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Butterflies Are Free To Fly

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  349 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
When Nicolaus Copernicus discovered the Earth wasn’t the center of the Universe, everything changed. When Isaac Newton figured out the law of gravity from a falling apple, everything changed. When Benjamin Franklin harvested electricity from lightening and Thomas Edison made the first commercial light bulb, everything changed. Today, when quantum physicists realize our phy ...more
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Published (first published September 30th 2010)
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Aug 20, 2012 Trish rated it really liked it
I think you have to read this with an open mind. If I had not already started down this path, I might have been offended. I think as with any book, nothing is is 100% useful. The idea is that it gets you thinking. The fact that I have already experienced other books because of this one, makes it worth reading.

Luap Snamlaa
Absolutely brilliant book and for me a logical step to make after all the new age stuff. I'm in the cocoon and loving it!! Open your mind for a new approach on spirituality.
Gregory Stuart
Sep 20, 2012 Gregory Stuart rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: New-Age Theists
Recommended to Gregory by: Jack Noble
I absolutely HATED this book. I finished the book, only because I really wanted to know if there were any intelligent points in the second half: there weren't. The second half of the book was, for me, absolute torture. I read it fast. Every chapter in the second half was worse than the previous one. I actually liked the first part of the book, in which the author discusses a lot of science that I know and appreciate - science that offers clues to a counter-intuitive reality - but, unfortunately, ...more
Jun 24, 2012 Michael rated it did not like it
Shelves: self-help, 2012
I'm half way through and I can't read this anymore. I don't want to waste my time reading this. What I've read so far, I think it is complete and utter non-sense. The author would have you believe that I can't read anymore because he is challenging by beliefs and I am unable to deal with it and/or my ego is standing in the way and preventing me from receiving the information. No. That isn't it. I'm not receiving it because I think his theory which he states as fact is completely and utterly fals ...more
Aug 15, 2012 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very comprehensive, well researched, and I have met the author personally on his Holographic Universe Workshops in Ibiza in July 2012. This course is now online for free too at http://www.holographicuniverseworksho..., in fact he now mentions this at

People can formulate their own ideas on his work, but for me, it was useful and informative, and based on science.

I find the book useful for reference. And no one should complain because he did all the work for free. Even
Dana Aerys
Jul 09, 2013 Dana Aerys rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: New Age folk
I enjoyed the scientific information he shared early on in the book but I did not understand how that connected with anything he had to prove. He spends all this time talking about quantum mechanics and then comes up with a theory that seems completely unrelated to me. I am not even saying his theories are true/false, I just don't see their connection with quantum physics. As a result, its sort of seems like bullshit. Like my brain is screaming "ILLOGICAL" at me.

The ideas by themselves are very
Jun 23, 2013 Alma rated it liked it
This book could be valuable for anyone with an open mind seeking truth. The first half of this book is an excellent source of resources providing quotes from scientists regarding their conclusion from the perspective of the current level of knowledge within a significant portion of the scientific community. The author adds his own speculations regarding what these scientific conclusions might mean from a spiritual perspective. However, much of the second portion of the book deals with the author ...more
Apr 24, 2011 Sheila rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like it. I didn't even finish it.
Kamen Kanev
Apr 03, 2013 Kamen Kanev rated it it was amazing
a must read!
Owen Power
Mar 31, 2014 Owen Power rated it really liked it

A friend suggested I read Butterflies as they thought I would enjoy it. Knowing next to nothing about quantum physics I approached the book with a sense of dread. I expected it to be a hard going read with me struggling with terminology I have little or no understanding of. I was wrong! Butterflies is a very enjoyable read. The book is written in an informal and upbeat style and the author makes good use of analogies to explain complex concepts to ensure understanding. For me the main achievemen
Nov 04, 2014 Juvena rated it did not like it
The first 8 chapters of this book actually had value referring to facts about Quantum Physics. However after the first 8 chapters, the book became ridiculous and to me was a total misinterpretation of Quantum Physics by Stephen Davis. He really doesn't understand the basic concepts of Quantum Physics at all. Here is my 1 hour and 15 minute audio review of his book which debunks his entire Infinite I theory pointing out his misinterpretation of Quantum Physics as well as outlining his biggest con ...more
Nadine May
Fantastic read. What a great way to bring everything together in a nutshell. I've known intellectually that our reality is an illusion, but this book added a lot of pieces to the mental puzzle. Well worth reading.
Lisa Burkett daehnke
Apr 06, 2012 Lisa Burkett daehnke rated it really liked it
This book must be read with an open mind. It gives you a totally different perspective on why we exist and of what life has to offer and how to approach all the events that occur in our lives.
Cindy Thistle
Jan 01, 2015 Cindy Thistle rated it it was amazing
Very interesting ideas I haven't heard expressed before.
D. Thrush
Feb 08, 2017 D. Thrush rated it liked it
This book is difficult to digest. If you liked “What the Bleep” and “The Matrix” movies, you might find this interesting. It takes these concepts one step further claiming to use quantum physics as the basis. I found the book highly repetitive, much too long, and filled with pages of quotes by others. My mind began to turn off to the ideas simply because I felt like I’d never get through the book, but I persevered. So what’s it about? It questions reality as we know it. I like to ponder the mean ...more
Aman Raj
Feb 11, 2017 Aman Raj rated it really liked it
A different way to answer your questions.

The book is nicely crafted. Contains hyperlinks to all relevant digressions. The extra effort of author does well to keep you glued to the book.
Regarding the content, it's indeed a radically different and novice interpretation of our lives. Like the popular theories on existence, this also is a radical theory that explains most of your queries. Do read. This might as well cause your metamorphosis.
Nov 12, 2013 Alyssa rated it really liked it
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This book can only be read with an open mind. Stephen Davis presents a radical approach on spirituality, merging evidence found in quantum physics and epigenetics to show that we live in a holographic universe. Many of the models, metaphors and concepts shared in this book resonated with me. Others I am still 'marinating'.

Some of my favorite 'radical' ideas from the book:

"There is no *out there* out there."

"Judgment is the source of all p
C Settles
Sep 11, 2016 C Settles rated it liked it
Spiritual Implications of Holographic Universe Theory

I first learned of the Holographic Universe Theory from the videos of the same name, readily available online. These videos are wholly scientific and offer little extrapolation into spirituality. Butterflies Are Free To Fly offers a look into the spiritual implication of the scientific findings. This is not a book that can be taken as any notion of absolute immutable truth. The author goes to great pains to point out that these are observation
Jesenia Sanabia
Nov 06, 2013 Jesenia Sanabia rated it it was amazing

Are you a spiritual seeker? Are you on a spiritual journey? Do you feel there is something else about life you can't put your finger on? Are you asking yourself who am I? Then read this!

Book Review: Butterflies Are Free To Fly: A New And Radical Approach To Spiritual Evolution By: Stephen Davis

In all honesty, man! am I glad I read this book. A must read for spiritual seekers and anyone undergoing the spiritual journey. Who is meant to read this book, will read this book. I believe a book is a g
Jun 22, 2013 Tricia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I enjoyed it, can see his points. The worst is having it confirmed that enlightenment is not always what you want, when you get there, you were right all along about all the bad things, and it does not change them. You still have to work around them and find your peace and happiness. I do believe there has to be more to our emotions and the "love" of our creator ...who created them? why are they even playing this "real" sims game to experience emotions/life/etc? If they are so perfect and infen ...more
May 24, 2011 Karin rated it liked it
Interesting perspective on why we are on earth but a bit on the weird side. Although he does back up his ideas with scientific findings, it still seems odd that we are just holographic players for some infinite being looking for emotional experiences with imperfection.

i'd say it was a bid for a following or just cash, but his book is free, so he doesn't get any money because of it.

i think there are some good points he makes (that emotions about events create much of our drama and suffering) but
Gül Yıldız
"Watch the movie without any justice like an 'human child' even if you have traveled the back of the theater." So we 'begin at the beginning'. I do not agree with him about "not to change", because "judgment" sometimes gives peace also. Let's think “Earth Environment template" as a dream that includes all senses; not an hologram which is more visual. The tricks of the template are synchronies that proper to our inner selves. On the other hand, if we talk about collective template, there is a nic ...more
Mihai Pintilie
Jan 16, 2015 Mihai Pintilie rated it liked it
Shelves: 7-novelty
Points to consider

What you resist persists. It's not only about not resisting, it's about embracing

everything, realising everything is perfect.
The fact that we think we have control over our experiences is an illusion. Accept every

experience your infinite I unfolds for you.
Be aware of the fact that one day you will die. It might happen anytime.
"All emotions are attachements and the energy source of all atachements is fear."
who am I?
just a player of the infinite I. Relax and s
Aug 18, 2014 Femmefrugality rated it did not like it
Shelves: spirituality
From the beginning of time mankind has been trying to explain the meaning of life through their understanding of science. Our science is more advanced today, but that doesn't make this book any more logical. Takes a lot of ideas from pre existing religious theories and ties them to quantum physics. Contradicts himself a lot. Depressing theories on compassion that seem to only serve a psychological need to detach. He's still in the back of his own metaphorical movie theater. But aren't we all?

Paul Jackson
Feb 23, 2015 Paul Jackson rated it it was amazing
Mindblowing Book destined to be a classic of New Thought literature !!

This book is not for everyone as Stephen readily agrees, but his theories most certainly resonate deeply with my own. Ask yourself with all the multitude of religions and spiritual paths out there today have you ever met someone who has reached enlightenment? Anyone?

No, either have I, and that is worrying- "the elephant in the room" as the author puts it..

Stephen makes a brave attempt to explain why this is so- And has done
Apr 08, 2014 Nailmouth rated it did not like it
Wretched. A well-stirred crock of shit.

The best thing about this book was the frequent and lengthy quotations, sometimes from far better writers, but usually jacked from other purveyors of New Age pseudo-science and vapid spiritual masturbation.

Reads like a how-to manual on the best way to lose credibility with your readers and sound like a pompous windbag. I would totally use it in the future to examine bad writing in advanced English classes.

If you're into poorly-conceived, half-baked spiritua
Jan 04, 2014 E.d. rated it really liked it
A novel approach to spirituality and what it means to be enlightened. At times, there is too much of a stretch in the meaning of words. He is hard on people who use certain words to describe concepts (e.g., expanded self, higher self, etc) but then the gist of the words are similar to what he is also talking about. He makes it sound as if they are different things, but I did not think so. The first half of the book is informative (e.g., about quantum physics). In the second half of the book, he ...more
Feb 05, 2014 Mary rated it it was ok
the first part was very interesting but the second part was nonsense. especially the part where he says our belief make us want to believe that Jesus died on the cross tried to convince others by quoting the bible too, but there are so mane verses in the bible that says Jesus was killed and raised up again on the third day. why did he ignore these verses than if he wants to quote from the bible ? and then he goes on to say Jesus had a family what concrete evidence does he have for claiming this ...more
May 01, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author for putting together an excellent multimedia experience in this free ebook. The links to interviews, movies, & video game clips help to illustrate quantum physics concepts that are not new to the world, nor to me, however have been challenging to incorporate into my personal world view. This journey (only around half way through the book, and finished the 5 video workshops), is fun and somewhat paradigm shifting. A good ride so far...
Jul 02, 2013 Dana rated it it was amazing
The book is an interesting perspective on our existence. The author uses concepts and includes excerpts from quantum physicists to help explain how our reality is more like a hologram.

It's long - but easy to follow. I found it enjoyable - and appreciated the perspective.
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