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The book you hold in your hands is revolutionary, a groundbreaking exploration of the science of intention. It is also the first book to invite you, the reader, to take an active part in its original research. Drawing on the findings of leading scientists on human consciousness from around the world, "The Intention Experiment" demonstrates that "thought is a thing that aff ...more
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Free Press
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"The Intention Experiment" gathers evidence, culled mostly from rigorous scientific studies, in support of the healing power of intention. Although the book is written for a popular audience, it includes a comprehesive bibliography and notes. If you're a nerd like me, that's a good thing. Another noteworthy thing about the book is that it inspired the movie, "What the Bleep Do We KNow."

The premise of the book is that intention not only works, but when used collectively effects change on a macro
Ben Tousey
Ever since the book (and I won't name the book because I hate it and have serious issues with the author) made it's debut on Oprah, the Law of Attraction has become this bizarre attraction in and of itself. Now, every time I turn around I hear this nebulous, ubiquitous word, "energy" (life is 'energy'), and that if I want anything in life I can "attract" it to me. The universe is a giant ATM machine in the sky and I just have to learn the special numbers to punch in to get my every wish. Like at ...more
الكتاب هو عبارة عن العديد من التجارب العلمية ...من أجل اثبات كيفيفة تأثير النية على عالم المادة ....أو كيف يصنع الوعي واقعا جديدا ...الكتاب جيد للمختصين ....
هذا الكتاب من فترة تمنيت ونويت بشده أني أقراه..
لما بدأت أقرأ فيه شعرت بنوع من الملل في الفصل الأول لكثرة المصطلحات العلمية المكتوبة بالعربية.. وأنا غير متعوده على هذه المصطلحات بالعربي.. لكني تابعت القراءة، لأني عارفة من الأول أن في يدي كنز..
وصرت كلما أتعمق أكثر في الكتاب كلما يجذبني أكثر.. ومتشوقة جدا حتى أكمله.. الآن أنا سأدخل في الفصل الرابع بعنوان قلوب تنبض معا
Hearts That Beat As One

قريب وقت الافطار لازم أسيب الكتاب :'(

لنا عوده أكيد.. انتظروني ;)

Steve: It worked, just not the way I wanted it to. So, what did I miss in the book? What did I do wrong?

Lynne: Besides just reading the introduction? the book is not about sending intentions to make a million dollars. the book is about using the science of intention philanthropically: healing wounds, helping children with attention deficit or patients with Alzheimer’s, counteracting pollution, global warming, that type of thing.
Lynne: You can get stronger, bigger muscles just by thinking. S
Hessah Alhashash
حبيت لين ماك تاغريت من هذا الكتاب
هذا اول كتاب اقرأه لها
مفصل و جميل للتجارب التي عملتها و الاستفسارات التي كانت تبحث عنها
الكتاب فيه كل الاجوبه عن تجربه النية
Nov 15, 2007 Nathan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: material realists
Shelves: open-your-eyes
A fascinating and well researched (and documented) book detailing hundreds of peer reviewed scientific experiments on the nature of consciousness and it's effect on physical matter. By using thoughts and intention, humans have altered particle spin, affected growth rates of bacteria, cells, and disease, changed temperature (really!), and even effected results backwards in time! Using rigorous scientific method, the latest in quantum physics, and recognized practitioners from around the globe, Ly ...more
Noha  Al-Yahya

قرأته باللغة العربية لصعوبة فهمي للتجارب الفيزيائية باللغة الانجليزية.
كتاب عجيب، من بدايته وحتى قرابة النهاية يضم الكتاب تجارب مختبرية دقيقة لنية الإنسان وتأثيرها في الأشخاص، الجمادات، الأحداث، وحتى الماضي. وفي النهاية شرح لكيفية الإرسال الأمثل للنية وكيفية صياغتها.
يحتوي الكتاب على وصايا مهمة في العيش الواعي بالتركيز على الحاضر والوعي بالنفس والجسد والوعي بالآخرين.
باعتقادي، حتى لو كان القارئ غير مصدّق للتجارب أو مشككًا في صحتها، يمكن تطبيق وصايا الكتاب والا ستمتاع بنتائجها -على النفس- ولو لم يتم
Amr Mohmed
كتاب بديع بحق للمبدعة لين مكتاجريت فهو اول كتاب قرأته يتناول النية من المنظور العلمي و يثبت قوة النية بالادلة و التجارب العلمية والدراسات المحكمة و ليس من المنظور الحدثي فقط فهو بحق كتاب يستحق القراءة
Juanita Johnson
So you don't believe in God. That's okay. The important part is that you recognize that you believe. That's it. Because its your thoughts, your intentions, that shape this world. I know that its a spiritual mindset but in reality - fact is fact. We are a combination of electrical impulses, for lack of a better way of putting it. Why do you think that your body affects radio transmissions or television transmissions when you stand in certain locations. A small example: Ever get feedback from hold ...more
Morgan Wyatt
Rod Stewart’s old standard, Some Guys Have All the Luck implies that some guys simply get it all without even trying. Maybe they were born to an important family, or blessed with extreme good looks. Perhaps they worked very hard all their lives and the natural consequence of those actions are good fortune. Then again, maybe they learned how to energize their dreams with the power of intention. Lynne McTaggart, author, of the groundbreaking book THE FIELD, now takes it one-step farther with THE I ...more
Follow up to "The field" by the same author, this sequel expands previous themes in relation to the supremacy of mind over matter. Recent researches are divulgated in the usual passionate if sometimes not fully accurate style - there is as expectable perhaps too much stress on how the experiments the author investigated support her point of view, which is stated immediately. Nonetheless, the books provides extensive reference to scientific papers, many ideas and speculations about paradigms next ...more
This is an incredibly fascinating overview of experiments studying the effects of consciousness on the environment, both internal and external, but after the first 100 pages I found myself skimming chapters, because McTaggart describes--in painstaking detail--study after study after study. Granted, this is a topic met with a great deal of skepticism, so I understand the desire to be thorough, but she had me convinced halfway through, and I found myself more interested in learning ways to apply t ...more
طارق أحمد
كتاب استثنائي . . ونقلة نوعية في علوم التنمية الذاتية . . وهو ليس كتاب سهل القراءة ولا يصلح للمبتدئين أو من يبحث عن كتب تنمية بشرية تقليدية . . لأن 90% تقريباً من الكتاب استعراض لتجارب علمية متخصصة في علوم الفيزياء والأحياء والطب تنصب كلها حول تأثير الأفكار والنوايا على الواقع المادي
Mar 24, 2011 Carla is currently reading it
I've been taking classes on the laws of attraction which basic premise is that our thoughts manifest to create our life and the world. I find this fascinating because it gives me a sense of power to create what I want in my life and to be aware of how negative thoughts also create my experiences. I have always disliked the victim mentality and learning about the law of attraction seems to put the power in our own selves to take responsibility for our circumstances. This book is based on scientif ...more
Would rather start with chapter 13 about the actual technique and practice of this experiment. Although it might be necessary, but I found the first 12 chapters too long, and rather "needy" as if to really convince the reader about the "seriousness" of the book. But I understand the source of this need and "insecurity though.

Picked up this book thanks to Dan Brown with his new novel and the news of one best friend who recently diagnosed of cancer. These two things evoke my old interest in somet
Kara Lane
Lynne McTaggart has written a book with a very interesting twist. In addition to explaining the scientific proof that thoughts affect physical reality, she invites the reader to participate in mind-over-matter experiments by logging onto a website and following the instructions provided.

Most of the book is about scientific experiments that she learned about or participated in. For example, one experiment showed that just thinking about harming a plant caused a measurable reaction in the plant. A
I really enjoyed this research.
هو بحث علمى أكثر منه كتاب فهو يعرض لكل التجارب التى لها علاقة بالموضوع منذ زمن. ربما يبدو الكتاب مملاً لمن ليس عنده خلفية علمية, أو فيزيائية على الأقل. حوالى 50 صفحة فى النهاية يمكنك قراءتها بسهولة ويمكنك ان تطلب الخلاصة من شخص قرأ الكتاب بتمعن.
الكتاب ثرى جداً شكراً لكل من ساهم فى هذا الإنجاز العظيم.
‎raihanah alfawzan
اقرب ما يقال عن هذا الكتاب أنه تجارب علمية عميقة
لقياس تأثير النية المجرده على الأنسان والمادة
سبحان الله لما قال في كتابه "وكل شئ خلقناه بقدر"
كانت الايه معاي في كل صفحة
رغم المده الطويله اللي كنت اقرا فيه الكتاب من 8 شهور
كل اسبوع كنت اقرا منه جزء واقف
هناك تجارب تحتاج فتره من الوقت حتى تهضمها
علمي جدا
ولكن جيد للمهتمين في علم الطاقة وغيرها
اللي خرجت منه
انك حين تنوي الخير
في أمرك كله
كل ماحولك سيتغير
لا يهمك تعقيد العمليات اللي تصير لانها بقدره القادر سبحانه
ولكن بيدك كانسان
احسن الله خلقك وقومك
ومنحك قوة لا
I keep this around and read it from time to's so deep and profound that it actually makes me sit and ponder and I can't really "do" anything else while I'm involved in that whole pondering's that good...and deep...and it...make it happen...
eh. I liked The Field a lot better. There is only only one short teeny chapter on applying the science to your own life, which in my mind, makes the title misleading. The book is 80% about scientific research, which was covered in The Field, 15% about the collective intention experiment, and 5% about applying it to your own life, but as McTaggart states - she is NOT an expert on human potential. I think participating in a collective intention experiment is very interesting, but this book could h ...more
تقييم الكتاب من منظور شخصي (/) نظراً للمجهود المبذول في تأليفه ولكونه قائم على التجارب العلمية الموثقة.. وإلا فهو يستحق أقل من ثلاث نجمات.
شخصياً لم يضيف لي الكتاب أي جديد مجمل المعلومات الواردة فيه مكررة من كتب أخرى، حتى إني قبل كتابة التقرير تأكدت من تاريخ الطبعة فوجدتها حديثة!!
الكتاب علمي بحت، إن لم يكن لك خبرة ولو بسيطة بالفيزياء والمصطلحات العلمية بشكل عام، فستواجه عسر في شيء غير قليل من مقاطع الكتاب.
هذا غير الأخطاء المطبعية والإملائية.
من أبرز النقاط "التجارب" المتناولة في الكتاب:
- استجابة ا
Steve Woods
The evidence from scietific studies on the edge that things are never what they seem. After many years of concentrated practice I have had some very weird (at least some would say) experiences. After the first time it happened some advice from a Buddhist monk to simply let it flow through me like anything else has put me in good stead and allowed me to be a little more open and less panicky about it all than I might have been. Now this book points out that the "other plane", the "other place" th ...more
Brandon Wicke
This was a very interesting read, and one which has urged me to rethink the ways in which living things are connected. I had recently finished reading Hawking's "The Grand Design" and was pleased to observe the many parallels between recent discoveries in quantum physics and the theories surrounding the power of intention. One such discovery is that of the 'zero point field', a network of 'virtual particles', tiny photons which facilitate the exchange of energy between particles throughout the e ...more
Readers of this book will take from it that which they want to.

I felt it was only worthy of a 2 star rating, although I have to admit I tried repeatedly to make myself like it, because it started off on such a strong note using quantum physics to draw connections between the material world and a "spiritual realm." Soon after, I was disappointed because it seemed like the author was just picking and choosing a hodge podge of scientific experiments and citing them to support her views causing me
Having watched the movie What the Bleep and having read Candace Pert's Molecules of Emotion, I tackled this book, which I think is not an easy read but very well worth the effort to gain a better understanding of the concept of the zero point field and how intention works. I actually enjoyed reading about the experiments which amazes me. Very well presented and engaging. I read this quite a long time ago (10 years), but it is one of those books that I consider a "keeper".
I am interested in the attempt to test the power of intention.
The writer of the book provides a list of experiments that would prove that thoughts have an effect on the material world.
However, I would have liked more explanation on how it is possible and what makes a thought at the biological level. I also would have liked more structure in the description of the experiments. Serious scientific studies are mixed with personal anecdotes with no obvious order.
The book is linked to a website. Thi
The ideas are mind blowing, the sighted research is interesting, the book makes you rethink the way you think. However; in my opinion, it loses its momentum somewhere in the middle and becomes draggy - the description of so many similar experiments is not necessary and somewhat tiresome. The last part aims, but fails to prepare the reader to participate in the actual Experiment, which makes me doubt validity of the Experiment itself. Overall, I found it interesting to read and think it deserves ...more
Dvir Oren
I actually believe this stuff, it makes sense if you look at the data but still so hard to accept.

Thoughts are things I guess, this book will show you many examples of this, perhaps too many, I wish there was a plan of action for how to use it. I read only a summary of the book so I probably missed it :)

The Intention Experiment
- Your thoughts can change the world, there’s clear evidance that indicates that
Katarina Jambresic
One of the most eye-opening books I have ever read. While most books I've read on these topics mostly dealt with the "what", this was the most comprehensive one on the "how" of mind over matter. It was the best explanation of actual science behind the statements of needing greater/measurable faith in bringing to pass miracles as taught in the scriptures since we know those miracles follow natural laws as well.
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