Butterflies Are Free To Fly
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Butterflies Are Free To Fly

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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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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.
Steve
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 http://butterfliesfree.com/.

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...more
Michael
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
Trish
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.


Gregory Stuart
Nov 12, 2012 Gregory Stuart rated it 1 of 5 stars
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
Sheila
I didn't like it. I didn't even finish it.
Dana Aerys
Jul 13, 2013 Dana Aerys rated it 1 of 5 stars
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...more
Alma
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
Owen Power


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...more
Lisa Burkett daehnke
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.
Mary
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
Tricia
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
Jesenia Sanabia

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...more
Alyssa
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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...more
Karin
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...more
E.d.
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
Nailmouth
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...more
Rosemary Daly
While the beginning of the book is quite interesting and thought provoking - overall, I thought it was a whole lot of bs.
Jim
Nonsense about holograms, destiny and particle physics
Ina Kuhn
I read this and the reaction was two-fold: very interesting and quite believable from a quantum physics point of view. However, the 'human game' is so without deeper meaning and superficial that i felt empty after reading all this. Almost deprived of my beliefs.
Dana
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.
Jennifer
I read a chapter or two and gave up on this book. I found it repetitive, boring and irrelevant to my life. Maybe there is some good information buried in all the mess but I sort of doubt it based on what I muddled through.
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