Return to the Absolute

Bridging the gap between Physics and Consciousness

Non-Fiction - New Age
115 Pages
Reviewed on 07/17/2022
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Author Biography

Calvin McCoard, founder of DiOptika and Art of Reality is an established and well-respected physicist and entrepreneur. Calvin studied Physics at Glasgow University and has 25 years of experience in photonics and lasers. His research into lasers and photonics resulted in numerous scientific publications and he worked on a team of laser scientists that produced the world's most intense laser (which was featured in the Guineas book of records). His logical and pragmatic approach to spirituality and universal consciousness firmly positions him as a leader in the field.

Calvin is a passionate artist and uses visual representation to communicate ideas about the nature of reality and consciousness. The illustrations used throughout The Return to the Absolute are based on Calvin’s original oil paintings to provide a uniquely creative combination of art, literary writing and scientific and spiritual analysis. He is devoted to understanding how physics relates to consciousness and how this profound impact can be applied to every area of life.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Manik Chaturmutha for Readers' Favorite

Return to the Absolute: Bridging the Gap between Physics and Consciousness by Calvin McCoard is a fascinating exploration of the concepts of physics and relating them to spirituality. The first section explains the concepts of quantum physics and electromagnetism in simple words. Terms like local balance and imbalance, duality, relativity, and the Absolute are put across in a way that will give readers a fresh perspective. The author explains that the concept of the Absolute and all things moving toward universal balance are fundamental to many belief systems and philosophies worldwide. He talks about some of the world’s oldest religions like Hermeticism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism, Kabbalah, Islam, and Christianity. He also asserts that consciousness cannot be limited to biological entities. Instead, it is an all-encompassing force that permeates everything in the universe. Finally, he brings the conversation back to personal experiences from his everyday life.

The subject matter of the book is complex, but Calvin McCoard makes even abstract concepts easily understandable to the layperson. The vocabulary is straightforward and the illustrations are thought-provoking. The writing style is narrative, and readers are taken on a journey into the author’s life. The book does not force readers to accept a particular interpretation of the world. Instead, the author systematically begins by explaining universally accepted facts, principles, and concepts and then goes on to substantiate his arguments with evidence from various religions and philosophies. This book will be an exciting read for anyone inclined to ponder questions about human existence. I recommend Return to the Absolute by Calvin McCoard for its abstract illustrations, concise subject matter, and gripping premise.