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4.0 out of 5 stars Your "gut" feelings may be more scientific than you thought!, November 19, 2004
This review is from: Field, The (Paperback)
Lynne McTaggart boldly dives in where few dare to go... the murky, much debated realm between God and Science. In a thoroughly detailed and meticulously researched fashion, she lays open study upon study that point to the possibility of a universal energy source, the "Zero Point Field" as she cites it. This "force" operates on a quantum level of photon vibrations that precedes and supercedes the strict bio-chemical mentality of current science. This book challenges a lot of long held beliefs, including...

*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.
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Initial post: Nov 4, 2006 12:15:08 PM PST
HardcoreZen says:
Circa 1994 - the date of this review... Nothing that this review supposes as "...long held scientific beliefs and models" are anything but.

Mass is energy - irrefutable scientific fact...

The Brain is akin to a battery/microprocessor (admittedly an over simplified analogy but nonetheless...)

If you consider all brains collectively, and rationalize that against the nature of reality (something cognitive, and neuro-sciences have been doing for many decades) you'll find that the brain IS the seat of consciousness, however that does not make it "isolated" in any manner... It just means that is "where" consciousness "exists"...

It is irrefutable scientific fact that "consciousness" does not exist anywhere outside of the mind, and the mind is a function of your brain!

I wonder if anyone else found the peculiarity in this reviewer's reference to "Living consciousness"? Is there an un-living consciousness? Isn't life implied by the word "consciousness"? After all to imply consciousness in an unresponsive manner we have the word unconscious, do we not? Wouldn't Un-living consciousness be death?

With regard to "*Man is isolated from the world (People are indivisable from their environment)" - his spelling error not mine...

This is not a scientific supposition it is social... Science has never attempted to prove or even suppose that man is isolated from his environment... Society and western religious dogma has always made this supposition. With regard to the involvement of religion this has always been the construct of the "church" as a religious organization, which in western culture has traditionally been right there in bed with politics...

This distinction must be made as Buddhism, Taoism, and many other eastern religious philosophies have always held that man is never separate from his environment... Again nothing new by thousands of years of thought...

This book sounds like a lot of new-age spiritual discourse that has left itself open to harsh criticism in that is makes no substantive effort to correlate with hard science.

IMHO scientific and religious philosophy are on a crash course towards absolute convergence... the fact is they were never separate, it is only our human comprehension that creates a gap where none really exists... After all religious and scientific thought share the common goal of absolute truth...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2006 3:51:02 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2007 9:10:32 AM PDT
Most religious groups maintain that there is indeed a consciousness after death....which is the spirit living on in the hereafter. So yes, you could say there was a "living consciousness" which is present while we are alive in the flesh and a consciousness after death. Hence, you can could say that the mind is independent of the brain.
Just my thoughts on it.

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2008 5:52:04 AM PDT
C. Waw says:
Mass is Energy and Energy is Mass as Einstein stated.
The two cannot be seperated

Posted on Nov 13, 2008 2:05:24 PM PST
Keith Savage says:
"A substructure underpins the universe that is essentially a recording medium of everything, providing a means for everything to communicate with everything else."

aka the Akashic Records? A medium (pardon the pun!) for telepathic communication? I am interested enough to buy the book, just to see the "voluminous research" proving these age-old beliefs.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2010 4:44:33 PM PDT
"It is irrefutable scientific fact that "consciousness" does not exist anywhere outside of the mind, and the mind is a function of your brain!"

No, that statement is completely untrue, unevidenced and baseless.

Is the Brain Really Necessary?
http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/science/is_the_brain_really_necessary.htm

Not to mention NDEs of people who's brains stopped working and returned.

Not to mention the fact the heart field is 40x as big as the brains. (Institute of HeartMath)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2010 9:19:54 AM PDT
Keif says:
"It is irrefutable scientific fact that "consciousness" does not exist anywhere outside of the mind, and the mind is a function of your brain!"

Yes studies have shown certain people living normal lives without the meat in their skulls. If consciousness is a function of brain, how do you explain them?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2011 2:50:13 PM PST
Brufus says, "is there an un-living consciousness?" Now, THAT, Brufus, is the question isn't it? As for Brufus' reliance on "irrefutable scientific fact," well, that one speaks for itself.

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Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2013 10:04:42 AM PST
Mona Gailani says:
In reply to C. Waw's post:
You will find that Einstein stated no such thing.
Mass is a form of energy, but energy is not always in the form of mass. Mass is energy condensed to a slow vibration. Energy takes many many, many forms. Everything is made up of some form of energy. Every thing.
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