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The Tao of Physics
by Fritjof Capra
When I was researching the parallels between the world's religions for my book, I came across this book which opened up a whole new world for me. I began to realize that modern science is confirming the teachings of the ancient religions, so I decided to devote a chapter in my book to this incredible subject. This book is a monumnetal work, as it was probably the first book of its kind that is directed towards the common citizen. Although it explains extremely profound discoveries in a highly scientific field, it is easy to understand. First published in 1975, it is a classic and highly recommended.

The Turning Point : Science, Society, and the Rising Culture
by Fritjof Capra

Quantum Questions : Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists
by Ken Wilber (Editor)
Brings together the mystical writings of the world's great physicists - all of whom express a deep belief that physics and mysticism are somehow fraternal twins. Written in non-technical language.

The Quantum and the Lotus : A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet
by Matthieu Ricard, Trinh Xuan Thuan
In this book-length conversation, French Buddhist monk Ricard and Vietnamese-born astrophysicist Trinh explore how Buddhism and modern science address life's big questions. Among the matters they touch on, sometimes fleetingly and sometimes in depth, are the illusory nature of phenomena, the guiding intelligence of nature, and the search for the mechanisms that drive planets and humans alike. Both authors, each conversant in the other's medium, argue against reductionist views of nature. And both provide plenty of data that support Albert Einstein's declaration that "if there is any religion that could correspond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism."

Mysticism and the New Physics
by Michael Talbot

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