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Isaiah Effect, The

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Scientist and visionary Gregg Braden offers a radical departure from traditional interpretations of Isaiah's text.

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Only one document was discovered completely intact among the 25,000 fragments of papyrus, parchment, and hammered copper known as the Dead Sea Scrolls: the Great Isaiah Scroll. Nearly one thousand years older than existing copies of the Old Testament's Book of Isaiah, the twenty-two-foot-long parchment was still rolled and sealed in its original earthen vase when it was discovered in 1946. The completeness of the Isaiah Scroll offers unprecedented insight into the power of an ancient mystery — a lost mode of prayer — that modern science is just beginning to understand.

Weaving state-of-the-art research with his extensive knowledge of the ancient Essenes (the creators of the scroll texts), Braden invites us on a journey where science and miracles are merged into a new wisdom — and lead to a startling conclusion. He suggests that Isaiah, the first Old Testament prophet, left precise instructions to the people of the future describing an unconventional mode of prayer.

Using principles recognized only recently in quantum physics, Braden demonstrates how Isaiah's nonreligious, nondenominational form of prayer transcends time and distance to bring healing to our bodies and peace to the nations of our modern world.


"Gregg Braden is a rare blend of scientist, visionary and scholar with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts."       ~Deepak Chopra


"The studies indicate that the first effects of the mass meditation/prayer became noticeable when the number of people participating in the prayers was greater than the square root of one percent of the population. In a city of one million people, for example, this value represents only one hundred individuals!

Applying the localized findings of the test cities to a larger population on a global scale offers powerful and perhaps unexpected results. Representing only a fraction of even the ancient estimates, the square root of one percent of earth's population is just under eight thousand people! With the advent of the World Wide Web and computerized communications, organizing a time of coordinated meditation/prayer supported by a minimum of eight thousand people is certainly feasible. Clearly, this number represents only the minimum required for the effect to begin - a threshold of sorts. The greater the number participating, the greater the acceleration of the effect. Such numbers remind us of ancient admonitions suggesting that a very few people may make a difference to an entire world.

Perhaps this is the 'mustard seed' of the parable that Jesus used to demonstrate the amount of faith required of his followers. Of such faith, we are reminded that 'the harvest is abundant, but the workers are few.' With the evidence of such potential, what are the implications of directing such a collective power toward the great challenges of our time?"

Author Braden, Gregg
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 276 pp.
Publisher Three Rivers Press 2001
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