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The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World Paperback – September 25, 2018
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Praise for The Power of Eight
“Lynne McTaggart leads the way in guiding us to an enlightened perspective on the power of consciousness.”
—Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love
“The Power of Eight is at once a revolution and an evolution in understanding, which opens us to both proof and practice of how the powers of a group intention can transmute and transform our pathos and our pain.”
—Jean Houston, PhD, chancellor, Meridian University
“Lynne McTaggart has demonstrated something unique in the mind-body-spirit movement: You don’t need to be a Sufi master, take ayahuasca or spend years of disciplined spiritual practice to get a taste of the miraculous. All you need is a small group with a common intention. Read this book, form your own Power of Eight group and welcome the miracles in your own life.”
—Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author of Quantum Healing
“Throw away your self-help books. As Lynne McTaggart convincingly argues in this extraordinary book, it’s ‘other help’ that can truly transform you. As soon as you turn your thoughts from yourself to intending for someone else, you create rebound effects that heal your own life. Form a Power of Eight group and experience this miraculous circle for yourself.”
—Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason
“Lynne McTaggart’s The Power of Eight is a gift to humanity, a book that truly will change your life – and in the most extraordinary and unexpected ways. This is the real secret – your life transforms when you heal for others in a group. It’s at the heart of most of the world’s religions – but McTaggart brings it to life, and verifies it with science. Read this book, for your own sake and for your family and friends (and, yes, even for complete strangers).”
—John Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
“Required reading for anyone who’d like proof of the power of prayer and group intention for it was written by the ultimate Doubting Thomas. Lynne McTaggart offers a page-turning account of her own struggles to understand the numerous extraordinary healing effects she witnesses in small and large intention groups. Every church group, every book group and every business team need a Power of Eight group to create a vortex of healing and transformation.”
—John Assaraf, New York Times bestselling author of Having it All, and CEO of NeuroGym
“Every one of us has the power to use our thoughts to heal our world. Lynne McTaggart doesn’t just describe this truth, she proves it again and again in scientifically-controlled studies, in large web-based experiments, in the compelling stories of people who have been transformed by her Power of Eight groups. It’s something you can do right now, and it will utterly change your life. And it’s so simple! Utterly revolutionary.”
—Janet Attwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Passion Test
“This is a monumentally significant book, a once-in-a-generation work that will turn the tide in how we unleash the power of healing for each other and for the world. Drink in its meticulous and transparent scientific method, its countless uplifting stories of vivid healing breakthroughs and its breathtakingly luminous vision. Then go manifest The Power of Eight.”
—James O’Dea, former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and author of Soul Awakening Practice
“This book is a beautifully written blueprint to awaken us to the power we collectively possess to manifest miracles of healing, transformation and peace both in our lives, and in our world. If you only buy one book this season make it this one, for this is one of the most important and urgent messages of our time.”
—Katherine Woodward Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Conscious Uncoupling
“Lynne’s research on intentional healing documents the long-recognized belief that mental qualities such as love and hope are actually the best antidotes in fending off disease, which feeds back and enhances the lives of each of the group’s participants. The Power of Eight is a powerful contribution to healing our planet.”
—Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, stem cell biologist and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief
“The perfect manual to heal your life, yourself, and others, which will teach you everything you need to know about accessing your true innate capacity—and how healing others is also how you heal yourself.”
—Dr. Joe Dispenza, bestselling author of Becoming Supernatural
“An extraordinarily powerful and important achievement, chronicling a ten-year quest by Lynne McTaggart as she follows the evidence for the ‘power of eight’, wherever it leads. An inspiring and empowering portal into the profound powers of healing we all possess – and their exponential effects when we come together in groups.”
—Jude Currivan, PhD, author of The Cosmic Hologram
“A powerfully convincing account of the scientific study of the power of human intention. Beyond that, though, it stands out as a lighthouse in the fog to curious minds everywhere. It invites all who are grasping for clarity around their place in this grand universe to find a scientific ‘home’ of sorts for their spiritual quest.”
About the Author
Lynne McTaggart, one of the central authorities on the new science of consciousness, is the award-winning author of seven books, including the internationally bestselling The Intention Experiment and The Field. She is also editorial director of What Doctors Don’t Tell You, one of the world’s most respected health magazines, and architect of the Intention Experiments, a web-based “global laboratory.” A highly sought-after public speaker, Lynne is consistently listed as one of the world’s 100 most spiritually influential people. Lynne and her husband, author and WDDTY co-founder Bryan Hubbard, who live in London, have two adult daughters.
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Outbursts of passion in unison
The only thing that appears to be needed is any sort of group. Throughout the ages, small circles of people have held a special significance in many cultures and among indigenous groups. Prayer groups have been used in most religions. The greek word homothumadon is used to described group prayer in the Bible. The word itself is a compound of two words: homou ('in unison' or 'together'), and thumuous ('outbursts of passion' or 'rush along'). The word emphasizes group prayer as a passionate unity, with a single voice.
"When people are involved in a passionate activity […],
they transmute from a solitary voice
into a thunderous symphony."
A familiar feeling rarely experienced
Group meditation and prayer certainly promote a sense of unity among the participants, but usually not as deep as in homothumadon. In homothumadon, the participants move away from their isolated state of individuality into a pure bond with others. It's a state that is familiar when felt, but rarely experienced. It has nothing to do with the outcome and everything with the act of participation. There is one essential element: other human beings.
Working for the greater good
A sense of connectedness increases altruism. People have a natural desire to help when they temporarily step into a state of oneness. Working for the greater good produces more than just a warm feeling — it's strengthening for both mind and body. There are health-giving effects in focusing on anyone besides yourself.
"Something about the desire
to do something for someone else,
with no strings attached or personal benefit,
has an impact on health and wellbeing
far and above that of anything else […]"
Lynne McTaggart provides glimpses into what's possible when we connect in homothumadon. A Power of Eight group is more than just a collection of separate individuals. They are not just connecting, they are merging. It's as if the individuals in the group become one brain together. There's something more going on here that we don't understand. Some things in our lives are just beyond our explanation or understanding. It's a fascinating book!
 Lynne McTaggarts, The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life and the World (Hay House, 2017), pp. xvi--xvii.
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amazing mindset shift that can change indeed help our society and individual lives.
believing that our thoughts are powerful, along with Lynn McTaggart's quantitative recorded amazing results may hopefully encourage others to understand how their lives can be changed.
I am very grateful this book, and hope all that read or listen to the audio version (I have both versions),
reaps life improving results for themselves, and all the others they focus their positive intentions on!