The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe – Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, all considered seminal books of the New Science. She is consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her ground-breaking work with consciousness and the power of intention, and she’s chiefly known for the quality of her writing and in-depth research. In this groundbreaking classic,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.

“We are poised on the brink of a revolution – a revolution as daring and profound as Einstein’s discovery of relativity. At the very frontier of science new ideas are emerging that challenge everything we believe about how our world works and how we define ourselves. Discoveries are being made that prove what religion has espoused: that human beings are far more extraordinary than an assemblage of flesh and bones. At its most fundamental, this new science answers questions that have perplexed scientists for hundreds of years. At its most profound, this is a science of the miraculous.”

“How powerful was intention as a force and exactly how ‘infectious’ was the coherence of individual consciousness? Could we actually tap into The Field to control our health or even to heal others? Could it cure really serious diseases like cancer? Was the coherence of human consciousness responsible for psychoneuroimmunology – the healing effect of the mind on the body?”

“The most important quality common to all these researchers was a simple willingness to suspend disbelief and remain open to true discovery, even if it meant challenging the existing order of things, alienating colleagues or opening themselves up to censure and professional ruin. To be a revolutionary in science today is to flirt with professional suicide.”

“It was then, while staring out of the window, that Ed (Edgar Mitchell) experienced the strangest feeling he would ever have: a feeling of connectedness, as if all the planets and all the people of all time were attached by some invisible web. He could hardly breathe from the majesty of the moment. Although he continued to turn the knobs and press buttons, he felt distanced from his body, as though someone else were doing the navigating.”