"The fact-of-the-matter is that conventional explainations of reality do not suffice to incorporate all of the phenomenon, or any of them really, if one takes consciousness as a starting point. The Tao of Physics does not explain reality either, as reality can only be lived, but it does begin to provide a 'hard-core' science-based-perspective that allows for mystical and parapsychological experiences. Capra does a good job at explaining the concepts and history of quantum physics. For me personally, I can say that this book is the most important book I have ever read because it opened the door to Eastern religion and so much more. We in the West are taught the primacy of science, reason, and logic, and because of that are led to discount certain types-of-thought as mumbo-jumbo. But quantum physics is wholly logical, and wholly proven, and if fully excepted, should blow your mind."