Exploring the Leading Edge of Science
Edited by Ken Wilber, 1982
A review from a reader:
A truly diverse and informational work, including essays from such important theorists as physicist Bohm and neuroscientist Pribram.
About the holographic theory of consciousness: just as a small portion of a hologram will display the characteristics of the whole image, so does individual human consciousness contain information about the “whole” Kosmos (this is actually known as the holomovement, because consciousness isn’t like a diagram on a 2D surface as in holo”gram”, but more closely resembles a continuous stream/flow of holographic frequencies).
Bohm gives excellent explanations of implicate order (the “enfolded” spaceless, timeless “dimension” of extremely subtle frequency that gives rise to all manifestation) vs. explicate order (the “unfolded” reality of form that we experience), challenges popularly accepted theories of localized brain organization (our brains work more like holograms/movements, with each cell/particle storing info about the whole), and addresses the importance of the actual practice of meditation/inner transcendence as a means of inducing world transformation.
Extremely useful for becoming acquainted with various scientists/theorists in consciousness studies.
Also interesting to see how the various views, after more than 20 yrs. are currently applied in Wilber’s own philosophy. Very highly recommended!