Michael Talbot (author)

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Michael Talbot
Born(1953-09-29)September 29, 1953
Grand Rapids, Michigan
DiedMay 27, 1992(1992-05-27) (aged 38)
Manhattan, New York
Cause of deathLeukemia
CitizenshipUnited States
Subjectquantum mysticism
Notable worksMysticism and the New Physics
The Holographic Universe

Michael Coleman Talbot (September 29, 1953 – May 27, 1992)[1] 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 hologram based on the research and conclusions of David Bohm and Karl H. Pribram.[2] According to Talbot ESP, telepathy, and other paranormal phenomena are a product of this holographic model of reality.[3]

Early life[edit]

Talbot was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on September 29, 1953.


He was originally a fiction and science fiction author.[1][4] He also contributed articles to The Village Voice and other publications.[4]

Talbot attempted to incorporate spirituality, religion and science to shed light on profound questions.[5] His non-fiction books include Mysticism And The New Physics, Beyond The Quantum, and The Holographic Universe (freely available at the Internet Archive).

Personal life and death[edit]

Talbot was openly gay and lived with a boyfriend.[6] In 1992, Talbot died of lymphocytic leukemia at age 38.[1][4]



  • The Delicate Dependency, 1982 (reprinted in 2014 by Valancourt Books), ISBN 1941147240
  • The Bog, 1986 (reprinted in 2015 by Valancourt Books)
  • Night Things, 1988 (reprinted in 2015 by Valancourt Books)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Michael Talbot". Contemporary Authors Online. Gale, 2003. Retrieved on December 1, 2008.
  2. ^ Hanegraaff, Wouter J. (1997). New Age Religion and Western Culture. SUNY Press. pp. 72, 228, 527. ISBN 0791438546.
  3. ^ Panek Robins, Suzann (2010). Exploring Intimacy: Cultivating Healthy Relationships through Insight and Intuition. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 41, 220. ISBN 1442200901.
  4. ^ a b c "Obituaries: Michael Talbot, Writer, 38". The New York Times. 2 June 1992. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  5. ^ Hammer, Olaf (2003). Claiming Knowledge: Strategies of Epistemology from Theosophy to the New Age. Brill Academic Pub. pp. 295–296, 517. ISBN 900413638X.
  6. ^ Johnson, Toby. "Michael Talbot". Toby Johnson. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  7. ^ Ray, Marilyn; Davidson, Alice; Turkel, Marian (2011). Nursing, Caring, and Complexity Science: For Human Environment Well-Being. Springer Publishing Company. pp. 48, 51. ISBN 0826125875.
  8. ^ Kneale, James; Kitchin, Rob (2005). Lost in Space: Geographies of Science Fiction. Bloomsbury Academi. pp. 156–157. ISBN 0826479200.
  9. ^ Iskander, Magued (2010). Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-learning, E-assessment and Education. Springer Publishing. p. 415. ISBN 9048179742.

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