Stalking the Wild Pendulum


In his enlightening book, "Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness," Itzhak Bentov delves into the intricacies of consciousness, exploring its connection to the physical world and its potential to transcend our current understanding of reality.

Why I liked this book

Start warming up that vape pen because Bentov’s Stalking the Wild Pendulum is a wild but plausible adventure into explaining the universe. I became aware of Itzhak Bentov when learning about The Gateway Experience, a meditative state that supposedly allowed able individuals to conduct remote viewing. Remote viewing is essentially ESP (extra-sensory perception), which is the ability to sense things that are not in one’s immediate vicinity. During the 1960’s and 70’s, the United States government (namely, the CIA) conducted research to see if the ability could be used for espionage. Yes, this is 100% true. Bentov was mentioned by name in a disclosed CIA document regarding this research.

That’s how I came across Stalking the Wild Pendulum. Bentov first explains the plausibility of the universe actually being a giant hologram, an esoteric theory in the 1980s, but is now gaining more acceptance. He then, using physics, goes on to explain how things like synchronicity occur. In my opinion, the most amazing piece of the book is his definition of the universe's shape. The craziest thing about his explanation is that it makes much sense. 

If you’re into the esoteric, this book is for you.

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