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Book Review: 'The Unitive Field: The Union of Science and Spirituality' by Fredrick Swaroop Honig on Blogcritics.
January 5, 2016
The Unitive Field
New Book Offers Answers to Science Puzzles with Life-Affirming Answers
The Unitive Field is a surprising book. It’s full of color and beautiful pictures, but more importantly, mind-blowing concepts as big as the black holes in some of its images.
Fredrick Swaroop Honig’s goal in writing this book is to combine the science of physics with the science of consciousness. Considering that Honig is related to the groundbreaking scientist Lise Meitner, and he himself is an ordained monk in the Holy Order of Sannyas, a minister of Integral Yoga, and the guardian of a botanical garden and bird sanctuary in Maui, that makes for a not-so-surprising but definitely fascinating goal. Honig achieves that goal with great simplicity in this short 140-page book that will leave you filled with wonder and wanting to read it again to make sure you didn’t miss anything.
The book is organized into twelve primary chapters, each one asking a fundamental question that remains unanswered in the current standard model of physics. Honig then provides insightful answers to these questions. While I’m not a scientist, I found the answers fascinating and life-affirming. I have read books on quantum physics that have made me believe in the scientific basis of such ideas as the Law of Attraction; therefore, this book resonated with my spiritual side and I found that the science in these pages validated many of my own beliefs about life, the Universe, and our reason for being on this planet.
Before introducing his twelve fundamental questions, Honig spends a few pages discussing how the idea of the Unitive Field is founded in science, and he provides quotes from Albert Einstein, Lise Meitner, and Isaac Newton to support that statement. He points out that Einstein “spent the second half of his life searching for one theory that would explain all the laws of physics. Intuitively, he believed that all of nature’s laws would be explained by one fundamental law that he called Unified Field Theory.” Honig also points out that like his maternal grandmother’s cousin, Lise Meitner, he was encouraged to “Listen to your parents but think for yourself.”
A few of the twelve questions Honig asks are: How many dimensions exist in the universe? What is the nature of consciousness, and how did it arise? Will the universe continue to expand, or will it contract back into singularity? What factors govern the evolution of life forms in the universe? What is human consciousness & free will, and how can it align with unitive consciousness and intention?
Honig then provides answers to each question, and although each chapter is relatively short, each one is also jammed with more information than I can describe in such a short review. Therefore, I’ll just mention a couple of the points that surprised and delighted me.
One was the idea of a Hreem, the power of the life force, and how it ties to a creature’s intention and desire to live. Honig lists different creatures on earth and the strength of their desire to exist, or more specifically, “the magnitudes of the Hreem force’s causal intentions (ci) in the evolutionary progression of life forms.” He says that “a virus has an intention to live and propagate that is equivalent to .01 Hreem.” By comparison, a bird’s is 10,000 and a human’s is 1,000,000. For me, while I respect all forms of life, this explained to me a lot about lifespans of various organisms as well as the degree of the precariousness of their existence.
What I most appreciated, though, was the book’s positive message and how it was backed up by scientific and mathematic calculations. We live in a culture full of doom and gloom and predictions of the world’s impending destruction, but Honig discusses how the universe expands and goes through cycles of 144 billion years. He states, “According to Unitive Field Theory, only the expansive force of the big launch and the contractive gravitational force of the universe’s collective mass-energy determine this expansion rate. Therefore, the universe’s rate of expansion is not increasing. The universe will ultimately recycle back into the primal singularity, and not one atom, nor one calorie of energy, will be lost in the process.” Furthermore, “Unitive Field Theory predicts that the universe will reverse its expansion within 72 billion years from the big launch and will, within the next 72 billion years, contract and return to its primal singularity.... This is an eternal cycle. What goes up will come down. All of nature moves in cycles; there are no one-way trips in nature. This universe will be recycled into the next universe.”
I imagine this statement means that the world can be destroyed, but even if that happens, to some degree, we are all eternal since not “one calorie of energy, will be lost in the process.”
As Honig concludes, “In truth, we are one. There is no division between any of us, or between us, and the Unitive Field itself. There exists only one Unitive Field of consciousness, and we are all parts of that field, and at the same time, one with the field itself. Just as a wave is one with the ocean, at the same time, it is a wave. So we are one with the field itself, even if we have localized consciousness.”
There is so much more I could say about this book. I will leave it up to the scientists to determine how accurate it is. What I know from reading it is, ultimately, what I’ve always known—that our lives matter, that there is no death, and our purpose on this earth, as Honig states, is “to be of service. That is the secret of the universe and of Unitive Field Theory. Live to serve and you will be aligned with the causal intention of Unitive Consciousness.”
If you read this book, I believe you will come away a better person because you are a wiser one. You will understand why it is the right thing to be kind and how closely we are all connected to one another. I thank Fredrick Swaroop Honig for bringing this enlightening message to our world in a way that makes the most complicated science comprehensible because, in truth, in all of its complexity, the universe has perfect harmony in its design.
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— Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., and award-winning author of The Children of Arthur series
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