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Gravity sometimes doesn't work. Some things are both waves and particles. . .at the same time. Electrons simply disappear . . . all the time. If the universe is this wild and unpredictable, so full of possibility, why are your thoughts about your own life so limited? Hundreds of years ago, science and religion split apart; they became antagonists in the great game of explaGravity sometimes doesn't work. Some things are both waves and particles. . .at the same time. Electrons simply disappear . . . all the time. If the universe is this wild and unpredictable, so full of possibility, why are your thoughts about your own life so limited? Hundreds of years ago, science and religion split apart; they became antagonists in the great game of explanation and discovery. But science and religion are two sides of the same coin. They both help explain the universe, our place in the great plan and the meaning of our lives. In fact, they can only begin to do that adequately when they work together.What the Bleep Do We Know?!TM is a book of amazing science. With the help of more than a dozen research and theoretical scientists, it takes you through the looking glass of quantum physics into a universe that is more bizarre and alive than ever imagined. Then it takes you beyond, into the outer-inner edges of our scientific knowledge of consciousness, perception, body chemistry and brain structure. What is a thought made of? What is reality made of? And most importantly, how does a thought change the nature of reality?This science leads not just to the material world, but deep into the realm of spirituality. If observation affects the outcome, we aren't merely part of the universe, but participants in it. If thoughts are more than random neural firings, than consciousness is more than an anatomical accident. A higher power exists, but is it truly out there? Where is the dividing line between out there and in here?This is not a book of definitive answers. This is a book of mind stretching questions. It is a book that shows you not the path, but the endless possibilities. Do you think you have to go to the same job every day, do the same errands, think the same thoughts, feel the same way? Well, think again....

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  • Mari
    2019-02-02 13:31

    I have read this and have watched the movie 13 times, each time I see/realize something that I missed before, I will watch it again and again many times still.

  • Janice Sears
    2019-02-01 13:34

    I saw the movie and decided that in order to digest the incredible amount of information presented, that I would do well to read the book. I wasn't sorry. This is a fascinating read and it made the movie come to life for me by reiterating the scientific principles introduced therein. I am not a scientist and most of this information was brand new to me, so having it presented in print as well as in video made it much more understandable and easier to study in depth (since it is easier to turn back the page than it is to reverse the movie). This book made such an impression on me that I bought a copy for my 86 year old mother and she devoured it, too! Quantum physics and its philosophical implications are real mind-benders. This really encouraged me to question a lot of long held assumptions and to begin exploring new ways of perceiving the world we live in.

  • Caroline Heins
    2019-02-12 12:41

    The movie was also great. Maybe better than the book (one of the truly rare cases) and maybe it would be hard to get the book if you didn't watch the movie. Still, the concepts in the book are revolutionary and life changing. really, I have beased my entire conception of reality on some of the premisis asserted in this book. I like to think that I use quantum physics on a daily basis.

  • White
    2019-02-15 11:44

    Ok, now this is what I'm talking about. This is a perfect example of an author taking perfectly healthy physics and turning it into a cult. By the time you finish this book, you feel as though you have been told, "All science aside......" This book picks and chooses scientific phenomenon and takes them out of context in order to prove a point that no longer has science behind it. This book is a rape of good science and the physicists who work long and hard in its discovery. When you get the psyche involved like this, and a bunch of people looking for alternate realities to believe in, you get What the Bleep Do We Know!? Valid experiments are twisted into accepting the paradox of Shrodinger's cat which was published for the purpose of pointing out that it is ridiculous to believe in such nonsense. Still, some people do. What the Bleep do We Know!? is a commentary to the paradox of Shrodinger's cat. It is saying, "Yeah! Isn't that the coolest thing?!" Duh.This is probably the deepest state of fiction I have ever read. There is no nonfiction about this book and it should be categorized as such.I literally read this book laughing my guts out. The only reason why I gave it two starts is because it was so funny. I'm surprised it was published for any other reason. Any takers on this book don't get it.

  • Jay Roth
    2019-01-28 15:32

    Life changing for me. Hearing neuro- scientists, quantum physicists, and spiritualists talk about the same thing - consciousness - and where that boundary is, whether we can harness it, and what we can create if we do. If one truly thinks about "us" as humans relative to the universe (assuming size isn't just a complete construct), are we not just particles too? If you're not open or interested, why pursue reading something like this?Reading the book actually made the movie even more enjoyable. Now I own the movie too.

  • Kharah
    2019-02-19 14:35

    OK, I have no issue with the overall message of the book but there are some serious issues with the so-called science here, and it should be read with some big time caution. For starters, a lot of their experts are suspect. At one point they had an MD talking about quantum mechanics - what part of medical school prepares doctors to be experts in physics??? And I'd read afterwards that a few of their experts felt that what they'd said had been taken way out of context and twisted to support what the authors wanted to say. If that weren't cause for concern, the authors also tend to make conclusions based on really bad science and crazy illogical leaps. They go on and on about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and how observing quantum particles changes their behaviour. My understanding was that the 'act of observing' refers to the energy used by the machine to pinpoint the location of the electron, not the act of the scientist thinking about finding the electron. A lot of the rest of their book rests on this mangling of the uncertainty principle. They also talk about the quantum physics of cell microtubules (think of them as a cell's "skeleton"). I admit I'm not a microtubule expert, but I was under the impression that all human cells had these, not just neurons. So I'm confused as to why the quantum physics of just microtubules (out of all the crazy chemicals and chemical reactions going on in cells) would have an impact on just neurons, even though all cell types have them...Anyway, bad science rant aside, I also had to look up this Ramtha person they cite left, right and centre. Just be aware that apparently all three authors had some connection to Ramtha's school, which probably explains the over-emphasis on Ramtha and his/her ideas. So read the book, feel empowered about your ability to control and change your life, be inspired by the message to look at old things in new ways, challenge your concept of reality... but don't put much faith in the "science" they use to back their ideas up. I know they've taken liberties with the science I am familiar with, which makes me seriously wonder about the science they cite that I'm not as familiar with.

  • AuthorsOnTourLive!
    2019-02-10 12:32

    Will Arntz, a research physicist and spirtual seeker, and co-creator of the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!?, discusses his book What The Bleep Do We Know!?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality. With the help of more than a dozen research and theoretical scientists, this book takes readers through the looking glass of quantum physics into a universe that is more bizarre and alive than ever imagined. This science leads not just to the material world, but deep into the realm of spirituality, and offers mind stretching questions and details endless possibilities for individual reality.We met William Arntz when he visited the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver. You can listen to him talk about What The Bleep Do We Know!?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality here: http://www.authorsontourlive.com/?p=37

  • Therese
    2019-02-14 13:31

    This book will make you think. Wow! In depth look at quantum physics and then some. The movie has great graphics and is a lovely accompaniment.

  • Almi
    2019-02-16 15:35

    alright i haven't read the book, but i watched the movie..and i just can't stop myself from posting a review here after knowing that there's also a book about what i just watched..so let's make it clear, this is a content review and not a book review. views expressed are all about the message and not the form. :)As universal as the question of our origin is the question of reality. People are forever seeking the reality. Some try to find answers in religion, some in science, and some accept traditions told through generations, etc. Little do they know that they are the ones creating their own realities.Amanda symbolizes millions of us who are unhappy and unsettled with our present lives – those who believe that there is more to life but do not know where to find it. Her deafness symbolizes our fettered state of mind. We accept only those we perceive as acceptable just like how she reads lips and gives meaning that is subject to her interpretation. We screen what we see as reality. As her life unravels, with the help of events and unusual characters, she learns the potential of thought and turns self-hate to self-love.She meets with Duke Reginald at his “court of unending possibilities.” Here she learns that material objects are actually composed mostly of spaces and never touch each other. Matter as we first believed to be composed of solid atoms is actually not solid at the quantum level. It is composed of spaces where wave-like energy goes in and out of existence. Waves that are “more like a thought”. …just like the Strings Theory discussed in my school before.If matter is thought or consciousness, then is it possible to alter matter’s composition just by thought? The answer according to Mr. Emoto’s experiment on water’s ice crystals is yes. He proved that the way people think (positive or negative), can change the chemical structure of water. After the scene, the audience is left with a thought-stimulating statement: “If thoughts can do that to water, imagine what thought can do to us” since our bodies are 90% water. Another proof of the power of thought is how meditation reduced crime rates as told by one of the scientists interviewed in the film. Thought is indeed that powerful, even god-like. And being able to think or having consciousness is inherent in all of us. It is just up to us how we will use it. Many, like Amanda, failed to maximize their power of thought and create realities for themselves. This is because we select our realities from those that are familiar to us. And since “we are living in a world where all we see is the tip of the iceberg”, we are left with only a few possibilities. We fail to and oftentimes choose not to consider the infinite number of possibilities of reality. This is where our “idols” come into play. We feel uncomfortable with unfamiliar things and label them as non-existent or not possible. Just as how the Native Americans opted to not see Columbus’s ships. We need to do away with this immature state of mind and then take control our thoughts, our own realities.Another problem is our “addictions”. We have the tendency to be addicted to certain peptides or neurotransmitters released by our brain. We associate certain emotions with things or events. We base them on past emotional experiences. Amanda in the story, associated churches with negative emotions because she was betrayed by her husband. She sees churches as a place full of lies and unfaithfulness, which is obviously not true. But since she is “addicted”, that is reality for her. We also need to avoid this way of thinking and be more rational.We are not just beings determined by genetic coding, family, society and other external forces. It is actually the other way around. Who and what we think we are determines our being. It comes from inside, from our thoughts. We are beings who can make our own realities through our own choice.

  • Jade
    2019-02-01 11:27

    What the Bleep Do We Know : Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality is a book that very enthusiastically tries to convey the message that, according to quantum mechanics, we can all affect our own realities/lives just by changing the way we think. And this doesn’t only change the way we perceive the world around us, but it actually changes the world itself, as is supposedly proven by the many ‘scientific’ experiments that the book brings forth, which are all very questionable ones, to say the least.I understand the message that this book attempts to convey, and I can’t deny that there is some truth in certain parts of the book, and interesting points surrounding quantum theory are also discussed (not raised, since the things mentioned have practically been present ever since quantum theory surfaced). However, I can’t ignore the fact that a lot of scientific experiments and even scientists have been used in out-of-context manners in order to prove some deeper, spiritual meaning to the universe, mainly using the book’s version of quantum theory to back it all up.At some points in the book, this shows a severe misunderstanding of the authors of several scientific theories and/or experiments. If this book wishes to solidify and/or prove its message, it should try to back it up with some actual research, but it only seems to rely heavily on questionable research that has yet to be reproduced by scientists other than the ones who initially preformed the experiments (and I doubt that anyone’s ever heard of double-blind in this book).What the Bleep Do We Know : Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality tries to link science and spirituality, yet both of these components seem far off in the book itself. Furthermore, it tries far too hard to push the message that we can all create our own awesome realities because we can physically change the world if we think hard enough, thanks to quantum physics! Which, of course, begs the question why we’re not all doing this already, especially since the book seems focused on the physicality of it and not only on the mentality of it (i.e. a lifestyle in which you improve your life by thinking differently, without physically affecting your surroundings).So, this book seems to fail on both science and spirituality, and a basic understanding of several scientific theories and/or experiments. There are some things worth reading, but it doesn’t amount to much. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re curious about strange beliefs surrounding fake science, and fake spirituality.

  • Jack
    2019-02-07 11:22

    You must have an open mind in order to really get something useful out of this book. It is a supplement to the movie of the same name and it's successor, "Down the Rabbit Hole." Delving into the mysterious world of quantum physics and it's many facets, this book explores the unknown from vantage points not pursued by modern scientists in general. In fact, much criticism surrounds it and its contributors.I have a very open mind about most things, and this is one of them. However, I do not take much of the content to be absolute truth. I do not, however, regard the theories or proposals as pure hogwash either. There is always room for wonder. When backed up by some prominent names in the scientific community, more consideration must be given.Regardless of whether or not you believe what is said in the book, it is an interesting read, albeit hard to get through at times due to massive thinking required. This is not to say it is hard to understand, it is just that you won't zip through the pages because you have to really think about what you are reading. Skeptics will criticize, and perhaps condemn the material, but those with a mind for wondering and consideration of things we don't understand will enjoy a new perspective on the question of "Why are we here?" which is one of the major topics this book discusses. One note that doesn't usually come up in a review of a book...construction. This is a very small book, but it's one of the heaviest books I've read. Reason? It is printed exclusively on photo-quality paper with a weight to match. Just an interesting note.Pick it up and see the movie. You will be thinking more than you are used to. You'll either really enjoy it, or you'll just give up.

  • carltheaker
    2019-01-31 09:43

    A fascinating look that blends and compares themakings of the universe, as science knows it, and spirituality. 'What the Bleep' originally appeared in movie form in 2004.The creators, of the movie not the universe, then followed upwith this book, which goes further in examining the questionsof life, and well, everything. The first half of the book concentrates on the science,quantum physics, fortunately for me, in layman terms. Thesecond part delves into religion and spirituality. It wrapsup in a self-help context, though not with specific advice,but in how the various questions raised can help you to makesense of the world. I liked the 'it makes you think' attitude. I see that mylibrary has a copy of the movie, can't wait to view it.

  • Tyra
    2019-02-06 17:27

    If you are a seeker or a wondered, just read. It is thought provoking and that is what it is meant to do. Don't take yourself or your beliefs too seriously. It is a mysterious universe. We will never have all the answers.

  • Joey
    2019-02-18 12:48

    The worst part of this book is decisively the title. And maybe the format. And maybe the lack of index (I really would've appreciated this). But I suppose the lack of organization really drives home the point of the book: what you perceive really isn't what is. Frankly, the questions given and answers offered in this book (although they're really foundations for you to derive your own answers) will matter to less people than the number of people it will piss off. But it really succinctly crams in new-age concepts, quantum & mechanical physics, mechanistics & metaphysical, and standard scientific disciplines all the while making it comprehensible to the armchair philo-seeker. Sprinkled with just enough spite against both organized religion & organized science and the un-wizarding of us by modern society to get my adrenalin in a 2-step with newly-created neuronets. "Closing the eyes and visualizing the object produce the same brain patterns as actually looking at the object," and emotions are just as closely tied to what we see as what we think is tied to what we see--when was the last time we doubted what we see? A whole big chunk about the evolution from the Newtonian model to quantum physics. A great primer for anyone that's not upset by the fact we still rely on a model that was disproved 400 years ago (but then again, I also agree with Buddhism's allocation of two truths: real & conventional, both of equal importance, so I'm not too upset). The climax of the book (and climax is relative because this reads more like a fun textbook than a novel) is the application of quantum physics to consciousness. The reason why there's such a passionate (you might say cult) lay following of quantum physics is because it's not reductionist. It aims to find a simplified theory uniting all of reality, but is intrinsically probabilistic. Probability implies free will, at least in the collapse of that initial probability, so that obviously appeals to folks. At the same time, it also implicitly makes room for an intelligent consciousness that cannot be measured & removes much basis for division between science & religion. Unlike other new-agey books, this book really throws down the gauntlet with scientific experiments done with intent of demonstrating the old saying "mind over matter." Random event generators, intention imprinting electron devices, testing physiological response of one person when stimulating someone else in another room all come out of the woodworks to add muscle to bravado. Most people give spiritual books a bad rap & pull out the "c" word (cult) on contact, but none of the ideas offered by spirituality books I've read exclude anyone, whereas I know plenty of organized religions that do. They open the mind to questioning & expansion & empower us to answer them ourselves. Mostly, this book is about creating your own reality and gives you plenty of scientific reasons to believe it's really up to you.

  • Blade
    2019-01-30 16:32

    I should preface this by saying that when I first read this book five or six years ago, I completely bought into every claim it made. I mean I literally took for granted that these people had done their research and that somehow all of these amazing things had flown under the radar of science. If you had asked me at the time what I thought of it, I would probably have listed it in my top five favorite books and as the most influential book I had ever read. As a chemistry major in college, I was fascinated by the claims made in the book, especially those that had to do with the "memory of water." I actually believed that water was the medium for all magick, and after reading this book I swore to make it my life's work to research the mechanism of this. I honestly thought I could be famous, possibly Nobel Prize famous. There is one thing I must give this book credit for, and that is that it started my long journey into the world of scientific skepticism, true atheism, and rationality. As I researched the claims made in the book, I increasingly realized that no real scientists believe any of the claims, and that no good research had ever backed any of the claims. It was all anecdotal evidence and scam artistry.This book is truly irresponsible, as it tricks gullible people who are curious about the deeper aspects of life into believing a litany of absurd things. It is basically anti-science and solipsism.I intend to review this book at length once I have more time and have my thoughts in order. I plan to make use of all or nearly all of the 20,000 characters I am allowed.

  • Jordan
    2019-02-04 16:43

    Besides all the "you can create your own day" jargon, it's actually a great read. I started it on a school night, and finished it just before school started. It definately requires a lot of re-reading of certain sections. The aspect of basic quantum mechanics, neurology, and cellular behaviour is interesting to anyone without much knowledge in the related fields. I particularly enjoyed the sections about the brain and chemical reactions which occur within us. It is also interesting to note that this book single handedly got me interested into some of the basic theories behind quantum physics. As I've learned from a quote in this book, "The more you learn about quantum physics, the less you know."I definately would suggest watching the video documentary prior to reading the novel. The documentary is less in depth and will give you a broader understanding of some of the concepts before it is discussed in such detail within the novel.

  • Zenko
    2019-01-29 09:38

    Una de las peores porquerías que han llegado a caer en mis manos. Mezcla ideas pseudocientíficas con ideas new age que no tienen ningún sentido. Habla de auras, extraterrestres etc y los mezcla con "física de partículas" el entrecomillado es porque aunque se refieren a ideas científicas las malinterpretan totalmente.Por ejemplo se dice que la única cosa que hace que no podamos afectar el comportamiento de algo del tamaño de un edificio con nuestra mirada es que "no sabemos mirar"...Lo peor de todo con diferencia son las notas al borde de las páginas de BETSY, diciendo por ejemplo que los conflictos entre ciencia y religión se pueden solucionar con terapia matrimonial.Usan trozos de frases de científicos reputados para apoyar toda esta sarta de sandeces lo cual no solo es triste sino una falta de respeto a gente que ha empleado su vidaa a intentar descubrir como funcionan realmente las cosas.

  • Suzanne
    2019-01-26 14:30

    I am actually astounded by how many people like this book. After reading a boat load of books on layman's quantum theory, then reading this work, I smiled and laughed all the way through it. This book is twisting the thought experiments that are presented by quantum theorists, taking the entire concept, wadding it up into a neat little package then taking a giant leap from quantum theory into the macro universe. I've never seen such a leap of faith in either spiritualism OR scientific study. This book is absolutely foolish.

  • Gabriel Iqbal
    2019-01-23 13:40

    A major accomplishment in understanding quantum physics and consciousness. A hundred years of scientific debate is revealed with experts in Quantum Physics, Neurologists, Psychologists and other multi-disciplinary scientists eager to find out answers to age old questions... Its an open debate ... with unlimited possibilities... This is just the start of a fresh approach to understand reality without compartmentalizing science and spirituality... and seeking answers as a collective enquiry from all of human knowledge...

  • Jeremy
    2019-01-19 13:37

    The ideas presented were not quite as revealing and arcane as I thought they would be, although the author certainly tries to present them that way. Sure, scientific concepts can seem strange at times but this book takes them to a new level of strange, even an unnecessary level. But it was still fun to read and think about so I can say I liked it. It had a message worth reading and thinking about but presented in an overly dramatic way.

  • Joshua
    2019-02-12 14:29

    Designed to instill doubt in order to sell pseudoscience and nonsensical notions on spirituality (e.g. God of the gaps, etc...) to much rubbish.The best thing about this book? I got Amazon to recategorize it out of the science section. Win.

  • Lectus
    2019-01-30 17:26

    Why did I want to read this garbage?

  • Irene
    2019-02-17 17:25

    Combination of New Age hog-wash and pseudo-science, poorly constructed, poorly written, poorly argued, poorly developed.

  • Ivan Kapersky
    2019-02-11 10:21

    I can't believe I read this book.

  • Aisulu
    2019-02-01 13:47

    Despite of the fact I'm humanist and so far away from physics or mathematics I liked this book very much from the very beginning. It's astonishing and motivating. I guess universe wanted me to read it right now, not earlier, because now I'm ready to accept new information about universe, mantra, yoga and etc. I'm on my way of self-developing. I think I must have reread it after a while, I'm pretty sure I will acquire much more knowledge as more as I read. Also, that's very priceless that author introduced us so many aspects of life, he touched not only different theories, viewpoints, but also introduced us the power of persuation and belief, imagination and inspiration. Especially I love to find out very interesting view points about conscious; confrontation between religion and science and the importance each of them.In addtion, as a person interested in nutrition and alkaline water/food I was very pleased to find out one more interesting researcher Masaru Emoto!This book is infinitely thoughtful and hopeful.

  • Stephen Monroe Monroe
    2019-02-04 17:30

    Just couldn't get around the quasi-metaphysical interpretation of everything, and this is coming from a guy who does psychic mediumship as a hobby. I was hoping for a book that translated difficult scientific ideas into easy-to-understand language, and in some ways this book succeeds in that regard. But the ridiculous graphics on every page, plus the overarching motive behind the "facts" makes this book difficult to recommend.

  • Mina
    2019-02-10 14:20

    When I read this book I was really shocked! I mean really shocked!!!What a wake up call. Thanks to this book I started thinking about myself and that I need to change, instead of always trying to change others. Wow, thank you so much universe for this book! This is exactly what I was looking for :)

  • Scott
    2019-02-03 11:30

    This was a philosophy book that covered a wide range of human thought and brought them into an easily measureable framework. For a while, I thought this was going to be an odd sort of wash your brain with collective non-sense book, but then realized I was looking for fallacies in the interpretation that may not have actually been there. Either way, aside from the we-they collective load of hogwash, the rest of the book was excellent.One problem for sure was in one example. The author implied that people's thought was the causation of some sort of electronic measurement. The supposed proof was that during a mass media event, a lot of people interpret the same information at a given time, and the people's information intake somehow changes scientific properties of reality. She mentioned some laboratory, and some electronic measurement equipment registering measures. She didn't say what was measured, and only implied that the people's thought somehow caused the measurement from some mystical brainpower of theirs. Of course, in reality, if a whole city is watching television, there will be a larger wattage drain and thus more magnetic flux from energy distribution lines, higher luminosity from televisions on average, louder volumes and decibels, and maybe some sort of odd drain on broadcast or cable amplifiers. But this book didn't say that, and tried to leave the reader thinking Mr. and Mrs. Egospam and her cronies were capable of blasting thought through some dimension of space to make people interpret his or her majestic opinions as science. This is how propaganda is designed, which is a worthless for thought, and I was amazed at the boldness of claiming tangible changes to reality based on television propaganda. I didn't really like this, but was glad to see the ludicrousness of the claims so I could logically render impossible any such perceptions.So aside from the odd mix of social psychology and physics, the book had a lot of great information that was almost objective. Studies of abstract and concrete thought were discussed, along with religions, beliefs, and philosophies. The concepts of "I", "You", "We", "They", and such were developed with various philosophies. Some philosophies compared and contrasted inner thought with materials of the world. Human anatomy and psychology was briefly covered. These sort of ideas got me thinking about how daily habits and interactions with reality shape perceptions. This is especially true with driving reflexes where time is a concern, but such conditions can be modified through effort and concentration.

  • Nicole Smith
    2019-02-11 09:39

    This was a very different read than what I normally dive into. I have to say upfront, there was plenty in this book that I can't get behind. However, I thought there were some very fascinating ideas as well. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of science and religion, and the running theme that there is more to life, and more that we collectively want to know, than the traditional view and approach of science can currently help us learn. I did also think that overall they did a good job of boiling down technical concepts so they were understandable/ digestible. The pictures were fun. And I did enjoy the questions to ponder at the end of each chapter (though I didn't end up spending much time pausing at the end of each chapter - silly hold and overdue library situation...)Here were some of my favorite nuggets:-Hundreds of years ago, science and religion split apart; they became antagonists in the great game of explanation and discover. But science and religion are tow sides of the same coin. They both help explain the universe, our place int he great plan and the meaning of our lives. In fact, they can only begin to do that adequately when they work together. (jacket flap)- If thoughts are more than random neural firings, than consciousness is more than an anatomical accident. A higher power exists... (jacket flap)- Why as a Great Question? Asking a Great Question is an invitation to an adventure, a journey of discovery. It's thrilling to set out on a new adventure; there's the bliss of freedom, the freedom to explore new territory.So why don't we ask these questions? Because asking questions opens the door to chaos, to the unknown and unpredictable. ...It doesn't take muscles; it take bravery to ask a question. (p 3)- For if it's true, then every time you reject your part in creating reality, you are rejecting or denying a part of yourself. Thus the fragmentation continues. In fact, according to the Enlightened, the spirit half of you is creating these realities for the sole purpose of becoming whole. There are things you must experience to grow that might not be your ego/ personality's first choice. (p 110)Favorite questions:- What are your assumptions of reality? What's the most basic one you make every day?- Have you thought about what thoughts are made of?- What is the difference between your reality and your perception of it?- Is sex an attempt to end dualism?- Was time invented to keep instant carma at bay?- Was it [time] invented to give us time to realize our power and the ramifications of it?

  • Antonio Gallo
    2019-02-04 15:25

    Ma che Bleep so?Più vedo, più leggo, più mi accorgo di non sapere e non capire...Centinaia di anni fa, la scienza e la religione si sono separate, diventando antagoniste nel grande gioco della spiegazione e della scoperta. Ma scienza e religione sono due facce della stessa medaglia. Entrambe aiutano a spiegare l’universo, il nostro posto nel grande disegno, e il significato della nostra vita.Di fatto, possono iniziare a farlo adeguatamente soltanto quando collaborano.Ma che ..bip.. sappiamo veramente!? è un libro di scienza sorprendente. Con l’aiuto di oltre una dozzina di scienziati sperimentali e teorici, vi guiderà attraverso lo specchio della fisica quantistica all’interno di un universo che è più bizzarro e vivo di quanto si sia mai immaginato. E poi vi condurrà ancora oltre, ai margini estremi della nostra conoscenza scientifica della coscienza, della percezione, della chimica del corpo e della struttura cerebrale.Di che cos’è fatto un pensiero?Di che cos’è fatta la realtà?E soprattutto, come può un pensiero modificare la natura della realtà?Questa scienza non porta soltanto al mondo materiale, ma nel profondo del regno della spiritualità. Se l’osservazione influenza l’esito, noi non solo siamo parte dell’universo, ma ne siamo parte attiva. Se i pensieri sono più di attivazioni neurali casuali, la coscienza è più di un incidente anatomico.Esiste un potere più elevato, ma è veramente là fuori? Dov’è la linea di demarcazione tra là fuori e qui dentro?Questo non è un libro di risposte definitive. Questo è un libro di domande che espandono la mente. È un libro che non vi mostra la via, ma le infinite possibilità. Pensate di dover andare ogni giorno allo stesso lavoro, a fare le stesse commissioni, di dover fare gli stessi pensieri, sentirvi allo stesso modo?Bene, ripensateci: scoprirete infinite possibilità di cambiare la realtà quotidiana.