McTaggart is an American lecturer, journalist, author, and
publisher. She is the author of sevral popular books, including The Intention
Experiment and The Field. According to her author profile, she has become a
primary spokesperson on consciousness and the new physics.|
The Intention Experiment is a series of web-based experiments with Lynne McTaggart and leading scientists around the world to test the power of our thoughts to change the physical world.
In her book The Field, McTaggart asserts that the universe is unified by an interactive field, based on apparent misunderstandings of physics. The book has been translated into fourteen languages. In a later book, The Intention Experiment, she discusses research in the field of human consciousness which she says supports the theory that "the universe is connected by a vast quantum energy field" and can be influenced by thought. Michael Shermer states that this belief is contradicted by conflicting evidence (e.g. studies on intercessory prayer).
The Field has been called ‘the seminal book of the New Age’ – the first book to synthesize all the discoveries from frontier quantum physicists about the nature of consciousness into a unified theory, comprehensive to the ordinary layman.
The book is also an exciting, compelling read, a scientific detective story. It is the number one read for anyone interested in paradigm shift, the nature of consciousness, the so-called ‘paranormal’. The book has been applauded by notables such a Sir Arthur C. Clarke; and Dr Wayne Dyer, called it “the most profound and enlightening book I have ever read.”
McTaggart has a personal-development program called "Living The Field" which is based on an interpretation of the zero point field as applied to quantum mechanics. She appears in the extended version of the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!?, (2004).
"The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both." -Carl Sagan
The relationship between religion and science has been a subject of study since classical antiquity, addressed by philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others. McTaggart's ideas about “uniting science and spirituality” has ruffled some feathers as some members of the old school simply refuse the possibility. But evidence is steadily growing that this may well be the theme of a whole new paradigm.
Some believe that the most important discovery ever to made in the world of physics was Einstein's theory of relativity and his famous equation E = mc2. The equation reveals that 1 kilogram of matter corresponds to 25,000,000,000 kWh of energy, which could power a town for 3 years or a car for 100,000 years. The equation shows that energy and matter are different manifestations of the same thing. It shows that there is only one substance "energy-matter", which has a dual nature and can manifest as energy or matter. The same can be said about light, which can either display the behavior of a wave or the behaviour of a particle.
Studies on the rotation of stars around galaxies have shown that 96% of the universe is unaccounted for. This dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy which permeates all of space and has strong negative pressure, which explains the accelerating expansion of the universe. It is a relatively new concept that forms part of the "Standard Model", which states that the universe is composed of approximately 4% visible matter, 23% dark matter and 73% dark energy.
Some people believe that dark matter and energy is the energy-matter is implied in the higher planes of Hindu and Buddhist cosmologies and the hidden spatial dimensions of string theory. Physicist Paul Wesson and his team at the University of Waterloo in Canada have calculated that our entire universe could be the inside of a higher-dimensional black hole.
The Kabbalah has a term to describe "Ain Soph Aur" as the infinite light; the infinite energy that manifests our universe. The ancient terms directly correspond to those used in modern physics, so once again science is catching up with ancient spiritual knowledge.
Hopefully our conceptions of both physical and spiritual reality may be set for a quantum leap.
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