IBNA- ‘Beyond the Quantum: A Journey to God and Reality in the New Scientific Revolution’ by the late American author Michael Talbot which introduces controversial scientific ideas and experiments has been published in Persian.
The non-fiction book has been translated into Persian by Maryam Daroudian. Parseh Translation and Publication Agency in Tehran has released ‘Beyond the Quantum’ in 277 pages and 1100 copies.
A respected physicist speculates that the subatomic world only makes sense if we assume the existence of dimensions as yet undiscovered. A Cambridge biologist proposes that a ghostly energy field, able to communicate across time and space, influences human intelligence and animal evolution.
Furthermore, a neurologist working with hydrocephalic patients decides that the brain may not be in the least bit necessary to intelligence. These are examples of science at the outermost edges, where research shades into metaphysics.
Michael Talbot here ponders many riddles: Does the mind work like a hologram? Is a vacuum actually an elaborate structure? Do souls have a physical basis? There is so much that is worthwhile and thought-provoking in this open-minded odyssey.
Talbot 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.
He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1953. As a young man, he moved to New York City, where he pursued a career as a freelance writer, publishing articles in Omni, The Village Voice, and others, often exploring the confluence between science and the spiritual.
Talbot published his first novel, ‘The Delicate Dependency: A Novel of the Vampire Life’ as an Avon paperback original in 1982; recently republished by Valancourt Books, it is regarded a classic of the genre, frequently appearing on lists of the best vampire novels ever written, and secondhand copies have long been expensive and hard to find. His other horror titles, both cult classics, are ‘The Bog’ (1986) and ‘Night Things’ (1988).
But despite the popularity of his fiction among horror fans, it was for his nonfiction that Talbot was best known, much of it focusing on new age concepts, mysticism, and the paranormal. Arguably his most famous and most significant is ‘The Holographic Universe’ (1991), which examines the increasingly accepted theory that the entire universe is a hologram; the book remains in print and highly discussed today.
Michael Talbot died of leukemia in 1992 at age 38.