One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters by Larry DosseyOne Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters by Larry Dossey

One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

byLarry Dossey

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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In One Mind, New York Times best-selling author Larry Dossey, M.D., proposes an inspiring view of consciousness that may reshape our destiny. Dossey's premise is that all individual minds are part of an infinite, collective dimension of consciousness he calls the One Mind. This state-which we can all access-explains phenomena as diverse as epiphanies, creative breakthroughs, premonitions of danger or disaster, near-death experiences, communication with other species and with the dead, reincarnation, the movement of herds, flocks, and schools, and remote healing.Dossey presents his theory in easily digestible, bite-sized vignettes. Through engaging stories, fascinating research, and brilliant insights from great thinkers throughout history, readers will explore the outer reaches of human consciousness, discover a new way to interpret the great mysteries of our experience, and learn how to develop the empathy necessary to engender more love, peace, and collective awareness. The result is a rich new understanding of what it means to be human and a renewed hope that we can successfully confront the challenges we face at this crossroads in human history.Even before publication One Mind drew praise from the finest minds of our time. It has been heralded as landmark," "a brilliant synthesis," a "magnum opus," a "feast" of ideas, "compelling," "gripping," and "a major shift in our understanding of consciousness." "
Larry Dossey, M.D., is a leader in bringing scientific understanding to spirituality, and rigorous proof to complementary/integrative medicine. Dr. Dossey lectures at leading medical schools and hospitals around the country. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Healing Words, and eleven other books that have been translate...
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Title:One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It MattersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.07 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Hay HouseLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from One Mind This book is written as a series of short vignettes about collective consciousness. The structure means readers can pick up the book, read a short piece, and then put it down to enjoy again later on the next coffee break. He writes about twins who share pain across time and space, near-death experiences, and the specialized, inexplicable skills of savants. He refers to Marc Barasch, founder and CEO of Green World Campaign, who coined the term collaboratory, for "a field of knowing that is greater than that of any group member and greater than the sum of a group's members." In a collaboratory: "Solutions to problems surface that we did not anticipate. We become more imaginative, inventive, inspired, productive, resourceful, and innovative" In the past, scientists tended to shun experiments involving non-physical elements. These days, more and more scientists choose to explore One Mind topics. The entanglement and non-locality uncovered through the study of quantum mechanics pried open some doubtful scientific minds and loaned some legitimacy to One Mind study. When someone like Erwin Schrödinger said, "Mind is by its very nature a singulaire tantum. I should say: the overall number of minds is just one," other scientists paid attention. Mounting evidence shows that something is going on, even though we can't explain it fully—yet. The events Dossey writes about might make us take the Golden Rule more seriously. We must do more than do unto others as you would have them do unto you. He says, "Be kind to others, because in some sense they are you." "To become whole all parts must be left behind, for a whole is not the sum of its parts but a different state entirely." —Joseph Chilton Pearce, cited in One Mind I don't know which audience for this book is more important: People who see themselves as part of One Mind, or those who dismiss it as hogwash. Those who see their individual mind is part of a greater consciousness can find reassurance in the many stories Dossey shares of One Mind events. Those who doubt it might learn to relax a little and settle into the wonder of it all.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Inspiring, Timely Read! One Mind by Larry Dossey, M.D. is a timely book that offers hope for humanity and illuminates a path for inspired living while attesting the gathering groundswell and paradigm shift toward the concept of a universal consciousness, or "One Mind" as Dossey phrases it. Employing such controversial, and arguably fascinating, topics as Near-Death Experiences (NDEs), Extrasensory perception (ESP), Reincarnation, Telepathy, Twin Connections, Remote Viewing and Clairvoyance (to note just a few) to explain that we are all part of a greater consciousness that connects us across time and space, Dossey provides anecdotal and scientific evidence to buttress his stunning claims. Dossey bravely purports to be presenting his ideas to "general readers", whilst attempting, or so it would seem, to supply sufficient scientific evidence to lay a foundation of truth and proof for the scientific community and convince those with even minor doubts of the veracity of his work. Indeed, Dossey spends a relatively significant portion of the book in a defensive stance, battling against a critical onslaught it appears he expects to come from fellow physicians, scientists, skeptics and naysayers alike. Dossey's protective instinct may not be unwarranted considering that the main thread of the book tests the status quo of modern science, however this proactive shield is an unfortunate distraction that runs counter to the central theme of the book and somehow dilutes the very essence of Dossey's message. This attempt to cover all bases is also reflected in Dossey's writing style, which is at times fantastically fluid making for an easy read, but at others somewhat dense to accommodate his theoretic and philosophical explorations, rendering it an uphill march, even for a reader well-versed in the subject at hand. To be fair, however, Dossey does make a preparatory statement in his introductory chapter, advising readers that some sections they encounter will be more complex than others. His prescribed remedy: "if some sections are not your cup of tea, skip them." You would be wise to heed the author's advice in this regard. The above criticisms notwithstanding, I found One Mind to be a thoroughly engaging and inspiring read. I found myself moved to tears (of joy) by some of the anecdotes, had several synchronous "Aha!" moments and experienced numerous serendipitous events while reading the book (e.g. intentionally thinking of my Dad who lives on another continent, in another hemisphere, and having him call me at that exact moment, when we usually communicate by email rather than by telephone). Although the general concepts in the book were not new to me, I still turned to Google with alarming regularity, and on one occasion to YouTube, to satiate my curiosity, which Dossey never failed to raise. I also found myself wondering about whom I could buy the book for, who could benefit from the message it contains and how it might be great material for a Book Club as most of the chapters can be read as standalone vignettes and could be chatted about accordingly. There is one thing about this book of which I am certain and that is that it will have a profound effect on you and arouse a critical response from you, one way or another. As to whether you will wholeheartedly concur with the concepts presented in it and delight in the opportunity to learn from them; find validation and solace in the idea that we are all connected through time and space and you are not alone in your weird and wonderful, happy or sad experiences; vehemently oppose, reject or refute Dossey's notions; or arrive at a point somewhere else entirely along this spectrum - well that remains to be seen by you! [FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.]
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chock full of info One Mind, by Larry Dossey, M.D., is a well researched book containing vast amounts of evidence and case studies which explains that we are all droplets in a vast ocean of higher consciousness, in which we all have access. The stories contained in the book are interesting, touching on such subjects as entanglement, the twin connection and remote viewing. On the downside, it reads very much like a textbook and, at least for me, was not an easy read. This is not a typical feel-good spiritual book. Nor is this a book on how to connect with universal consciousness. However, anyone serious about learning more about the subject of consciousness will find this book very worthwhile. All of the case studies were very interesting and were similar to my own experience I had when I was nineteen. I was at work when all of a sudden I began to shake and cry uncontrollably. I knew something was wrong with my twin sister and was desperate to get a hold of her. Once I did, I found out that she had witnessed her boyfriend being attacked at the same time I was in distress. According to the author, this is an example of accessing the One Mind. Other such similar examples are found in this book and are truly fascinating. This book demonstrates that we are all connected through a universal One Mind and that consciousness is real. And therefore, we all need to work together to solve the problems at this particular time. Hopefully, this book will aid in that noble goal. Note: This book was provided to me at no cost by Hay House Publishing in exchange for my opinion.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We are all One One Mind, by Larry Dossey, M.D., is a well researched book containing vast amounts of evidence and case studies which explains that we are all droplets in a vast ocean of higher consciousness, in which we all have access. The stories contained in the book are interesting, touching on such subjects as entanglement, the twin connection and remote viewing. On the downside, it reads very much like a textbook and, at least for me, was not an easy read. This is not a typical feel-good spiritual book. Nor is this a book on how to connect with universal consciousness. However, anyone serious about learning more about the subject of consciousness will find this book very worthwhile. All of the case studies were very interesting and were similar to my own experience I had when I was nineteen. I was at work when all of a sudden I began to shake and cry uncontrollably. I knew something was wrong with my twin sister and was desperate to get a hold of her. Once I did, I found out that she had witnessed her boyfriend being attacked at the same time I was in distress. According to the author, this is an example of accessing the One Mind. Other such similar examples are found in this book and are truly fascinating. This book demonstrates that we are all connected through a universal One Mind and that consciousness is real. And therefore, we all need to work together to solve the problems at this particular time. Hopefully, this book will aid in that noble goal. Note: This book was provided to me at no cost by Hay House Publishing in exchange for my opinion.
Date published: 2013-10-05

Editorial Reviews

Larry Dossey is a master storyteller, physician, and critical thinker. And I love this book."~ Christiane Northrup, M.D."Do yourself a favor and start reading this right away-your life will never be the same!"~ Ken Wilber"Larry Dossey's excellent book One Mind lays the groundwork for the coming global awakening of consciousness, and helps map out the path toward it." ~ Eben Alexander, M.D."