Itzhak Bentov (1923 – May 25, 1979) was a Czech born scientist, inventor, mystic and author. He was an early exponent of what has come to be referred to as consciousness studies.
Bentov was born in Czechoslovakia and moved to Israel. In Israel, Bentov was part of the fledgling state's scientific unit, the Hemmed, where he designed Israel's first rocket for the War of Independence. The Hemmed had to make improvised weapons as there was a world-wide embargo on selling weapons to the Jewish state.
After the war, Bentov moved to America where he followed his passion as an inventor. By profession he was a mechanical engineer specialising in Biomedical Engineering and instrumentation. He is credited with the invention of the remote controlledcardiac catheter (US Patent Sep., 1971 Bentov. )
He was also an accomplished meditator.
By blending analytical knowledge and intuitive insight, Itzhak Bentov was the first to develop what is now widely accepted as a holographic model of reality.