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Epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention
Reviewed by The Editors on Sept. 1, 2007
Bruce Lipton put epigenetics on the map with his breakout 2005 title The Biology of Belief, and Dawson Church extends the routing of genetic determinism with this ambitious new book. In presenting the contours of a “new paradigm in quantum wellness,” he devotes much of the book to updating what is known about “energy medicine” while drawing on a number of other fields, from psychology and philosophy to quantum physics and cosmology, to make his case: Faith, prayer, thoughts, emotions, intentions, and beliefs are vital components in creating a space for healing and balance to occur. For those who have questions on the science of this emerging field, numerous studies are cited—there are nearly 400 endnotes—and dozens of researchers, doctors, and practitioners reviewed the manuscript. Several appendices cover such areas as choosing an energy therapist and developing one’s own routine, while a chapter in the book spells out the ten principles of quantum medicine. Well-researched, fast-moving, grounded in credible science while fancifully speculative, The Genie in Your Genes offers tantalizing proof that we are on the verge of a spectacular breakthrough in our understanding of how optimal health is achieved and maintained. For those who feel that the future of medicine will be energy- and consciousness-based, this book will become a dog-eared friend.