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Destiny vs. Choice: The Scientific and Spiritual Evidence Behind Fate and Free Will Paperback – August 15, 2011
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Marie D. Jones is the best selling author of the "EKHO" middle grade fiction series, which she wrote with her young son, Max Jones, and the YA series, "FREAK" which will debut in 2016. She will also debut two new novel series in 2016, including "BLACK MARIAH," a dystopic science fiction thriller, and "GRIDWALKERS," a paranormal thriller co-written with Larry Flaxman. Her non-fiction books include "Destiny Vs. Choice: The Scientific and Spiritual Evidence Behind Fate and Free Will," "2013: End of Days or a New Beginning - Envisioning the World After the Events of 2012," "PSIence: How New Discoveries In Quantum Physics and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena" and "Looking for God In All the Wrong Places." Marie co-authored with her father, geophysicist Dr. John Savino, "Supervolcano: The Catastrophic Event That Changed the Course of Human History." She is also the co-author of "11:11- The Time Prompt Phenomenon: The Meaning Behind Mysterious Signs, Sequences and Synchronicities," "The Resonance Key: Exploring the Links Between Vibration, Consciousness and the Zero Point Grid," "The Déjà vu Enigma: A Journey Through the Anomalies of Mind, Memory and Time," and "The Trinity Secret: The Power of Three and the Code of Creation" with Larry Flaxman, her partner in ParaExplorers.com, an organization devoted to exploring unknown mysteries. Their newest books are "This Book Is From the Future: A Journey Through Portals, Relativity, Wormholes and Other Adventures in Time Travel," "The Grid: Exploring the Hidden Infrastructure of Reality," and "Viral Mythology: How the Truth of the Ancients Was Encoded and Passed Down Through Legend, Art and Architecture." Coming from Marie and Larry in 2015: "MIND WARS: A HISTORY OF MIND CONTROL, ELECTRONIC HARASSMENT AND SOCIAL ENGINEERING."
She has an extensive background in journalism, metaphysics, and the paranormal and has worked as a field investigator for MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) in Los Angeles and San Diego in the 1980s and 1990s. She currently serves as a Consultant and Director of Special Projects for ARPAST, the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team, where she works with ARPAST President Larry Flaxman to develop theories that can tested in the field.
Marie has been on television, most recently on the History Channel's "Ancient Aliens" and "Nostradamus Effect" series, and served as a special UFO/abduction consultant for the 2009 Universal Pictures science fiction movie, "The Fourth Kind." She has been interviewed on hundreds of radio talk shows all over the world, including Coast To Coast AM, NPR, KPBS Radio, Dreamland, the X-Zone, Kevin Smith Show, Paranormal Podcast, Cut to the Chase, Feet 2 The Fire, World of the Unexplained, and the Shirley MacLaine Show, and has been featured in dozens of newspapers, magazines and online publications all over the world. She is a staff writer for Intrepid Magazine, Paranoia Magazine, FATE Magazine, and a regular contributor to New Dawn Magazine, and her essays and articles have appeared in TAPS ParaMagazine, Phenomena, Whole Life Times, Light Connection, Vision, Beyond Reality, and several popular anthologies such as "If Women Ruled the World" and five Chicken Soup For The Soul books. She has also contributed and co-authored over fifty inspirational books for New Seasons/PIL.
She has lectured widely at major paranormal, new science and self-empowerment events, including "The Paradigm Symposium," "Beyond Expo," "Maritime Ghost Conference," "Through the Veil," "Queen Mary Weekends," "TAPS Academy Training," "CPAK," and "Darkness Radio Events," and is a popular public speaker on the subjects of cutting edge science, the paranormal, metaphysics, Noetics and human potential. She also speaks often at local libraries, bookstore signings and regional meet-ups on writing, the paranormal, and metaphysical subjects.
She is also the screenwriter and co-producer of "19 Hz," a paranormal thriller, as well as a science fiction feature film titled "AURORA," in development with Bruce Lucas Films.
Marie is represented for non-fiction by Lisa Hagan, of Paraview Literary Agency, and for fiction/film/TV by Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo-Helin Literary Management. Her website is www.mariedjones.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The book explores in varying detail: historical ideas and philosophical thinking about fate and free will; evolution; quantum physics; The Law of Attraction; the paranormal; DNA; astrology; and religious ideas about reincarnation.
It will not give you a definitive answer as to whether our lives are predetermined, or if we have a choice over what happens to us, but it introduces and explains many different beliefs, from religious to scientific and everything in between. It also affirms the notion that most people believe in something in between i.e. that both destiny and choice play a part in our lives to a certain degree. I wasn't sure whether all of the information in the book was accurate (for example, the lines shown on the hand when the author was describing palmistry did not correspond with the traditionally accepted palmistry lines), and some of the scientific/quantum physics explanations left me confused. On the whole though, it is a fun and entertaining look at different ideas surrounding whether fate is responsible for what happens in our lives. I also liked reading the true stories at the end of the book about how fate/destiny/free will had played a part in different people's lives.
On the whole, the books seems well researched and contains a great deal of information on the subject that will help to inspire people who would like to look deeper into these concepts.
I like the author's style of writing and her upbeat and humourous narrative helped to keep me interested.Read more ›
This is a highly-researched book, yet is is still very readable. Jones has an accessible writing style, warmed by humor and honesty. I strongly recommend this book. A must-read for people with inquiring minds. While we don't walk away with answers, we do walk away with a deeper understand of the questions and lots of food for thought. -- Patricia Sheehy, Author of Field of Destiny.
As in so many situations in our world, we are faced with the possibility that to take our understanding of reality to the next level we may need to find a new sense of balance in our conscious understanding of the universe we live in. Marie Jones takes us on this balancing act in her book as she draws from ancient and new sciences to give us a deeper understanding of destiny and choice, both of which will ultimately decide whether or not we are cocreators or victims in our universe.
Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide Magazine and Author of "To Believe Or Not To Believe: The Social & Neurological Consequences of Belief Systems"
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A book that screams across a plethora of irrelevant topics, and is absolutely devoid of any scientific evidence (something that's promised on the book's cover). Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I felt the proverbial question as to whether our destinies are pre-ordained or purposefully chosen by each of us was not adequately answered by this book. Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by Barrie Russell