Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “My Big TOE: Awakening” as Want to Read:
My Big TOE: Awakening
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

My Big TOE: Awakening

(My Big TOE Trilogy #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  266 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Book 1 of the MY Big TOE trilogy.
My Big TOE, written by a nuclear physicist in the language contemporary culture, unifies science and philosophy, physics and metaphysics, mind and matter, purpose and meaning, the normal and the paranormal.

The entirety of human experience (mind, body, and spirit) including both our objective and subjective worlds is brought together under
...more
Edición Kindle, 296 pages
Published October 17th 2010 by Lightning Strike Books (first published February 13th 2003)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
really liked it Average rating 4.00  · 
Rating details
 ·  266 ratings  ·  20 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of My Big TOE: Awakening
Edward Wolfe
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
This could've been great if he'd just been able to say what he wanted to say. But instead of doing that, he decided that he knew the landscape of every reader's mind and proceeded to terraform those minds, then landscape them, then construct a proper nursery where his ideas would have a chance to take root and grow.

I have never read a book where an author talks so much about what he's going to tell you, and does so little actual telling.

If you decide to read this, I recommend starting on chapter
...more
Devilish
Oct 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This guy is verbose and over explains everything, just like me. I love it!
Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
The ideas, the thoughts are good, but my god, is this book damn tedious. There are numerous ways to present this without making your reader fall asleep every single time he picks up the book. I've read other author's works on similar topics and they did not bore me to death as much as this one did.

However, who am i to say that it's bad? it's Tom Campbell after all. All i'm saying is that his style is not for me. I couldn't even GET TO the ideas over the tediousness of his writing style.. Perhaps
...more
Michael  Gajda
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A tough read. It took me a while. There's a lot to learn and to unlearn here. 1/3 of the trilogy is done for now. I'm sure I'll be going back with highlighter in hand the second time around. Enlightening, daunting, frustrating, exhilarating....
The kind of stuff I tend to gravitate to and kind of how I tend to grapple with things when I'm trying to write myself. Reading and writing should always be about discovery. And entertaining enough to keep you going. And this part of the Big Toe is just t
...more
Daniel
First one down, two more to go. This challenging book has changed my worldview, and in turn my life, more than any other book. TOE stands for Theory of Everything. Thomas Campbell is a physicist and consciousness researcher who relates some of his personal journey ("skin in the game," as Nassim Taleb would say approvingly) in improving the quality of his consciousness, namely, evolving toward love. Using the most basic and fundamental concepts of science, Campbell asks the reader to be an open-m ...more
Ron
Mar 09, 2012 rated it liked it
I gave this book three stars because it is not well written on a number of levels. Having said that, I would encourage anyone/everyone to read this book because Campbell has some great science to back up a philosophy about the Ultimate Questions. If it did nothing more than to stir the neurons in your brain in a different direction - and it probably will - this book would be worth the several levels of tediousness it is written in. There is still a lot of excitement in the ideas Campbell offers. ...more
Andy
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This time I'm listening to the audiobook. It's even better 10 years later and I love Tom's comforting voice.
Mazen Alloujami
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Interesting but longer than the subject deserves.
Maher
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tom Campbell's Big Toe (Big Theory of Everything, not the one on his foot) is quite fascinating and I've been enjoying his lectures on YouTube for a few years now. I finally got around to reading his first book in the trilogy, in which he describes his beginnings as a young physicist collaborating with Robert Monroe and developing consciousness research protocols.

I've found the first section of the book, the biographical part, to be quite enjoyable and well written. The second part of the book,
...more
Stephen Carlton
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Probably the most important, life changing book that I have ever read.

Over a period of months I had developed my own Theory of Everything linking consciousness to reality and the universe. This was developed from quantum mechanics and my ideas were backed up by the work of leading theorists in the field of Physics. There explanations of course we're always based around numerous complex equations which were beyond me.

I continued developing my theories and moved on into understanding consciousness
...more
Ellen
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Mustafa
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting enough to make to read the next in the trilogy.
Roxanne
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
The phrasing is careful, and at times dense. But, the subject was so fresh and fascinating that I could forgive a lot.

The idea of a Oneness isn't new, but I'm used to enjoying my metaphysics served up with a big side of woo-woo. Not so common is a book like this, written by a no-nonsense, left-brained nerd like Campbell.

There are two more pieces of the story, which he promises we'll like even more. Fair enough : I've got Book 2 warming on the Kindle.
T.W. Fendley
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very provocative -- lots to consider here. Not the best book to listen to on audio since you do need time to digest the concepts as they're introduced. Will need to get the print version, too.

Love Campbell's sense of humor.
Shaunt
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: theory
To be taken with a grain of salt...

It's a so-called scientific book on metaphysics. As entertaining and fascinating as the topic is, what a bunch of horse shit. In the first section alone, ex-nuclear-physicist Thomas Campbell confidently claims to have developed the ability to communicate telepathically. He denounces drug-induced out-of-body-experiences, yet spends eight hours a day zapping his brain with electrodes for a "natural" trip.

I wonder what sci-fi i have to look forward to in books 2&3
...more
Pamela
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thomas Campbell's personal story is thrilling to read. And then there's the second half of the book... Good thing I'm used to working with engineers! Gives me some tolerance for the lengthy explanations. Still, I'm on to the second book in the trilogy. The ideas are simply too profound and exciting to throw out due to presentation.
Gabriel Camacho
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing theory that integrates science and spirituality at a very deep level

I liked this book a lot it's the best and deepest theory the integrates science and spirituality with an amazing level of detail and in depth
Ralphe Wiggins
Dec 30, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual, discard
I hate this web site for the difficulty of entering reviews!!!!

Bigoted, wordy, patronizing style.
Timothy Robert Smith
rated it it was amazing
Nov 28, 2013
Jean Gonnella
rated it did not like it
Jan 30, 2019
Sanath Sambamoorthi
rated it it was amazing
Jan 06, 2014
Brett
rated it liked it
Sep 07, 2014
Ahmed Mohamed
rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2016
Eylachew
rated it did not like it
Jan 02, 2015
morgan
rated it really liked it
Jul 17, 2019
Bowan
rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2017
Oksana Pk
rated it liked it
Jul 16, 2014
Alex
rated it it was ok
Aug 19, 2018
Tomasz Morcinek
rated it it was amazing
Jul 13, 2017
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • A Bubble that Broke the World
  • Journeys Out of the Body: The Classic Work on Out-Of-Body Experience
  • The Sarah Book
  • Day Trading for Beginners 2019: 3 BOOKS IN 1 - How to Day Trade for a Living and Become an Expert Day Trader With Penny Stocks, the Forex Market, Swing Trading, & Expert Tools and Tactics.
  • Many Waters (Time Quintet, #4)
  • The Dark Tower Series: The Gunslinger, the Drawing of the Three, the Waste Lands
  • Funny Girl
  • Nick Hornby, About A Boy
  • Permanent Record
  • Ultimate Journey
  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections
  • Far Journeys
  • Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time Quintet, #3)
  • Rise of the Red Dragon: Origins & Threat of China's Secret Space Program (The Secret Space Programs, #5)
  • How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
  • Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
  • The Code to the Matrix
See similar books…
44 followers
Physicist; author of "My Big TOE." TOE is an acronym for Theory of Everything.

Other books in the series

My Big TOE Trilogy (3 books)
  • My Big Toe: Discovery (My Big Toe)
  • My Big TOE: Inner Workings (My Big Toe)

News & Interviews

We're halfway through the year that time forgot! Ahem...I mean, 2020. Believe it or not, it's June. Traditionally, this is when the Goodr...
154 likes · 156 comments
“Tiny positive or negative increments in the quality of your intent, over many thousands of choices, eventually lead to either an increasing or decreasing consciousness quality.” 7 likes
“Big Truth, once understood and assimilated, always modifies your intent, and invariably leads to personal change.” 3 likes
More quotes…