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The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy

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Seventeen hundred years ago, key elements of our ancient heritage were lost, relegated to the esoteric traditions of mystery schools and sacred orders. Among the most empowering of the forgotten elements are references to a science with the power to bring everlasting healing to our bodies and initiate an unprecedented era of peace and cooperation between governments and na ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 10th 2001 by Harmony (first published 2000)
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Dec 12, 2009 Gail rated it it was amazing
"When I (the Indian guy, David) was young, our elders passed onto me the secret of prayer. The secret is that when we ask for something, we acknowledge what we do not have. Continuing to ask only gives power to what has never come to pass... I began (praying) with the feeling of gratitude for all that is and all that has come to pass, I gave thanks for the desert wind, heat, and the drought, for that is the way of it, until now... Then I chose a new medicine. I began to have the feeling of what ...more
Abby Hale
Jun 08, 2013 Abby Hale rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Abby by: Found it myself!
There are not enough or sufficient words to describe how this book has changed how I see the world. I am nearly finished reading it, and it has given me a whole new perspective on what it means to feel gratitude. It explains the link between true "prayer" (the Fifth Mode of prayer) and quantum physics. All possibilities are possible. We choose. If everyone in the world read this book and followed its teachings, there would be peace. I could go on and on and on, but will leave you with my absolut ...more
Trey Nowell
Jun 12, 2013 Trey Nowell rated it it was amazing
This book discusses a group I have had a large admoration for the last 15 years, using teachings from even 500 years before Christ from the mystical people, The Essenes, who had prophesied many of the things we understand better through the scope of science today. The clinical take that optimism causes chemical changes in the body that are measurable was a pretty astounding discovery for me, and I believe this to be true. I was amazed at the science behind the area people are at causing change i ...more
Feb 06, 2016 DrosoPHila rated it did not like it
I had the certain misfortune to come across this book being read by a gentleman in a vegetarian restaurant.

Amongst other things, I learnt from him that the theory of evolution was "bullshit", that DNA would prove prophecies (he was extremely vague on the details), and that cars could be run on energy extracted from water but that there was a global conspiracy to suppress "the truth" about this because of vested oil-related interests, and that scientists were "close-minded" and "arrogant" for not
Amy Bauer
Jun 13, 2008 Amy Bauer marked it as to-read
Recommended to Amy by: Heather
So far, I am having a hard time getting 'into' this book. It has been slow reading, which I was warned, but encouraged to let it absorb before reading on. It was recomended by a friend who knew I was struggling in a Science class. I let her know that I pray, and then thank God for giving me all I pray for, for I truly believe that God will give me all I need, even if sometimes his answer is not right now. So this book is about the way we see our future, and how we can change it with our positive ...more
Mar 15, 2015 Faye rated it really liked it
I think this guy has a valid point - prayer works best when you come into it with a positive, thankful attitude and pure motives - and I love the way he uses science to explain what happens while we pray. I think he took God out of the equation a little too much, but I get that he's trying to appeal to people of all faiths and even those without faith in what he's saying here. His anecdotes were a little too saccharine for my tastes, and I think he's not as poetic a writer as he thinks he is whe ...more
Doris Pearson
Nov 16, 2009 Doris Pearson rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book about prayer and it's effect not only on our personal lives but how the prayers of a few can effect the whole world. So pray for peace, love and harmony as you have no idea how wide-ranging positiveness going out brings about the very results you pray for. I borrowed this book from my local church library, and would like to own a copy as it is a good book to pick up and re=read to remind us to keep on the right track.
Dec 14, 2016 Barb rated it liked it
Interesting and great research on the effectiveness of prayer, and the oneness and connection! Yet it was repetitive. It could have been shorter.
Mar 12, 2015 marcin rated it did not like it
reading this book is impossible for me.
Shaun Messick
May 06, 2013 Shaun Messick rated it it was amazing
In my review of The Isaiah Effect, I give it five stars. This book opened my eyes to how powerful prayer actually is. All my life, I have believed in prayer, but I have never understood it. Could it be that God uses a so-called spiritual technology to communicate with us? The ancients certainly understood this concept. Have we gotten so caught up in our own physical technologies that we have forgotten the real power within us? I know I certainly have.

In closing, I highly recommend this book for
May 17, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
The book was pretty good, but hard to follow at points. It didn't have a great flow. It is very similar to books like "The Secret" in that it is a proponent of envisioning the future that you want. It links this ability to the power of prayer and encourages using prayer to envision what you want your life to be instead of asking for change in your current situation. It had a lot of information on scientific studies on prayer, some of which I found interesting, some I found hard to understand. Ov ...more
May 19, 2011 Claudio rated it really liked it
Shelves: espiritualidad
En la misma linea de "el secreto", pero me parece que anterior y desde una perspectiva que mezcla las revelaciones de los manuscritos del mar muerto, experiencias personales y física cuántica. La tesis es que con el poder de la oración podemos "saltar de carril" entre posibilidades de realidad, utilizando el poder de la oración.

Si hubierse sido el primer texto que leo sobre el tema, el impacto habría sido mayor. Un buen texto introductorio, pero que creo podría haber sido mas corto y al hueso.
Aug 19, 2014 Joyce rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspiration
Fascinating. I couldn't put it down. We have heard about many doomsday prophecies, but this book offers another prospective and backs it up though ancient writings, the effects of prayer and with the quantum physics. I learned so much. The author was able to explain complex concepts slowly and simply. This book is very profound and offers hope afterall for our planet. It surely has gotten to me.
James Williams
Jan 04, 2010 James Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gregg Braden is a fantastic researcher and author, for starters, who combines history, modern science and modern religious traditions from all over the world, to create a synthesis, and from that a wonderful new theory about how we can begin to use the cycles of history in conjunction with prophecy to better understand the role we play in the cycle.

the Isaiah Effect is well written and I have already recommended it to several friends who have also thought so.
Tamara Dorris
Nov 01, 2012 Tamara Dorris rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Very good read. Braden tends to have novelist tenancies, which as a novelist, I enjoy, but some may not. He mixes science with spirituality quite well. This book explores many prophecies and it's interesting to see how many of them came true. Excellent insight on the end of the world/Mayan. Also Calendar. Also, good background for those interested in biblical studies, and prophets such as Edward Cayce, and Nostradamus.
May 22, 2012 Pam rated it liked it
Although interesting and some good points are made, I felt that the book's message would have better conveyed in a speech. The book lacks motivational oomph. And I'm always bothered by books or movies that have titles that are not clearly explained or that have little relation to the body of the work. The connection to the Book of Isaiah is so subtle in this book that it is easy to miss. The title also seems far afield when most of the scripture mentioned comes from elsewhere.
Aug 09, 2012 Judith rated it it was amazing
A fascinating look at ancient scriptures, prophecy and the technology of prayer, which has the potential to save our world, helping us safely through these turbulent times. Fits well with Mormon Doctrines. Braden also lists scriptures that have been arbitrarily altered or removed from our modern canon.
Apr 29, 2015 Yassy rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've read on these subjects: spirituality and quantum physics & creating change in one's life and the world. Gregg Braden is a natural story teller. The way he wove personal experience with spiritual insight was a pleasure to read. A must-read for anyone who hopes to help shape a better world.
Paul Brooks
Mar 16, 2015 Paul Brooks rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure that "the science of prayer" really suits here, and it is still a great book with many real and grounded stories of the seeming power of intention. a wonderful bridge between science and spirituality.
Irene Timm
Dec 21, 2009 Irene Timm rated it really liked it
audiobook: excellent. Without a doubt, the best author on the merging of science and spirituality. HOW to pray, and new insights into how Jesus wanted us to pray. The Divine Matrix, along with Beyond Zero Point and Fractal Time are my favorite works.
Dave Hicks
Jul 23, 2011 Dave Hicks rated it really liked it
I liked this. It brought many studies together and brought them together with spirituality in a way I liked. He spoke in a way as a scientist that is looking for spiritual tie ins and that brought a logic I enjoyed
Oct 14, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting book, but the author goes beyond Scripture to seek the truth. That doesn't automatically disprove the conclusion.
Sharon "Share"
Jun 22, 2010 Sharon "Share" rated it it was amazing
Connects the Bibical book of "Isaiah" to how prayer can be effective and why some prayers are not effective.
Nov 09, 2014 MA rated it really liked it
Another study in faith and seeking truth, learning what has been lost for centuries and. realizing what has been distorted
Andrea Pulaski
Jul 12, 2008 Andrea Pulaski rated it it was amazing
If there were ever a book I would recommend everyone read, this is it!!! Essential for those whowant more from life and need a roadmap to get there.
Cheri Powell
Dec 12, 2011 Cheri Powell rated it it was amazing
Very interesting read. Braden explains how prayer works and the fact that what most of us know as prayer, is not what the ancients did. I learned the components of making it work.
Jun 25, 2008 Eva rated it did not like it
The power of prayer, whether others know you are praying, effect not only our lives but the lives of others.
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New York Times best selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he became a Senior Computer Systems Designer for Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the last year of the Cold War. In 1991 he was appointed the first Technical ...more
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