Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday's Question of the Day (4)

Monday's Question of the Day is hosted by Eleni at /-LA FEMME READERS-/

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
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).


  1. I'm ashamed to admit I rarely read non-fiction :(

  2. this reminds me of "the elegant universe" by brian greene. if i get a hankering to visit the world of physics again, i'll have to give this one a try.

  3. This book sounds like it could really stir up some conversations on how you view things. It sounds as though it could get the mind wondering. I like that idea.

    I don't have a book in particular that has made me look at the world differently. But in reading the fiction and fantasy, I started looking around at our forests and nature in general. (I am also an outdoors person.) But have realized how much we are really hurting the beauty of the world around us. I know it has always been said how we are doing this, but I think it may have moved more into my area that it is hitting me a little harder now.