Michael Talbot (author)
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September 29, 1953|
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Died||May 27, 1992(aged 38)|
|Cause of death||Leukemia|
Michael Coleman Talbot (September 29, 1953 – May 27, 1992) was an American author of several books highlighting parallels between ancient mysticism and quantum mechanics, and espousing a theoretical model of reality that suggests the physical universe is akin to a giant hologram. According to Talbot ESP, telepathy, and other paranormal phenomena are a product of this holographic model of reality.
Talbot attempted to incorporate spirituality, religion and science to shed light on profound questions. His non-fiction books include Mysticism And The New Physics, Beyond The Quantum, and The Holographic Universe.
Although Talbot is not known to have made it much of a political issue, he was openly gay, living with a boyfriend, and has become a role model for gay intellectuals. In 1992, Talbot died of lymphocytic leukemia at age 38.
The Holographic Universe
|The Holographic Universe|
|Publication date||April 1991 (1st ed)|
|Dewey Decimal||530 20|
|LC Classification||QC449 .T35 1991|
Talbot's book The Holographic Universe, which has become his most popular, explores the metaphysical implications that underline quantum mechanics and suggests that the universe is a hologram . After examining the work of physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, each of whom independently arrived at holographic theories or models of the universe, the book argues that a holographic model could possibly explain supersymmetry and also various paranormal and anomalous phenomena and is the basis for mystical experience.
- The Delicate Dependency - 1982
- The Bog - 1986
- Night Things - 1988
- Mysticism And The New Physics ISBN 0-14-019328-6 - 1980 (rev. 1992)
- Beyond The Quantum ISBN 0-553-34480-3 - 1986
- Your Past Lives - 1987
- The Holographic Universe ISBN 0-06-092258-3 - 1991
- Karl H. Pribram
- David Bohm
- Holonomic brain theory
- Advaita Vedanta
- Simulacra and Simulation
- The Emperor's New Mind
- "Michael Talbot". Contemporary Authors Online. Gale, 2003. Retrieved on December 1, 2008.
- "Obituaries: Michael Talbot, Writer, 38". The New York Times. 2 June 1992. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- See, for instance, the sales rank on Amazon.com compared with his other books.
- The Universe As A Hologram - article by Michael Talbot
- Synchronicity and the Holographic Universe (Interview on Thinking Allowed)
- A review of "The Holographic Universe" (includes Talbot's Introduction to the book)
- Michael Talbot on Holographic Universe on Google Video