A paradigm-shifting work that weaves together the astonishing implications of quantum physics and the words of the prophet Isaiah, as found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, to arrive at a powerful revelation: the technology of prayer. In the Isaiah Effect, Gregg Braden reveals how the prophecies of global catastrophe, sickness and war, found in sacred writings, may only represent future possibilities, rather than forecast impending doom, and that we may indeed have the tools we need to actively influence those possibilities. Through personal and global choices, guided by ancient, prophetic knowledge, we can forge a bridge between our internal prayers and our external realities.
Braden, author of Walking Between the Worlds and Awakening to Zero Point, examines one of the ancient texts found in the 1947 discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Nag Hammadi. Braden contends that scholars have misinterpreted the Isaiah Scroll, which opens with apocalyptic visions of massive global destruction followed by a time of peace. The author claims that the scroll contains the key to a lost scientific tradition that promises to end war and heal our bodies. Indeed, he contends, Isaiah's prophecies can help us make sense of recent changes in climate and weather, changes that, according to Braden, have perplexed Western scientists untutored in the ancient prophecies. He suggests that we may be living in the era that precedes the destruction Isaiah predicted. But we are not destined to fulfill the prophecies: prayer, writes Braden, "allows us to choose which future prophecy we live." Not just any prayer, of course: Braden finds traditional Western prayer inadequate to the task, so he introduces readers to a (somewhat garbled) lost mode of prayer where the supplicant does not ask for something but acknowledges that somehow the prayer has already been fulfilled. Spiritual seekers in America have long and venerable traditions of trying to match up the general prophecies in ancient texts with specific contemporary events; Braden's bizarre attempt may not, in the end, prove to be more accurate than those that identified Gorbachev as the Antichrist. (Apr.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Having first read this book soon after it was first published, over the years, I have come back to it again and again. In recent months, I have also enjoyed it in another form, by listening to the CD version of the book in the car. Gregg Braden writes with a passion and his ideas are always intriguing. In this book, he writes about the findings in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and in one particular of these scrolls, the Isaiah Scroll, in which ancient insights into the nature of time and space are very similar to the understanding now presented to us by quantum physicists. Both suggest that any notion of past, present and future is illusory, that there is only the eternal now, something that shamans in many cultures have also taught. This has major implications, of course, for any visioning of the “future”. There is no fixed future. We have choices. And if we re-visit our understanding of the nature of and the power of prayer, the choices are ours. If you are a physicist, you probably don’t need someone like Gregg Braden to explain this to you, but as a non-physicist, I find this fascinating!
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