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Dan Brown — The Lost Symbol

Some fantastic reading on this one. Lots of great story. Lots of mystery. Lots of intrigue. And perfect to finish by a pool in California on a Spring Break trip with my kids.

I particularly love these points along the way and in the last ten pages. They feed the kind of learning that I’m really giving attention too. And they remind me of some of the friends I met last year hosting at the Institute of Noetic Sciences conference.

  • Lynne McTaggart on Noetics: “Living consciousness somehow is the influence that turns the possibility of something into something real.”
  • Lynne McTaggart again (Dan Brown mixed in): “The most essential ingredient in creating our universe is the consciousness that observes it.”
  • “The ancient texts are obsessed with the power of the human mind. The Vedas describe the flow of mind energy. The Pistis Sophia describes universal consciousness. The Zohar explores the nature of mind spirit. The Shamanic texts predict Einstein’s remote influence in terms of healing at a difference. It’s all there.”
  • “…about the brain scans taken of yogis while they meditate…the human brain, in advanced states of focus, will physically create a waxlike substance from the pineal gland. This brain secretion is unlike anything else in the body. It has an incredible healing effect, can literally regenerate cells, and may be one of the reasons yogis live so long.

Here’s the kicker for me that rings true, whether in fiction or other forms.

  • “The ancients already knew many of the scientific truths we’re now rediscovering. Within a matter of years, modern man will be forced to accept what is now unthinkable: our minds can generate energy capable of transforming physical matter. Particles react to our thoughts…which means our thoughts have the power to change the world.”

What does that look like in working with groups? That is the edge that I feel compelled to explore.

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