Bruce Lipton is a Stem Cell Biologist with a focus on Epigenetics. With a bio like that, you would be forgiven for thinking you needed a science or biology degree to read any of his books. At least, that’s what I had felt before reading The Biology of Belief. You know the type. You dare not read unless you have access to Google to help you decipher the words, let alone the concepts.
Technical jargon was, surprisingly, not the case – it ended up being a fascinating read with a ton of “oh, so that’s what that means” moments in it. Nevertheless, it was fascinating, and the author is quite comical in his portrayal of scientific information. His approach went a long way in helping the subject matter be less intimidating.
Bridging The Gap
I would say that the author bridged scientific esoterica and everyday application very well. I found the book inspired me to stop reading and do a little independent research as I went along. Some of the information was a bit contrary to my own beliefs. But, the author does state that his views aren’t the most popular (from the very beginning).
Re-Readable (I know that’s not a proper word, but it works)
Biology of Belief is the kind of book you may need to read more than once. The author introduces several alternate theories and points of view which may be applicable at different stages of an individual’s journey. Being a researcher himself, the author readily refers to established researchers and his own as he covers various topics and logically presents the information.
The title is a very concise summary of the book: how our belief systems affect our physical body. We experience this more acutely with things like stress or dislike for a situation or person, TThe The telltale knot in the stomach, tension headache or something to that effect. These are all genuine and physically prevalent manifestations that we are all too familiar with.
What Can You Learn From A Single Cell
Dr Lipton took those ‘feelings’ one step further and looked at single cells and their reactions to various natural and perceived influences.
He puts forward some compelling results from studies and tests, and from there, it isn’t a giant leap to realize how the reaction of the single cell is remarkable. Multiply it by the approximate 30 trillion cells (that’s 30 with 12 zeros behind it!), and it’s downright hard to ignore.
There were many, and I mean many, light bulb moments for me during this book. I have read a few ‘science-y’ books, but this one was an absolute pleasure. No dozing off and maybe two Google searches the first time I read it.
Dr Lipton has several YouTube videos and talks available on the internet. I’ll be honest; I find his written work better than the spoken because he delves into intense and intellectual content in his videos and interviews. I prefer to read and metabolize at my own pace. However, this is, of course, a personal choice, and you may find his visual work engaging, so I would still encourage you to check it out.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
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