Intention Experiment: Use Your Thoughts to Change the World

Intention Experiment: Use Your Thoughts to Change the World

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by Lynne McTaggart
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780007194599
Publisher:
Harper Element
Publication date:
01/28/2008

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Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a mind-altering trip into the power of intention, whether you think so or not. Skeptics, don't bother. You already know it all. It is a shame people come into new knowledge with preconceived notions that limit them. This book stretches horizons! Proof that it is a serious scientific attempt to change the world with mind power can be found in the 50+ pages of bibliography and footnotes Lynne's well-researched effort displays. All of her work is meticulously boiled down into comprehensible everyday 8th grade science class graduate language. Having said that, it does not lack in scientifically explaining the most profound aspects of our existence, and the power we potentially hold in changing the very form of matter. If that sounds crazy, prepare to wear a straight jacket while reading this one. The science is undeniable. The conclusions are mind-boggling. Regardless of whether you are a housewife or a quantum physicist, you will come away from this and other books by her, with a different view of the cosmos and the power we have to connect with others. This is NOT new-agey moon-gazing. Get a grip! You'll need it. I highly recommend both noted books from this solidly grounded author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Intention Experiment' gives convincing evidence of influence of intentions from research reports in the emerging field of consciousness. The challenge with researching intention is that its effects vary with the state of mind of individual due to various factors involving surroundings, what they ate, temperature in room, mental alertness, fatigue and other factors. McTaggart looks at the definition of 'intention' and then moves into how to create results we want. The key to effective intentionality involves creating peak intensity and developing mindfulness. I found the fact that we can influence the past through our intention and visualization for athletes alone leads to 13 and 16 percent increase in muscle mass even without exercise fascinating. Interestingly compassion is also emphasized as an important attribute of our intentionality.
CynthiaSueLarson More than 1 year ago
The long-running paradigm of good intentions paving the road to hell has been brilliantly overturned by investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart's new book, THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT. McTaggart provides dazzling evidence of the spectacular power of intentions from a wide variety of peer-reviewed, statistically significant research reports as she takes us on a tour of cutting-edge research currently underway in the relatively new field of consciousness. One of the challenges of studying the mind's effect on matter is that intention demonstrates variable effects depending on the state of the host and the time, place, and manner by which it is initiated, which McTaggart addresses by presenting a number of ways that various types of intentions produce different effects, as well as ways to help ensure better outcomes. THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT takes us on a journey to discover what, exactly, is meant by 'intention,' and how we can produce results we'll most appreciate. Whereas seasoned meditators can demonstrate remarkable command over their physical processes and remotely influence others, McTaggart describes how anyone can learn to achieve noticeable results. The key to achieving an effective state of intentionality lies in powering up, reaching a state of peak intensity, developing mindfulness, merging with what is to be influenced, being compassionate, and specifically stating an intention. When we follow these instructions after reading a thorough overview of relevant research, we can find it a lot easier to believe that it may be possible for us to send our intentions to far-off places and times. Some of the more startling facts in THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT are research findings about how our intentions can influence the past, and that athletes who do not physically exercise but only imagine their workouts can increase their muscle strength between 13 and 16 percent. The world's top athletes depend on mental rehearsal to help guarantee their competitive edge, and everyone can see tremendous improvements in our lives by rehearsing specific activities before actually doing them. High points in THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT include a description of the way: atoms can become entangled and behave as one single giant atom, a heated fullerene molecule can exhibit wavelike behavior in which it interferes with itself, human bodies can act as transmitting and receiving antennas, living things demonstrate awareness of the well-being of other living things around them, biofields change when receiving and sending healing intentions, physical health improves when others send focused healing intentions, different forms of meditation produce strikingly different brain waves, brain waves can be manipulated to initiate transcendent and terrifying experiences, sun and geomagnetic activity influences telepathic and telekinetic abilities, and places and things can become harmoniously aligned with healing intent. THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT becomes an interactive experience for readers interested in participating in an on-going series of philanthropic and scientific intentionality experiments at theintentionexperiment dot com
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many books along the same lines, but this one puts it in a way that captures the true essence.... and that leads to true understanding.
nai000ian More than 1 year ago
I bought this book out of interest for the subject and enjoyed it a lot!
CoachDave More than 1 year ago
When you read this book AS IF IT WAS ALL TRUE then you will be the creator of your own life! This is a manual for you living your own life ... good luck!
PKShreeman More than 1 year ago
It's quite scientific in its approach of defining, finding, documenting, and presentation of "intent"...For some impatient people, it may appear quite redundant in expressing numerous research and experiments. However, the author made the time to build up the case to a remarkable conclusion. Personally, as a PhD student, I really appreciate the amount of work that went into it to validate the unconventional (and outrageous to some) concepts with sound base of science. It is not a how-to book, nor self-help book at all. It is a book that will challenge the reader to really think beyond him/herself.
carolectsc More than 1 year ago
A must read for everyone who want to move forward in their lives. Lynne is able to explain scientific research as she asks those questions we want answered.
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