The Field Updated Ed: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
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Science has recently begun to prove what ancient myth and religion have always espoused: There may be such a thing as a life force.

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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  • A nice place to start to...
    Look at and discover other possibilities for explanations of phenomena such as intuition and serendipity. Read it with awareness and check out the references; this is the real deal. This book was thought provoking as well as validating some of the intuitive phenomena I have encountered. Remember the intuitive mind is a gift the logical mind a servant!...more info
  • May The Force (Oops, I Meant "The Field") Be With You
    This book can be deemed as the intellectual "Rosetta Stone" to unlock the powers of the human consciousness for the everyday skeptic. "The Field" is one of those intelligently crafted books where the author has meticulously and discriminantly presented only those paranormal events that she can comfortably support with scientific research available today. McTaggart avoids the pitfalls of asking readers to take huge "leaps of faith" by addressing only those inexplicable issues that we simply cannot ignore due to the wealth of empirical data that exists.

    The Author starts off her book with the staple description of and the tantalizing possibilities offered by Quantum Physics. It is here that she establishes (with valid scientific research) the existence of a Zero-Point Field, whereby enormous energy fluctuations are incessantly occurring on sub-planck scales even in a "vacuum" where no energy can be thought to exist. It is this energy field that modern scientists have acknowledged as a mere afterthought and discounted in their mathematical models due to its perceived nonexistent impact on everyday macroscopic reality. However, McTaggart exposes such detrimental hubris of the scientific community by shedding light on the fantastic implications offered by "the field" as uncovered by the unsung heroes of Quantum Physics (such as Hal Puthoff). It stands to reason, that if the universe is bathed in a sea of energy, it is only logical to assume that everything in the entire cosmos is connected by its very immersion in it. And since energy is a wave function, and waves are carriers of information when they collide with other waves (entanglement), The Field (courtesy of its energy fluctuations) is like a magnetic tape that records all information, past and future, in the universe on it. After all, according to Einstein's popular E=MC^2, all solid objects with mass (like us) are nothing but energy waves.

    After establishing the scientific backbone for the book with such clarity, McTaggart explores The Field as a source of explanation for a variety of scientific conundrums in the last few decades. First is in the area of human biology, where the near-instantaneous communication of bodily functions cannot be accounted for by chemical reactions alone. The author very elegantly demonstrates that our DNA has the ability to emit different frequencies of light that serve to instantaneously coordinate our biological machinations like a conductor of a symphony. She also goes on to explain how homeopathy works in lieu of using the "cohesive" capabilities of water as a recording medium for light frequencies associated with certain drugs, all possible with the existence of The Field. Next, McTaggart ventures to explain how David Bohm and Karl Pribram's Holographic Model ties in beautifully with The Field (enter the Fourier Waves) and together help explain the ability of the brain to process information non-locally in a process called "Superradiance", another example of the cohesion in light. As can be seen, the book, again and again, stresses the importance of "cohesiveness" as a key component in human consciousness.

    After building an incredibly strong logical foundation, the book goes on to explore the notion of a collective subconscious; the idea that human societies are constantly exchanging information on an undetectable level, save for those who have mastered the ability to consciously tap into their subconscious and by extension, The Field. This explains the latent ability in all human beings to engage in telepathy, psychokinesis and remote viewing. Experiments after experiments, especially those performed by scientists such as Edgar Mitcell, Janne and Dunne, also corroborate the notion of The Field as a medium for the expression of the collective consciousness of all sentient beings on the planet; a consciousness that is capable of altering and influencing "random" experimental devices well before the occurrence of some of the world's milestone events.

    Lynne McTaggart is an eloquent writer who makes reading her book more like a wonderful journey into the human psyche. The trememdous body of experimental evidence she cites in her book gives it that much more acedemic weight. Although I felt the author slightly loss her focus by the middle of the book, she brought it full-circle by the end, making for a most compelling read. If the "Holoraphic Universe" is to be considered the first course in a most extravagant meal, here's the entree.
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  • Fascinating book supported by detailed research
    This in a very interesting book about frontiers of science. It is easy to read. It explains connections between what we know and believe intuitively, and what science can explain. You will want to read the entire book, and will wish you could learn more when you finish.
    Lynne McTaggart's work caught my attention because her last name is the same as mine, but we are not related and I don't know her. But after reading her book, I would like to meet her....more info
  • Great Science Writing!
    As usual, I'm late to the party on an epic work such as this. Don't let the materialist/reductionists fool you, like any other form of dogmatic thought (I wonder if those 2 words are in fact mutually exclusive - i.e., "dogmatic" & "thought"?) religious or scientific, the jury is still out - all the pieces of the puzzle are not in place! In fact, most of the pieces have yet to be discovered. Lynne McTaggart's writing style is fluid, descriptive, captivating yet reveals a paucity of personal opinion, which I commend, as I'm not so much interested in what she thinks but what she has to reveal. This is in direct opposition to other "reporters" who are more interested in editorializing than promoting their findings.

    I generally don't provide spoilers in my reviews as I don't read books from an editorial perspective, but rather from the heart and/or mind as the case warrants. However one particular passage jumped off the page and took me into a quasi-samadhi experience. In paraphrase - Lynne was recounting a series of experiments that were designed to test the ability of people to interact with "The Field". It was shown that children naturally spend more time with their brains in alpha phase (as opposed to adults who's brains spend more time in beta phase) and it was concluded that children were consequently more adept at interacting with the field (i.e. the zero point field.) Now if one were to equate this "zero point field" with an undifferentiated state of being, of pure consciousness - oh heck, let's just for giggles call it heaven; didn't a wise man once say something to the effect "I tell you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven."

    This elegant work is replete with ah-ha moments like the one above. Inspiring, educational, joyful, luminescent. I adored this book!
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  • Good Book
    The Field Updated Ed: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne Mctaggart is a book that describes a unified concept of the universe. The author believes that there is a "cobweb of energy exchange" that links everything in the universe. This "cobweb of energy exchange" links `all' in the universe and controls everything even the workings of the mind and can be harnessed for levitation, ESP, spiritual healing and much, much more.

    After you read this book it may be a good time to consider reading my book entitled "The Enlightenment, What God Told Me After One Million Prayers, a Message for Everyone" (See Profile Above)
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  • Scientific proof of The Truth/How the Universe Works/the "paranormal"
    This book covers a small band of scientists from various parts of the world that broke the mold and bravely did research where others, wanting the funding, would not dare to go. Their discoveries were considered heretical, but their passion for truth was more important than recognition and money. Anyone skeptical of the paranormal will be convinced after reading these experiments.

    As the book explains, science changes a funeral at a time, as people entrenched in ideas must often die before new paradigms can be accepted. Also powerful monetary forces keep us locked into old ways of rigid thinking (thinking controlled by the petroleum/pharmaceutical/banking/agri-system corporations).

    The book is sprinkled with some really good tidbits of info, such as that women are better at multi-tasking than men, that there is scientific proof that we can create reality through our intentions, that our consciousness is everywhere in our bodies (not just the brain), and that when a couple bonded in a relationship focuses on something, it is six times stronger than when a single individual does.

    This book makes a great companion book with The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot. The two together answer the question of how the universe works....more info
  • Underpinning the future
    If you are interested in the future (and we all should be) read this book. It is one of those books that makes you realise that everything you were ever taught at school, and a lot of what you learned after school, was pretty much a waste of time, because life is simply not the way they said (and are still saying today). The Field provides a wealth of scientific evidence that supports a view of life that many people suspect (somewhere deep in their consciousness), but few have been able to put their finger on. The more you understand what is written in this book the more you recognise that society is at a pivotal point, not because of the environmental crisis, nor the financial crisis, nor any global security crises. Radical change is on the horizon because our understanding of life itself is changing. This is the most profound change we can imagine and this is the most exciting time to be alive in the history of human life. ...more info
  • Not a bad book, but a little New Agey
    This book does deal with an interesting and difficult subject, the zero point field, and does a pretty good job overall. It is clear that Lynn McTaggart is actually a journalist, and seems at times to be writing headlines in a journalistic expose using sky rocketing adjectives to underscore the earth-shattering importance of her subject. Still, when she isn't going into excessive detail about the personal lives and history of her favorite underdog scientists, she does get to some interesting points about the zero point field and it's fascinating implications to the mind, body, and consciousness. A lot of the book deals with parapsychological studies and ESP, and it is here things get a bit new agey, but not uninteresting. It seems a good book overall with a few flaws....more info
  • A Primer on Quantum Theory and the Power of the Mind
    An easy to read introduction to quantum theory, minus the heavy physics or equations. Its review of the scientific literature and the scientific method as applied to powers of the mind-healing, remote viewing, telepathy, etc is quite thorough and has an extensive list of references as well as further suggested reading...more info
  • What an amazing book!
    The implications of the discoveries made in quantum physics and conclusions drawn from the experiments in this book are mind/body/soul altering. Everyone should read this book! It's not an easy read. But well worth it!...more info
  • The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
    This is a great and important book. It discusses the research which has been done in metaphysics and quantum physics, which has been ignored or buried by universities and other sources which should have informed us of these results. The book is easy to read, while discussing technical experiments on paranormal phenomena. It was not only a pleasure to read but it was also inspiring....more info
  • Only a start....
    As the last line of the book was so succinct in stating, the ideas of "the field" may indeed alter science forever, but it is, "only a start." I would not recommend this book if you desire a technical analysis. For example one small gripe I have is the author barely glossed over how the REG machines worked on their own (without consciousness influencing them). Another small problem is that the author does not breach far into refuting arguments against the field. Essentially the book describes a series of varying experiments and then explains what the evidence means to supporting the field. The topics hone down to one major category: the science of mind and body and their connection. But towards the end she goes into alternative energy and the space programs, which was unexpected, but it definitely fit logically. Don't expect to find explanations for how quantum reality works and how physicists envision it. Mctaggart does not explain this beyond the very basic tenets, which she warns of this limitation in the preface. However she does hint at topics being more contentious than the way she presented. An example is reconciling Einstein's relativity with quantum mechanics, something that is one of the biggest issues in physics today. Mctaggart does not tell us this, but on the issue of alternative energy it is obvious one can infer this. Finally, Mctaggart does do a good job of summing up the main points of the book in the end. The main points being that the old paradigm of Newton's foundation for science is not the complete puzzle. Mctaggart summarizes by recapitulating the fields basic implications. These are the following: there is more to the universe than just what is tangible, everything including DNA has a frequency and everything is connected by the field. It is a promising work and if you are interested in the experiments you will do fine with enjoying the book. ...more info
  • This book is not very good.
    The author rambles on with story after story after story thinking that she is proving something...when her "proof" has no scientific basis or credibility. ...more info
  • A real mindblower!
    Lynne McTaggart has done the, seemingly, impossible. She has made Quantum Physics Research and the resulting Earth shaking conclusions understandable and enjoyable for the layman. Her work, THE FIELD; THE QUEST FOR THE SECRET FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE explores the facinating realm of the very small to the vastness of the incomprehensibly large and she does it with style, wit, and an eye for detail. Read it. Learn from it, then, get the sequel and change everything that you thought you knew about reality. The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World...more info
  • The Fieldis staggering in its scope.
    With a little imagination and a lot of scientific corroboration, THE FIELD gives a unifying model for life and its relationship with the universe and ultimately with the life force called God....more info
  • Not what I expected
    Being an Osteopath I thought it might have been a book on how one might be able to perceive the field. Unfortunately it is more about evidence for the field which is more theoretical than I had hoped for. ...more info
    THE FIELD is an excellent book. It gives an overview of cutting edge science crossing over into metaphysics. Very easy to read and understand complex topics such as quantum physics, remote viewing and cell communications. The latest discoveries of scientists and conscious communicators are connected through the unexplainable power of nothing: THE FIELD. Highly recommended!!!...more info
  • Great!
    Gives scientific proves of the ENERGY and experimental physics that can lead the world to a real change in energy technology, health and others....more info
  • Good Book
    Good book, very detailed.
    If your concern is scientific experiments, documented proof and results - this is the one for you.
    If you already believe in the filed and want to learn how top use it - this is not the one for you....more info
  • What the Bleep in book form
    McTaggart brings together many of the scientific discoveries of the 20/21st century that don't fit neatly into the box, and drive the editors of peer reviewed journals to their Pepto Bismol. Quantum physicists around the world are embarrassing their colleagues with such suggestions that the quantum field, or zero point field, is a quantum soup that connects all of us, enabling shared thoughts, dreams, clairvoyance, remote viewing, dream influencing, mental influencing of random number generators and the potential of an untapped energy that science has only dreamed of.

    McTaggart also looks at the evidence that is beginning to point to the existance of the human energy field by way of Kirlian imaging, Popp's photon emissions from DNA (the human as a being of light), and Benveniste's wonderful experiments on the vibrational signature of matter (involving the much debated nature of homeopathic substances, where nothing of the original substance remains, except for the vibration of where it was).

    Heresy! cries the world's leading universities.
    Don'cha love mainstream science?!

    McTaggart reports from the coalface of the physics faculties of the world, making the discoveries simple enough for lay people to understand and fanning the flames of the debate as to what lies between the smallest quantum particles that make up you, me and the universe, and is everything connected and enfolded a la Bohm at the most infinite level?
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  • Facinating book.
    I can't even begin to describe how thought provoking this book is. Definitely worth reading....more info
  • The Field
    An extraordinary, unique book that is in a class of its own.If it does not change your paradigm its because you refuse to believe it.It is worth reading and rereading....more info
  • This book sucks.
    This book exemplifies how people can be taken for a ride... The author claims her findings/observations/conclusions have scientific merit because she has gathered the stuff from scientists... She provides references such as "oral communications", private letters etc.!!!!!!!!
    I was attracted to this book because it was discussing "Zero point energy" and the book was successful in proving to me that it is mere speculation/conjecture and has no scientific basis (no literature backing of sound scientific data!) The only good point of this book is that it is cheap!! But still not worth the money!!...more info
  • psychic anomolies confirmed
    If you are mildly or even very interested in spiritual or psychic phenomena but always doubtful of the source, you will find confirmation in the scientific studies presented in this book. For me, the ZPF theories even confirm what Buddha said 2500 years ago - that mind preceeds all and everything comes from and returns to emptiness. A tough but exciting read - like a scientific mystery novel....more info
  • Excellent book on Consciousness for lay people
    This is an excellent book for anyone interested in human consciousness study. Well written and only required a little bit of scientific background....more info