- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Anomalist Books (September 15, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933665424
- ISBN-13: 978-1933665429
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #784,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Secret Art: A Brief History of Radionic Technology for the Creative Individual
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Mr. Laurie's book provides a through and fascinating account of the history of this little known and much-maligned field. He suggests that outside of the medical and scientific communities, not only are radionic phenomena heartily accepted, they have been functioning effectively for thousands of years at the hands of shamans, artists, and musicians.
Mr. Laurie's thesis is that radionics, while by no means a lost art, may be a slightly-misplaced one - the ideas behind it have been discounted by those unable to appreciate the power of forces that cannot be quantified. When presented as science or medicine, radionics is easily challenged. Introduce it as a powerful creative tool, however, and radionics becomes "The Secret Art".
We take for granted that all human beings are inherently capable of experiencing intangible, unquantifiable sensations such as intention, intuition, inspiration, and other emotional states. Technologies for accessing and working with these invisible forces have been cultivated by shamans, artists, and holy people since the dawn of time. That a work of art or a piece of music can be found "moving" or "transformative" comes as no surprise. Why, then, is it such shock (to the western mind, at least) when a force we find "mysterious" serves as the catalyst for physical transformation?Read more ›
Now largely forgotten, radionics pioneered mind-body connections with electrical equipment to purportedly detect and treat illness. It continues to attract adherents and spinoffs despite aggressive legal prosecution of its practitioners.
If you are interested in subtle energies, metaphysics or scientific controversies, this book is for you.
If you dismiss radionics as pseudoscientific quackery -- its dubious artifacts best locked safely away in private collections -- then this book is still for you. With healthy objectivity, The Secret Art traces the path of radionics from its peculiar medical origins to intriguing possibilities in agriculture, parapsychology and artistic expression.
The Secret Art belongs in art, engineering and medical libraries.
Speaking of simplistic examples, I have learned to control my emotional state by what I think about if I concentrate on doing it. If I am upset about a perceived slight or wrong, I can remind myself that I should be grateful to be alive and I almost immediately become much calmer.
To quote Mr. Laurie book on page 2: "There are far too many unknowns when it comes to the power and potential of consciousness and directed intent in Nature to discard potential opportunities just because they are not understood or condoned by science."
Do buy and read this book!
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This is one of the books I was looking for before I ever knew I was looking for it! The history is FANTASTIC! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas S. Ingle
REALLY LIKED THE BOOK- IT SHOWED NUMBERS OF DEVICES INVENTED TO UTILIZE THE POWER TO HEAL
BY THOUGHT-THE OUTCOME OF EACH-SHOWING FORTUNES AND LIVES SPENT TO DEVELOP THIS... Read more
Radionics is a relatively unknown subject to most. Laurie provides a good history of its development through the decades, and the resistance to it from the scientific... Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Scribblesmith