Philosopher of science, Ervin Laszlo joined us on Tuesday, January 13th to discuss what the human consciousness is and is not. Get the Book @ Who is Ervin Laszlo
Ervin is a Philosopher, but he isn't interested in the technical parts as much as he is on gaining knowledge about reality including humanity. If we have limited or no knowledge on certain things, this is what Ervin is really interested in exploring.
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[00:00:22] Bob Bain: From Nashville, Tennessee and broadcasting throughout the world, you have now crossed over to -- The Farside. On Today's edition we will explore the human consciousness; it starts and ends with the following question: Does our consciousness -- mind, soul, or spirit -- end with the death of our body?
[00:00:48] Joining us from Italy, our guest is Ervin Lazlo. Ervin is an esteemed philosopher of science.
[00:00:57] Without further ado -- Ervin, welcome to The Farside.
[00:01:01] Ervin Laszlo: Ok, Bob. Thank you, it's good to be with you.
[00:01:04] Bob Bain: It's great to have you here with us. Your latest book, "The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness beyond the Brain" was a fascinating read. Would you give us an overview of who you are, and what led you into researching the outskirts of science -- including the survival of consciousness outside the brain?
[00:01:27] Ervin: Well Bob, you know I'm supposed to be a philosopher but I am really a kind of philosopher who is interested not in the technical parts -- but is interested in knowing something about what what we can believe is reality, is the world, including ourselves. So I look at things that I don't really know.
[00:01:47] I'm interested in things I don't know, and if it's something that is not very well known or not really known in today's world then I'm really interested in it. This idea of what is the nature of reality is one thing that they're beginning to get a good grasp on but the idea of what is consciousness and whether consciousness persists within the brain or also beyond the brain -- that is something that is now coming up more and more in serious research and into the public eye everywhere.
More to come....
“Combined with a discussion of quantum physics, Laszlo and Peake present a convincing case for nonlocal consciousness. A most enthralling read that highlights we are undergoing a very exciting paradigm shift.” (Penny Sartori, Ph.D., RGN, author of The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences)
“We are entering in to a new paradigm of understanding consciousness and its relationship with the brain and beyond. In The Immortal Mind, Laszlo and Peake provide a concise and lucid overview of the data for consciousness beyond the brain. Exploring a revolutionary new mechanism of consciousness-brain interactions using the principles of modern science such as quantum physics and string theory, this book is a welcome addition to the current paradigm shift of consciousness and a great asset for any student of the subject.” (Manjir Samanta-Laughton, M.D., author of Punk Science and The Genius Groove)
“In this important and well-written book overwhelming evidence is provided for the continuity of consciousness after physical death. After reading this wonderful book it seems obvious that we are and always will be instantaneously interconnected with each other, because our eternal consciousness will never end; it is beyond time and space. We are then forced to reconsider the never proven hypothesis that the brain produces mind. Highly recommended.” (Pim van Lommel, M.D., cardiologist and author of Consciousness Beyond Life)
“Hands down, this is the best collection of evidence from near-death experiences, apparitions, after-death and medium-transmitted communication, past-life recollections, and reincarnation ever put together. Laszlo and Peake skillfully weave all of this into the deeper dimensions of consciousness and creation, what many call the Akasha, to establish the immortality of the soul and the purposefulness of the human experience. Real, irrefutable evidence.” (P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., author of The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences)
“Finally, leading scientific theory meets highly suggestive research for the continuity of consciousness after physical death. As a result, The Immortal Mind routs the dead-end dogma of scientific materialism like no other book you’ll read.” (James O’Dea, former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS))
About the Author
Ervin Laszlo is a systems scientist, integral theorist, and classical pianist. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he is the founder and president of the international think tank the Club of Budapest as well as the Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study. He lives in Tuscany.