Book Review by Tim Brunson DCH
by Gregg Braden
When I read The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles and Belief by Gregg Braden for the second time, I still had not come to the conclusion if he was merely connecting the dots of the scientific discoveries of the past 70 years or if this book actually had any merit as a contribution. In many ways I saw the similarities between this book and Lynne McTaggart's The Field. Both authors seem to quote much of the same research and come to the same conclusions, while using somewhat different terminology (e.g., the Matrix versus the Zero Point Field).
Obviously, I loved this book enough to read it in one sitting cover to cover twice in a span of just a week. What Braden does is to very eloquently and concisely report the relevance of quantum research starting predominantly with Max Planck until present. Borrowing heavily on the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics winner, Braden uses the Dr. Planck's term "matrix" to explain the fabric of connectivity that links the universe. By documenting relevant scientific breakthroughs that actually started in the late nineteenth century and by linking them to reference in ancient Hindu, Jewish, and Buddhist documents, Braden presents us with a very reasonable hypothesis that what we think can and does affect the universe around us.
You may be wondering why I am reviewing this book on a site that is typically oriented to hypnotherapy and mind/body healing. The answer is quite simple. To effectively become a healer one must have an appreciation not only of physiology, the psychology, and neurology, one must appreciate the implications energy, especially as being discussed by the subtle energies folks (like in ISSEEM) and energy psychology and energy medicine (like in ACEP). Add to this a basic understanding of how new concepts in quantum physics affect our professions. For instance, string theory and quantum entanglement just may hold some answers as to why some of the "unexplainable" cures that the medical communities discuss happen. Too often I review medical research in which the "experts" are quick to admit both that hypnosis works and that they don't have a clue as to why.
Readers who avoid the hard-core scientific books will find that Divine Matrix is an enjoyable and understandable book. I find that the material is essential if you are interested in understanding the future of the healing professions.
For more information, visit: www.GreggBraden.com.