The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe


The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe [Reading] ➽ The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe Author Lynne McTaggart – Thomashillier.co.uk Science has recently begun to prove what ancient myth and religion have always espoused There may be such a thing as a life forceLynne McTaggart, indefatigable investigative journalist, reveals a radi The Quest MOBI ñ Science The Quest for the Epub / has recently begun to prove what ancient myth and religion have always espoused There may be such a thing The Field: Epub / as a life forceLynne McTaggart, indefatigable investigative journalist, reveals a radical new biological paradigm that on our most fundamental level, the Field: The Quest PDF ↠ human mind and body are not distinct and separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy seaThe Field is a highly readable scientific detective story that offers a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena original, well researched, and well documented by distinguished sources, The Field is a book of hope and inspiration for today s world.

    The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe this vast energy seaThe Field is a highly readable scientific detective story that offers a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena original, well researched, and well documented by distinguished sources, The Field is a book of hope and inspiration for today s world."/>
  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
  • Lynne McTaggart
  • English
  • 25 March 2017
  • 0060931175

About the Author: Lynne McTaggart

The Quest MOBI ñ American The Quest for the Epub / journalist, author, publisher and lecturer, now living in London.



10 thoughts on “The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe

  1. ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ says:

    We are here We are a part of the world of light unseen or even seen We resonate We are the field In practice this means this A bunch of people are getting Prinston academic awards The weather s gonna be fine, since everyone would be feeling peachy Chickens experiments Men vs women random coin tests Unexpected benefits of meditation.Q We create space and time on the surface of our retinas c Q Although we perceive science as an ultimate truth, science is finally just a story, We are here We are a part of the world of light unseen or even seen We resonate We are the field In practice this means this A bunch of people are getting Prinston academic awards The weather s gonna be fine, since everyone would be feeling peachy Chickens experiments Men vs women random coin tests Unexpected benefits of meditation.Q We create space and time on the surface of our retinas c Q Although we perceive science as an ultimate truth, science is finally just a story, told in installments c

  2. jade jade says:

    The Field The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe seemed promising and interesting to me at first glance because of author Lynne McTaggart s angle She tries to show that certain questionable topics, such as linking quantum physics to the somewhat New Age ish idea that every single thing in the universe is connected, can actually be shown to be true via proper scientific research double blind, other researchers replicating the methods and getting the same results, etc The hypothesis The Field The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe seemed promising and interesting to me at first glance because of author Lynne McTaggart s angle She tries to show that certain questionable topics, such as linking quantum physics to the somewhat New Age ish idea that every single thing in the universe is connected, can actually be shown to be true via proper scientific research double blind, other researchers replicating the methods and getting the same results, etc The hypothesis in this case the existence of the Zero Point Field Now that sounds interesting is what I thought while picking this up, having read many pseudoscience books over the years and though occasionally moved and or interested by the claims in those books, I d never be able to take them seriously because of the lack of proper scientific methods.But now the question is is this book by McTaggart really the one to show, with irrefutable evidence, that the Zero Point Field exists That every single thing in this universe is connected by it, and that it is this particular field that can explain several discrepancies in quantum theory physics, and or parapsychological phenomena Err, no The first big mistake that McTaggart makes, is not treating the Zero Point Field as an hypothesis at all Instead of testing the Zero Point Field hypothesis, her approach is rather different looking up scientific research in which results turned up that can t be fully explained or simply haven t yet, and then saying something among the lines of Well, look here Those results or gaps discrepancies can be explained completely and utterly by the existence of the Zero Point Field, because followed by explanations concerning the current topic And because the Zero Point Field is the supposed perfect answer, it exists That is the crux of McTaggart s reasoning, and there s definitely something terribly wrong with that, even from a non scientific point of view.And this approach of hers is such a pity, because the research she references is actually quite engaging, and her explanations of quantum theory are clear and easy to understand She poses critical questions, especially from a philosophical point of view, and I do think that there s merit in researching both the Zero Point Field and quantum physics to look for a possible connection However, the Field is presented as a fact here, which it isn t, and McTaggart is almost smug in the way she thinks she s disproving inherent parts of quantum physics, which she also isn t This is my main problem with this book, even though I think her ideas, theories, philosophical questions, and the scientific research she presents are interesting and definitely worth a look at I saw a lot of promise in this work, but it didn t really deliver.Another thing that really bothered me, but might perhaps not be so offensive to others, is McTaggart s dismissal and inaccurate portrayal of the theory of natural selection She incorrectly assumes much in her prologue, and even goes so far as to say that both Darwinism and the Newtonian paradigm have completely depleted our self image and world views, because all we re doing here is survival of the fittest , and treating ourselves and those around us as machines Well, excuse me, but natural selection is not at all completely about survival of the fittest , and it certainly doesn t rule out human emotions, empathy, and altruism i.e the theory of natural selection doesn t invalidate my life and or emotions because I m simply a gene machine , for example.Long story short though I like McTaggart s core ideas, and admire her journalistic perseverance in gathering such a large amount of knowledge and research, this book simply isn t truly scientific So would I recommend this Well, it is interesting, but just keep in mind that it s still pseudoscience, and quite biased overall Take it with a healthy grain of salt

  3. Linda Linda says:

    I m currently reading this book It is validating my interest in the quantum field We create our own reality with our thoughts And it is only a matter of time until we create eitherjoy orpain Since thoughts become reality, it behooves us to pay attention to what we are thinking

  4. Lorraine Lorraine says:

    One of the most though provoking books I ve read The ZPF theories have profound implications for all of us, individually and collectively McTaggart does an excellent job of translating the scientific data into an understandable package A must read for all those seeking a mental challenge and those searching for spiritual connectivity regardless of their religious affiliation, as well as atheists.

  5. Claudia Putnam Claudia Putnam says:

    Um I had to read this for a class There s some stuff in here, but you really have to be an incredibly well trained critical thinker, which I like to think I am, to pull what s worthwhile out Just note that none of the scientists she interviews is one of the blurbers of this book Note the latest update was in 2008 Google around for peer reviewed publications on the Zero Point Field that have been published recently Note that she often quotes this or that scientist on some cool discovery and Um I had to read this for a class There s some stuff in here, but you really have to be an incredibly well trained critical thinker, which I like to think I am, to pull what s worthwhile out Just note that none of the scientists she interviews is one of the blurbers of this book Note the latest update was in 2008 Google around for peer reviewed publications on the Zero Point Field that have been published recently Note that she often quotes this or that scientist on some cool discovery and then says, he was tapping into the Zero Point Field, when it doesn t seem at all clear that the scientist him or herself was saying that, or thinking it, or demonstrating it The only reviewer with any science creds at all is a novelist, Arthur C Clarke The rest of are of the ilk of The Secret, and What the Bleep Do We Know So I d advise extreme caution when reading this book, and would actually advise most people to stay the hell away If you re all woo woo about quantum mechanics already, this will further delude you, and if you re a rigid scientist, you ll just laugh, and with many good reasons There are probably only about 50 non deluded people who would get anything out of this Not because they re brilliant but because they might see something useful in here despite all the crap and they might just be willing or assigned to wade through it, despite having started laughing at about paragraph 2

  6. Kai Zhuang Kai Zhuang says:

    Note This is a review of the audiobook narrated by the author I do not know if the audiobook is exactly the same as the book.This is perhaps the most disappointing audio book I have ever read.As a trained systems scientist and bio engineer with a wide variety of experiences in body mind and energy disciplines, I am very very interested in the subject matter To be honest, I went in without too much skepticism Based on my experience, Qi or Life Force is real, and existing scientific paradigm Note This is a review of the audiobook narrated by the author I do not know if the audiobook is exactly the same as the book.This is perhaps the most disappointing audio book I have ever read.As a trained systems scientist and bio engineer with a wide variety of experiences in body mind and energy disciplines, I am very very interested in the subject matter To be honest, I went in without too much skepticism Based on my experience, Qi or Life Force is real, and existing scientific paradigm cannot explain it at all So I was looking for a real good read that might be thought provoking Pro In the book, Lynne presented a lot of researches that she claims to prove that this life force is zero point energy She actually have interviewed a very impressive number of scientists pseudo scientists and collected a very comprehensive of out of ordinary observations that cannot be explained by existing paradigm To me, perhaps the most interesting of these are the remote viewing studies So in a sense, this book is worth a read just for the references McTaggart compiled Very good journalism in the amount of work she has done but good journalism ends here.Con HOWEVER, it is clear that Lynne does not truly understand the scientific method in that she did not even attempt to establish her theory that zero point energy life force as an hypothesis All she did was collect the references, and then say, hey, it sounds to me that zero point energy can explain this This is fine as a popular book, but she is implying that her work is scientific because she got her references from scientists, which is a fallacy Also, she kept saying I can t really understand the science and the scientists had to speak to me in metaphors Hmm so she doesn t really understand what s going on, but after learning of some metaphors that loosely approximate the physics, she has enough understanding to construct a brand new paradigm of the universe This is probably the most arrogant and ridiculous thing I have ever heard I understand that she is a journalist and she is supposed to form an opinion However, making her opinion sounding like scientific truth is bad journalism of course, this is my opinion In summary this book completely failed to convince me that zero point energy life force the author comes off as arrogant when she takes half digested information and formulate a grand theory of the universe out of it this is unfortunate because she had a lot of good references research so perhaps the truth is still out there

  7. Emily Emily says:

    If you only read one review, please make it this one It s a long one, but it addresses things that I really think you should consider.I want to start by saying that many of the core concepts in this book are things that I already believe or want to believe That s mainly why I picked up the book I m searching for proof to vindicate my view of the world, that the entire universe is connected in some intangible way, that there sto human and animal consciousness than just the right mix of If you only read one review, please make it this one It s a long one, but it addresses things that I really think you should consider.I want to start by saying that many of the core concepts in this book are things that I already believe or want to believe That s mainly why I picked up the book I m searching for proof to vindicate my view of the world, that the entire universe is connected in some intangible way, that there sto human and animal consciousness than just the right mix of hormones and firing neurons, that our intentions can and do have an effect on the outcome of events I believe in karma, I dabble in tarot cards, I believe tentatively in an afterlife I m open minded to the ideas, and I ll admit that I was swept up in the book during my two day marathon of reading it It s clear that McTaggart has done a ton of research, and she has an entertaining, readable, well paced, and convincing way of explaining things.This isn t necessarily a good thing.McTaggart tries very hard to pass this book off as a scientific literature review, but The Field is nothing of the sort A literature review has two jobs The first is to compile, in a thorough and unbiased manner, all of the known data and arguments regarding a particular topic, both in favor of and against it McTaggart not only cherry picks and misrepresents the data of experiments, she does the same regarding the circumstances surrounding the lives of these scientists and their experiments She also completely fails to explain why the scientific community at large has unanimously shunned these scientists and discredited their work Instead, she chooses to either heavily imply or outright state that there s some kind of vast conspiracy by the Establishment her word, not mine that s suppressing this new information because it doesn t conform to the appropriate world view.The second job of a literature review is to discuss, analyze and theorize about the data that it has presented The author completely fails at this, as well She takes all of these dubious studies and presents them as irrefutable evidence for her made up ideas, which she presents as fact The key word of the literature review s job is theorize The author of a real, well written scientific review makes logical, educated hypotheses which are presented as possible interpretations of the data These hypotheses can be tested The authors don t pass them off as fact, and they don t jump to conclusions.It honestly frightens me, the number of 5 star reviews that this book has Please use your heads, people Do you really think that if a scientist had actually found real proof that AIDS, a disease that has killed millions of people, could be cured with prayer, that the other hundreds of thousands of scientists and doctors who have been trying for thirty years to cure it, wouldn t sit up and take notice While reading this book, you may notice an overarching theme of martyrdom Like Galileo, imprisoned and shunned by society for daring to suggest that the Earth wasn t the center of the universe, these intrepid scientists at the frontier of human knowledge were prosecuted by their peers for daring to question the Establishment They were oppressed by skeptics Listen, people Skeptic isn t a bad word Being a skeptic doesn t mean that you re closed minded and refuse to listen to new ideas It means that you question everything Approaching the world with skepticism is a good thing, because it means that you can t easily be fooled I m a skeptic, and even though I wanted to believe what this book was telling me, the first thing I did after I finished was to google the author, all of the scientists, and all of the major concepts that were mentioned What I found was that pretty much everything was grossly misrepresented I m not going to hash through all of that here because it ll take up a lot of space, but I will however mention one fact that absolutely floored me when I read it.Hal Puthoff is a physicist whose theories about zero point energy form the basis for The Field, along with his experiments with self proclaimed psychics and remote viewers Swann Price As it turns out, Puthoff spent a decade as a highly involved, high level member of the Church of Scientology Now, I m not one to put down others for their involvement in religion However, Scientology is not a religion It is, in every sense of the word, a cult If Puthoff is so gullible that he can be lured in by a cult for ten years, it seem pretty likely that his psychic friends swindled him too.The reason this fact surprised me so much was because McTaggart did not say a word about this in her book Why not Because she knew that it would immediately discredit Puthoff to her readers, and for good reason I m not trying to push you away from reading this book It certainly contains some interesting ideas, and I believe it can be valuable to read a book even when everything it says is outright incorrect And I m not even saying that all of the ideas represented in this book are necessarily impossible To reiterate what I ve already said, I read this book because I m looking for evidence of things that I already feel to be true I just want to warn as many people as possible that Lynne McTaggart is an enormous hack and please, please,pleasedo your research and take everything she says with a huge grain of salt

  8. Michelle Michelle says:

    When I picked up this book, I was worried that it was going to turn out to be flaky, new age stuff with a couple of studies on quantum physics that only tangentially supported the claims being made However, I was very pleasantly surprised The evidence presented is accompanied by important information for evaluating its scientific usefulness sample sizes, study designs but still manages to explain everything without using statistics too tough for the layman to understand There is a huge body When I picked up this book, I was worried that it was going to turn out to be flaky, new age stuff with a couple of studies on quantum physics that only tangentially supported the claims being made However, I was very pleasantly surprised The evidence presented is accompanied by important information for evaluating its scientific usefulness sample sizes, study designs but still manages to explain everything without using statistics too tough for the layman to understand There is a huge body experimental data presented in this book, but in such a way that you never lose sight of the big picture, and what makes each little study interesting and groundbreaking in its own right The writing is clear, engaging, and even suspenseful The data presented is mind boggling and allows you to see just the edges, the hint of a shape that will be the scientific breakthroughs of the next century Read this now so that you can say I told you so later

  9. Clara Raubertas Clara Raubertas says:

    Deceptive pseudoscience The author reports studies purporting to show that ESP and similar phenomena exist but she either fails to include statistical information, or includes numbers from the study and then straight up lies about their statistical relevance hint guessing the outcome of a coin flip correctly in 52.5% of 100 ish trials is not a statistically significant deviation from chance Further, there are no negative results included she claims that studies show that ESP like Deceptive pseudoscience The author reports studies purporting to show that ESP and similar phenomena exist but she either fails to include statistical information, or includes numbers from the study and then straight up lies about their statistical relevance hint guessing the outcome of a coin flip correctly in 52.5% of 100 ish trials is not a statistically significant deviation from chance Further, there are no negative results included she claims that studies show that ESP like phenomena, like a subject divining another subject s location, exist regardless of the subject s mood, surroundings, being inside a metal box, etc But if this were true why wouldn t everyone constantly be bombarded with psychic information about other people s experiences There s no model suggested of how psychic phenomena could work to have the suggested effects and yet also remain unnoticed by the majority of the population If you interpret this book as science, you re doing yourself a great disservice

  10. Jim George Jim George says:

    Pretty deep stuff, I m glad that I was preparing my mind back in the 60s and 70s Our brain is not a storage medium, it is a receiving mechanism, our short and long term knowledge doesn t reside in our brains it is instead stored in the Zero Point Field The universe is a vast dynamic cobweb of energy exchange from the ZPF and available to us Consciousness at its most basic is coherent light and the physical world only exists in its concrete state while we are involved in it If we are going to Pretty deep stuff, I m glad that I was preparing my mind back in the 60s and 70s Our brain is not a storage medium, it is a receiving mechanism, our short and long term knowledge doesn t reside in our brains it is instead stored in the Zero Point Field The universe is a vast dynamic cobweb of energy exchange from the ZPF and available to us Consciousness at its most basic is coherent light and the physical world only exists in its concrete state while we are involved in it If we are going to get energy out of the ZPF for space travel we must decouple from gravity, reduce inertia, or generate enough energy from the vacuum to overcome both We share the same spirit and brain, there is a power that is unexplainable, an awe we must revere in the cosmos There truly is a scientific spirituality thing going on out there and in here I kind of get it may the Force be with you

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