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2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but only if you like to take stuff at face value, 22 Sept. 2008
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This review is from: The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief (Paperback)
Gregg Braden's book is an interesting read, but although the author clearly states that his aim is not to produce a scientific piece of work (which is fair considering he's not a scientist), I feel like he has overstretched himself.

The general idea that Gregg tries to explain in the book is the existence of something like a field which permeates the entire universe, akin to the so-called ether. He believes that this field or matrix connects everything and everyone and makes it possible for us to influence objects or people without boundaries of time and space.

One of the shortcomings of the book, in my humble opinion, is that Gregg start by saying that the book is not meant to be scientific, but then goes on to describe a series of scientific experiments, mainly related to quantum physics, the results of which he extrapolates to our everyday lives. There is no way to make that connection without some sort of evidence. He uses and abuses of the term "quantum", and believes that the secret to tapping the power of this matrix is our emotions. He goes on to create a list of 20 'keys' to achieve this, which turns the book into a real new-age, will-change-your-life-forever-if-you-follow-the-keys kind of deal. Not that I think that there's anything wrong with that, but it's just not my cup of tea.

While the results from quantum physics really are interesting, the idea that they also apply outside the quantum realm is entirely without justification. Had he used the quantum results as a metaphor or as a means of motivating his personal belief that if he feels this way about a certain thing, he can influence that thing, it'd be fine. But he clearly uses the experiments as proof, which makes it just silly. Gregg attempts to explain that this supposed connection exists in the ancient beliefs of this or that tribe, and that science has finally caught up with the shamans.

Overall, I think that if you're into stuff like laws of attraction and don't really care about the scientific aspect of these things, you'll like the book. But if you are expecting a book which relates these things to science, you're set to be disappointed.
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Initial post: 22 Jan 2009 13:48:41 GMT
L. Newman says:
Thank you for this honest review. I am forever wasting money on books that all say the same thing but in different ways, by different authors.

Posted on 16 Oct 2015 17:11:30 BDT
A Ridley says:
An excellent review.
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