Parallel worlds… time-travel… life-after-death. The Effect cuts through the whole caboodle with a razor-sharp edge, ripping up distinctions between science and the spiritual with page-turning clarity. If you thought mysticism was only for the devout or gullible, or found physics unfathomable, buckle up your seat belt and hold tight. Linda Hoy’s journey careers through quantum mechanics, high-energy physics and ancient wisdom with turbo-charged vigour.
Can we predict the future?
What happens when we die?
Does life have a purpose?
Does God exist?
The Effect uses twenty-first-century science to validate what mystics and spiritual leaders have been telling us for centuries. It introduces us to groundmuts and dimension-hopping goldfish. It examines the increasingly-common phenomenon of near death experience. It turns what we think of as reality on its head. It makes us cry and laugh out loud.
Prepare to be amazed.
Best-selling children’s author, Linda Hoy cuts to the quick with her Quaker honesty and Yorkshire humour. With a penchant for live rock and alternative country music, Linda lives in Sheffield.
|Publisher:||Hunt, John Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Linda is the bestselling author of fifteen books for young people and an award-winning TV play. She's given numerous interviews on radio and TV and entertained hundreds of school and university students. A fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, she's worked for three years with biologists at Sheffield University. Because weird stuff happens to Linda... dreaming about things just before they happen, feeling surrounded by coincidence and synchronicity and thinking about her friends just before they phone... she’s embarked on a quest to discover just what's going on. A Quaker, she lives in Sheffield, with a large aquarium fitted inside her piano.
Table of Contents
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be, said the cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
Introduction: Chasing the white rabbit: Adventures first… 1
Chapter 1 Plato's cave and puppets: You are old, Father William… 6
Chapter 2 Quakers and the ministry of silence: They all thought in chorus 19
Chapter 3 Inside the looking-glass Let's pretend there's, a way of getting through… 27
Chapter 4 Near-death experience: The flame of a candle after the flame is blown out 35
Chapter 5 The search for dark matter: Down the rabbit hole. 55
Chapter 6 Creativity If Writes all manner of things that I don't intend. 65
Chapter 7 Precognitive Dreams The effect of living backwards. 82
Chapter 8 Time and The Dark Arts: The Mad Hatter's tea party 98
Chapter 9 Dream Time: Finding the key 121
Chapter 10 Entanglement: Tweedledum and Tweedledee 135
Chapter 11 Love: the double doorway. Joining on Again. 148
Chapter 12 Multiple universe theory. Believing six impossible things before breakfast 165
Chapter 13 Groundhog Days: More like a corkscrew than a path 179
Chapter 14 The Control Centre: To be a queen1. 197
Chapter 15 Momento Mori: Always Teatime 221
Chapter 16 End-of-Life: The Cheshire Cat 229
Chapter 17 Conclusion: Fan her head 242