Linda Hoy is the author of some 15 fiction books for children and young adults. Here
however she is tackling a very serious subject – or series of subjects covering early
religious beliefs and practices, the afterlife and NDEs, the nature of time, and
interpretation of these issues through quantum physics, all written in an easy-
After the introductory chapters giving accounts of the significant coincidences or
synchronous events in her life, the author writes a fine résumé of NDEs (Chapter
4) and those who have written about them. There follows a good summary (Chapter 5)
of what ‘dark matter’ is all about and some of the highly non-
There are many quotes in the Creativity chapter (No.6) that links the creative process
with inspiration from the numinous domain. For Chapter 7 on Living Backwards I would
recommend reading Nanci Danison’s book first to get some idea of the spiritual foundation,
or sections on precognition in books such as that by Charles T. Tart. I was delighted
to read such a down-
We’re in Chapter 10 now and there is a misprint on p.137 in giving the data from Peoc’h’ s experiment described there. The experiment has a statistical significance of χ2 > 11; p < 0.001, not the meaningless figures given. Otherwise, this chapter is an intelligible account of the relevance and everyday significance of quantum entanglement. I find the mental multiverse created by the potential of the mind (hinted at on p.171) a more convincing picture than the apparently physical multiple universes Hoy talks about later in the chapter (No. 12). The mental multiverse picture is supported by the writings of David Bohm that Hoy quotes in Chapter 14. The book ends with a very positive and enlightening account of facing mortal death, secure in the knowledge that there is a continuing life for the discarnate soul.
This is a book written in a very accessible style about the significance of the New Physics to the everyday lives of ordinary people – I wish I could have written one just as easy to read.
Howard Jones is the author of Evolution of Consciousnesswww.spiritofoneness.co.uk/
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