The Secret Art: A Brief History of Radionic Technology for the Creative Individual (Anglais) Broché – 15 septembre 2009
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Mr. Laurie's book provides a through and fascinating account of the history of this little known and much-maligned field. He suggests that outside of the medical and scientific communities, not only are radionic phenomena heartily accepted, they have been functioning effectively for thousands of years at the hands of shamans, artists, and musicians.
Mr. Laurie's thesis is that radionics, while by no means a lost art, may be a slightly-misplaced one - the ideas behind it have been discounted by those unable to appreciate the power of forces that cannot be quantified. When presented as science or medicine, radionics is easily challenged. Introduce it as a powerful creative tool, however, and radionics becomes "The Secret Art".
We take for granted that all human beings are inherently capable of experiencing intangible, unquantifiable sensations such as intention, intuition, inspiration, and other emotional states. Technologies for accessing and working with these invisible forces have been cultivated by shamans, artists, and holy people since the dawn of time. That a work of art or a piece of music can be found "moving" or "transformative" comes as no surprise. Why, then, is it such shock (to the western mind, at least) when a force we find "mysterious" serves as the catalyst for physical transformation? Because our in our culture we have come to look to the scientific method as an all-purpose evaluation tool - if something doesn't measure up scientifically, we tend to discount it as useless or non-existent.
But as we hurl ever forward into an age of new quantum-techno-science, old paradigms begin to break down. We encounter tangible evidence of the power of the invisible every day as information that arrives via internet and wireless technology routinely shapes our lives. Research into quantum physics alludes to the existence of strange micro-realms that work behind and within the scenes to compose our macro reality.
Ironically, discovery of the structure of DNA, holographic imaging, and other modern scientific breakthroughs are only serving to help lend insight into why many established "intuitive" technologies, such as prayer, shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist ritual, and radionics, actually work.
"The Secret Art" is an invitation to consider that the power of intangible forces and our relationships with them may hold keys to the ways we shape ourselves and our world. Mr. Laurie suggests that it could be artists, unfettered by limiting beliefs and already consciously attuned to subtle energy, who may be best equipped to combine traditional systems with contemporary research to generate powerful new technologies. The book is a radionic device in itself, a call-to-action for those willing to work with phenomena that we are aware of through our senses, but that are yet to be classified by science.
Now largely forgotten, radionics pioneered mind-body connections with electrical equipment to purportedly detect and treat illness. It continues to attract adherents and spinoffs despite aggressive legal prosecution of its practitioners.
If you are interested in subtle energies, metaphysics or scientific controversies, this book is for you.
If you dismiss radionics as pseudoscientific quackery -- its dubious artifacts best locked safely away in private collections -- then this book is still for you. With healthy objectivity, The Secret Art traces the path of radionics from its peculiar medical origins to intriguing possibilities in agriculture, parapsychology and artistic expression.
The Secret Art belongs in art, engineering and medical libraries.
Speaking of simplistic examples, I have learned to control my emotional state by what I think about if I concentrate on doing it. If I am upset about a perceived slight or wrong, I can remind myself that I should be grateful to be alive and I almost immediately become much calmer.
To quote Mr. Laurie book on page 2: "There are far too many unknowns when it comes to the power and potential of consciousness and directed intent in Nature to discard potential opportunities just because they are not understood or condoned by science."
Do buy and read this book!