The Intention Experiment
Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World – Lynne McTaggart
If you need proof that the power of intention can have amazing effects on your own, others and indeed the planet’s health and well-being and you enjoy reading detailed and technical information, then you will no doubt find this book fascinating.
When a friend lent me the book, the subtitle, ‘Using your thoughts to change your life and the world’ hooked me. As a great believer in the power of the mind to effect change, I was intrigued and started reading it with enthusiasm.
An overdose of experiments
Initially I was captivated by all the well researched experiments from around the globe on the power of our intention to heal, change and indeed to cause damage. The book substantiates scientifically some of the things that many of us ‘know’ intuitively but perhaps didn’t have proof of, so for the validation I am grateful. But I was pretty well convinced about the validity of the experiments by about page 80. Having got well past half way through the book I must admit I began to tire of endlessly reading about one experiment after another, often in great detail. “O.K, I get it! Now what?” I said out loud in frustration.
The sub title is, in my opinion somewhat misleading.
I struggled and crawled to page 199 before the ‘how to’s’ indicated by the sub title appeared. Between page 199 and 219 there are a few intention exercises that you can practice described. Personally I don’t think that 20 pages about how to use your thoughts, out of a 290 page book justifies the subtitle.
So, although it started out with a hiss and roar, it ended with a bit of a fizzle. Hence, only 3 bubbles.