- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (November 15, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1564148955
- ISBN-13: 978-1564148957
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,032,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PSIence: How New Discoveries in Quantum Physics and New Science May Explain the Existence of Paranormal Phenomena 1st Edition
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PRAISE FOR THE BOOK "The once hard line between science and metaphysics is becoming more and more blurred. Marie Jones has joined the list of forward-thinking individuals who are taking us to the next level in both science and our understanding of the universe and our place in it." - Jim Marrs, journalist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, ALIEN AGENDA and RULE BY SECRECY
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The book is divided into three parts- "The PSI", "The Science" and "The PSIence".
"The PSI" briefly documents some major paranormal phenomena- UFOs, ghosts, poltergeists, energy vortices and psychic abilities such as ESP. This section provides some pretty interesting things to ponder about the nature of reality.
My personal favourite of the things discussed is the concept of ley lines and of zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson's "vile vortices"-12 equally spaced areas around the globe that experience higher than normal magnetic anomalies, energy aberrations and paranormal events like mysterious creatures and time warps. Perhaps the most well known of these vortices are the Bermuda Triangle and Japan's Devil's Sea, but these are just examples of a global phenomena.
"The Science" takes us into the weird and wonderful world of quantum physics, with such things as wave function collapse and parallel universes. Sting theory is discussed, as is membrane theory. The chapter also discusses the concept of zero point energy and its implications (e.g. anti-gravity technology).
While I quite liked the scientific content overall, I am rather skeptical of string theory and related concepts. My own view is that many of the stranger aspects of observed physics could be better explained by reconsidering a return to the hyperdimensional physics proposed back in the 19th century by James Clerk Maxwell- father of modern electromagnetic theory. Maxwell suggested that certain problems in physics could be solved by accounting for some phenomena as being 3D "reflections" existing in higher spatial dimensions. Unfortunately, this aspect of Maxwell's theories was rejected, even though it could solve a lot, and is, unlike modern string theory, something that can be tested.
But I digress. To see a book making an attempt to apply science to the paranormal is still a good thing to see, even if I don't 100% agree with all of the science involved.
"The PSIence" blends aspects of the first two parts, showing how various paranormal phenomena become explainable and understandable in the context of advanced physics. Things discussed include how wormholes might be used for traveling to distant parts of the universe and for time travel and interdimensional travel, how time slips can explain mysterious disappearances, how ghosts might be energy imprints in the zero-point field, how at least some cryptozoological creatures might be interdimensional visitors, how quantum non-locality can allow for telepathy and so on. The holographic universe concept is also explained, showing how the observable universe may be but a reflection of a far more complex reality (this, incidentally, sounds quite similar to Maxwell's idea of observable phenomena being 3D reflections in a hyperdimensional reality).
These ideas should provide plenty of food for thought.
The book is consistently written and explains advanced scientific concepts in a way that should both be understandable to the average layman and at the same time representing the scientific theories in a reasonably accurate manner. The writing is also in quite a light hearted tone and the author is not afraid to throw in a joke and/or pop culture reference here and there.
Overall, this book was an enjoyable and informative read. If you are interested in possible scientific explanations behind paranormal phenomena then you may well like this book.
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1) Typos and misspellings. Very poorly edited.
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