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Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here) Hardcover – September 15, 2009
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— Gregg Braden, New York Times best-selling author of The Divine Matrix and Fractal Time
“Spontaneous Evolution is a world-changing book that offers a heartening view of humanity’s destiny. Built on the foundation of the latest discoveries in science, it points us in the direction of functional politics, sustainable economics, and individual responsibility in the context of an interdependent community.”
— Thom Hartmann, author of The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
“This wise and thoughtful book is a powerful antidote for anyone who is pessimistic and depressed about our future and the challenges we face as humans.”
— Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing The Future Can Shape Our Lives
About the Author
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit and a leading voice in new biology. A cell biologist by training, he taught at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine, and later performed pioneering studies at Stanford University. Author of The Biology of Belief, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.Steve Bhaerman is an author, humorist, and political and cultural commentator, who’s been writing and performing enlightening comedy as Swami Beyondananda for over 20 years. A pioneer in alternative education and holistic publications, Steve is active in transpartisan politics and the practical application of Spontaneous Evolution.
Top Customer Reviews
In Part I we learn all about how we are programmed with certain beliefs, as we are in the hypnogogic state as children. Our unconscious perceptions (which influence 95% of our behavior!) are formed and these later control our behavior: this happens at the cellular and human level. This is why positive thinking can only do so much, since it stems from the self-conscious mind (which influences a mere 5% of our behavior). As the authors state, "Perhaps instead of original sin, we should be talking about original misperception."
In Part I we are also given the history of the balance between matter and spirit that our paradigms have reflected--everything from animism (8,000 BC) to neo-darwinism (1953) and most recently the discoveries learned from the Human Genome Project. The premise of the book is that around 2012, we will have a new paradigm, called "Holism." In other words, we as a people need to come together and work together in harmony just as well as our cells work together for the good of the body. 700 million years ago, single-celled organisms realized they could live longer and better if they worked together intelligently as one organism.Read more ›
Now, I'm a scientist by training and profession--I work at Cornell university's particle accelerator--and by now I have a pretty good sense of when something is and isn't supported by actual scientific evidence. I'm not an atheist (nor am I a "believer") and I don't hold with the notion that only matter matters, nor with the thought that if something isn't objectively proven by scientific experiment it isn't "real".
However . . . in my opinion, one of the weaknesses of The Biology of Belief was that it often jumped a lot of steps from initial evidence and discovery and acquaintance to end-result.Read more ›
Therefore, I say this is NOT a book; rather it is a psychiatric prescription formulated upon the principles outlined in The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles; and comprehensive treatment plan that we must follow if we are to achieve planetary sanity within era-2012.
Specifically, we learn that we are living cells, not only in the emerging global brain, [Peter Russell, et al.], but also the global body, the unified superorganism, that is forming out of the "in-form-ation" we are collecting like bees in a hive from the environment, as well as each other in social engineering networks; for example, Facebook and Google.
In other words, we are coming face-to-face with the truth: we are co-creators of consciousness here and now. Indeed, the mythological images, our heavens and hells, that we have created, weaved from the threads of history, institutionally reinforced, and come to believe as gospel through time are converging into a cul de sac, or worst, a "dead-end.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an awesome book. Have not finished it but so far love it.Published 1 month ago by Pat Jones
This is just what i needed. Im not even a reader. At all. This book called out to me. Gets my wheels turning.Published 3 months ago by Tiffany
Poorly written and long winded. Haven't finished it but it's good for falling asleep.Published 4 months ago by Lynn Stockton
Actually in the middle of reading this and it is so pleasureable all while affirming my Beliefs:) Book in perfect condition and more than timely with it's arrival.Published 5 months ago by Varity
This a book was a transformational/edu-
taining read. It provided a summary of how we arrived at our current state of the global union and some clarification of a possible... Read more
Nice cover, long winded version of the biology of belief. Sorry Bruce, delve deepen into your origiginal ideas and try me again.Published 6 months ago by Christopher C.
Nowhere near as good as his earlier book. "The biology Of Belief"
This book is cowritten with another author; and this book does not flow well at all. Read more