“I personally find this book captivating and mesmerizing. It is very important because it speaks not only to the spiritual and psychological health of humankind, but to the survival of our planet. It is refreshing to read the opinions of a first-rate mind who is willing to unabashedly speak out about the primacy of spirit and to call into question many of the assumptions Western scientists make about the world, most of which go unchallenged in our culture. “–Larry Dossey, M.D., Author of Space, Time and Medicine, Beyond Illness and Recovering the Soul.
“This is a significant contribution…This book will certainly be of interest to the general public and all those concerned with the relationship between science and religion.“–Seyyed Hossein Nasr, author of Science and Civilization in Islam and Sufi Essays
“A significant contribution to the fields of philosophy of science, comparative religion and religious studies. A first-rate scholarly mind, who also has considerable spiritual sensitivity, deals with science without being intimidated by science.” —Jacob Needleman, author of The Heart of Philosophy and A Sense of the Cosmos
“Ravindra’s exposition of the remarkable similarities and profound differences between the pursuit of science and the pursuit of spirituality goes to the heart of the matter. Complex issues are presented with delightful clarity.”–Shimon Malin, author of Nature Loves to Hide: Quantum Physics and Reality, A Western Perspective.
“Ravi Ravindra’s treatment of the theme is to say the least about it, brilliant. Almost every page contains statements which cannot be rephrased. It almost appears that they are self-formulated, not created by the author, though of course it is the author with his first rate scholarship, profundity and unusual spiritual sensitivity who deserves all the praise for the creation of so significant a work as ‘Science and the Sacred.’… RR’s theme is expressed forcefully, convincingly and yet with great beauty.” –Prof. L. R. Ganesan in Mountain Path, 2002.
“Ravindra is a lucid writer and passionate about communicating the big picture, which can help us make sense of our lives. He has masterfully succeeded in reducing the grand theme of the relationship between science and mysticism to an intelligible size that anyone can comprehend.” –Georg Feuerstein
“This book is an important contribution to the most important conceptual issue of our time: the right working relationship between science and religion.“–Huston Smith, author of Why Religion Matters and Beyond the Post-Modern Mind
“Dr. Ravi Ravindra is a wise and thoughtful man. He explains how we Westerners have found ourselves, in spite of our good wishes, science and technology, in the proverbial pickle barrel of trouble when it comes to reconciling our world view with that of the rest of the world…This is a profound and immensely valuable book, one that deserves a lot of attention, particularly by those in powerful places who can help to change society.“–Fred Alan Wolf, author of Matter into Feeling and Mind into Matter
“You are the only writer of significance with whom I am in substantial agreement.” —Ken Wilber, in a letter to Ravi Ravindra in 1980
Science and the Sacred received a designation of ‘Book of Distinction’ from the Templeton Press.
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