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An account of the essential aspects of the new physics, for a general audience with little or no scientific or mathematical knowledge. Throughout the book the parallels with modern psychology and the metaphorical abstractions of Buddhism and Taoism are discussed. The book describes in detail current theories of quantum mechanics, Einstein's special and general theories of relativity and other more esoteric speculations. This is a new edition to coincide with the publication of the author's second book "The Seat of the Soul".
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At an Esalen Institute meeting in 1976, Tai chi master Al Huang said that the Chinese word for physics is Wu Li, "patterns of organic energy." Journalist Gary Zukav and the others present developed the idea of physics as the dance of the Wu Li Masters--the teachers of physical essence. Zukav explains the concept further:
The Wu Li Master dances with his student. The Wu Li Master does not teach, but the student learns. The Wu Li Master always begins at the centre, the heart of the matter. This book deals not with knowledge, which is always past tense anyway, but with imagination, which is physics come alive, which is Wu Li. Most people believe that physicists are explaining the world. Some physicists even believe that, but the Wu Li Masters know that they are only dancing with it.
The "new physics" of Zukav's 1979 book comprises quantum theory, particle physics and relativity. Even as these theories age they haven't percolated all that far into the collective consciousness: they're too far removed from mundane human experience not to need introduction. The Dancing Wu Li Masters remains an engaging, accessible way to meet the most profound and mind- altering insights of 20th-century science. --Mary Ellen Curtin, Amazon.comReview:
"The most exciting intellectual adventure I've been on since reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (Christophre Lehmann-Haupt New York Times)
"Recommended highly, both for those who want to understand the essential significance of modern physics and for those who are concerned with its implications for the possible transformation of the human consciousness" (Times Literary Supplement)
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