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This review is from: Less Incomplete: A Guide to Experiencing the Human Condition Beyond the Physical Body (Paperback)
I have given it one star, but even one star is being complimentary.
The only thing worth reading in this book is the practical guide to OBE's. But mind you, you can also find better ones in other works. (Heck, even youtube.)
Despite claiming to be objective, and scientific, this book contains far-fetched Pseudoscience with little or no evidence to back up the rather extraordinary and ridiculous claims made on it's pages.
At one point, the book claims that birthmarks are a sign of past lives.
Biology has proven this to be not the case. There are genetic reasons why birth marks occur, reasons that can be measured, quantified, predicted, and most of all, are based in reality.
This book however, is not. Chapters 6 & 7 stand out as some of the most undeniably nonsensical drivel I have ever had the misfortune to read. It is truly the ramblings of someone who has lost their mind.
Then the author and publishers have the audacity to claim that this book is 'based in science'.
It is not.
In fact, to claim it is anything remotely similar to science is actually quite insulting.
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2013 12:52:58 BDT
Birthmarks can be, although somewhat precariously, linked to injuries in past lives - even Dr. Ian Stevenson, an eminent professional concentrating predominantly on childrens stories of past lives throughout the world (and certainly not a publisher of unsubstantiated claims) has made such connection.
Posted on 1 Jul 2013 10:28:13 BDT
Jason Twain says:
Dear Steven, I disagree with your review. Put simply, OBE training is not a collection of techniques to apply so that you can just leave your body and "fly around". I believe that the theory and context provided in the first few chapters of the book are essential to fully experiencing the OBEs when you get to the practical part of the guide.
It would be like a teenager wanting to drive a car and start having practical lessons in the motorway before even reading about the rules and guidelines so that he/she doesn't injure him/herself when actually driving out in the real world.
With regards to "pseudoscience" I remind you of the definition of "science" by the Merriam-Webster dictionary: "knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method".
In that regard, the information provided in the book is most definitely a science. Conscientiology and Projectiology are sciences because they are based on observation, methodology and consensus. And it is the consensus among hundreds if not thousands of researches around the world (and over decades) that give this science a heavy weight when it comes to providing information that is tested, replicable and agreed upon by the majority and not the few.
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