Imagine a united consciousness, an awareness of which all of our minds are a part - and a potential way out of the division, greed, and destruction that threaten to engulf our world. In the twentieth century, we were introduced to several subdivisions of the mind: the conscious, unconscious, subconscious, preconscious, and so on. But what we didn't know was that there was another level of consciousness, an all-encompassing, infinite dimension of shared intelligence: the One Mind.
This universal consciousness connects all of us through space and time. Even now, as you read these words, you are participating in the One Mind. Emerging studies have shown that the One Mind isn't just an idea; it's a reality. In this audiobook, Larry Dossey shares compelling research that supports the One Mind concept. These cases include experiences of:
Through engaging stories, fascinating case studies, and brilliant insights from great thinkers throughout history, One Mind explores the outer reaches of human consciousness. In it you will discover a new way to interpret the great mysteries of our experience and learn how to develop the empathy necessary to engender more love, peace, and collective awareness. The result is a rich new understanding of what it means to be human and a renewed hope that we can successfully confront the challenges we face at this crossroads in human history.
With One Mind, Dossey shows that we are not alone, that we are all one.
©2013 Larry Dossey, M.D. (P)2013 AudioGO
The plural of anecdote is not evidence and the author would do well to remember this. He presents a very shallow exploration of the subject and it is far from convincing. It quickly becomes clear that the author has made up his mind regarding the validity of his premise and is attempting to shoe-horn the facts to fit his cherry-picked data.
For instance, he scoffs at the idea of coincidence, despite us knowing that coincidence is a fundamental and unavoidable aspect of existence. He seemingly has never heard of confirmation bias either, or if he has he chooses to brush it aside. He also glosses over and indeed completely ignores evidence that does not suit his findings, a case in point when he claims that the efficacy of prayer in healing has been proven, despite the fact that the overwhelming evidence such as the STEP study in 2006 show that it has no effect whatsoever. This pattern is repeated throughout the book.
I guess if you already 'know' the truth and you're determined to pick out the bits of data that support your position whilst ignoring the bulk that don't then this is the book for you.
"Thoughtful, comprehensive perspective"
A wonderful comprehensive perspective on how what appears obvious is ignored if not consistent with societal "norms". Compelling examples of connections between us, appealing to one's scientific and spiritual point of view. Persuasive vignettes and theories, making even dogmatic individuals with at least a sprinkling of curiosity think twice about what this all means.
"Very thought provoking!"
Dr. Dossey makes very compelling argument about the inter-connectedness of all things. Many documented examples of "unexplained" communication between beings, both human and non. I listened to this book on audible, and I must say I prefer to listen to novels versus fact recitation, but I was able to do other things while listening. Listening to the reading of facts and anecdotes can be dry, but the subject matter was fascinating.
"One Mind should be the start of a new awakening!"
I have been a huge fan of Larry Dossey for several years now. This book is definitely my favorite one so far. With elegant simplicity and spiritual depth, One Mind illuminates a divine truth. Everything is divinely connected to everything else. This book left me feeling optimistic and excited about the future because I believe the One Mind that he wrote about is The Source of all things and I am intimately connected to that Source. I love this book and its message!
"Simply would never end"
More depth and less over-the-top diversity
He was okay.
Disappointment in how long it could go without digging as deeply as it needed to
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