The Holographic Universe with Michael Talbot

Michael Talbot (author)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Michael Talbot
Born September 29, 1953(1953-09-29)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Died May 27, 1992(1992-05-27) (aged 38)
Cause of death Leukemia
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Citizenship United States

Michael Coleman Talbot (September 29, 1953 – May 27, 1992)[1] 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 giant hologram. According to Talbot ESP, telepathy, and other paranormal phenomena are real and are a product of his holographic model of reality.




Talbot was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 29, 1953. He was originally a fiction/ science fiction author.[2][1] He also contributed articles to The Village Voice and other publications.[2]

His non-fiction books include Mysticism And The New Physics, Beyond The Quantum, and The Holographic Universe. Talbot often referenced Stanislav Grof, whose work on Holotropic Breathwork was also of obvious influence.

Talbot attempted to incorporate spirituality, religion and science to shed light on profound questions. In 1992, Talbot died of lymphocystic leukemia at age 38.[2][1]

 The Holographic Universe

The Holographic Universe  
Author(s) Michael Talbot
Language English
Subject(s) Science, Physics
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date April 1991 (1st ed)
Pages 338
ISBN 006016381X
OCLC Number 23218578
Dewey Decimal 530 20
LC Classification QC449 .T35 1991

Talbot's book The Holographic Universe, which has become his most popular,[3] explores the metaphysical implications that underline quantum mechanics and suggests that the universe is a hologram. After examining the work of physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, both of whom independently arrived at holographic theories or models of the universe, the book argues that a holographic model could possibly explain supersymmetry and also various paranormal and anomalous phenomena and is the basis for mystical experience. Melodic death metal band Scar Symmetry based its 2008 album Holographic Universe on this book.[citation needed]



  • The Delicate Dependency - 1982
  • The Bog - 1986
  • Night Things - 1988


 See also


  1. ^ a b c "Michael Talbot". Contemporary Authors Online. Gale, 2003. Retrieved on December 1, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c "Obituaries: Michael Talbot, Writer, 38". The New York Times. 2 June 1992. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  3. ^ See, for instance, the sales rank on compared with his other books.[1]

 External links