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Fritjof Capra



Fritjof Capra, PhD, is an Austria-born American physicist, systems theorist, educator, activist, and deep ecologist. He is the author of several international bestsellers that connect conceptual changes in science with broader changes in worldview and values in society. Capra is best known for his book The Tao of Physics, which explored the ways in which modern physics has changed our worldview from a mechanistic to a holistic and ecological one.

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Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision

This book is a clarion call for an expanded vision of human possibilities. In it, many of the best thinkers of our day ask us to renew the perennial search for self-knowledge and to discover the deeper meaning of our lives.

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Fritjof Capra Talks About His Journey Towards Balancing Science and Spirituality

Fritjof Capra had his epiphany while he was sitting by the ocean one afternoon and felt the cascading waves and sand forming a cosmic dance which he intuitively likened to the dance of Shiva, that he had been reading about.

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The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture

A compelling vision of a new reality, a reconciliation of science and the human spirit for a future that will work The dynamics underlying the major problems of our time—cancer, crime, pollution, nuclear power, inflation, the energy shortage—are all the same.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageScience does not need mysticism and mysticism does not need science but man needs both.

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The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism

Here is the book that brought the mystical implications of subatomic physics to popular consciousness. “Physicists do not need mysticism,” Dr. Capra says, “and mystics do not need physics, but humanity needs both.”

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Mindwalk (1990)

The essential nature of matter lies not in objects, but in interconnections.

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Mind, Matter, and Life: Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra summarizes years of research and revelation on the systems view of life in 17 profound and significant minutes.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageSustainability is not an individual property, but is a property of an entire web of relationships.

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More Ways Than One—the Mystic Spiral (BBC)—Jill Purce

BBC Two England, 29 December 1974 A BBC documentary about the early pioneering work of Jill Purce on the spiral, showing her interdisciplinary explorations into nature, consciousness, science, art and religion.

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Space, Time & Medicine

What we call modern physics says something entirely new about the world and how it behaves. For many years, these theories have been accepted as the most accurate descriptions we have ever had about our world.

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