“The God Theory” is a book I recently read by Bernard Haisch, Ph.D., an astrophysicist and author of over 130 scientific publications. He served as a scientific editor of the Astrophysical Journal for ten years and was Principal Investigator on several NASA research projects.

While many scientists shy away from discussions about God, Dr. Haisch explains why the concept of a supreme deity should be embraced by mainstream science.  Even though the concept of God cannot be proved scientifically, neither can many of the latest and greatest scientific theories, such as the ones focusing on parallel universes.  Dr. Haisch points out that we live in a purposeful universe, one that is uniquely suited for life and not one that was accidentally created by chance.

In The God Theory, Bernard Haisch proposes a theory that provides purpose for our lives while at the same time is completely consistent with everything we have discovered about the universe and life on Earth.

For me, the biggest takeaways from this book are the following ideas:

  • Consciousness is not just a brain phenomena; it is our connection to God.
  • Ultimately, consciousness is what creates matter and not vice versa
  • New discoveries in physics focus on a background of quantum light that seems to be the source of creation
  • That underlying non-local and non-physical light could also be the source of consciousness

Bernard Haisch’s ideas around a subjective universe, where our consciousness creates our universe is something that I experienced during my various death meditations and is also a topic I’ve written about extensively on this blog. I find it reassuring that others are coming to this same conclusion. At first it may be a difficult concept to grasp: that you are creating the world you see around you. However, when you think about the idea that everything you experience within the material universe is made up of various dancing forms of non-physical energy, then you can start to see that somehow your consciousness is involved in translating that raw energy into the experience of life. We already know that each of us sees the world a bit differently. No one else has your unique point of view or experiences. And while we may be sharing some type of universal consensual reality, ultimately each us of creates our own version of it.

If you are interested in reading the book,  here is a link to the e-book and paperback.