The energy found in the vacuum - or the zero point field - is enough to boil all the oceans of the world. These oscillating waves seem to be the key to all sorts of unexplained phenomena: ESP, homeopathy, energy medicine, spiritual healing, intercessory prayer, psychic phenomena, and the homing instincts of animals are examples. In this work, ...
The energy found in the vacuum - or the zero point field - is enough to boil all the oceans of the world. These oscillating waves seem to be the key to all sorts of unexplained phenomena: ESP, homeopathy, energy medicine, spiritual healing, intercessory prayer, psychic phenomena, and the homing instincts of animals are examples. In this work, Lynne McTaggart follows the life and work of disparate physicists who seem to be on the verge of bringing about the same type of revolution that occurred exactly a century ago when quantum theory changed the face of physics forever. This book introduces characters not only from the scientific community but also from the CIA and NASA. Lynne's interviews with scientists working in Edinburgh, Russia and the USA build a picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory which makes sense of supernatural phenomena.
To the delight of con-artists everywhere, you can make any crazy idea seem believable as long as you tack the word "quantum" onto it. This book is no exception. Her use of scientific-sounding terms and citing of self-proclaimed "experts" (read: her fellow scientific illiterates) are an attempt to legitimize completely baseless claims.
If you're looking for a legitimate understanding of physics, get a science textbook and apply yourself. If you're looking for feel-good, new-aged, easily digestible fairy tales, buy this book. As they say, keep your mind open, but not so open that your brain falls out.
Charles C C
Sep 20, 2012
A good 'read' as a book on CD
I listened to this book in the CD format. It was well worth the money and the author voiced several of my own views on life and events. I highly recommend this book for people with open minds.
Jul 28, 2011
Science Shows Cosmic Connections
The Field started out slow, with lots of scientific jargon and details, but sucked me in with the statement, "There is no mass, only charge." McTaggart goes on to document little-known experiments that show we're all a lot more connected than we might have thought.
Apr 7, 2011
This book has an interesting chapter on homeopathy and the receipe for creating it. The rest of the book is a little too spiritual for me. Its not that there is s spiritual effect, but the people who write about it make it complicated.
Nov 25, 2010
I have seldom been unable to read an entire book, but this one, with its misinterpretation of science and biased outlook, was so disturbing that I put it down for good after only about 50 pages. The author's opinions or hopes are presented as fact and scientific results are misapplied or misunderstood or else deliberately twisted to suit the bias. Don't waste your time.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-06-10 McTaggart, an investigative journalist (What Doctors Don't Tell You), describes scientific discoveries that she believes point to a unifying concept of the universe, one that reconciles mind with matter, classic Newtonian science with quantum physics and, most importantly, science with religion. At issue is the zero point field, the so-called "dead space" of microscopic vibrations in outer space as well as within and between physical objects on earth. These fields, McTaggart asserts, are a "cobweb of energy exchange" that link everything in the universe; they control everything from cellular communication to the workings of the mind, and they could be harnessed for unlimited propulsion fuel, levitation, ESP, spiritual healing and more. Physicists have been aware of the likelihood of this field for years, McTaggart writes, but, constrained by orthodoxy, they have ignored its effects, which she likens to "subtracting out God" from their equations. But, McTaggart asserts, "tiny pockets of quiet rebellion" against scientific convention are emerging, led by Ed Mitchell, an Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute for Noetic Sciences, an alternative-science think tank. McTaggart writes well and tells a good story, but the supporting data here is somewhat sketchy. Until it materializes, McTaggart may have to settle for being a voice in the wilderness. (July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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