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The Living Energy Universe Hardcover – October 31, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-1571741707 ISBN-10: 1571741704 Edition: 1st
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This is an exciting work…Highly recommended. -- Spiritual Frontiers Journal, Vol. 32, Fall/Winter 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company; 1 edition (October 31, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571741704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571741707
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #833,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D, is a Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona and Director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. He is also Corporate Director of Development of Energy Healing at Canyon Ranch. Gary received his PhD from Harvard in 1971, was an Assistant Professor at Harvard, and was a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Yale University and director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center before moving to the University of Arizona in 1988. He has published more than 450 scientific papers, including six papers in the journal SCIENCE, co-edited 11 academic books, and is the author of THE SACRED PROMISE (2011), THE ENERGY HEALING EXPERIMENTS (2007), THE G.O.D. EXPERIMENTS (2006), THE AFTERLIFE EXPERIMENTS (2002), THE TRUTH ABOUT MEDIUM(2005), and THE LIVING ENERGY UNIVERSITY (1999). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, The Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Society of Behavioral medicine. His research integrates mind-body medicine, energy medicine, and spiritual medicine. His new book THE SACRED PROMISE: How Science is Discovering Spirit's Collaboration with Us in Our Daily Lives, is his boldest and most challenging work. It provides "evidence-based hope" for the existence of a greater spiritual reality. Visit www.drgaryschwartz.com for information about his books and scientific publications and www.sacredpromiseuniverse.com for DVDs, webseminars, and other opportunities for advancing science and spirit.

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151 of 158 people found the following review helpful By Dean Radin on February 10, 2000
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This book presents the idea that everything, at every level of existence, is alive, remembers, and evolves. Schwartz and Russek's systemic memory hypothesis is proposed to explain not only many puzzles in conventional science, but also major mysteries such as reflective self-awareness, homeopathy, survival after death, and psychic abilities. The authors' serious consideration of these latter topics, and their enthusiastic writing style, is guaranteed to provoke the disdain of mainstream scientists, and that's a pity. Heresy and orthodoxy don't mix, but bold ideas - as are admirably presented in this book - are essential to sustain a vibrant science.
While Schwartz and Russek's hypothesis seems perfectly outrageous at first, the logic is reasonable and the evidence provided is intriguing. In fact, if you carefully read this book and think about the consequences of recursion at all levels of existence, then systemic memory and its broader implications seem quite plausible, maybe even probable. One may quibble over some of the details presented in the "Living Energy Universe," but like Rupert Sheldrake's "A New Science of Life," I believe that this book will stand the test of time as an important contribution to scientific thought.
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88 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Dr. C. Paul Wanio on December 14, 1999
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I find no more important topic than that which is tackled in "The Living Energy Universe" - the nature of the universe, God and survival of consciousness after death. Since fear and anxiety are ultimately linked to the fear of death, the "self" cannot find true peace in a universe where annihilation is always an eye blink away. Without the resolution of this existential anxiety, our entire psychology, lifestyles, attitudes and behaviors are affected (whether we know it or not). Generally, there are two places from which answers to this dilemma arise: Religion and science. Typically, they do not agree. Has this now changed?
University of Arizona scientists Drs. Schwartz's and Russek's new book brings to us an amazing melding of science and spiritual insight and answers our most fundamental questions about the essential nature of life, death, consciousness and "who we are." And, it answers us in a way that has been much needed by those who consider themselves rational, logical thinkers, respectful of evidence and scientific inquiry. In doing this, Drs. Schwartz and Russek appeal to both our hearts and our minds. I appreciated the many examples, books, journals, names of other researchers and sources given for further reading and investigation.
The theories, facts and conclusions posited by Drs. Schwartz and Russek have the potential to revolutionize our world from medicine to politics. Of course, they are not alone in this kind of research, but have put together a unique, well-conceived theoretical treatise worthy of rigorous scrutiny and serious contemplation.
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106 of 123 people found the following review helpful By A. Sally Owen on February 6, 2000
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It has been over three months since I first read and fully intended to review this book, so the art of procrastination has finally worked in my favor, for it has allowed me to hold THE LIVING ENERGY UNIVERSE up to the light of my own standards of what it takes to transform the gifts of a beautifully written and fascinating book into something much more expansive...into an actual thriving resource of enlightenment and wonder which then becomes reality based and usefully practical in my own personal and professional life. I don't normally buy or not buy a book based on any book review, but anyone interested in turning theory into practical application might take a clue from my words and find it well worth their time to explore THE LIVING ENERGY UNIVERSE. Isn't that the true value of any book...the extent to which it invites us to explore our own inquisitiveness? This book will offer you that and more, for even if you don't believe in or understand the science-based theories, you might believe in the mysteries they represent. You get both sides of the coin with this book. This book offers us the opportunity to expand any rigid beliefs, be they scientific or spiritual. As the saying goes, "take what you like and leave the rest." Use the concepts, theories, and gifts this book offers and turn them into the gold of your own curiosity. Test the theories out for yourself. Start with something simple. Talk to a person who has received an organ transplant. If this book makes you wonder about the ability of a heart to transplant its own memories or preferences within another person's body, then allow yourself to go even deeper and wonder what happens to thousands of people every day who receive blood transfusions. Are we transfusing memory along with life?Read more ›
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58 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Kay Lillard Moore,MD (klmskye@aol.com) on November 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The Living Energy Universe is an engaging book for the new millennium. Dr.s Gary Schwartz and Linda Russek,two University of Arizona scientists begin with introducing their basic but controversial theory,The Universal Living Memory Theory. Then, they lead you through the research, past and present that support their theory. Once you understand the concept and dare to believe, they take you on a journey of epic proportion. From understanding cellular memory of transplant patients to the mechanism of homeopathy. From mind/body medicine to mediumship and survival of consciousness. From the evolution of the photon to the evolution of the universe. The ramifications are staggering. This book,if nothing else,will change your perspective about the evolving life around you.
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