Additional Resources – The Spontaneous Healing of Belief

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Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Resources

1. Spoken by physicist John Archibald Wheeler and quoted in the online version of Science & Spirit in an article, “The Beauty of Truth” (2007). Website: http://www.science-spirit.org/article_detail.php?article_id=308.

2.  Spoken by physicist Albert Einstein and quoted in Discover, in an article, “Einstein’s Gift for Simplicity” (September 30, 2004). Website: http://discovermagazine.com/2004/sep/einsteins-gift-for-simplicity/article_view?b_start:int=1&-C=.

3. Gregg Braden, The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief  (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2007): p. 54.

4. Malcolm W. Browne, “Signal Travels Farther and Faster Than Light,” Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Newport News, VA.) online newsletter (July 22, 1997). Website: http://www.cebaf.gov/news/internet/1997/spooky.html.

5. This effect was first reported in Russia: P.P.Gariaev, K.V. Grigor’ev, A.A. Vasil’ev, V.P. Poponin, and V.A. Shcheglov, “Investigation of the Fluctuation Dynamics of DNA Solutions by Laser Correlation Spectroscopy,” Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute (1992), no. 11-12: p. 23-30; as cited by Vladimir Poponin in an article, “The DNA Phantom Effect: Direct Measurement of a New Field in the Vacuum Substructure (Update on DNA Phantom Effect: March 19, 2002),” on the Weather Master website: www.twm.co.nz/DNAPhantom.htm.

6. Glen Rein and Rollin McCraty, “Structural Changes in Water and DNA Associated with New Physiologically Measurable States,” Journal of Scientific Exploration, vol. 8, no. 3 (1994): pp. 438-,l439.

7. A beautiful example of applying what we know about inner peace to a wartime situation is found in the pioneering study done by David W. Orme-Johnson, Charles N. Alexander, John L. Davies, Howard M. Chandler, and Wallace E. Larimore, ““International Peace Project in the Middle East,”” The Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 32, no. 4, (December 1988): p. 778.

8. A second example of applying what we know about the focused power of feeling and belief to the condition of a life-threatening condition. From 101 Miracles of Natural Healing, an instructional video in the step-by-step methods of the ChiLel™ method of healing created by founder Dr. Pang Ming. Website: http://www.chilel-qigong.com.

9. Spoken by Martin Rees, Royal Society Research Professor at Cambridge University and quoted in the United Kingdom version of BBC News in an article, “Sir Martin Rees: Prophet of doom?” (April 25, 2003). Website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2000/newsmakers/2976279.stm.

10. George Musser, “The Climax of Humanity,” the introduction to Crossroads for Planet Earth, a special edition of Scientific American (September 2005). Website: http://www.sciam.com/issue.cfm?issueDate=Sep-05.

11. Ibid.

12. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998): p. 56.

13. Coleman Barks, trans., The Illuminated Rumi (New York: Broadway Books, 1997): p. 13.

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 1: A New View of Reality: The Universe as a Consciousness Computer

1. Spoken by U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, during a speech at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium (June 6, 2002). Website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2000/newsmakers/2976279.stm,

2. Lowell A. Goldsmith, “Editorial: Passing the Torch,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2002), on Nature Website: http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v118/n6/full/5601498a.html.

3. Jay Winsten, Associate Dean and Frank Stanton Director of the Center for Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health, “Media and Public Health: The Obseity Wars,” (May 9, 2005). Website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jay-winston/media-public-health-ob_b_468.html.

4. Written by Albert Einstein to his friend Maurice Solovine on February 12, 1951. The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Alice Calaprice, ed. (Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2000): p. 256.

5. Max Planck, from a 1944 speech in Florence, Italy, “Das Wesen der Materie” (The Essence/Nature/Character of Matter). Source: Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Abt. Va, Rep. 11 Planck, Nr. 1797.  Below I have included a portion of that speech in the original German, with the English translation following. Original German: “Als Physiker, der sein ganzes Leben der nüchternen Wissenschaft, der Erforschung der Materie widmete, bin ich sicher von dem Verdacht frei, für einen Schwarmgeist gehalten zu werden. Und so sage ich nach meinen Erforschungen des Atoms dieses: Es gibt keine Materie an sich. Alle Materie entsteht und besteht nur durch eine Kraft, welche die Atomteilchen in Schwingung bringt und sie zum winzigsten Sonnensystem des Alls zusammenhält. Da es im ganzen Weltall aber weder eine intelligente Kraft noch eine ewige Kraft gibt – es ist der Menschheit nicht gelungen, das heißersehnte Perpetuum mobile zu erfinden – so müssen wir hinter dieser Kraft einen bewußten intelligenten Geist annehmen. Dieser Geist ist der Urgrund aller Materie. English Translation: “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together . . . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.”

6. The Expanded Quotable Einstein: p. 220.

7. Mirjana R. Gearhart, “Forum: John A. Wheeler: From the Big Bang to the Big Crunch,” Cosmic Search, vol. 1, no. 4 (1979). Website: http://www.bigear.org/vol1no4/wheeler.htm.

8. Calculating Space, MIT Technical Translation AZT-70-164-GEMIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Project MAC), Cambridge, Mass. 02139, February 1970.

9. From the German Symposium, “Ist das Universum ein Computer?” (Is the Universe a Computer?) (November 6-7, 2006). Website: http://www.dtmb.de/Webmuseum/Informatikjahr-Zuse/body2_en.html.

10. Seth Lloyd, Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006): p. 3.

11. From an interview with quantum computer scientist Seth Lloyd, “Life, the Universe, and Everything” Wired, issue 14.03 (March 2006). Website: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.03/play.html?pg=4.

12. Excerpt of Seth Lloyd describing the universe as a computer on the Random House Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/kvpa/Lloyd.

13. Website: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.03/play.html?pg=4.

14.  Ibid.

15.  Ibid.

16. Seth Lloyd, Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos, front cover flap.

17. John Wheeler during a lecture in 1989, quoted by Kevin Kelley, “God Is the Machine,” Wired, issue 10.12 (December 2002). Website: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/10.12/holytech.html.

18. Jürgen Schmidhuber, “A Computer Scientist’s View of Life, the Universe, and Everything,” Foundations of Computer Science: Potential—Theory—Cognition, Christian Freksa, ed. (Berlin: Germany: Springer-Verlag, 1997): pp. 201-8; available on the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Website: http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/everything/node1.html.

19.  Ibid.

20. John Wheeler quoted by John Horgan, “The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age” (London, UK: Abacus, 1998). Website:  http://suif.stanford.edu/~jeffop/WWW/wheeler.txt.

21. “The Gospel of Thomas,” translated and introduced by members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity (Claremont, CA.). From The Nag Hammadi Library, James M. Robinson, ed. (San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1990): p. 137.

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 2: Programming the Universe: The Science of Belief

1. John Wheeler, as quoted by F. David Peat in Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind (New York: Bantam Books, 1987): p. 4.

2.  Ibid.

3. “Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality,” Adapted from a news release by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel (February 27, 1998). Website: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980227055013.htm.

4. “The Powerful Placebo,” Beecher H.K., Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume.159, No.17, (December 24 1955), pp.1602-1606.

5. Anton J.M. de Craen, Ted J. Kaptchuk, Jan G. D. Tijssen, and J. Kleijnen, “Placebos and Placebo Effects in Medicine: Historical Overview,” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, vol. 92 (October 1999): pp. 511-5. Website: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/pagerender.fcgi?artid=1297390&pageindex=1.

6. Margaret Talbot, “The Placebo Prescription,” New York Times (January 9, 2000). Website: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01E6D71E38F93AA35752C0A9669C8B63&sec=health&spon=&pagewanted=2.

7. Andy Coghlan, “Placebos Effect Revealed in Calmed Brain Cells,” New Scientist (May 16, 2004). Website: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4996.html.

8.  Ibid.

9. Franklin G. Miller, “William James, Faith, and the Placebo Effect,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, vol. 48, no. 2 (Spring 2005): pp. 273-81.

10. Yale School of Medicine, “Today’s College Students Experience More Anxiety” (June 13, 2007), on the Yale Medical Group Website: http://www.yalemedicalgroup.org/news/child_607.html.

11. Ibid.

12. Arthur J. Barsky, M.D., “Nonspecific Medication Side Effects and the Nocebo Phenomenon,” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 287, no. 5 (February 6, 2002).

13. Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein, Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels: The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives’ Tales (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1998).

14. Home page for the “Framingham Heart Study,” on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/framingham/index.html.

15. Rebecca Voelker, “Nocebos Contribute to a Host of Ills,” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 275, no. 5 (1996): pp. 345-7.

16. A beautiful example of applying what we know about inner peace to a wartime situation is found in the pioneering study done by David W. Orme-Johnson, Charles N. Alexander, John L. Davies, Howard M. Chandler, and Wallace E. Larimore, “International Peace Project in the Middle East,” The Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 32, no. 4 (December 1988): p. 778.

17. Merriam Webster Dictionary: http://mw1.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faith.

18.  Ibid: http://mw1.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belief.

19. Ibid: http://mw1.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/science.

20. Albert Einstein quoted by physicist Michio Kaku in an online article, “M-Theory: The Mother of all SuperStrings: An Introduction to M-Theory” (2005). Website: http://mkaku.org/articles/m_theory.html.

21. Doc Childre and Howard Martin with Donna Beech, The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath’s Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart’s Intelligence (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999): pp. 33-4.

22. Ibid: p. 24.

23. The shift in energy levels caused by an external magnetic field is called the Zeeman effect. Website: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/tiplermodernphysics4e/content/cat_020/zeeman.pdf.

24. The shift in energy levels caused by an external electric field is called the Stark effect. Website: http://www.physics.csbsju.edu/QM/H.10.html23.

25. The Institute of HeartMath Research Center conducts basic research on emotional physiology and heart-brain interactions, clinical and organizational studies, and research on the physiology of learning and optimal performance. These statistics are drawn from an online summary of the communication between the brain and the heart, “Head-Heart Interactions,” Website: http://www.heartmath.org/research/science-of-the-heart/soh_20.html.

26. Neville, The Law and the Promise (Marina Del Ray, CA: DeVorss, 1961): p. 44.

27.  “The Gospel of Thomas,” translated and introduced by members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity (Claremont, CA.). From The Nag Hammadi Library, James M. Robinson, ed. (San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1990): p. 131.

28. Ibid: p. 137.

29. Rebecca Saxe, “Reading Your Mind, How Our Brains Help Us Understand Other People,” Boston Review (February/March 2004). Website: http://bostonreview.net/BR29.1/saxe.html.

30. The Law and the Promise: p. 57.

31. William James, “Does ‘Consciousness’ Exist?” First published in Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods, vol. 1 (1904): pp. 477-491. Website: http://evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com/james_wm03.htm.

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 3: From Brain to Mind: Who’s Running Our Belief Factory?

1. Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained (New York: Bay Back Books, 1992): p. 433.

2. The human brain processes information at speeds that range from 100 to 1000 teraflops (1 teraflop=1 trillion flops, i.e., 10,000,000,000,000 operations per second). At Indiana University, Big Red (one of the 50 fastest supercomputers in the world) has a theoretical peak performance of more than 20 teraflops, and has achieved more than 15 teraflops on numerical computations.

3. Karl Pribram, “Pribram: The Magellan of Brain Science,” from a print interview by Daniel Goleman for SyberVision, developed at the Stanford University Neuropsychology Research Laboratory. Website: http://www.sybervision.com/Golf/hologram9.htm.

4. Ibid.

5. Bruce H. Lipton, The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles (Santa Rosa, CA.: Mountain of Love/Elite Books, 2005): p.166.

6. Spoken by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order, quoted by Keith Birney, “Give Me a Child . . .” New Scientist, issue 2583 (December 23, 2006): p. 2710. Website: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19225832.700-give-me-a-child.html.

7. William James, Talks to Teachers on Psychology, and to Students on Some of Life’s Ideals (1899). (New York: Holt) p. 77.

8. The Biology of Belief: p.26.

9. Robert Collier (1885-1950) was an American author of a number of books on popular psychology and spirituality, including, The Secret of the Ages, The God in You, The Secret Power, The Magic Word, and The Law of the Higher Potential. A collection of his inspirational quotations can be found at the QuoteLeaf Website: http://www.inspirationandmotivation.com/robert-collier-quotes.html.

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1. “Chill Out: It Does the Heart Good,” Duke University news release citing a technical study of the relationship between emotional response and heart health led by Duke University Medical Center researcher James Blumenthal, originally published in The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Website: http://Dukemednews.org/news/article.php?id=353.

2. Brigid McConville, “Learning to Forgive,” Namaste (2000). Hoffman Institute Website: http://www.quadrinity.com/articles/article4a.htm.

3. “Chill Out: It Does the Heart Good.”

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 5: If You Know the Code, You Choose the Rules: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits

1. Amanda Dennison’s Website: http://www.firewalks.ca/Press_Release.html.

2. Alexis Huicochea, “Man Lifts Car Off Pinned Cyclist,” Arizona Daily Star (July 28, 2006). Website: http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/printDS/139760.

3. “Woman Lifts 20 Times Body Weight,” BBC News International Online (August 4, 2005). Website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/4746665.stm.

4. Spoken by Albert Einstein during an address to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Germany, on January 27, 1921. The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Alice Calaprice, ed. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000): p. 240.

5. The Lankavatara Sutra: A Mahayana Text, Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, trans. (1932). Website: http://lirs.ru/do/lanka_eng/lanka-nondiacritical.htm.

6. Gregg Braden, The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2007): p. 71.

7. “Quantum Theory Demonstrated: Observation Affects Reality,” Adapted from a news release by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel (February 27, 1998). Website: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980227055013.htm.

8. Mirjana R. Gearhart, “Forum: John A. Wheeler: From the Big Bang to the Big Crunch,” Cosmic Search, vol. 1, no. 4 (1979). Website: http://www.bigear.org/vol1no4/wheeler.htm.

9. Spoken by Albert Einstein to his student Esther Salaman. The Expanded Quotable Einstein: p. 202.

10. Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr., and Edward Cook, The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation (San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996): p. 365.

11. Neville, The Power of Awareness (Marina Del Ray, CA: DeVorss, 1952): p. 98.

12. Ibid. p. 98.

13. William James (1842-1910). Pioneering psychologist and the man considered by many to be America’s great philosopher. Biography and quotes on Answers Website: http://www.answers.com/topic/william-james?cat=technology.

14. The Power of Awareness: p. 10.

15. Neville, The Law and the Promise (Marina Del Ray, CA: DeVorss, 1961): p. 9.

16.  Ibid: p. 44.

Gregg's logo of a half sun rising over the shape of an open book Chapter 6: The Healing of Belief: How to Rewrite Your Reality Code

1. To learn more about Michael Hedges, Website: http://www.nomadland.com/Point_A.htm.

2. William James quote. http://www3.thinkexist.com/quotes/william_james/4.html.

3. Geoff Heath, “Beliefs and Identity,” Bowland Press seminar paper (November 2005). Website: http://www.bowlandpress.com/seminar_docs/Beliefs_and_Identity.pdf.

4. John D. Barrow, “Living In a Simulated Universe,” Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge Universe. Website: http://www.simulation-argument.com/barrowsim.pdf.

5. The American Heritage College Dictionary, Third Edition, (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977): p. 870.

6. Jonah Lehrer, “Built to be Fans?” Seed (Summer 2004): p. 34. Website: http://www.seedmagazine.com/news/2006/02/built_to_be_fans.php.

7. Ibid: p. 38.

8. “John 14:12,” from the Aramaic of the Peshitta. George M. Lamsa, trans. Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text (New York: HarperOne, 1985): p.1072.

9. Jonathan Schaeffer, “Kasparov Versus Deep Blue: The Re-match,” International Computer Chess Association Journal, vol. 20, no. 2 (1997): pp. 95-102. Website: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~aske/db.html.

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1. Fulke Greville (1554-1628) English poet and philosopher. Website: http://creativequotations.com/one/673.htm.

2. David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order (London, UK: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980): p. 237.

3. The American Heritage College Dictionary, Third Edition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977): p. 1508.

4. Ibid: p. 1271.

5. Nick Bostrom. Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 53, no. 211 (2003): pp. 243-55. Website: http://www.simulation-argument.com.

6.  Ibid.

7.  Ibid.

8. Spoken by Stephen Hawking during a speech in Hong Kong, quoted by Sylvia Hui, “Hawking Says Humans Must Colonize Space,” Associated Press (June 13, 2006). Website: http://www.space.com/news/060613_ap_hawking_space.html.

9.  Jüergen Schmidhuber, “A Computer Scientist’s View of Life, the Universe, and Everything,” Foundations of Computer Science: Potential—Theory—Cognition, Christian Freksa, ed. (Berlin: Germany: Springer-Verlag, 1997): pp. 201-8; available on the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Website: http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/everything/node1.html.

10. Spoken by Hindu Prince Gautama Siddhartha (563-483 c.e.), the Buddha, founder of Buddhism Website: http://thinkexist.com/quotation/all_things_appear_and_disappear_because_of_the/143657.html.

11. Ibid.

12.  “Matthew 6:9-13,” from the Aramaic of the Peshitta. George M. Lamsa, trans. Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text (New York: HarperOne, 1985): p. 956.

13.  J. Raloff, “Baby’s AIDS Virus Infection Vanishes,” Science News, vol. 147 (April 1, 1995): p. 196. Website: http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/pdfs/data/1995/147-13/14713-03.pdf.

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