The Field

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
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In this groundbreaking classic, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart reveals a radical new paradigm—that the human mind and body are not separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea, and that consciousness may be central in shaping our world. The Field is a highly readable scientific detective story presenting a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena. Documented by distinguished sources, The Field is a book of hope and inspiration for today's world.


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I read two books on virtually the same topic within days of each other: Lynne McTaggart's "The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe", and Gregg Braden's "The Divine Matrix: Bridging ... Read full review

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Very interesting read
Thorough, interesting, very well written and relatively easy to read given the subject matter.

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Page xiv - What they have discovered is nothing less than astonishing. At our most elemental, we are not a chemical reaction, but an energetic charge. Human beings and all living things are a coalescence of energy in a field of energy connected to every other thing in the world. This pulsating energy field is the central engine of our being and our consciousness, the alpha and the omega of our existence. "There is no 'me' and 'not me' duality to our bodies in relation to the universe, but one underlying energy...
Page 46 - We are survival machines — robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.
Page 153 - US officials believe that the spheres are needed to capture and store energy from nuclear driven explosives or pulse power generators. Initially, some US physicists believed that there was no method the Soviets could use to weld together the steel gores of the spheres to provide a vessel strong enough to withstand pressures likely to occur in a nuclear explosive fission process, especially when the steel to be welded was extremely thick.
Page 65 - Readers of this article may share the incredulity of the many referees who have commented on several versions of it during the past several months.
Page xviii - Several thought again about a few equations that had always been subtracted out in quantum physics. These equations stood for the Zero Point Field - an ocean of microscopic vibrations in the space between things. If the Zero Point Field were included in our conception of the most fundamental nature of matter, they realized, the very underpinning of our universe was a heaving sea of energy - one vast quantum field. If this were true, everything would be connected to everything else like some invisible...
Page 194 - It was intercessory prayer, not the existence of God, that was tested here. All we have observed is that when individuals outside of the hospital speak (or think) the first names of hospitalized patients with an attitude of prayer, the latter appeared to have a 'better...
Page 65 - ... incredulity of the many referees who have commented on several versions of it during the past several months. The essence of the result is that an aqueous solution of an antibody retains its ability to evoke a biological response even when diluted to such an extent that there is a negligible chance of there being a single molecule in any sample. There is no physical basis for such an activity.
Page 73 - Stones do not fall from the sky because there are no stones in the...
Page 35 - P's theory can be proved, it opens up the prospect — however remote — of anti-gravity 'space drives' and the even more fantastic possibility of controlling inertia. This could lead to some interesting situations: if you gave someone the gentlest touch, they would promptly disappear at thousands of kilometres an hour, until they bounced off the other side of the room a fraction of a millisecond later.
Page 232 - One can infer that the ratio of the size of the Universe to the size of an atom must be about the same as the ratio of the electromagnetic and gravitational forces between two protons.

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Journalist and author LYNNE MCTAGGART is one of the preeminent spokespersons on consciousness, the new physics, and the practices of conventional and alternative medicine. The author of The Intention Experiment, she lectures worldwide and is co-executive director of Conatus, which publishes well-respected health and spiritual newsletters. She lives with her family in London.

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