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The Spiritual Universe
One Physicist's Vision of Spirit, Soul, Matter, and Self
Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D.
ISBN: 9780966132717
Book (Paperback)
Moment Point Press
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
352 pages
January 1, 1999


"One of the most important books of the decade...a necessary foundation to understanding the multidisciplinary approaches to science, religion and psychology." -Noetic Sciences Review

"Public libraries would do well to add this to their collections since the discussion invites scientists, believers, and skeptics to a captivating exploration. Both the mainstream religious believer and the New Age participant will find something here to challenge them." -Library Journal

"The speed is awesome, the questions are exhilarating and the conclusions are properly mysterious... you'll love the spirited journey." -Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life
Why do we believe in the soul? Does it actually exist? If so, what is it? Does it differ from the self? Is it part of the material world? Does it survive the body after death?

In The Spiritual Universe, Fred Alan Wolf brings the most modern perspective of quantum physics to the most ancient questions of religion and philosophy. Taking the reader on a fascinating tour of both Western and Eastern thought, Wolf explains the differing view of the soul in the works of Plato, Aristotle, and St. Thomas; the ancient Egyptian's believe in the nine forms of the soul; the Qabalistic idea of the soul acting in secret to bring spiritual order to a chaotic universe of matter and energy; and the Buddhist vision of a "nonsoul." And, Wolf mounts a defense of the soul against its modern critics who see it as nothing more than the physical body.

Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. works as a physicist, writer, and lecturer. His work in quantum physics and consciousness is well known through his popular and scientific writing. He is the author of fourteen books, including Taking the Quantum Leap, which was the recipient of the prestigious National Book Award for Science.
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