The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles

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by Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.



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ISBN-13: 9781401923129
Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.74(w) x 5.96(h) x 0.54(d)

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Bruce H. Lipton

Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, is an internationally recognized cellular biologist who taught cell biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and later performed pioneering studies at Stanford University's School of Medicine. His breakthrough research on the cell membrane in 1977 made him a pioneer in the new science of epigenetics. He is author of The Biology of Belief and a sought-after keynote speaker and workshop presenter, and has appeared on radio and television.

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The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since Darwin released his theories on species and evolution, the general public ended their beleifs in spiritualism and looked for answers in our genes. Dr. Bruce Lipton clearly explains how the answers are not all in our genes, but within our perceptions of the envirnment. He is an excelent teacher who does nothing other than 'make you want to learn' about the new biology.
mmms More than 1 year ago
Lipton has a gift of explaining complicated ideas in an easy to understand manner.He gives us a way to look at our biology that makes sense.By detailing cell biology, he gives us a scientific understanding to realize we are not at the mercy of our genes.He marries science & spirituality well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This information is powerful and the book is pure delight to read! In a clear, easy-to-follow and elegant way, Dr. Bruce Lipton explains the new field of biology that is unraveling the mysteries of how our perceptions of our environment influence the behavior of our cells. The book explodes the myth that our genes are beyond our control. When we recognize how positive and negative beliefs control our biology we can use this knowledge to create lives filled with health and happiness. This is the science book everyone should have who wants a good foundation for understanding how the cells of our body are affected by our thoughts and perceptions. I was blown away by the fact that `genes cannot turn themselves on or off¿ and that `something in the environment has to trigger gene activity.¿ I especially enjoyed the chapter on the origins of self-sabotaging subconscious programming and his supportive evidence that we can rewrite our old, outdated programs with ones that we choose ourselves. I loved this book and highly recommend it in the workshops and classes I teach, as it is a perfect complement to my work. He even states, `In the end, these cellular insights serve to emphasize the wisdom of spiritual teachers throughout the ages.¿ Dr. Bruce Lipton helps us gain insights that better equip us to take charge of our lives.
TheCatCA More than 1 year ago
Mind altering information that will change how you view your life, what you think and what you do. Thought you were in control of what you were doing? Think again and be sure to listen to or read this information. It will change everything you thought about yourself. Very useful, insightful and unbelievably mind moggling.
CynthiaSueLarson More than 1 year ago
Bruce Lipton's extraordinary book THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF is destined to revolutionize the way we think about the effects our thoughts have on our bodies at the cellular level. Lipton writes with enthusiasm, warmth and passion about the role of the environment in regulating gene activity, with the authority of having had decades of published scientific papers which pre-date the official start of the brand new scientific field of epigenetics. Not only do our thoughts directly influence our health and well-being, but we are probably unable to heal or succeed without them. Lipton states, 'The placebo effect should be the subject of major, funded research efforts. If medical researchers could figure out how to leverage the placebo effect, they would hand doctors an efficient, energy- based, side effect-free tool to treat disease.' THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF really shines when describing the relevance of cutting-edge scientific findings to our daily lives. Lipton writes with such sparkling, down-to-Earth words that it's a real pleasure to take them fully and deeply to heart. And when we do, we can feel glad that the world will no longer be the same.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Bruce Lipton has left no loopholes in describing what we now know about the brain and the mind/body connection as a result of both Quantum physics and the unexpected outcomes of the human genome project...which has set the pharmaceutical industry back at least ten years. He delivers the facts and hard science which create a strategic imperative for a shift from old paradigm Newtonian based research to an entirely new paradigm based on quantum mechanics and epigenetics. This book is a courageous and eloquent dissertation on what is soon to be recognized as classic leading indicator on the future of Research & Development in the pharmaceutical order to survive and thrive in the years to come but most importantly deliver the highest value to their patients. This is a 'must read' for anyone working in the Pharmaceutical Industry in order to undrstand what the future calls for given the new science of epigenetics. This is also a must read for anyone who desires to be in control of their own life experience. Genes do not dictate is our response to environmental events or signals based upon our programmed belief system that create our life experiences. We now have a proven scientific and quantifiably measurable modality to change limiting, self sabotaging subconsious 'programs' into empowering and affirming subconscious programs in order to achieve our goals and visions for our ideal life experience. Like the human cell which responds to the environmental signals, we too respond to environmental signals in our world in accordance to our already established belief system. By changing our subconscious beliefs we have the power and the responsibility to create our desired experience in life. The ramifications for personal and professional development are so pervasive and scientificallyl validated that we cannot ignore this new information. Nor can the Pharmaceutical Industry ignore the strategic imperative to create a new paradigm leveraging this new information in order to provide the best health care with the fewest side effects, and highest profitability for all stakeholders. It remains to be seen which of the pharmaceutical giants will step up to the plate and lead the way as a trailblazer embracing and putting into pracictice the 'new science' and the increased viability and value that will flow through to all stakehoders...most importantly the patients or end users of their products/ prescriptions. I invite questions and comments and I challenge one of the big Pharma companies to step up to the plate and lead the pack into the future creating greater health and healthcare! I aplaud Dr. Bruce Lipton for his courageous publication, proclomation of truth, which we all 'know' but has not yet been fully acknowledged or embraced. I also thank Dr. Lipton for his acknowledment of PSYCH-K(tm) and PER-K(tm)as cutting edge modalities/ professional development programs for both individual and corporate peak performance, self actualization,and bottom line profitabiity (Return on investment of human capital). Most sincerely, Dr. Allison Ashley C.E.O and President Veracity International, Inc.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading some years ago a book by Dr. Candace Pert - The Molecules of Emotion. This book by Dr. Bruce Lipton has taken a major step forward in changing, no creating a revolution into how thoughts control out bodies and even our cells. Most important for the average person - it's really easy to understand. Heck, he makes it funny and tells some good stories in which to develop a stronger understanding of this new science of Epigenetics.
karenmariehart More than 1 year ago
Bruce H. Lipton Ph. D. successfully cloned stem cells. In doing it, he discovered that the mechanics of human cells (that together create the body you live in) are run by the same science that runs your CELL phone. Connect the two. A HUMAN BODY IS A CELL PHONE. You use it mostly on autopilot, preprogrammed with DNA and your young experiences. And, you're not just using your body to eat, breathe, and have sex, you're butt dialing, too. Want to know what you're calling into your life? Want to know how to program in what you really want to call? FINALLY, I have a book written by a cell biologist (and brilliant medical school professor) that I can give to my computer software engineer son and he'll understand me.... You see, I am thrilled with Lipton's medical discoveries because they explain to me what I wrote in Indigo's Fall. I am a mystical artist and a science fiction screenwriter! What do I really know except how to use my imagination? Yet, in 2010, I was inspired to write Indigo's Fall, a very short, inspirational story, a conversation between GOD and a fallen angel. A work of blatant FICTION! Yet, Lipton's book just explained to me why I wrote it the way I did; why I painted the pictures that illustrate it; and that what I wrote is a metaphor for scientific fact. Wow! December 2012 is close and I do believe we are finally waking up in a world where peace, health, and harmony are possible for everyone. Want to believe in that? Lipton's book is a fairly easy read. And I think you will be amazed at your ability to understand quantum physics. If you want to know how to apply that science to improve your life, my book is a very easy read:) But, please read Lipton's first, and if you only want to read his, that's just fine with me. We are at opposite poles in the writing business. His book is NON FICTION. His book is BIOLOGICAL FACT. My book is entertainment, and spiritual inspiration—unless you read his book first. As a matter of fact, after writing this review, I now believe I found his book because I made a call.
PatClink More than 1 year ago
A fabulous tool to get one started on the road to shedding negative emotions and finding true happiness. Dr. Lipton does an excellent job of building his case in a way that anyone can understand. He painstakingly walks one through his process, and his conclusion ends up being common sense. It is further uplifting when he gives workable solutions for eliminating our misperceptions and reprogramming our powerful subconscious. No longer do we have to carry with us the excess baggage of our ancestors! We can be our true selves. Frankly, I find such a potential very exciting.
DubiousDisciple on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lipton is a cell biologist whose ¿study of cells turned [him] into a spiritual person.¿ This is a highly readable science book, defining how beliefs control behavior and gene activity, and consequently the unfolding of our lives. It¿s a fun learning tool that doesn¿t dig too deeply, with an uplifting message.Belief truly is biological. One interesting topic that Lipton addresses is the placebo effect. It ¿is quickly glossed over in medical schools so that students can get to the real tools of modern medicine like drugs and surgery. This is a giant mistake. The placebo affect should be a major topic of study in medical school.¿ Of course, Lipton is a realist; he realizes placebo pills are a threat to the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the scalpel holders, and Lipton is not one to mince words.It should be pointed out that this is no dry textbook; it borders in places on metaphysical and holistic speculation. But the book is so darn fun. In this light, do not ignore the epilogue; it¿s the best part of the book, where Lipton deals with speculative conclusions regarding our ¿me-ness¿ and the power of the mind that transformed him into a bubbly, optimistic believer. His ¿aha¿ moment was the realization that every protein in our bodies is a physical/electromagnetic complement to something in the environment ¿ that environment being the universe, or to many, God. As we are inextricably intertwined with the divine, survival of the fittest turns out to mean survival of the most loving.
Jotto on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well written book that explains current understanding of cell governance. Author argues that the cell is primarely dependant upon external electro-magnetic fields for moment to moment operation. The nucleus is primarely concerned with re-production. It is the receptor and effector proteins embedded in the membrain of a cell that receive and transmit external data to the internal mechanisms of the cell including the protein sleves that control how the DNA functions.
artg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lipton concludes that genes and DNA do not control our biology. DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell including the energy from our thoughts.Genes can be removed from a cell and it survives. But it cannot reproduce. The cell membrane is the brain of the cell.Chapter 5, Biology and Belief, tells of Dr. Albert Mason who cured a boy of warts by hypnosis. Later he found out that the boy was suffering from a lethal genetic disease. At the time, Mason believed in the treatment.Lipton states that the conscious and the subconscious are interdependent. The subconscious mind is habitual and millions of times more powerful than the conscious mind.He states that the limbic system chemical communication signals into signals the we experience as emotions. Our self-conscious ability to reflect can allow us to develop misperceptions. Beliefs control biologyThe placebo effect is very powerful. In one study those who got fake knee surgery improved just as much as those who had real surgery. Nocebos (negative beliefs) are also effective.When your conscious mind has a belief in conflict with a "truth" stored in the subconscious, the body's muscles weaken. Pushing an outstretched arm provides a test.In an Addendum, Lipton mentions PSYCH-K, Rob Williams, www,, as a program that can change long-standing limiting beliefs in a matter of minutes. It uses muscle testing.
rmwilliamsjr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The biology of Belief: unleashing the power of consciousness, matter, and miraclesBy Bruce Liptonnot really biology but more metaphysics and maybe odd ball spiritualism.It's an odd book, hard to classify, even harder to grasp the big picture for which the author argues passionately and rather well. The genre is akin to such books as: The Tao of Physics, Dancing Wu-Li Masters, except the science being rewritten is biology rather than physics.The author uses the words: "new biology" consciously to refer to a new paradigm, a system that is more holistic, much less reductionist, more consciousness, less matter in motion. The author is best described, i think, as a teacher that learns his first and most important lessons from looking at himself, much of the book is prompted by inner turmoil, cognitive dissonance and his attempts to reconcile his experience and his scientific education. As such it makes the book not really about biology, although there is lots of it, but rather about how this man looks out from inside his head and sees the reflection of his consciousness in the world. And from there tries to explain what he has found in terms of modern molecular biochemistry but finds that this is just the beginning and so much more is left unexplored because modern science is blinded by a materialist paradigm that depreciates consciousness.I think that the book is best read like a detective novel, from the 1st page to the last, with an occasional glance at the end of the chapter to see who-dun-it. The personal nature of the writing makes it difficult just to take a chapter out of context and read it for informational content, although one might be tempted to because of the extensiveness of the science. This would be a mistake because the science is not self contained but rather is being used by the author as an explantory way to unify what often appear to be spiritual issues and questions and finding their potential answer in biology.For example, chapter 3: the magical membrane. The first paragraph is: "Now that we've looked at the protein assembly machinery of the cell, debunked the notion that the necleus is the brain of the cellular operation, and recognized that crucial role the environment plays in the operation of the cell, we're on to the good stuff-the stuff that can make sense of your life and give your insight into ways of changing it." pg75 This is one of the major themes of the book, the cell is not controlled and run exclusively by the nucleus and it's DNA but rather is a complex interaction of the environment and the cell, mediated by receptors in the membrane. Which is a microcosm of the theme of the book, which appears in the last paragraph of this chapter: "which put the control of our lives not in the genetic roll of the dice at conception, but in our own hands" pg 94 This is consistent with the book's theme that the mind-body division is fundamentally wrong, reflected in the division of physics into Newtonian and Quantum, and biology as fixing machinery versus straightening out mental or even spiritual issues, this is where the idea that the quantum revolution in physics needs to be carried out in modern biology and seeing the importance of energy vs matter.I've stumbled trying to write this review for weeks. I finished the book the day after i checked it out of the library(it is a good read, the analogy to a mystery is true), but here it sits, the review unfinished weeks later. Why is it so hard to review? What makes it such an odd book?It is my difficulty in separating the garbage of the new age movement from it's treasure. My problem of differentiating what is good in the book, what is worth pursuing and learning more about, from the general spiritualist, god is in everything pantheism that the author is heading towards (apparently).I like the science he presents, i appreciate the goals of reducing the reductionism, dematerializing the gross materialism, and spiritualizing the sciences, but i am concerned that
GreyhoundLover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really got into this book. Made me wish I'd gone for a science degree of some sort. Made me want to read more about quantum physics.
LeaderCoachSF More than 1 year ago
I bought this book and read it a few years ago, and have bought several copies since to give to friends and clients. This one was for a client. It is an amazing book that will open your eyes to thinking a different way--and how we make all the difference with our beliefs. It is not a particularly easy read, but it's not difficult, and well worth the time. I follow Dr. Lipton now as a result.
TerriWardNTP More than 1 year ago
Everyone needs the information in this book. It can and should change your life with an understanding of the cellular environment you're creating in your body. Dr. Lipton has a gift for using analogies and breaking down complex biology into terms that are easy to grasp and remember. It will enlighten both professionals and lay persons. I first listened to the audio book and then bought the paperback because I wanted to have it as a reference and for my loaner library. I highly recommend this book.
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I really had a problem taking this author seriously after the Prologue and the Introduction. I would like to explore more Ecogenics.
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This book is good. It shakes the foundation of who and why.