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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,366 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fritjof Capra Narrator: Michael McConnohie Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2003 ISBN: 9781593971540
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Science does not need mysticism and mysticism does not need science, but man needs both. -Fritjof Capra, Ph.D. Their paths to the truth could not be more different-but the amazing thing is that, in their own ways, the mystics and the scientists are discovering the same truths about our world. In non-technical language, with no complex mathematics or formulae, this thought-provoking program explores the main concepts and theories of modern physics, the revelations coming from particle accelerators and laboratories-and compares them with the ancient tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. In the process, we gain a clear and fascinating picture of how such seemingly disparate areas of thought are ultimately quests for the same kind of understanding. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 2/16/2014

    " Albert Einstein said " I want to know how God thinks " This book helps to bring you into this realm. A conception of the world in which scientific discoveries can be in perfect harmony with spiritual aims and religious beliefs. "The Way" in which the universe works. Fritof Capra PhD. lucidly analyzes the striking parallels of modern physics with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Apryl2010 | 2/12/2014

    " One of the best books I've ever read. Gives a fundamental understanding of both physics and eastern mysticism. Captivating and fascinating, although technical and frustrating at times. It is physics, after all.. A great introductory book before reading something like The Holographic Universe. Personally, I found this book very fulfilling, both spiritually and intellectually. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in either topic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 2/7/2014

    " So far, I've gotten a quick refresher course in the development of modern physics, something I quickly forgot after college even though we speant 2 years learning about it. It's also a fascinating overview of the different Eastern philosophies that I've always found so interesting. Im now at the part where the author draws parallels between modern physics and the Eastern view of universal connectedness. It's relatively easy to read and fun stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitch Allen | 2/6/2014

    " A highly readable synopsis of the principle eastern theologies, classic and quantum physics, and what links them. Not deep, but very satisfying for the layman and the hypothesis should intrigue anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John North | 1/29/2014

    " One of the three or four most significant books ever in my life. East meets West. The physics of multidimensionality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aditi | 1/18/2014

    " The book is a bit heavy in phases. It relates religion to science and that is interesting. I could only sustain my interest till half the book ..coz thats when the electrons etc. got to me. But I'd say it was worth the effort still. Unique book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 4 "i" | 1/17/2014

    " wonderful for those who are scientifically minded but have a spiritual sense about themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann M | 1/16/2014

    " Too much about religion. The physics section is much more interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Piyush | 1/10/2014

    " Eastern philosophy is not a singular concept - it consists of many schools of thought; some of which the author has conveniently cherry-picked and force fit to draw parallels with Quantum Physics. Still an interesting read though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shahin * | 1/9/2014

    " interesting mix of science and mysticism, take it with a pinch of salt "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 11/25/2013

    " Dated, but still a seminal work in bringing together concepts from quantum physics and the more metaphysical religions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 10/20/2013

    " one of a kind "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nada Miljkovic | 9/12/2013

    " This is a fundamental book that changed how physicists looked at the world and actually shifted the paradigm of scientific thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Dean | 9/5/2013

    " This is my favorite book. Has been my favorite book since I read it 12 years ago or so. Best argument I've read for a paradigm shift within western culture. Not that this book really "argues." 5 fucking stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 8/13/2013

    " Totally fascinating layperson explanation of particle physics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brendan | 6/6/2013

    " one of the best studies of the connections between western science and eastern philosophy. relatively easy to read, even if you're not familiar with quantum physics or buddhism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elie | 5/29/2013

    " partially superficial. though the physico-mystical explanations are interesting they are not convincingly established. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mai | 1/1/2013

    " Read it a long time ago but still remember it as a wonderful reading for me, a person knowing practically nothing about physics. If you want to know anything about this world, please read it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Henrikhus | 10/24/2012

    " need to read it slowly "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L.g. Fuller | 5/31/2012

    " This is one of my favorite books I love it. I love the balence of science and religion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 5/18/2012

    " Reading this because of how much it comes up in both the religion/science discourse and in environmental thought. Thus far, it's way better than I was expecting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashish Sharma | 5/5/2012

    " interesting parallels between religion and science...ok types..can read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sowmya | 3/5/2012

    " I should have read this book for the first time about 7-8 yrs ago...and I still believe that this is one of those books which changed the way I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 6/8/2011

    " Probably the most mind-blowing book I've ever read. Read this after the Stephen Hawking books and you'll look like the six-fingered guy from Outer Limits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurianne Macdonald | 4/29/2011

    " If you're ever looking for a better understanding of all things, and to be truly ispired by the possability within ourselves . . . a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moonstruck | 4/11/2011

    " Physics is finally catching up with the Eastern philosophers. As a student if philosophy and science, I was intrigued throughout the entire book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/3/2011

    " The book linked my interest in Quantum Physics and Eastern spirituality when I first read this many years ago and influenced my reading matter since. In order to give it a proper review, I really need to re-read this as things (and I) have changed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kota | 3/23/2011

    " Excellent book for anyone who needs a new take on science and religion to see how like-minded some of the theologists and physicists in the world view the universe in which they inhabit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Landry | 2/27/2011

    " A fascinating comparison of ideas in modern physics with those of ancient philosophy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 2/20/2011

    " A book I have reread and still not understood well enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mai | 1/15/2011

    " Read it a long time ago but still remember it as a wonderful reading for me, a person knowing practically nothing about physics. If you want to know anything about this world, please read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan | 12/15/2010

    " Relating Tao to our physical world. A marriage of particle theories and buddhism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saikat | 10/11/2010

    " not another book i could find in the same line of thought...it made an indellible impression in me. i look at the nature in a different way for ever "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 8/2/2010

    " Great combination of mysticism and science. Might change the way you view things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peacenow | 6/22/2010

    " Everything explained. The best, clearest explanation of cosmology,... the science of physics and mysticism. Raymond - a must read. It will expand your limits. "

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About the Narrator

Michael McConnohie has appeared in soap operas, cartoons, prime-time television, and on stage. His audiobook readings have ranged from true crime to history, biography, science, self-help, and poetry. He has seen much of the world as a supervisor of foreign versions of major American films and has written and directed English versions of many prominent foreign films. He believes that a good book is a friend you can visit over and over again and always enjoy the conversation.