Author: Robert Lanza, MD with Bob Berman
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc,6440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 503, Dallas, TX
Copyright: 2009, ISN 1935251743
Cover: David Drummond, Slamander Hill Design
Reviewed by: Lynard Barnes, November 23, 2014
Summary: BIOCENTRISM is an essential starting reference for examining quantum mechanics and human consciousness. It will probably be ten years before neuroscience catches up to where author Lanza starts in this book. By then, the questions raised by the content of BIOCENTRISM may be closer to having empirical answers.
Dr. Lanza sets forth seven principles of what he calls biocentrism. The essence of biocentrism is that what we perceive as reality (perception being consciousness) takes places beyond the biochemical and electrical conduits of our brains. Lanza cites but does not dwell extensively on the overwhelming evidence supporting this conclusion.
The way to read BIOCENTRISM is to look at it as a question. The questions are summarized in Lanza’s Seven Principles of Biocentrism. The gist of Lanza’s exposition is not new. Old ideas in new words: the synthesis of neuroscience and quantum theory. Intermingling current popular science with mysticism has been around for a long time. The quest for the seat of consciousness has, up to now, been the domain of mysticism. In the late and early 19th to 20th centuries, ectoplasm, energy fields and vibrations are just a few of the concepts lifted and adopted from science by spiritualist to explain the non-science of various belief systems.