Cosmic energy (disambiguation)
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Cosmic energy may refer to:
Philosophy and religion
- Cosmic energy – the translation into English by Sir John Woodroffe of the term Shakti in Hindu tantra, based on the Hindu philosophy known as Kashmir Shaivism; a term for spiritual energy; also referred to as prana; thought in Hindu philosophy to be the source of kundalini; identified by some New Age authors with the quantum vacuum zero point energy and as orgone energy it is believed in New Age thought to be a vital force that animates all forms of life
- Cosmic energy (Cosmology) – the cosmic microwave background radiation, the leftover radiation from the big bang
- Cosmic energy (General theory of relativity) – the cosmological constant, thought to be the cause of the expansion of the universe (Hubble expansion); referred to in quantum physics as the quantum vacuum zero point energy, which manifests as the Casimir force; referred to in physical cosmology as dark energy; referred to as free energy by various inventors who have been attempting to find a way to harness it to do work, even though physical laws as presently understood state that that is an impossibility (although Arthur C. Clarke stated he thought it would eventually be possible)
- Cosmic energy – a type of energy that pervades all space throughout the cosmos that is used to power some starships in the Lensman series, a science fiction space opera by E.E. Smith
Panelology (comic books)
- Cosmic energy – the source of the Power Cosmic, in turn the source of the super powers of the Silver Surfer and of Galactus and the Heralds of Galactus
- Cosmic Energy (song) – a song by the funk group Kool and the Gang from their 1976 album Love & Understanding
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