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The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe Paperback – January 2, 2008
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“One of the most powerful and enlightening books I have ever read.” (Wayne W. Dyer)
“This is an important book. . .It stretches the imagination.” (Arthur C. Clarke)
“A fascinating and excellent presentation about the true nature of life that we need to be aware of and accept.” (Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Prescriptions For Living)
“This book liberates consciousness and restores it to its majestic and rightful position as a causal power in the universe.” (--Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Beyond the Body)
“The vast scope of this book lifts the veil on the state of being that is our birthright.” (--Nexus)
“Fascinating, provocative and highly readable . . . One of the most thought-provoking reads of [the year.]” (The Ecologist)
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*Man is isolated from the world (People are indivisable from their environment)
*The brain is the seat of consciousness (Living consciousness is not an isolated entity)
*The human being is a survival machine powered by genetic coding (Cells and DNA communicate through frequencies)
Perhaps one of the most profound and summarizing statements is McTaggart's assertion (based on volumous research) that...
"A substructure underpins the universe that is essentially a recording medium of everything, providing a means for everything to communicate with everything else."
If taken for what it is, the book amounts to the peaceful overthrow of many long held scientific beliefs and models, and establishes a framework that accomodates both science and spirituality. A good read.
Excellent value, a must buy.
Daniel John Hancock
THE FIELD describes how scientists have gradually become aware of what appears to be a unifying energy structure in our universe. This "Zero Point Field" provides us with a simpler explanation for how things work than previous overly-complex ideas require. Simplicity in science is a good thing, because it generally indicates which theories will win out as time goes by. The Zero Point Field theory demonstrates it's elegant simplicity by allowing physicists to derive the famous equation F=ma (rather than take it as a starting assumption), and by helping medical practitioners understand the underlying scientific basis for homeopathy.
Our scientific conceptualization of this universe has changed considerably over the last few centuries and now faces one of the biggest overhauls ever -- and THE FIELD demonstrates why the Zero Point Field is likely to be the last frontier for us to explore. THE FIELD is packed with detailed descriptions of some of the most exciting experiments recently conducted by leading researchers in the field of consciousness such as: Cleve Backster, Jacques Benveniste, William Braud, Bob Jahn, Edgar Mitchell, Fritz-Albert Popp, Hal Puthoff, Rupert Sheldrake, Russell Targ, Elisabeth Targ, and Charles Tart.
I give this book my highest recommendation.
(Cynthia Sue Larson has a degree in physics from UC Berkeley and is author of the book "AURA ADVANTAGE: How the Colors in Your Aura Can Help You Attain What You Desire & Attact Success")
While the Field certainly had a lot of material, the author's bias permeated every page. We are told in the beginning that none of this is based on opinion - it's all fact - but then we are subtly required not to question these "facts" as they are thrown at us as face value. Unfortunately, many of the studies that were presented were taken out of context and blown out of proportion.
For example, there is an experiment where participants were asked to play a game involving several decks of cards. Unknown to the participants, all of the "bad" cards were located in a specific deck. If you read Malcolm's interpretation in the awesome book, Blink!, it describes how the participants begin to subconscioiusly realize which deck is the "bad" deck long before they consciously accept the fact and start avoiding the deck. In The Field, however, this suddenly becomes a premonition and we are to believe the participants actually time travel to reach their revelation.
So far, my favorite book in this area is "How Consciousness Commands Matter" ... but even that book falls apart in the end when the author tries to suddenly explain Life, the Universe, and Everything (or did another author tackle that one?)
In my opinion, this is a good book to pick up second hand and maybe skim a little. As someone who has devoured titles like The Power of Intention, The Attractor Factor, and even made my own contribution to Life's Missing Manual, I could not even finish this book ... there was too much of the author's insistence and not enough of new material or reveleation left for me to decide.
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While I am not a trained scientist, I do approach everything in life with a scientific mindset, that is, I need repeatable, evidenced based proof of something to accept it as fact. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Max
For a long time I suspected that there is more to our understanding of reality than the modern science was telling us. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Jan & Beata
This book is what got me started reading about quantum physics.
McTaggart provides the bridge between theory and life.
Really enjoyed this book. Fascinating and accessible for my nonscientific background. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to learn more about Field theoryPublished 1 month ago by Judith L Freeman
I had read this book once, quite a few years ago, and just like that time, it changed my view of the life process. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Craig Lang
How did she do this? Meaning the level of meticulous detail and her spot-on insights are deliriously enumerative. The work is a massive achievement. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Reader8
not sure if I get it all but will when I need it for sure expands ones thinkingPublished 2 months ago by Stephen Tennefeld