• The Field - Updated Edition

  • The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
  • By: Lynne McTaggart
  • Narrated by: Lynne McTaggart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (848 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this groundbreaking classic, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart reveals a radical new paradigm - that the human mind and body are not separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea, and that consciousness may be central in shaping our world. The Field is a highly listenable scientific detective story presenting a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena. Documented by distinguished sources, The Field is an audiobook of hope and inspiration for today's world.

©2008 Lynne McTaggart (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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Yes yes yes!

Ever wondered if plants feel empathy? Or why children seem to be plugged into something "beyond" but then lose it as they grow up? Or whether a rat would remember how to perform a trick even after almost all of its brain had been burned away by a curling iron?

Or maybe you know a tiny bit about this whole quantum physics business, but really not much more than the fact that somewhere out there is a cat in a box who is somehow both dead and alive and a bunch of scientists who think this is a really big deal.

Read this book. Either you know nothing about the world we live in, and your eyes will be opened, or it will scientifically confirm everything you've ever suspected. Either way, holy shit. Lynne McTaggart has done the human race a great service by compiling all this research into one very readable volume.

(My only complaint: the author actually does a wonderful job of reading her own book. But. I cannot stand her pronunciation of the word "nuclear," which comes up somewhat frequently. I don't get it!! NOO-klee-urr. What is so hard for people about the second syllable of that word?)

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Wow...

 
Wow...

This is, without a doubt, the absolute worst collection of unsupportable pseudo-scientific nonsense I have ever encountered. The author seems to have grasped about 10% of each concept she has had explained to her, and then just invented her own meanings and connections. Worse, she completely misrepresents the work and conclusions of every scientist from Newton to Darwin and beyond, putting words into their mouths that they never spoke and attributing intents to them that they never harbored.

If you would like to expand your knowledge and understanding of the universe around you, read Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe, or his Fabric of the Cosmos.

If you would like your understanding to be stunted and pushed back 500 years, read this book instead.

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Great book; more data than the layman needs.

Great book, but more data than this reader needed. I understand the importance of this for the credibility of the book, but maybe appendices would improve the readability.

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Self-important pseudo-scientific insanity

The author completely misunderstands many of the scientific concepts discussed in the book, and therefore makes unfounded, indefensible, and utterly unscientific claims. Her caricature of neo-darwinism for instance is ridiculous. A scientific theory does not comment on the “randomness” or “pointlessness” of life. It does not claim that your purpose as an individual is only to survive and reproduce. These are the authors own subjective extrapolations of the theory of evolution. This book is just terrible.

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Complete garbage

There is no rigor in the analysis and too often no data to support the claims. I would like for this to be true. It's an interesting idea. Poorly supporting the points destroys credibility

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A phenomenon!

Lynn McTaggart has created a catalog of the life altering, no reality altering science of today! It will take a massive awakening on the public's part to bring this information to the forefront of science and technology. We need to utilize this information now not 150 years from now! Thank you Ms. McTaggart!!

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Bad narration

The author wrote a good book and I wish she stopped there and left the narration to professionals and information given would’ve made even more impact I think. It was a bad decision, she shouldn’t have narrated..

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Pseudo science posing as actual science

The author embraces actual science when it supports her position but readily dismisses mountains of experimental evidence and the huge volume of work done by some of the most brilliant minds over the past century. Einstein's general relativity and his explanation of the photoelectric effect which won him the Nobel Prize are wrong. Quantum mechanics is wrong. Modern particle physics is wrong. Or, perhaps, this author is.

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Outstanding work!

I would like to preface that I am not too familiar with biology of any means or scientific background. I am a normal person trying to learn about this material. The author presents the information and findings in such a way that I did not struggle to understand. I have read many other books on this subject and had a very difficult time getting through them mostly due to the medical and scientific terminology and had to start mini studies on the side to understand the words being used, let alone the context. I highly recommend this book to anyone even if you have zero interest in the biofield/field. It is exciting and sheds light on so many mysteries as to their origin and quite possibly a full explanation through science of what is really going on that validates so much! I feel privileged to have a glimpse in this world and to come so close to these amazing researchers and scientists. Cheers!

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Not a scientific book

Would you try another book from Lynne McTaggart and/or Lynne McTaggart?

NO

Has The Field - Updated Edition turned you off from other books in this genre?

No but it has taught me not to waste my time reading a book on science written by a reporter who does not understand science and scientific topics.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Lynne McTaggart?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and anger about the waste of my time. I hoped that the book might get better and instead it went downhill.

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