The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown is the author of the famous “DaVinci Code” novel and it’s followup “Angels and Demons” that were both made into movies. His most recent mystery, “The Lost Symbol” evidently has as it’s heroine one “Katherine Solomon”, a noetic scientist patterned after real people. Particularly Marilyn Schlitz, the CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).

Here Marilyn writes about Becoming a Fictional Character. IONS summarizes what noetics is for the new books audience.

Of course, the book includes symbologist Robert Langdon. Katherine is evidently the love interest.  And it includes direct reference to Lynne McTaggart, journalist, science author, and the person behind The Intention Experiment. Lynne talks about it here, including the facts.

From the book:
“The shocking discovery, it seemed, paralleled the ancient spiritual belief in a ‘cosmic consciousness’— a vast coalescing of human intention that was actually capable of interacting with physical matter. Recently, studies in mass meditation and prayer had produced similar results in Random Event Generators, fueling the claim that human consciousness, as Noetic author Lynne McTaggart described it, was a substance outside the confines of the body . . . a highly ordered energy capable of changing the physical world. Katherine had been fascinated by McTaggart’s book The Intention Experiment, and her global, Web-based study — theintentionexperiment.com — aimed at discovering how human intention could affect the world.”

A remarkably explicit reference to Lynne. I would not describe consciousness as a “substance”. And it can interact with matter and energy because they occur within it and of it. Intention IS the world. But it’s good that the ideas are being seeded in popular books. Now we just need to communicate a deeper understanding of how perception of that evolves and what our real foundations are.

Katherine Solomon is said to say “The idea of universal consciousness is no ethereal New Age concept. It’s a hard-core scientific reality. . . and harnessing it has the potential to transform our world. . . What’s more it’s happening right now. You can feel it all around you. Technology is linking us in ways we never imagined possible: Twitter, Google, Wikipedia and others all blend to create a web of interconnected minds.”

I would not use the word “harness” – if it is universal, it is you also. The key is rather becoming that.

Both Marilyn and Lynne are also in the documentary film The Living Matrix that was recently released. This is a film that focuses on the science of energetic healing. Something I’ve mentioned before.

When awareness rises enough, you never know where the ideas will show up from.
Davidya

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2 Responses to The Lost Symbol

  1. There is evidently a lot more ‘awareness’ and it’s getting to a point where one wonders how it is that there hasn’t always been. There has always been of course, but how is it that we got messed up…Charles Eisenstein draws out a pretty good historical map of separation widening since the advent of agriculture through technology, culture and religion, motivated by the need to control.

  2. Davidya says:

    Hi Kaushik
    It’s not really “messed up” or a mistake. I’ve not read Eisenstein but what this describes is the effect of a shift in consciousness. I’ve talked before here about the cycles of awareness in time. This also is not an effect of time but rather time is an effect of this movement of consciousness.

    Essentially, it is a grand cycle in attention. Awareness collapsing into a point, then expanding back out again. By collapsing into a point in space and time, awareness can explore all the details in and of themselves, then bring that back out into wholeness. It takes place over apparent long cycles of time due to the vastness of possibility.

    We’re now in a time where that outward stroke is happening quickly so is very easily seen.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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