A new book edited by Marjorie Woollacott and David Lorimer
The 57 essays in this volume are a wonderful and varied collection of personal insights into individual spiritual awakenings and the resulting transformation in the lives of scientists and academics. Scholars write about the experience of their own spiritual awakening and journey, including encountering challenges to their credibility in academia, if they shared these experiences. Their comments about transformation in values, beliefs, and approaches toward life are very moving, expressing a deep inner wisdom and connection, not only with humanity, but with the earth and cosmos.
The authors in this volume have shown the courage to ‘come out’ with a spiritual understanding of life based on their own experiences despite the taboo against this in academia dominated by materialist philosophies of consciousness and reality.
They share the views of the great pioneering physicists such as Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Sir James Jeans, Arthur Eddington, Louis de Broglie, Erwin Schroedinger and David Bohm that consciousness is fundamental – even primary – in our universe.