Michael Talbot

My very own hologram by Lenara Verle
My very own hologram by Lenara Verle via Flickr

Michael Coleman Talbot (1953-1992) was an Australian born proponent of the holographic universe model, which essentially says the universe is like a multidimensional, interconnected web of energy. Many believe this view opens the door to all kinds of unconventional possibilities.

A Discovery Channel TV series, The World’s Strangest UFO Stories, notes that some take the holographic metaphor literally, going as far to say that we live within a hologram created by an alien supercomputer—something like we find in The Matrix Trilogy.

In his book, The Holographic Universe, Talbot mentions two dominant approaches to psi. On the one hand we have reports from clairvoyants, on the other hand, statistical approaches like those of R.H. and Louisa Rhine:

[Real paranormal] discoveries…could arguably have as much impact on human history as Columbus’ discovery of the New World or the invention of the atomic bomb. Indeed, those who have watched a truly talented clairvoyant at work know immediately that they have witnessed something far more profound than the dry statistics of R. H. and Louisa Rhine. This is not to say that the Rhine’s work is not important. But when vast numbers of people start reporting the same experiences, their anecdotal accounts should also be viewed as important evidence. They should not be dismissed merely because they cannot be documented as rigorously as other and often less significant features of the same phenomenon can be documented. As Stevenson states, “I believe it is better to learn what is probable about important matters than to be certain about trivial ones”¹

Talbot advocates a new approach to psi where anecdotal accounts are not not hastily dismissed but treated as data; and he believes this should be an important aspect of scientific investigation.

In an interview with Jeffrey Mishlove, Synchronicity and the Holographic Universe, Talbot speaks freely about his various paranormal experiences, analyzing them from the overlapping perspectives of depth psychology and the supernatural.

Talbot’s sincerity, intelligence and tremendous ability to communicate made him a bright light in psi studies. His untimely death in 1992 due to leukemia brought a promising career to a close but he left behind an important legacy for those keen on bridging the gap between science and spirituality.

Fausto Intilla adds:

How many significant (important) coincidences can happen to a person in his life, living in a unorganizated and stupid Universe?…I think no-one. Every synchronism in our life, is like an open-eyes-dream (Jung taught)…and we can thank the fine intelligence of our Universe…if they happen.²

According to Wikipedia, Talbot was also openly gay but not intensely political about his sexual orientation.³

¹ New York: HarperCollins, 1991: 296.

² https://earthpages.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/talbot-michael/#comments

³ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Talbot_%28author%29

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  1. a)The Jungian Theory of Syncronicity, is a clear demonstration that
    everything in this Universe is predeterminated.The Heisenberg’s
    Indetermination Principle comes from the human ignorance
    (we cannot see the reality in its totality)…so only an ignorant,can believe in Free Will.

    b)Matter is a complex form of energy; Energy
    is a complex form of Information; Information…is God’s Thought.

    The Universe is God…so we are parts of God.

    c) Every kind of “human desire”,is followed by a Chain of “Electron wave
    functions collapses” (in agreement with Schrödinger’s Theory) which will not
    follow ours expectations! …So the paradox is: if we want to get hold of
    something,we shouldn’t have to search for it. (Men stay still,and the mountains move…).
    A curiosity: The connection between the electron
    wave-function and the human intent has to do with the fact that
    experiments have proved that the intentions of the operator of a radio
    transmission facility, directly and instrumentably alter the
    “footprint”, the radiation pattern of the antenna. It has also been
    shown that the intent of the human being causes a divergence in
    the quantum field (which is the information field).
    Any divergence in the information field results in
    alterations of “probability”, which directly influences
    the outcome of any system which contains any element
    of chance, directly influencing the resulting observable
    events. (See the work of Princeton Engineering Anomalies
    Research at http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/).


    “In agreement with Henri Bergson’s thought (see the last pages of “Entre
    le temps et l’éternité” of Ilya Prigogine ,Librairie Arthème Fayard,Paris),
    we can accept the idea of a “Space-time absolute value”, where
    all the “Space-time relativ values” are incorporated (in agreement with Einstein’s
    theory of relativity); the conclusion is that there is only one Real
    Matrix of the Universe…so every other possible /potential parallel
    “event/dimension/future” it’s only a human illusion.

    All the other parallel Universes (or Multi-Universes,as Phd. Everett said)
    can only exist in our minds…perhaps whilst dreaming.

    Unfortunately several physicists are conditioned by Heisenberg’s Principle of
    Indetermination…which, as you will know, is enough explain the
    existence of Free Will.

    Well, the Principle of Indetermination is hardly bound by the limits of
    observations made by the human brain.

    (We cannot see the reality in its totality…Bohm taught).

    If we accept the idea that our Universe really is God,well,in a infinite
    Caos of Energy too, there must to be a logical (but not for human
    brain),exact,specific,and perfectly organized …Plan.

    How many significant (important) coincidences can happen to a person in his
    life,living in a unorganizated and stupid Universe?…I think no-one.
    Every synchronism in our life, is like an open-eyes-dream (Jung
    taught)…and we can thank the fine intelligence of our Universe…if
    they happen.”

    Fausto Intilla
    (Inventor-scientific divulger)


  2. Hi… Thanks for your post. Some say the universe isn’t predetermined but self-determining. ‘Predetermined’ brings in ideas about time that, one could say, are at least partly the result of our human conditioning. The notion of self-determination also restores the idea of free will—i.e. God/The Universe chooses itself. This view is generally referred to as naturalistic pantheism. The philosophical debates can get complicated here, which is hardly surprising! There’s another perspective that you’re probably aware of but I don’t think you’ve mentioned. This is the notion that the universe is God’s creation and not God pe se. That would mean that we are God’s creatures and not ‘parts of God.’ A subtle linguistic distinction perhaps. Or perhaps there’s a bit more to it than mere language games, as Wittgenstein put it.


  3. This book is what began my spiritual journey… I have been a lover of science for years… this book opened my mind, and let my soul breathe… a sigh of relief and discovery…

    I just got so excited when I saw Michael Talbot’s name here…

    Have you read the book? Who ever I find that has read the Hollographic Universe is always blown away… Sci-Fi? Imagination? Or simply a reality too complex to see? Either way… 😉


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