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Gregg Braden is a best selling author and the audible reading of this book does it justice. It certainly generates thought among those who take time for it.
The key to the book is that the universe is influenced by returning cycles. Braden makes a wonderful case for this and has the technical background to make his points very well. He makes the point that conditions which allowed prior events to happen return within predetermined periods. Those periods can be determined and plans to better handle situations can be devised. He is not saying that history repeats itself, but that conditions repeat themselves.
Braden has not convinced me that his theoretical view of the universe is valid, but I will not look at time in the same way for a long time. Further, the book has motivated me to read more in the area of fractal time and its historical meaning.
Braden talks in terms of cycles literatlly thousands of years long. Al Gore might read the short portions of the book placing current global warming in historic context for example. I personally was entertained by that speculation, but his discussion of applying his theory to personal and historical events was more helpful.
As an aside, you might want to be prepared to stop your MP3 player and back it up in several portions of the book because they will certainly interest the reader. Keep a pencil near by when you listen to this one in case there is something you'd like to remember.
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Gregg Braden is a very good author. He knows how to capture a popular topic and create an atmosphere that sells books. This book however is too wordy. It parallels some other works where he says phrases such as "in the only words they knew in their time, in the ancestral language of their day". This phrase is repeated seemingly 25 times and is overly dramatic taking away from what truth there may be in his conclusions of physics and numerology. Not one of his better books.
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