The Intention Experiment by Lynne McTaggart

lynnemctaggartThis book is marvelous! Lynne McTaggart has done it again her last book, The Field was phenomenal and this one is even better. The Intention Experiment is a bold and important book, destined to become a classic.

The author has once again reviewed the frontier science of our time, including research by Gary Schwatrz, Dean Radin, Bill Tiller, Fritz Popp and more. According to the author, what all of these scientists all have in common is that they are the vanguard for the new science of intention. This growing body of evidence suggests that thought is a thing — with real, measurable power and energy. Most importantly, it seems our thoughts have power over plants, animals, other humans and inanimate objects.

Of course, shamans, mystics, monks, and energy healers have been saying this for centuries it’s only now that modern science is beginning to catch up and find ways to measure or explain these phenomena. The experiments and their results are often startling, and McTaggert’s ability to synthesize this research and translate it into understandable real-world examples is brilliant.

The author explores distant healing, prayer, remote viewing, the effects of attention and intention, hypnosis, and more. Along the way she reviews the effects on the brain and body, the way that energy can be stored in a place or an inanimate object, the effects of negative thoughts, and how our intentions can manifest across space and time. Any single one of these topics is huge but McTaggert conveys each with skill and with a keen eye for relevance.

And relevance is the key here as the author notes, “These discoveries offer convincing evidence that all matter in the universe exists in a web of connection and constant influence. Every thought we have, every judgment we hold, however unconscious, is having an effect.” Think about the butterfly that flaps its wings on one side of the world, and the tsunami that starts on the other side. Now think about when you are angry at another person, or are having a bad day. New research shows that you will have an impact on everything around you when you are arguing, sending bad intentions or just under a lot of stress, you have a measurable impact on yourself, your loved ones, your house and the machines around you! If that isn’t a wake up call for watching your thoughts and taking responsibility for them, then I don’t know what is.

On a more positive note flip it around the other way, and read about what your positive intentions can do. The research is amazing, and as McTaggart points out, the results seem to indicate that our thoughts are a powerful form of energy with unlimited potential. We can heal ourselves and others, heal our drinking water and the oceans, reduce crime and violence, and more.

The best part is that you don’t have to be a monk or an adept to do this everybody has a birthright of this unlimited potential. However, there are steps you can take to learn how to send intentions more effectively, and that’s what the last part of the book covers. McTaggart has compiled some of the best methods for sending intentions, exercises to improve your performance, and information about times, places and conditions that can enhance or impede your ability.

You can do all this yourself, or even better, you can join the author in additional research that she hosts on her website, and join in the experiments on communal or group intentions. This is taking research to a whole new level this book, this website and these research findings are powerful, and now interactive in all new ways a beautiful example of the web of interconnectedness that we are living in.

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by Cheryl Shainmark
Lynne McTaggart, an investigative journalist, and editor of the newsletter "What Doctors Don't Tell You," began work on "The Field" four years ago as a personal quest. Her research took her to many areas around the globe, meeting with top frontier scientists in Russia, Germany, France, England, South American, Central America and the USA. During these meetings, she saw what these scientists were working on and it seemed to overthrow the current laws of biology, chemistry and physics. Their theories and experiments also compounded into a new science, a new view of the world.