Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here)

Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here)

by Bruce H. Lipton, Steve Bhaerman


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Today's leading-edge science is shattering old myths and rewriting the story that will shape the future of human civilization. Pioneering biologist and best-selling author Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., and political philosopher Steve Bhaerman offer a mind-expanding synthesis of science and society that explains why our planet is on the threshold of an incredible evolutionary event-the emergence of a new super-organism: Humanity.

Spontaneous Evolution reveals that the struggle before us is not against some external enemy, but rather against culturally distorted misperceptions of human nature and human potential. These myths, programmed into our collective subconscious, are directly responsible for today's global crises. Fortunately, the blueprint for our sustainable, life-affirming future is already inside of us, encoded in each of the trillions of cells comprising our body!

Like no other book, Spontaneous Evolution offers you the information and inspiration you need to participate in the greatest adventure in human history-conscious evolution!

Steve Bhaerman is an author, humorist, and political and cultural commentator who has performed enlightening comedy as Swami Beyondananda for over 23 years. Steve is active in transpartisan politics and promoting the practical application of Spontaneous Evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401926311
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 205,897
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit and a leading voice in new biology. A cell biologist by training, he taught at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine, and later performed pioneering studies at Stanford University. Author of The Biology of Belief, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.Steve Bhaerman is an author, humorist, and political and cultural commentator, who’s been writing and performing enlightening comedy as Swami Beyondananda for over 20 years. A pioneer in alternative education and holistic publications, Steve is active in transpartisan politics and the practical application of Spontaneous Evolution.

Table of Contents

Preface: Why We Wrote This Book xi

Introduction: A Universal Love Story xv

Preamble: Spontaneous Remission xix

Part I What If Everything You Know Is Wrong! 1

Chapter 1 Believing Is Seeing 7

Chapter 2 Act Locally … Evolve Globally 27

Chapter 3 A New Look at the Old Story 43

Chapter 4 Rediscovering America 67

Part II Four Myth-Perceptions of the Apocalypse 85

Chapter 5 Myth-Perception One: Only Matter Matters 91

Chapter 6 Myth-Perception Two: Survival of the Fittest 109

Chapter 7 Myth-Perception Three: It's in Your Genes 127

Chapter 8 Myth-Perception Four: Evolution Is Random 143

Chapter 9 Dysfunction at the Junction 163

Chapter 10 Going Sane 193

Part III Changing the Guard and Re-Growing the Garden 205

Chapter 11 Fractal Evolution 215

Chapter 12 Time to See a Good Shrink 243

Chapter 13 The One Suggestion 269

Chapter 14 A Healthy Commonwealth 291

Chapter 15 Healing the Body Politic 313

Chapter 16 A Whole New Story 339

Acknowledgments 361

Belief Change Modalities 365

About the Cover Art 369

Endnotes 371

Index 391

About the Authors 403

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Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Chanselle More than 1 year ago
This is a great writing with amazing scientific revelations! The scope & magnitude of the facts presented are simply extraordinary! This is also a practical manual for personal growth & transformation. The message is that we CAN change our lifes for the better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book I've read in years. If you want and understanding of self and how to be in charge of the future, this book will do it.
PeaceFull80 More than 1 year ago
it gives you information about history and our current situation. I was looking for a book like this, and found it by accident. its was a good read, and helped me think different about life. I hope more people read this, yound and old, professionals or not, its good for everyone who is looking for a change in their life. In our current situation people are looking for hope, for a new direction towards a new beginning.
Jami Donaldson More than 1 year ago
A book about everything.
IonaS on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't find this the most readable of books initially, as I couldn't tell where it was going. But when I really got into it, I began to appreciate it. The subject-matter of the book affects all our personal lives - the very existence of the planet, and in fact has broad metaphysical ramifications. I haven't previously read any book quite like it.The authors examine various myths entrenched in the basic beliefs of our civilization and challenge 1) the main tenets of Newtonian philosophy, basically that the only reality is physical matter 2) Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and the necessity for us to fight for our survival - survival of the fittest 3) the theory that we have all blindly accepted for years that we are controlled and limited by our genes and 4) that evolution and everything else that happens to us is random. Actually all these four premises have been proved by modern science to be fallacious, but our society is still acting on them as though they were true.It is explained that evolution did not occur gradually but in great leaps. Single cells developed into single cell communities. These developed into multicellular organisms, which in turn developed into societal organizations.That is, we did not evolve through competition and fighting but through cooperation and banding (bonding) together.The crazy self-destructive way our human society is run is compared to the way the cells in our body run the show. Our cells don't fight and kill each other but pool their resources and work together for the health of the greater whole.It's all explained at a very high level, and I would need to have read the book a couple of times more to even begin to give an adequate representation of the details or even all the main precepts of the book.But what I got out of it was that at this critical juncture when when both our living planet and ourselves are on the brink of a new evolutionary leap, we need to change our basic thinking, cooperate instead of fight, love instead of hate. In other words we need to follow the example of our own cells, and realize that we humans are also all part of one body, Gaia - and if we are to survive we must accept all other beings as necessary parts of ourselves, or our greater Self.The key word to the success of this evolutionary leap is LOVE.And when I read this book I felt the love and the high consciousness energy of the authors flowing from the pages, and I myself was helped in achieving a higher vibration. It is a book that contributes to harmonizing the head with the heart, which will be a necessary pre-condition for the survival of our civilization.I strongly recommend this book to every thinking and loving person, and to all those who aspire to be such.
DKWCO More than 1 year ago
Excellent! If you "get it" you'll love this book brings together an understanding how the collective beliefs of individuals, cultures, religions, societies define what we  believe to be true.  When we reach the point where we are willing to challenge status quo thinking and question "why are we making the choices that we are"  then true change will occur - individually, collectively and globally. We written, only to be ready by people who are willing to change there perspectives. 
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Osiris58 More than 1 year ago
The best book I have read in years.Book goes into detail about old ideas of materialistic science,and what the latest more evolved sciences are telling us about reality.Awareness is dependent on level of evolution.If you are ready to evolve your consciousness, get this book.
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