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Dawson Church is a health writer and researcher who has edited or authored a number of books in the fields of health, psychology, and spirituality. His principal works are The Genie in Your Genes, which reviews the research linking consciousness, emotion, and gene expression, and Mind to Matter, which examines the science of peak mental states. He has published many scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, collaborating with scholars at various universities on outcome studies of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. He is the editor of the peer-reviewed journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment and general manager of Energy Psychology Press, which maintains a research bibliography and case histories at EFT Universe , one of the most-visited alternative medicine sites on the web. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post and science columnist for Unity magazine.
We’re told that ‘thoughts become things’, and, although this is true for some things, it is manifestly untrue for others: some of us will never be professional astronauts, for example, no matter how earnestly we think about it. Between the possible and the impossible there is a wide middle ground.
New research and new discoveries in epigenetics, neuroscience, electromagnetism, psychology, public health and quantum physics are demonstrating that thoughts can indeed be profoundly creative. In Mind to Matter, award-winning author Dawson Church examines the scientific facts behind the popular concept of ‘manifesting’ and reviews its possibilities and its limits.
As we discover how the universe operates synchronistically, we come to understand that while we have individual local minds, we also participate in a universal nonlocal mind. Mind to Matter shows us that as we take charge of our individual power to create, we have the potential, as a species, to catalyze a transformation of our whole world.
Stephen: Mind to Matter is pseudoscience nonsense. Basically, it is about how a guy who lost his keys, spent hours looking for his keys, couldn’t find his keys, ran into a kid who found his keys, and thinks his mind is creating things in the universe and then goes about to create a “scientific” theory on how this might be so. Now he thinks he is a mystic who has fused metaphysics with science. Mumbo jumbo, mumbo jumbo, mumbo jumbo.
There are so many better and more, let’s say, realistic books about the neuroscience, mental plasticity, meditation, well being, and the mysteries of being human. While I admire Dawson Chruch’s positivity and the underlying message that he is espousing, he seems lost in the kind of magical thinking that advocates well-being and often end all weird, delusional, and culty.
Pam: I have read many books along this subject line but this is one of the best! Provides scientific “proof” of the ideas presented within the book and gives simple activities for helping the reader to change reality by using the tools of consciousness. This fact is not simply a “feel-good” fantasy, it is truth. As we become more enlightened and allow science and spirituality to coexist in this reality we ourselves create, we learn that the Mind of the Universe is within each of us. We instinctively know that we are not random “mistakes” that somehow came together in a primordial stew to somehow stumble into the creation of complex biological bodies- we know that God is the Consciousness of the Universe. As we read that quantum physics shows that the act of observation and the presence of consciousness creates and alters reality, we can understand that God is the Great Observer, the Consciousness that spoke the world into existence and that He has also given us the power to participate as well.
A “Thank you” would be nice!