Jour­ney Through Other Realms

Foreword Reviews - - Foresight Body/mind/spirit -

Peter Smith, Llewellyn Publi­ca­tions (AU­GUST) Soft­cover $18.99 (240pp), 978-0-7387-5493-2

These days, the “veil” be­tween the un­seen and seen worlds is be­com­ing thin­ner. It has to, ac­cord­ing to au­thor, re­searcher, and founder of the In­sti­tute for Quan­tum Con­scious­ness Peter Smith, be­cause its ex­is­tence is based on a be­lief in the sep­a­rate­ness of the seen and un­seen worlds, a con­cept that he says is no longer sup­ported by sci­ence or spir­i­tu­al­ity.

De­signed for those “will­ing to take the red pill,” Smith’s book her­alds this time as an era of awak­en­ing for hu­man­ity. His as­ser­tion is backed up by new ideas and con­cepts, based on the work of many con­scious­ness ex­plor­ers and on the re­sults of clin­i­cal stud­ies. At the quan­tum level, the world is not one of cause and ef­fect, he writes, but about “self-cre­ation and a myr­iad of pos­si­bil­i­ties.”

Smith touches on topics that in­clude the ob­server ef­fect, “non­lo­cal­ity,” en­tan­gle­ment, “and spooky ac­tion at a dis­tance,” and ap­plies these topics to the main task of his book: to help peo­ple re­mem­ber that we are part of cre­ation and cit­i­zens of the cos­mos, and to use this aware­ness to change our lives.

It’s an ex­cit­ing time to be alive, Smith as­serts, as he paints a dizzy­ingly beau­ti­ful pic­ture of what the world might look like once it has evolved to its full po­ten­tial. The math­e­mat­ics of just of how few peo­ple would need to em­brace the new par­a­digm for it to blos­som are sur­pris­ing, giv­ing hope that we might make it af­ter all.

To fur­ther the cause, he gives an­ti­dotes to the myths and fears that keep us en­slaved to con­sumerism, to the med­i­cal-phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal par­a­digm of well­ness, and to cor­rupt po­lit­i­cal sys­tems. He also gives en­cour­ag­ing ev­i­dence that our small acts of courage can set off a rip­ple ef­fect lead­ing to sig­nif­i­cant change.

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