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The Power of Eight

Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World
Written by: Lynne McTaggart
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Discover how to tap in to your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention and its boomerang effect in this new book by the author of the international best sellers The Intention Experiment and The Field.

What we send out into the universe comes back to us magnified. Although the power of intention - the energy of positive thoughts - is widely accepted as an influential force in transforming lives, the exponential power of group intention has never been explored - until now.

In The Power of Eight, Lynne McTaggart, an expert on the science of spirituality, reveals her remarkable findings from 10 years of experiments about how group intention can heal our lives - and change the world for the better. When individuals in a group focus their intention together on a single target, a powerful collective dynamic emerges that can heal longstanding conditions, mend fractured relationships, lower violence, and even rekindle life purpose. But the greatest untold truth of all is that group intention has a mirror effect, not only affecting the recipient but also reflecting back on the senders.

Drawing on hundreds of case studies, the latest brain research, and dozens of McTaggart's own university studies, The Power of Eight provides solid evidence showing that there is such a thing as a collective consciousness. Now you can learn to use it and unleash the power you hold inside of you to heal your own life, with help from this riveting, highly accessible new book.

©2017 Lynne McTaggart (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Interesting

Afrer attending one of her workshops and witnessing some healings I need to understand the process and read about the methodology. This book helped me to do so. #Audible1

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If you've never read Lynne McTaggart... start now!

This is a great book for anyone interested in the power of intention - particularly in a healing theme. I do find that Lynne McTaggart's books are repetitive; much of the information is found in her other books. Don't let that deter you if you've never read her work though - this is life changing information and highly - HIGHLY - recommended. #Audible1

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Best book of the year

Loved it, but struggled with narrators voice a bit but not enough to detract from content. Everyone share and read.

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  • Madeleine
  • 2018-08-06

Unpleasant Narration

I signed up to be a part of a power of 8 group in my hometown and so I listened to the book in preparation for our first gathering. The narration made it very difficult to get through this book. The narrator has a lovely fluid voice for most of a paragraph then will shift into a very harsh, grating voice that was almost unbearable. It was difficult to focus on the content because of the narrator's shifts in intonation.

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  • PoemCatcher
  • 2017-10-20

A brilliant meeting of science and spirituality

Lynne is a true scientist ringing research to the field of spiritual practice. This is amazing for those who like prayer circles and setting intention or manifestation. The true hidden gym that is revealed through her work is of immense important to the world

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  • Marzena Jones
  • 2018-09-25

JARRING NARRATOR

I loved the book, but the voice of the narrator is a challenge. Quite pleasant and melodious in the upper range, it starts most every paragraph with a sudden drop into a lower pitch, where her voice is harsh and "growly". This creates quite a jarring effect and makes listening to the book rather challenging. I found myself in need of frequent breaks from her voice.
I'd seriously consider re-recording of this amazing book!

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  • Amazon_Prime Shopper
  • 2018-02-11

Another disapointment

Too many statistics recited -- it's almost as if it doesn't know what it wants to be, stories about the successful experiments or a quantitative report. Yes, it could be both - -but more artfully strung together.

And worse - I got curious and joined the online group run by the author and discovered that in order to "help" people in these experiments, they focused on the horrific details of their ailments instead of seeing the subject as a whole being with the intrinsic potential for total health and thriving... it's amazing to me that have any success.

I've known about Lynn McTaggart's work for a while and I respect what she's trying to accomplish.

I hope to discover that she turned that group over to someone else and will one day take it back and turn it around so that her book and her real-world actions as represented by this group are much better aligned

I'm returning the book unfinished

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  • Robert
  • 2017-11-15

Recording quality is poor on this recording

The recording quality on this recording is very poor. it's very easy to tell where the reader stopped & continued again with different tone & inflection in the voice. I found that to be very distracting for me! The information is true to McTaggarts meticulous research however. I listen to audio books so much because of my commute. Looks like I'll have to by the physical copy of the book!

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  • P. K. Bellville
  • 2019-08-12

Skeptical

The author says she is a journalist, then a scientist. She is more the former and not the latter. This is not rigorous science. What she presents as science is more voodoo than science. That is not to say there is no truth in her explorations but that better science is needed. I was not convinced that a group of eight people (an arbitrary and variable number) could mentally focus intentions on someone and produce miracles. She presents many miracles in this book, but failures are absent and I am sure there were many of those as well. I believe in miracles myself but this is a matter of faith, not science. Much in the universe is unexplained and perhaps unexplainable. We shouldn't come to conclusions based on pseudoscience.
The author depends too much on percentages for mathematical conclusions. Percentages are not a reliable statistic for meaningful conclusions. This book is in the twilight zone. I can't give it much credence. Yet, the questions raised are intriguing. Others have mentioned the readers voice as annoying. The reader uses two voices to indicate a switch in speaker or topic. One voice is more masculine and the other a more natural feminine. Yes, it is distracting but I was able to endure it.

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  • Bjohnlsu
  • 2019-07-03

Powerful proof we are not alone in this universe!

I loved this book and intend to listen again and again. The author is fabulous.

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  • Anita Broccolino
  • 2019-05-12

Interesting Experiments

Some very interesting tidbits contained within. I would recommend this book for anyone who is intrested in healing , especially alternative methods of healing.

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  • Deeta Widmer Adkins
  • 2019-04-29

expanding boundaries and borders of the Mind

an interesting mind opening experiment backed by scientific study. shows the power of connectedness and that we are truly not alone.

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  • Chris H
  • 2019-04-29

It's the Puzzle Piece I was Praying For

I still have more to uncover to fill in the blanks, but this ties together several other pieces that needed connecting. The research and results ring true and has started a whirlwind of new thoughts, questions and "what ifs" in my mind. What an inspired compilation of information and proof. My deepest thanks for your work on this subject.

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  • wadi
  • 2018-05-13

une découverte qui fera date

Pour être très synthétique, dans ce livre lynne mctaggart relate de manière quasi chronologique et avec pléthore d'anecdotes ses deux grandes découvertes :
1) un groupe de personnes ayant en même temps une intention commune ( cela peut aller de mieux faire pousser une plante à faire baisser le nombre de victimes d ' un conflit ) ont une influence sur les événements de manière à tendre vers la réalisation de cette intention )
2) Cette communion autour d' une intention à tendance à placer les individus qui en font parti dans un état altéré de conscience. On observe alors des améliorations dans les vies de ces personnes ( santé, rapports sociaux et familiaux , problèmes financiers. ..)

Si ces résultats sont confirmés un coin du voile vient d'être soulevé.