Michael Talbot (author)
September 29, 1953|
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Died||May 27, 1992(aged 38)|
Cause of death
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 was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on September 29, 1953. He was originally a fiction/science fiction author. He also contributed articles to The Village Voice and other publications.
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 Delicate Dependency, 1982
- The Bog, 1986
- Night Things, 1988
- To the Ends of the Earth, 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
- "Michael Talbot". Contemporary Authors Online. Gale, 2003. Retrieved on December 1, 2008.
- Hanegraaff, Wouter J. (1997). New Age Religion and Western Culture. SUNY Press. pp. 72, 228, 527. ISBN 0791438546.
- Panek Robins, Suzann (2010). Exploring Intimacy: Cultivating Healthy Relationships through Insight and Intuition. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 41, 220. ISBN 1442200901.
- "Obituaries: Michael Talbot, Writer, 38". The New York Times. 2 June 1992. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- Hammer, Olaf (2003). Claiming Knowledge: Strategies of Epistemology from Theosophy to the New Ag. Brill Academic Pub. pp. 295–296, 517. ISBN 900413638X.
- Johnson, Toby. "Michael Talbot". Toby Johnson. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- Adams, Phoebe-Lou (August 1986). "To the Ends of the Earth (review)". The Atlantic. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- Dr. Alice Davidson, Marian Turkel PhD, Dr. Marilyn Ray (2011). Nursing, Caring, and Complexity Science: For Human Environment Well-Being. Springer Publishing Company. pp. 48, 51. ISBN 0826125875.
- Rob Kitchin, James Kneale (2005). Lost in Space: Geographies of Science Fiction. Bloomsbury Academi. pp. 156–157. ISBN 0826479200.
- Iskander, Magued (2010). Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-learning, E-assessment and Education. Springer Publishing. p. 415. ISBN 9048179742.
- 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