a new look at Science, Spirituality
and Our Place In The World
Think Of An Elephant, by Paul Bailey,
answers to some of
Lifes big questions and will help you to
re-evaluate your life in a positive way... HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD the questions:
Why do we do everything we do, and how can we
do it better? Perhaps not in so many words; but we often question ourselves
when all we are doing is behaving like the human beings we are.
In his book, Think Of An Elephant, Paul Bailey seeks to inspire a revolution
in thinking a new integrated outlook and a fully-formed spirituality
that will inspire the reader to a new way of seeing the world and belonging
to it. Think Of An Elephant is not so much a self-help book as a complete
evaluation of you being you. Everbody needs to read it!
As humans we yearn for intimacy, recognition and a sense of meaning. In modern
times we may feel disconnected from the planet, our community, a partner and
our self but how can we reconnect?
It is said that we only use ten per cent of our brain, so exactly what does
the other 90 per cent do? An intriguing thought and the subject of both scientific
and spiritual speculation. Paul Bailey claims three specific breakthroughs:
1: Missing reality! Quantum Physics and astronomy prove there are other dimensions
99.99 per cent of reality actually passes us by.
2: Spiritual myth-buster! Discoveries in Quantum Physics and breakthroughs in
studies of the Mind explode the myth of independent existence there is
no such thing.
3: The missing link in Darwin's Theory of Evolution has been found; individuals,
species and their genes come and go; it is consciousness that is evolving across
all forms of life. It's proven humans aren't the only abstract thinkers.
Reality, says Paul, is not what we think it is. Okay… He quotes Albert Einstein:
"In our endeavour to understand reality we are somewhat like a man trying to
understand the mechanism of a closed watch. He sees the face and the moving
hands; even hears ticking, but he has no way of opening the case… He will never
be able to compare his picture to the real mechanism and he cannot even imagine
the possibility or the meaning of such a comparison."
Reading Think Of An Elephant, you discover that your perception has a
secret power. We do, of course, co-create reality. Definable, measurable and
repeatable science has discovered that we are inter-connected to literally everything
within the greater scheme of things.
This recent scientific discovery affords ALL of us the ability to help solve
the big issues that assail the modern world, which means everyone can contribute
to real change issues like depression, loneliness, poverty, fear, obesity,
etc can be minimised by utilising this secret power.
By linking the apparently unrelated fields of quantum physics, holistic health,
philosophy, evolutionary studies, studies of the mind and today's global issues,
Paul Bailey's new book Think of An Elephant shows that each is a facet
of a greater, unified reality.
When scientists were asked to think of an elephant being sucked into a black
hole in order to solve the ongoing problem of where its matter would go, they
made the ground breaking discovery that its fate would differ, depending on
from where the observer was watching. Now Think of an Elephant shows
that by taking just such a radically different view of the nature of the universe,
you can see so much more than you originally dreamed possible.
Paul has incorporated the best scientific research, and met with some of the
key researchers working at the frontiers of science. He has also observed and
studied the psychic healers in the Philippines, Indonesia and South America,
and lived with the Australian Aborigines to study culture and healing to bring
us this ground-breaking book. By combining issues in a scientific and spiritual
way, Paul Bailey stirs the mind and the imagination.
Paul explores beliefs in healing, and cites an interesting observation about
doctors making secret (unreadable!) markings on paper to be exchanged for potions.
He also speaks of the placebo effect and notes that although babies have no
preconceptions, they still benefit from massage. He touches on the Earth's resources
and says: "The ancient wisdom of our traditional elders advised us to walk lightly
on the earth. Now our gentle footprint is leaving a giant crater." We should,
Paul maintains, be aware of our environment as even the tiniest things can affect
He also challenges the idea of a formal building in which to worship God: "If
God is accessible through your thoughts and prayers at any time, as well as
when you are in God's house, which place is the more heavenly: the mind or the
mosque, the consciousness or the cathedral?"
Connections with our fellow man also comes under scrutiny and he looks at the
connection between a performer and his audience and also the moment when a party
suddenly comes to life. This, he says, is when the electro-spiritual network
of our awareness becomes attuned to a higher level and we really connect.
One of my favourite chapters is The Three Stages Of Complete Spiritual Integration.
Paul has some interesting observations: "When we visualize anything we begin
the creative process; when we energize ourselves we begin action; but it is
only when we harmonize both our mind and our body with the total environment
that we complete the cycle." The power of thought can be amazing!
Think Of An Elephant is not religious, but it is spiritual. It adds a
new dimension to your thinking. Psychology and science are both explored, but
the 'I' in 'me' (or the 'me' in 'I'!) is given the facts to consider. A really
beautiful chapter is An Angel's Eye View Of Reality giving unconditional
love; letting go of outworn values; our true potential; advanced levels of perception;
and unselfishness. Paul demonstrates Directed Awareness Meditation and opening
your mind to embrace your full potential.
He also warns: "The more stuff we own and surround ourselves with, the more
we feel momentarily secure, except that now there is more we have to defend."
And this, I would suggest, is one reason why people often do not find happiness
when they suddenly come into money which can cause worries in itself.
There is a great quote from Mahatma Gandhi: "Happiness is when what you think,
what you say and what you do are in harmony."
Revealing the true nature of the universe as never before, Think Of An Elephant
will change perceptions, inspire mind-shifts and alter the way we see the world
forever. Using scientific fact, Paul concludes: "We need to create a new world
view; one that inspires us to harness the full transformative power of the mind."
For more information about Think Of An
Elephant, to watch a video about the book or to listen to a interview with
the author, please visit www.thinkofanelephant.com.
"…A breakthrough book, offering new dimensions for the mind sciences… With its
blend of physics and philosophy, cutting-edge science and venerable wisdom
the practical and the spiritual Think Of An Elephant is a book
you will cherish!" Dr Russell D'Souza, Research Psychiatrist, Melbourne
"Self-transformation, Achievement of True Freedom, and Realisation of Truth
can be accomplished. An inspiring and exciting book" Dhiravamsa, International
"Superlatives are necessary. A brilliant visionary without smoke and mirrors.
This book is stunning!! A verbal chiropractic for the mind and spirit. There's
a huge amount of information and insights on offer here. Think Of An Elephant
turns your head inside out and upside down, enabling you to turn your whole
way of being around. If you want to help our species survive and start caring
for all life on our beautiful planet then you must read it now! I'm not exaggerating
. The reach of this book is extraordinary. When the student is ready …the teacher
will appear (ancient proverb). Well, the teacher has appeared and his name is
Paul Bailey" Louise Dellit, Amazon (5 star review)
"Think Of An Elephant is not so much a self-help book as a complete evaluation
of you being you. Everbody needs to read it!" Maggie Woods, MotorBar