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The Science of Self-Empowerment

Awakening the New Human Story
Narrated by: Gregg Braden
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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In this audiobook, New York Times best-selling author and 2018 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer the timeless question at the core of our existence - Who are we? - and to reveal science-based techniques that awaken our uniquely human experiences of deep intuition, precognition, advanced states of self-healing, and much more!

In one of the great ironies of the modern world, the science that was expected to solve life’s mysteries has done just the opposite. New discoveries have led to more unanswered questions, created deeper mysteries, and brought us to the brink of forbidden territory when it comes to explaining our origin and existence. The Science of Self-Empowerment invites us on a journey beyond Darwin’s theory of evolution to explore these discoveries and the facts they reveal:

Fact 1. Our origin - Modern humans appeared suddenly on earth approximately 200,000 years ago, with the advanced brain, nervous system, and capabilities that set them apart from all other known forms of life already developed, rather than having developed slowly and gradually over a long period of time.

Fact 2. Missing physical evidence - The relationships shown on the conventional tree of human evolution are speculative connections only. While they are believed to exist, a 150-year search has failed to produce the physical evidence that confirms the relationships shown on the evolutionary family tree.

Fact 3. New DNA evidence - The comparison of DNA between ancient Neanderthals, previously thought to be our ancestors, and early humans tells us that we did not descend from the Neanderthals.

Fact 4. A rare DNA fusion - Advanced genome analysis reveals that the DNA that sets us apart from other primates, including in our advanced brain and nervous system, is the result of an ancient and precise fusion of genes occurring in a way that suggests something beyond evolution made our humanness possible.

Fact 5. Our extraordinary abilities - We are born with the capacity to self-heal, to self-regulate longevity, to activate an enhanced immune response, and to experience deep intuition, sympathy, empathy, and, ultimately, compassion - and to do each of these on demand.

Beyond any reasonable doubt, The Science of Self-Empowerment reveals that we’re not what we’ve been told, and much more than we’ve ever imagined.

Note: This audiobook is based on The Science of Self-Empowerment by Gregg Braden, a book previously published as Human by Design.​

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Hay House (P)2018 Hay House

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Fragmented and unconvincing

Bunch of stories and psuedoscientific arguments carried over 9h to prove that author is right and mainstream science is not.

Still not really sure right about what, I guess in tl;dr he says that human specie appearing on earth must have been an act of miracle >> God or Aliens or the unlimited love of the universe etc.

As much as I am open to spirituality (not really religion), this book is very fragmentd in its arguments, follows absolutely no logic, and does not really explain reasons behind what author regards as 'truth' and 'facts'. Also, it basically shits on the theory of evolution and few prominent scientists, and few other random people as well, who I guess don't hold this author in high regard and vice versa.

There are some interesting stories (from spiritiual point of view) and some intriguing scientific discoveries (not sure to what extend verified and can be trusted judging by the author's strong bias) but overall this book is pretty bad.

Moreover, it is written in a very nonchalant and arrogant style of all-knowing but persecuted 'scietntist' who fights for the ultimate truth to be revealed.

If you are a sane person who looks for facts, logical concepts following one another, and generally trusts scietific method - this book will annoy the shit out of you and the longer you will read the more you will realize that after chapter one you knew deep down there that this is some crazy shit, but decided to go on just to see how it will all fit together. It doesn't, your agony will be slow as you realize that a moment ago you were reading about apes and evolution and next page you are on holocaust and victims of social media bullying, and of course it all connects.
PS. The most misleading book title since Marcus Aurelius Meditations :)

However, if you like conspiracy theories, don't trust your doctor (or more likely therapist) and voted for Trump in last elections, then this book is absolutely for you and you can further entrench yourself in your self-rightousness against anything that does not fit your worldview.

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Too important not to know

I hope my kids will be learning all of at school. If not, it’s our responsibility to teach them the truth. This is amazing book, exactly like series that are available to watch.

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Excellent Book

I absolutely loved this book. I have never considered my self to be a religious person but I always thought that the complexity of the human body and mind couldn't be a simple accident. The author, in my opinion, is making very convincing argument to support the idea that humans are not a simple accidental result of an random evolution but rather an intelligent design.
Although I do not agree with everything in this book, it definitely changed my way of looking at the world.

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Awesome book

loved the book - so rich and I've listened to it several times.

fresh ideas combined with tips, tools and tactics to help integrate into your own practice and life.

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Great new science thanks

Great new science thanks Gregg Braden eloquence and erudition narrated by the man himself ! Thanks

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LOVE the book LOVE the author

Love author and his teachings, the wisdom he shares is just amazing! Recommend this book from the bottom of my heart!

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Brilliant but disruptive

We all should teach our children & our children's children this brilliant but disruptive work so we can all benefit & believe we can all help to make more enjoyable, god bless you all

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Important information to create a space to thrive...

I loved this book, it resonates 100% and with scientific evidence and research it fills in the blanks for me eloquently, concepts that I felt and intuited to be truth but was unable to express. A great and empowering read, thank you Gregg Braden for your obvious passion to share the truth.

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A Powerful Read

Gregg has a wonderful blend of scientific study miixed with humanisism and a deep respect for spiritual tradition. Somehow Gregg manages to consider the areas that cross over and challenge some the most fundamental scientific 'doctrines.' I'm not sure I could call some of the arguments proof but there's enough here to get the reader seriously thinking and that is what I look for in any book. I've seen Gregg present live and his delivery is absolutely second to none. This recording lives up to that standard.
Highly, highly recommended.

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Pointless trash and a total waste of money.

Reading other reviews on here Im wondering if I was sent the wrong book, they obviously weren’t reading the same one as me. I cant believe I actually lasted through to chapter 6 before losing the will to live. The book is dreadful and offers nothing in the way of educational content.

I’m feeling pretty ripped off right now.

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  • LJ
  • 05-11-18

Who Are We?

I just recently discovered Gregg Braden when I saw a show he did called Missing Links. I watched all the episodes multiple times, so I decided to pick up this audible since it's his newest release.

What an amazing listening experience!

I remember watching that Ben Stein movie, Expelled, years ago and thinking many of the ideas of Intelligent Design (ID) made a lot of sense. Being non-religious, though, and more of the "spiritual not religious" types, I had a hard time with ID and just how to make sense of it.

Braden makes a strong case for humans being the product of design without all the religious elements like creationism and such. Having questions about human evolution and being open to answers that don't conform to the scientific mainstream isn't something relegated solely to evangelical Christianity.

Braden also offers practical advice on opening up to the wisdom of the heart, promoting longevity, and living life with greater purpose.

I highly recommend this audiobook, or the printed book it's based on called Human by Design.

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  • Alynzl
  • 16-11-18

Still a fan

I've been a avid consumer of Gregg's work for over a decade now.
Reading the Divine Matrix years ago transformed my life.
I love that I get to hear about, and most importantly comprehend, information that wouldn't normally be on my radar, I love that this book just makes me even more optimistic about the World and my place in it.
I always feel so inspired and power-filled after one of Gregg's books and this one is true to form.
I would have given 5 stars across the board but for one thing.... as much as I love the stories from this masterful storyteller ... even those I've heard many times before, and I could listen to Gregg's voice all day.... actually I did!... I did get to the point where I thought if he says quote/unquote one more time I'll scream.
I totally understand about honouring and crediting other people's work in an audio format... but when you're quoting your Mum and friends.... especially when you begin the sentence with My Mum always said....
I'm afraid to say it got really tedious and interrupted the usual flow of narrative which he does so well.
Having said that, this book is so packed with fabulous, interesting, enlightening and inspiring information that I know it won't be long before I'm listening to it again.

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  • PWR
  • 06-01-19

Among the greatest works of Love I have ever read

If this book were required reading in every school, in every church, in every synagogue, mosque, and temple, in every home, in every hand of every new mother giving birth, this world would already be what we have the potential to make it. I love Gregg Braden, for years. This, to me, is his greatest work yet. A masterpiece, not only thoroughly researched, appealing to the logical mind, but this book also touches the Heart, in the deepest and most profound of ways. It's a gentle yet pointed reminder of who we are - the reminder we all need to hear. I was deeply moved and will be listening to this one again and again. Thank you, Gregg Braden.

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  • Debb
  • 17-05-19

Love Gregg Braden, but

I purchased the Audible version of this book and the referenced pages in the book are not available through Audible. Any chance anyone knows where to find these?

Audible chat denies that there are supplements to the book. I liked Audible better before Amazon bought it.....

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  • Rob
  • 22-11-18

Transforming everything I ever believed about myself and my world

Do you ever wonder, “Why me? Why this? Why does anything exist at all? What is my purpose? Who am I? Where am I from?” I have struggled with my beliefs my entire life, trying to find purpose in the mundane, allowing the world to crush me under it’s weight... feeling useless... feeling meaningless... feeling powerless... If you have ever grappled with these things, then this and every book ever written by Mr. Braden is for you. This book marries science and spirituality and discusses some of the major scientific discoveries that change everything we ever thought about our origins and our personal power. We were created in God’s image... full of amazing inner-technologies that we have only just begun to discover. Simply put, this book changes everything.

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  • Mary Beth Davis, RN
  • 17-02-19

In Deep Appreciation of Gregg Braden “Be”ing his True Self and Sharing the Fruits of Living his True Purpose

I have read and listened to Gregg Braden since the release of his book “Zero Point”. His dedication to unveiling Truth is admirable and Deeply Appreciated. Thank you for continuing to share your discoveries. I have also studied, practiced and shared the tools from The HEARTMATH Institute since 1996. Introducing and anchoring these tools for SO Many Truly Blesses All that you Touch and our World! Deep bow! Mary Beth Davis, RN Holistic Health Resources, LLC

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  • BRIAN K BUZZAIRD
  • 24-05-20

Life Changing

I don’t care much for hyperbole so please know when I say “life changing,” I mean it. Even if one doesn’t fully subscribe to the possibilities this book presents, it’s a fascinating read that I will come back to again and again.

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  • Justin Case
  • 22-05-20

mysteries resolved

Dr Braden is a well educated author. as a speaker, just awesome with his voice and presentation. and so many "mysteries" answered.

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  • T. Glisson
  • 13-05-20

Infused with love

Gregg Braden reaches to the heart of humanity, writing words that touches the very essence of our being. Thank you for your insights.

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  • shannon
  • 10-05-20

My HERO!

Gregg Braden never ceases to deliver highly complicated , yet easily digestible material. He's got a brilliant way of simplifying the complex and solidifying the abstract in a ways that are easy, fun and stimulating. Nearly effortless learning!!! I fell in love with Braden through The Divine Matrix, and every book I've gotten my hands (or ears) on since has been mind-blowing! Love to you, brother! THANK YOU! 🤟🙌👏👏👏