Here is the book that brought the mystical implications of subatomic physics to popular consciousness for the very first timeway back in 1975 This special edition celebrates the thirty fifth anniversary of this early Shambhala best seller that has gone on to become a classic It includes a new preface by the author, in which he reflects on the further discoveries and developments that have occurred in the years since the books original publication Physicists do not need mysticism, Dr Capra says, and mystics do not need physics, but humanity needs both Its a message of timeless importance....
|Title||:||The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism|
|Number of Pages||:||582 Pages|
|File Size||:||695 KB|
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The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism Reviews
Wish this was written in 1972 when my High school physics professor mentioned that I could reinforce the principles of the yoga I was studying with the study of physics. I thought he was out of his mind since I thought they were complete opposites. Capra explains so eloquently that science and mysticism are not dichotomies but dialectically in sync. Capra ends one more separation that existed for me.
Great book! One of my favorite books! It clearly shows the connection between eastern mysticism (Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism) and western philosophies in science; and how they're just different ways of explaining the same thing. A bit longer than I expected, but the kind of long that you appreciate.
An excellent read for anyone interested in the relationship between sophisticated modern physics and the human experience. It is alittle in depth on some of the physics concepts if you are not familiar with much, but a few breaks for some research on the internet cleared up the jargon for myself and helped me grasp some of the concepts better. Very satisfying read.
Fritjof Capra knows very well how to expose and articulate complicated technical concepts of modern physics. Even though complete beginners will probably not understand and learn every single scientific concept and model without really studying them by means of additional material in different moments, the curious, sensitive readers will surely have an illuminating experience with this work and may feel stimulated not only to explore its implications soon but also to read it again after one or more years.
If you're interested in the relationship between physics and eastern philosophy, this is a worthwhile book. Having read newer material on the subject, I wasn't sure if this title would have much to offer, but it's unique format and broad scope did well to offer a new perspective.
If you are painfully familiar with classic Western thought, with its fixed rules based upon "known" facts and repetitious cycle of discoveries that disprove those same facts, treat yourself to this non-jargon based exploration of Eastern thought. 2500 years ago Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu thinkers intuited a unitary concept of the universe that comports very well with today's scientific observations at the sub-atomic level. Through observation and meditation, they did what Einstein could not do, developed a theory of how the universe works for galactic and sub-atomic sized events and objects. In the process, they suggested that everyone and everything in the universe may simultaneously both contain and compose every other aspect of that universe.
Capra was a pioneer of this idea of comparing, harmonizing and unifying Eastern mysticism and contemporary physics. It has now become a trend. In fact, thinking I was original in some of my propositions I find Capra postulated them more than 30 years ago. But he offers much more than this, he has the rare ability to translate the complex concepts into simple and beautiful phrases. I did not give him the 5 stars because some of the later chapters are arid. Truly a classic in its field.
I am physics undergrad and had been intrigued and confused with the realities of quantum mechanics. Probabilities weren't enough for me, I thought there must be something else that determines observational outcomes. The thought had crossed my mind but reading this book confirmed it for me. The universe is conscious, human consciousness is a quantum phenomenon. As a race we have enormous power and responsibility over our world. Reading this book provided me with a new way of looking at physics and science in general, and an optimistic expectation for the future of our race that we can leave behind our outdated and unhealthy ideals.