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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466200960
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466200968
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,427,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Roy Masters—who in his 80s continues to broadcast the longest-running counseling show in talk radio history—started his journey toward understanding human nature in the most unlikely of places. Growing up in pre-WWII England, he watched a performer easily put his volunteer subjects under a hypnotic spell and induced each of them to do strange and outlandish things. How, the young Roy wondered, could a smiling, personable stranger cause well-dressed, educated, competent adults to forget their names? Puzzled by the mysterious power the hypnotist had exercised over his subjects, Roy distinctly remembers pondering the question: “Why can’t hypnotism be used to make people act sensibly, rather than foolishly?” Inspired by the idea of harnessing this baffling force for good, he later pursued the art of hypnotism and established a successful hypnotherapy practice. Over years of counseling as well as personal experience, Roy realized that the root of the power of negative suggestion lay in our wrong emotional response, and so he began to search for a way to help people overcome the hypnotic power of stress. After years of searching, he discovered a remarkably effective meditation method, and has been teaching it—with spectacular results—ever since. For over 50 years Roy counsels people primarily through his internationally syndicated daily radio program Advice Line, where callers discuss their most intimate problems and find genuine help and healing. He has served as a daily voice of sanity and conscience to his listeners, with the uncanny ability to zero in quickly on core problems. As the institutional home for his counseling work, Masters’ formed the Foundation of Human Understanding in 1961. Through his daily radio broadcasts, lectures, seminars, his 18 books, countless audio and video programs—and the Internet—he has helped millions worldwide. He has also established a successful prison outreach and an innovative private K-12 school. Beyond all this, and at a time in life when most people would have long since retired, an energetic Roy Masters is delving deeply into yet another long-time interest—physics and cosmology. He has authored “Finding God in Physics” as well as a more technical treatise, “Gravity Driven Universe” and has lectured on “Electricity from Gravity” at the American Physical Society in Denver. Roy Masters and his wife, Ann, have been married since 1952. They have five grown children and 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Roy Masters--who in his 80s continues to broadcast the longest-running counseling show in talk radio history-- started his journey toward understanding human nature in the most unlikely of places.

Growing up in pre-WWII England, one day as a teen he walked through a vaudeville show in the south coast town of Brighton, when a stage hypnotist caught his eye. He watched, fascinated, as the performer easily put his volunteer subjects under a hypnotic spell and induced each of them to do strange and outlandish things, like dancing around the stage with a broom, and forgetting their own names.

How, the young Roy wondered, could a smiling, personable stranger cause well-dressed, educated, competent adults to forget their names? Puzzled by the mysterious power the hypnotist had exercised over his subjects, Roy distinctly remembers pondering the question: "Why can't hypnotism be used to make people act sensibly, rather than foolishly?" Inspired by the idea of harnessing this baffling force for good, he later pursued the art of hypnotism and established a successful hypnotherapy practice.

It was during those years of practicing hypnosis therapeutically, however, that Masters made his central and pivotal discovery about the nature of human beings' emotional problems, addictions and complexes.

As clinical psychologist Ron Carlson, Ph.D., would later describe this breakthrough: "Roy Masters' books reveal with penetrating insight that, unbeknownst to most of us, we are tethered to our thoughts in a destructive, hypnotic way which forms the basis of our emotional and mental problems."

In other words, Masters had discovered that people didn't really need hypnosis, because their core problem was that they were already hypnotized--not by a clever stage performer, but by the stresses, pressures and seductions of daily life. After all, it stood to reason that whatever little-understood forces were at play on a hypnotist's stage must also exist in real life as well. Virtually everyone, it turns out, is far too easily influenced by the intimidation, impatience and cruelty of other people, which in turn reprograms them in negative and destructive ways.

Over years of counseling as well as personal experience, Roy realized that the root of the power of negative suggestion lay in our wrong emotional response, and so he began to search for a way to help people overcome the hypnotic power of stress. After years of searching, he discovered a remarkably effective meditation method, and has been teaching it--with spectacular results--ever since.

This "meditation exercise"--a simple observation technique called Be Still & Know, from the Psalm verse, "Be still and know that I am God"--is at the core not only of Masters' unmatched track record in helping people overcome even the most serious mental-emotional problems, but now comprises the centerpiece of a successful program within the U.S. military ("Patriot Outreach") that is helping thousands of U.S. military personnel and their families to overcome the ravages of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Well written and interesting.
James P. Stroke
I believe that the new frontier will be in finding green abundant energy to help us end our reliance on oil.
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Geckos do not cling to surfaces because of the Casimir effect.
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Gravity Driven Universe is highly recommended. If you like The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene, A Short History of Time by Stephen Hawking, or Einstein's Cosmos by Michio Kaku, you will enjoy Gravity Driven Universe.
The writing is simple and elegant, the examples are clear and pique the imagination, and the scope is breath taking.
Physics is fun. I would like to know if Mr. Masters is correct that a boomerang will come back to you out in space!
I grew up in the 60's and 70's, and I remember the excitement of the moonwalk, the Voyager Spacecraft, and the Space Shuttle. It was a time of hope and adventure. Even as it must have been a time of adventure for physicists when Albert Einstein electrified the world and inspired college students everywhere with his papers. Then came the excitement and awesome images sent back from the Hubble Telescope.
I believe that the new frontier will be in finding green abundant energy to help us end our reliance on oil. I further think that Mr. Masters is on to something. I find his ideas stimulating and challenging, and frankly inspiring even for a seasoned college instructor like myself. When I'm on vacation and visiting the coffee shops around Berkeley or Cal Poly I'll have this book with me. It's sure to generate some spirited discussion.
The book is cleverly divided into two sections - one for scientists and one for lay people who are interested in reading about science or who have an interest in philosophical cosmology. And if you like Popular Science or Scientific American, I'm guessing you will find this book to be a page turner.
I love Maxwell's equations and I never tire of re-acquainting myself with them, and finding something new and more profound every time.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan R. Steinbicker on March 24, 2013
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This a great individual that has dedicated his life to helping people to live life in victory over degrading forces in life
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James P. Stroke on February 18, 2013
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Well written and interesting. Those of us who are technical would like to see some physics-math on this subject. Masters' concept on gravity as the prime mover is fascinating, but I'd like to see a more detailed explanation, He has concocted some rather lenghty sentences, which cry for simplification. I'd very much like to see more on this subject--much more!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rlund on December 29, 2012
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Excellent by Masters, who is not hampered by a formal education in science or any other field. He is a self educated man and is inspired by the holy spirit within.
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9 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A reader on December 30, 2011
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As with the book "Finding God in Physics", white trash egomaniac Roy Masters engages in shameless throwing around of technical terminology to create the puerile illusion that he's onto something. It's actually tantamount to the comedic performances of Prof. Irwin Corey, The World's Foremost Authority, minus the comedy value. He presents the idea of gravity as a push force, which is pretty much an exact copy of Le Sage's theory of gravity going back in various forms to 1690. Other commentary on radiation or the Casimir effect, where correctly stated, isn't put forward to make any sort of relevant points. This latest printing is 2011. He certainly hasn't learned rudimentary physics since his earlier ventures into physics. For clarification it needs to be stated:

1. A rotating space station does not create gravity.

2. Gravity does not produce work unless it causes displacement of an object.

3. Photons do not slow down passing through a transparent medium. The expression, "The speed of light is slower" in, say, glass refers solely to the fact that the photons are repeatedly interrupted in their motion as they try to make their way through a transparent solid. They are repeatedly absorbed and re-emitted by the electronic bonds in their path, so their net speed is slower.

4. A moving magnet does not create electrons but only pushes the ones already in a metal coil around.

5. Particles do not gain mass near the speed of light because they are pressing against anything. They gain relative mass because they are being forced to disintegrate in a manner they cannot efficiently transition through. The corresponding resistance appears as relative inertia.

6. Geckos do not cling to surfaces because of the Casimir effect.
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