Monday's Question of the Day is hosted by Eleni at /-LA FEMME READERS-/
Question: What book has made you look at life in a different light?
My Answer: I can't really think of a fictional book that has made me look at life in a different light. I do read non-fiction, though, and some of those books have definitely altered my perspective on things. I can think of one in particular that really blew my mind when I read it and made me think of things in ways I might not have considered otherwise.
That book is The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot:
Today nearly everyone is familiar with holograms, three-dimensional images projected into space with the aid of a laser. Now, two of the world's most eminent thinkers -- University of London physicists David Bohm, a former protege of Einstein's and one of the world's most respected quantum physicists, and Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, one of the architects of our modern understanding of the brain -- believe that the universe itself may be a giant hologram, quite literally a kind of image or construct created, at least in part, by the human mind. This remarkable new way of looking at the universe explains not only many of the unsolved puzzles of physics, but also such mysterious occurrences as telepathy, out-of-body and near death experiences, "lucid" dreams, and even religious and mystical experiences such as feelings of cosmic unity and miraculous healings. (Product description from Amazon.com.)Cool, right? This book has so many amazing, interesting anecdotes and stories (along with some truly mind-bending ideas about holographic theory and the nature of the universe).