The Cosmic Hologram: In-Formation at the Center of Creation,
Written by Jude Currivan, Ph.D.
The Perfect recipe
Review by Gunnel Minett
Jude Currivan, Ph.D., is a cosmologist, futurist, planetary healer with a master’s degree in physics from Oxford University and a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Reading. In this book Jude Currivan set out to answer not only the question of how the universe came into existence but also why.
The book examines recent research to show how our Universe is ‘in-formed’ and holographically manifested. Currivan uses the metaphor of a recipe in which every part plays its role. It is not just a question of having the correct ingredients. It is also important how they are put together and the container in which they’re mixed, etc… to achieve the perfect result. She writes: “Information…, literally in-forms all that we call physical reality, and from the innate instructions, conditions, ingredients, recipe, and container of the in-formation that make up the cosmic hologram, enables the outcome of a Universe that nurtures the evolution of complexity and ever more self-aware consciousness – makes a Universe that is perfect for us.” (p 112)
With numerous examples Currivan illustrates how the universe came into existence. In particular she emphasizes the importance of in-formation. She concludes: “Our Universe appears to have come into being perfectly balanced, yet inherently unstable.” (p 119)
According to Currivan, this means that the fundamental nature of reality is based on the unity of consciousness in the universe. We are, in effect, co-creators of the universe rather than mere inhabitants of it. She supports this insight by reporting experiences of cosmic awareness. She compares this with the Eastern concept of maya. This claims that the physical world is, in reality, ‘illusory’, i.e. that what we perceive as real is in fact our perception of it being real. She explains that we have “..arrived at the perspective that we’re each individuated microcosms of the holographic intelligence of our Universe and ultimately of the infinite and eternal mind of the Cosmos.” (p 215)
She also claims that we are at an historic turning-point from which, on the one hand, we may face the man-made destruction of our planet, or, on the other, we may be able to use our understanding of how and why the Universe was formed to create a better future for all of us. She points to ancient wisdom as a good guide to help us find the right way forward. This will require an open attitude to studying and learning from anecdotal evidence of non-ordinary events and realities.
Published by Inner Traditions, 2017, ISBN-10: 162055660X, ISBN-13: 978-1620556603, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmic-Hologram-formation-Center-Creation/dp/162055660X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496985875&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=judy+currivan