantum Society.
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Top Customer Reviews
Danah has an enlightened philosophy grounded in scientific "fact"
But if Ms Zohar or anyone else has any idea how to present this stuff for the masses I truly hope they will put pen to paper and have a go because I can't be alone in wanting to step beyond this Descartes body/mind split and stop acting like a billiard ball and reach BOTH out AND in to being ...it just seems astounding to me that I can feel so much resonance with Ms Zohar's pointing at the moon ..... yet intellect keeps us in so many ways worlds appart.
This book really does go well beyond the "Tao of Physics" by Capra, and her conclusions are very probably right as she explains what The TRUE NATURE OF REALITY is really all about.
Her insights are breathtaking and about as profound .. as profound can be.
If ur looking to extend yourself, challenge yourself .. then this read may well be for u. Good luck.
She totally fails to make any real connection between quantum physics and brain function. Only a very vague hypothesis is postulated of no substance and without any hard evidence and with absolutely no predictive power whatsoever.
On the downside, the book could have been written in half the length and been better for it - their is a fair amount of repitition, verbiage, quote and metaphor which sometimes confuse or muddy matters which didn't need any further explanation. It has taken me five weeks to get through the 220 page main text, and I am normally a voracious reader.
Nevertheless if you have any interest in philosophy or spirituality, it's worth the effort to appreciate Zohar's theory.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the best books that I have ever come across. Finally someone has a possible answer to the question of consciousness that's understandable.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer