Book Reviews: Radin, Ph.D, Dean I.
From history's dawn, people af all cultures have found forceful, but entirely anecdotal, evidence of links between our minds and the material world-from the evil eye to ESP, from clairvoyance to poltergeists. Dean Radin and a few other pioneering scientists have at last amassed irrefutable data that support the anecdotes and place us on the edge of what may well be the next scientific revolution.
This myth-shattering book explains the evidence for the veracity of psychic phenomena, uniting the teachings of mystics, the theories of quantum physics, and the latest in high-tech experiments. With painstaking research and deft, engaging prose, Radin dispels the misinformation and superstition that have clouded the understanding of scientists and laypeople alike concerning a host of fascinating oddities. Psychokinesis, remote viewing, prayer, jinxes, and more - all are real, all have been scientifically proven, and the proof is in these pages.
Radin draws from his own work at Princeton, Stanford Research Institute, and Fortune 500 companies, as well as his research for the U.S. government, to demonstrate the surprising extentto which the truth of psi has already been tacitly acknoledged and exploited. As The Conscious Universe details, such no-nonsense entities as Sony, Contel, and the U.S. Army have delved into, and benefited from, psychic forces. He then examines why the scientific establishment still pooh-poohs psi for reasons that have nothing to do with the weight of new evidence and everything to do with the institutionalized prejudices of scientists themselves. The Conscious Universe also sifts the data for tantalizing hints of how mind and matter are linked.
Though the link defies the laws of classical physics, it may heel closely to the basic precepts of quantum mechanics. Finally, Radin takes a bold look ahead, to the inevitable social, economic, academic, and spiritual consequences of the mass realization that mind and matter can influence each other without having physical contact.
Will future technology boast psychically activated switches ? Is there a link between depression and computer malfunctions ? Can many minds, focused on the same thing, cause change in the material world ? Will tomorrow's doctors prescribe prayer ? The Conscious Universe provides answers and a strikingly original, cogently argued vision of the future.
Director of the Consciousness Research Laboratory at University of Nevada , Las Vegas, Dean Radin, Ph.D., has done cutting-edge parapsychological research for AT&T, Contel, Princeton's department of psychology, the University of Edimburgh, SRI International, and the U.S.government. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Cutting perceptively through the spurious arguments frequently made by skeptics, [Radin] shows the evidence in favor of [paranormal] existence is overwhelming."
Nobel Laureate in Physics
professor of Physics, Cambridge University