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This heady, ambitious and sometimes dense work succeeds in marrying fresh scientific studies to the "shift" in consciousness that the New Thought world has been prognosticating for decades. The first section delves with some detail into physics, discussing quantum, relativity, fractal and superstring theories. Referring to explorations as recent as 2005, the authors argue that these inquiries point to a renewed understanding of Akasha, which is Sanskrit for "all-pervasive space... the womb from which everything we perceive has emerged and to which everything ultimately returns." The second section empirically plumbs the limitless connections among us, while the final one addresses the "breakdown or breakthrough" juncture at which we find ourselves. The rhetoric here shifts toward a vernacular familiar to New Thought advocates about the ability and responsibility to cocreate our intensely collective experience, but the preceding science bolsters this in a substantive and unworn way. Although the dense language and passive voice make this a challenging read, it merits strong consideration by those interested in reconciling science and spirituality for our daunting times. (Aug.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.