The Holographic Universe
(before signing up, see participation prerequisites below)
In his book "The Holographic Universe, author Michael Talbot wrote that ". . . there is evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it. . . are also only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own it is literally beyond both space and time." Beginning with the work of physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, both of whom independently arrived at holographic theories or models of the universe, Talbot explains in clear terms the theory and physics of holography and its application, both in science and in explanation of the paranormal and psychic. His theory of reality accommodates the latest thinking in physics as well as many unresolved mind-body questions. Unfortunately, Michael died in 1992; so, his book is already twenty years out of date. New discoveries, particularly in quantum physics, have added new evidence as well as new controversies to this hotly-debated field.
The discussion of this topic will be based on the 5-part free video workshops by Stephen Davis. If you enjoy sci-fi movies, you will probably like the way that Davis incorporates clips from popular movies to enhance his points. I believe that most members will find this series entertaining as well as informative and stimulating. The videos are available to watch online at:
The site also has full transcripts of each workshop.
The videos are also available on Youtube although I had a little trouble rounding them all up. You should be able to find them at the following urls:
The Holographic Universe - Part 1
The Holographic Universe - Part 2
The Holographic Universe - Part 3
The Holographic Universe - Part 4
The Holographic Universe - Part 5
Since this discussion will be based on the information provided in Stephen Davis' workshops, Plato's Cave members who would like to participate must prepare by watching all five workshops (6 hours). PLease do not RSVP "yes" unless you have watched all of the videos. This special meeting may be postponed or cancelled if there is insufficient interest to meet the prerequisite, but I think that the philosophical concepts will 'grab' you if you take the time and make the effort.