The Miracle of Our Universe
A New View of Consciousness, God, Science, and Reality
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Is our physical universe actually a virtual simulation that is thought into existence by consciousness? Noted astrophysicist, Bernard Haisch explores the frontiers of science, consciousness, and God, revolutionizing our understanding of the Universe and what's behind it all.
Without consciousness there is nothing. Have you ever wondered why and how the world around you came to exist, and whether there might be an afterlife experience awaiting you after our physical bodies die? Might there actually be a God and a heaven of some sort? The hypothesis presented in this book is that our seemingly physical universe of matter and energy is a virtual simulation which is thought into existence by a universal consciousness which we call God.
A reason for a universal consciousness to do such a thing could be to experience and evolve itself through the free will actions of its offspring. This would entail thinking into existence a virtual universe so as to interact with such a universe and each other. Literally everything is consciousness in action, resulting in a gigantic cosmic simulation. We and other creatures are offspring of this God consciousness.
The Miracle of Our Universe explores the forefront of science and spirituality research including:
- Are near-death experiences real?
- What is the Zero-Point Field?
- What kind of being could God be?
- Is there some place that God could have come from?
- How does the Big Bang figure into this?
- It there an afterlife and what could it be like?
- What is the purpose of life?
- Is consciousness all there is?
- Is the Universe a virtual reality?
- Why is Hell impossible?
“A fascinating, comprehensive, and accessible exploration of life’s most fundamental questions. If you’re wondering who we are and why we’re here, this book is a great place to start.”
—Mark Gober, award-winning author of An End to Upside Down Thinking and board member at the Institute of Noetic Sciences
“A book about heaven and God that makes a strong case for both—coming from a pathbreaking astrophysicist. A mind-expanding book. Not to be missed.”
—Ervin Laszlo, author of Science and the Akashic Field
“A gifted scientist’s wonderful look at human consciousness and the hereafter through the mind-bending revelations of modern science. A beautiful achievement!!”
—Larry Dossey, MD, author of Space, Time, and Medicine
“Anyone who reads this book will be challenged to reframe their view of mind and consciousness in ways that offer an alternative to materialism. The table of contents alone is a brilliant scope note, and the coauthors do a beautiful job with each probing chapter. Great book, engaging writing, readable by all.”
—Stephen G. Post, PhD, president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love
“This is a delightful and thought-provoking book, whose main author is an eminent scientist and a Christian who is highly original in his thinking. It offers some unconventional and many insightful responses to fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the amazing universe in which we live, the nature of God, and about how our deaths are unlikely to be the end but may well lead to a heaven where we are welcome.”
—Eric Priest, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
“Bernard Haisch and Marsha Sims get it. Consciousness is causal and fundamental. And in their book The Miracle of Our Universe they lay out the new paradigm and what it means in a unique way. One that accurately makes the link between science and religion.”
—Stephan Schwartz, author of seven books, over one hundred technical papers, and distinguished faculty member Saybrook University
“If you’re a fan, like me, of quantum physics, Stephen Hawking, Deepak Chopra, or Eckhart Tolle, then you will love Dr. Bernard Haisch and Marsha Sims’s latest book, The Miracle of Our Universe.”
—Frances Kermeen, author of The Myrtles Plantation
“Science as practiced in Western universities is regrettably limited in its scope, avoiding many topics that are of interest to the intelligent layman—among them, the nature of life and death. Bernard Haisch, as a successful mainstream scientist and past editor of the wide-ranging Journal of Scientific Exploration, and Marsha Sims as the executive editor of the journal, are well qualified to review and comment on the relationship between scientific thinking and such ephemeral topics.”
—Peter Sturrock, emeritus professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University