Cosmic Connectivity: Toward a Natural Scientific Foundation for the Transpersonal Perspective Ervin Laszlo

In postulating a universal information-transmitting and conserving field associated with the scalar potentials of the quantum vacuum, the author's Connectivity Hypothesis provides a foundation for an integral science of quantum, cosmos, life, and consciousness. In particular, the connectivity of seemingly discrete entities, including bodies and minds, becomes comprehensible as a subtle yet constant and effective interaction between the body and brain of individuals and the consciousness associated with them, and the pervasive virtual-energy sea that author named "psi-fied." This talk attempts to undergird the remarkable phenomena unearthed in transpersonal consciousness research with a bona fide scientific explanation, thereby contributing to the credibility and legitimacy of research in the transpersonal domain.