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From the cutting edge of science and living spirituality: a guide to understanding our identity and purpose in the world.

  • Outlines the new understanding of matter and mind coming to light at the cutting edge of physics and consciousness research 
  • Explains how we can evolve consciously, become connected with each other, and flourish on this planet 
  • Includes contributions from Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette 

For the outdated mainstream paradigm, the world is a giant mechanism functioning in accordance with known and knowable laws and regularities. The new paradigm emerging in science offers a different concept: The world is an interconnected, coherent whole, and it is informed by a cosmic intelligence. This is not a finite, mechanistic material world. It is a consciousness-infused whole-system world. We are conscious beings who emerge and coevolve as complex, cosmic intelligence-informed vibrations in the Akashic Field of the universe. 

Ervin Laszlo and his collaborators from the forefront of science, cosmology, and spirituality show how the rediscovery of who we are and why we are here integrates seamlessly with the wisdom traditions as well as with the new emerging worldview in the sciences, revealing a way forward for humanity on this planet. They explain how we have reached a point of critical incoherence and tell us that to save ourselves, our environment, and society, we need a critical mass of people to consciously evolve a new thinking. Offering a guidepost to orient this evolution, Laszlo examines the nature of consciousness in the universe, showing how our bodies and minds act as transmitters of consciousness from the intelligence of the cosmos and how understanding science’s new concept of the world enables us to rediscover our identity and our purpose in our world. 

With bold vision and forward thinking, Laszlo and his contributors Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette outline the new idea of the world and of ourselves in the world. They help us discover how we can overcome these divisive times and blossom into a new era of peace, coherence, connection, and global well-being. 

©2017 Ervin Laszlo. All Rights Reserved. (P)2019 Inner Traditions Audio. All Rights Reserved.

Critic Reviews

“From the time when the conscious universe was a preposterous notion to today, when it’s a cutting-edge idea full of promise for your future, Ervin Laszlo has been its staunch champion. Now he and his colleagues press the argument with even more urgency and depth. I concur that consciousness must be regarded as the ground state of existence. Only when we begin to see ourselves embedded in a reality where mind, body, ecology, planet Earth, and the cosmos are all expressions of the same consciousness will we truly know who we are.” (Deepak Chopra, coauthor of You Are the Universe)

“Ervin Laszlo is without any doubt one of the greatest scientists and philosophers of our time. His seminal concepts of the Akashic holofield and the connectivity hypothesis represent an extraordinary intellectual achievement that will be seen in the future as a critical landmark in the history of science. Laszlo succeeded in something previously deemed impossible - creating a ‘map of everything’ that dissolves the boundaries between natural sciences, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality. In his latest book, The Intelligence of the Cosmos, Laszlo summarizes in a clear and captivating style his profound understanding of the nature of reality and human nature that has emerged from six decades of his unrelenting search for truth. His work might become the cornerstone of the new comprehensive scientific worldview of the twenty-first century.” (Stanislav Grof, MD, author of Beyond the Brain and Psychology of the Future

“Professor Ervin Laszlo, author of the 1987 world-changing classic Evolution: The Grand Synthesis, again gives us a great work for the future, The Intelligence of the Cosmos: Why Are We Here? New Answers from the Frontiers of Science. For the entire past century science has inched steadily toward a synthesis of physics, cosmology, and biology. Increasingly cosmology looks more and more like evolutionary biology, and intelligence is discovered in the tiniest nooks and crannies of the universe. Now comes the bold step in which Laszlo points out the obvious, showing us that the universe is a living intelligent being. This book is science at its most engaging and absolute best!” (Allan Combs, PhD, professor at the California Institute for Integral Studies and author) 

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  • 10-01-2019

Wisdom and insights!

Ah The intelligence of the cosmos. This book sums up the important discoveries in the field of conscious Universe. Read this book and be in love. Wish there were more books like this Having Jane Goodall involved added another dimension of insight

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  • Thomas
  • 26-05-2020

Evolution of Consciousness

Loved it !! A unique and timely discussion about the meaning of life and our place in the world.

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  • 03-10-2019

Boring rant bereft of structure or data

I am a strong believer in the information presented, but I came to my conclusions through deep empirical analysis. This book constantly disappoints by ranting about all kinds of revelations supposed by data not provided or even properly referenced. Bottom line, the book was a waste of my time and money.

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  • J. Fakhouri
  • 12-04-2019

This book is too much

by the 4th chapter I had too much "conciousness" and "vibrations" and "spirituality" too many concepts that cannot be measured nor confirmed. I tried to keep an open mind but it was too much

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