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Ervin Laszlo
Ervin Laszlo is Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Chancellor of the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, Founder and Director of the General Evolution Research Group, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Member of the International Academy of Systems Research and Cybernetics, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution. He is the author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into as many as twenty-three languages, and the editor of another thirty volumes including a four-volume encyclopedia.

Laszlo writes his Akashic Think entries for the Huffington Post with his A-Team of close colleagues: Charlie Stuart Gay, Györgyi Szabo, Kingsley Dennis, Alexander Laszlo, and Ibolya Kapta

Laszlo has a PhD from the Sorbonne and is the recipient of four honorary PhD’s (from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary). His many awards and distinctions include the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award (Tokyo 2002), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (Assisi 2005), and nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize (2004 and 2005).
Formerly Professor of Philosophy, Systems Science, and Futures Studies in various universities in the US, Europe, and the Far East, Laszlo lectures worldwide. He lives in a four hundred year-old former chapel in the hills of Tuscany.

Entries by Ervin Laszlo

We Should Respond to the Paris Attacks With Empathy

(2) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 11:26 AM

by Ervin Laszlo and Barbara Marx Hubbard

An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

There is a well-known saying in France that the French people and all people on this conflict-ridden planet would do well to take to heart. Tout...

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Are You Available? Augmenting Access to the Akasha Dimension

(8) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 2:40 PM

You know how it is. There is so much noise, so much going on, you can't even hear yourself think!

If only everyone would stop rushing around for a moment so you can just collect your thoughts. All you need is a moment. It happens to everyone, and more...

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Be Supercoherent -- Tune Into Your Consciousness!

(7) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 1:15 PM

"You can't solve the significant problems of our time with the same kind of thinking that gave rise to the problems." -- Albert Einstein

In our last blog, "We Have Lost Something Important and We Must Absolutely Regain It -- But What?" we said that the "something" that...

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We Have Lost Something Important, and We Must Absolutely Regain It -- But What?

(5) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 2:55 PM

"You can't solve the significant problems of our time with the same kind of thinking that gave rise to the problems." -- Albert Einstein

There is something wrong with the world, something that makes it impossible for us to sustain ourselves in harmony with each other and with nature. Most...

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Akashic Think... World Changing

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 3:53 PM

"You can't solve the significant problems of our time with the same kind of thinking that gave rise to the problems." -- Albert Einstein

"The world is not outside of me, and I am not outside of the world. The world is in me, and I am in the world."

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Akasha Think

(12) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 9:21 AM

"You can't solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that gave rise to the problem" -- Albert Einstein

There is something new on the horizon -- a new kind of thinking. One that could solve the problem -- the entire complex conglomeration of challenges that makes our world...

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To Change or Not to Change: That Is Not the Question

(12) Comments | Posted May 12, 2011 | 12:20 PM

But how to change and what to change -- that is.

People who are concerned about sustainability in the world know that something has to be done to keep this world going; changes have to be made. But they don't agree on the nature of the changes: some call...

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The Worldshift Has Started

(42) Comments | Posted April 18, 2011 | 2:33 PM

More and more people seem convinced that something dramatic will happen at the end of 2012. Something dramatic will indeed happen -- and it could be something dramatically good. While the world will not suddenly become a paradise on earth, we could launch a process that would take it in...

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Pact With the Devil -- Thoughts on Our Nuclear Future

(16) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 4:36 PM

Nuclear power is not evil; it's the devil. Evil of our own making can be overcome. The devil cannot be overcome, not even if we ourselves conjure him into being. This is why staking our future on nuclear power is a pact with the devil.

Spokesmen for the nuclear lobby...

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The G-20: Fighting for a Safe Spot on the Deck of the Titanic

(9) Comments | Posted November 24, 2010 | 10:10 AM

The ship is heading into iceberg territory, but passengers in first class squabble among themselves to secure a safe spot on the upper deck. Does that make sense? To the leaders of the twenty richest and most powerful nations of the world, it apparently does.

The Leaders' Declaration of...

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When Stephen Hawking Speaks About God, Don't Mistake Him for a Scientist

(313) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 5:00 AM

In his latest book, The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking claims that the concept of God is not needed to explain the existence of the universe. The answer, according to him, is spontaneous creation: the universe created itself, by itself, spontaneously. Spontaneous auto-creation doesn't call for a creator.

In saying this,...

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Why Some Religious People Fear (and Fight) Science -- And Why It's a Sad Mistake

(756) Comments | Posted September 17, 2010 | 8:23 PM

Religious people -- and by this I mean people who are deeply committed to a religion and aspire to live in accordance with its scriptures -- usually fear science; they suspect that science contradicts some of their cherished beliefs, beliefs they are asked to accept on faith. And because many...

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The G-20 Vision Is Obsolete

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 2:09 PM

Where there is no vision, the people perish

Proverbs 29:18

One can't solve a problem with the same level of consciousness at which the problem arose

Albert Einstein

The final statements of the June 2010 Canada meetings of the G-8 and the G-20 make for impressive reading (G-8 Muskoka Declaration...

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10 Questions to Test Your Consciousness

(13) Comments | Posted June 23, 2010 | 9:00 AM

Einstein said that we can't solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that gave rise to the problem. His insight applies also to the domain of consciousness: we can't solve the problems of our time with the same kind of consciousness that created them. We live in global...

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A Meeting Place for Religion and Science

(469) Comments | Posted June 22, 2010 | 5:01 PM

It's time to use the power of the Internet to confront the two great strands of the modern world, the strands that scientist and novelist C.P. Snow called the "two cultures": the scientific, and the humanistic. Must these two cultures run on separate tracks? Must they be at war with...

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The Dis-Ease of the Western Mind

(66) Comments | Posted May 5, 2010 | 1:39 PM

When someone asked Gandhi what he thought of Western civilization, he replied that he thought it was a good idea. It is indeed a good idea, because it's not entirely a reality. Western civilization -- more exactly, the Western mind that creates the civilization -- has a serious disease. It's...

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The Cardinal Sins - and the Cardinal Virtue - of Our Time

(17) Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 3:14 PM

These are times of change. We don't know yet when or how our world will change, but we do know that it will change, for it cannot remain as it is. If the range of possible changes embraces on the one hand a breakthrough to a more peaceful, equitable, and...

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Evolution Presupposes Design, So Why the Controversy?

(2115) Comments | Posted April 15, 2010 | 5:17 PM

The debate among conservative Christians, Muslims, and Jews (the "creationists") and natural scientists and the science-minded public (the "evolutionists") centers on biological evolution. But on a deeper level, it concerns the universe in which life has evolved -- or in which it was created. And, as I will argue, on...

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Cosmic Symphony: A Deeper Look at Quantum Consciousness

(125) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 3:25 PM

The rise of quantum consciousness could be the biggest step our species has taken since it came down from the trees. It would bring us to a new stage of species maturity and could also enable us to surmount the problems that threaten our life and our future.


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Quantum Consciousness: Our Evolution, Our Salvation

(616) Comments | Posted April 5, 2010 | 12:33 PM

In the first post of this series I promised to explore the wider implications of our having a quantum computer in our head. What does this revolutionary understanding of the capacities of the human brain mean for our life and our future?

Here I call "quantum consciousness"...

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