Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Mind Power Into The 21st Century

This book by John Kehoe provides Techniques to Harness the Astounding Powers of Thought. But it actually does more than that. While some of the techniques are helpful and true, this book propounds a philosophy behind such techniques which I find disturbing. It teaches that the universe is a giant hologram - that is, an entity in which the whole is contained in each of its parts. Here's how the author puts it.
Everything at its purest and deepest essence is energy, and whenever you think, you are working with an immense amount of this energy in the quick, light, mobile form of thought. Thought is forever attempting to find form. . . . (p. 8)
What this means for us is that we can manifest anything we desire through our thoughts. I'm convinced our thoughts have power. That is why we can be called to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. But the biblical philosophy undergirding this truth is quite different than that which Kehoe proposes.


Wayne M said...

Sounds like it leans towards the metaphysical only (http://www.pbs.org/faithandreason/gengloss/metaph-body.html) world view that tends to eliminate the active God of the Bible.

The problem with this stuff is that there is indeed some truth to it.

Lyn said...

And I know some might say, then why read this stuff if some of it is so off-base? Well, I'm convinced that in self-help God can say to us, "help yourself" to the principles found within my creation. The danger of missing God's truth is inherent in every discipline. Witness science, evolution, and the ongoing ID debate. lgp

Wayen M said...

I could not agree more. That is where discernment comes in. Oh darn that would mean we would need to be mature Christians. OOOpppsss, guess we can't do that then. Tongue firmly in place in cheek.

I also try to read pretty widely. I happen to be in the investment genre at this moment.