This book is outstanding, thorough, well researched information, bridging the gap between science, energy and the "ether" spiritual realm. Just brilliant. Quite the textbook! Thank you Brendan for this work!!
Stunningly good. One of the best synthesis books on this sort of material I have ever read. Actually, no: it WAS the best. I've been re-reading it non-stop since finishing it the first time to soak more of it in. SO very well done. Can't wait for part 2.
This is a rare find. So seldom do we find a single publication that covers consciousness and the overlap between science and spirituality from so many angles. Humanity needs more publications like this. If The Grand Illusion was a text book in our education systems, then the world would be a better place!
Founder – Institute for Quantum Consciousness, author of “Quantum Consciousness – Expanding your personal universe”
One thing?? How can I choose one thing. TGI was my catalyst. I wasn't seeking anything and it wasn't even recommended. My father phoned me one day and started with "I'm reading this very interesting book ...". After the phone call I bought the Kindle version. Then I bought the paper version to loan out to others. I decided after reading that if even 1% of this book was true, what the hell was I doing in my life?
At the end of 2013 I simply got up and turned off my television one night. Within the same week, I was reading TGI with my 'extra time'. TGI blew open doors and windows and walls and ceilings ...and at JUST the right time. During and after reading, I quickly moved into so many different areas of interest and educated myself about so many different topics. I can converse conceptually on a variety of topics and I can understand where people are coming from in their chosen field. NOTHING phases me, no possibility is out of reach and life is even more amazing because the depth available is only ever hinted at for you to discover for yourself and there is NO LIMIT to anything. You go as deep as you want/choose to.
Reality is deeper and higher and wider now. Anything I want it to be. I can, at will, stand myself / perspective back and back and back and then zoom in to peoples' individual perspectives and probe their position in a totally new way. Its a cool conversational skill to have 'developed'. I'm certainly lighter and happier and it is the baseline I use for each new day. There is a LOT to laugh at - in a genuinely lighthearted way.
There is something about the way TGI is put together... taking you on this adventure ride. Your left brain is satisfied by the science, stats and evidence and your right brain does a little dance with all the possibilities. If that is true...then that means... TGI covers such a wide range of subjects at just the right amount of depth. I had to keep putting the book down to be able to process the possibilities of what I read, which is unusual for me. It is the only book I recommend and I have been recommending it for 3 years now, and counting.
It opens up the world of possibilities, their possibilities, their potential. Historical evidence of human potential in many, many areas. Proven. TGI is an enjoyable read and it is a long read. It took me 3 weeks to get through it on my Kindle and I am a 2-3 book-a-week person. I totally savoured TGI and even re-read some parts/chapters to glean more juice from each page of treasures.
TGI completely opened up my perspective on life, living and what is humanly possible. TGI has been the impetus and catalyst for exploring my own human potential. I am forever grateful to have had it land in my life at just the perfect time. Thank you.
For a researcher, right now is an amazing time to be alive. Never has there been so much information available at our fingertips. Brendan Murphy has no doubt been synthesizing information for many lifetimes, and with The Grand Illusion, he knocks it out of the park. This is a brilliant compendium of evidence that unarguably demonstrates the existence of the implicate order - aka the aether, the source field, time-space, the zero point field, etc - and how the (re) introduction of this aspect of reality into our cosmology presents a simple and elegant explanation of "paranormal" phenomenon such as remote viewing, distance and energy healing, and telepathy. Murphy arms the open-minded and disarms the skeptics, and goes a long way in the effort to erase the line in the sand of the science/spirit duality that in many ways defines (and contributes to the sickness of) our culture.
Author of TUNING THE HUMAN BIOFIELD
A masterpiece. If THE GRAND ILLUSION were merely paradigm-destroying, which it certainly is for rearguard scientific "Funda-materialists," it would be a satisfying read. Fortunately, for those of us dedicated to establishing a new civilization of consciousness, Brendan Murphy's fascinating, inspiring and seminal work also opens the door to a world of new creative possibilities. If David Wilcock's THE SOURCE FIELD INVESTIGATIONS was mind-expanding, THE GRAND ILLUSION is mind-blowing.
What a read! [TGI] is a masterful compilation of so-called 'paranormal' scientific studies as well as human testimony of psi phenomena. He seamlessly synthesizes occultism with modern science and leaves us wanting even more. After setting a foundation for the reader, he proceeds to utterly dismantle conventional science's eroding framework, giving us a blank slate to work with. As I read his expose on conventional science, I found myself frustrated as indoctrinated belief systems within myself were starting to crumble. A few times I even had to put the book down...After the reader and Brendan are on a similar wavelength in regards to the message he is trying to convey, the rocket launches. This book is inundated with interesting studies, human testimony, and a few jaw-dropping photos. TGI is an incredible read through and through. The information [ is] put together in an elegant paradigm-smashing fashion.
Written for the Awakening Masses
This book is a must read for anyone desiring the scientific and historical foundation as well as a practical, thorough, logical understanding of all that is mysterious in our world, particularly the relationship between consciousness, energy, and existence. Brendan's incredibly thorough review of the literature as well as his ability to clearly articulate and integrate a wide range of esoteric and scientific concepts is like nothing I have ever seen or read before. He is brilliant to say the least... I HIGHLY recommend this book for all scientists...and anyone who knows there is a way to connect our entire historical knowledge base to an integrated whole of all that is visible and invisible but feels overwhelmed in attempting to put the puzzle together. Brendan has done it for us.
My partner and I have both read The Grand Illusion and we were BLOWN AWAY by it. You have the knack for making really sophisticated material easy to understand, and I was grateful in particular for your description of torsion which I could never really understand when others tried to explain it. The whole book was amazing and I am insisting that all of the trainers who teach my model read it as well as putting it on the Must Read list for my classes and telling them about it verbally. It is important. Thank you for this masterpiece. The world needs it.
Truly amazing. This is the book that all of us with highly developed psychic abilities have been longing for. Brendan methodically deals with each aspect of the paranormal and validates them all with extensive references to scientific research through the ages right up to current knowledge on quantum physics and string theory. He sets out to take the "para" out of paranormal and succeeds. A work of absolute genius and an essential reference book for anyone interested in the science of the (para)normal. This is a truly mind-stretching work. You will never look on this world through the same old eyes ever again. With the help of this book, we can break free of our false conceptions and liberate our souls. This book should be gifted by all world Governments as a manual of life to all children born into this world to educate them as to what "life" on this "planet" really is about.
The Grand Illusion was a fascinating read, I couldn't put it down until I'd finished reading it. I love the combination of science, especially physics, with psychic experiments and suchlike. As someone who has degrees in engineering design but is also a Reiki Master-Teacher and training for lay Buddhist priesthood I appreciate open-minded scientific analysis.
A fascinating read
I received a copy of the link to your most recent product [the free ebook] - this is a really good piece of work, my friend! Good research, well thought out, impeccably reported, a real contribution to the field. I have forwarded it to several others; their reaction is the same as my own. Really well done. Rock on!
Thanks to Nexus Newsfeed I found your work. Joy of Joys. I have been on this path all my life, so to have found a "Master" is so good. I will be undertaking the Kundalini activation program in the near future, but just wish to express my admiration for your work, now, for the small amount I have read so far. Gnosis is my paradigm. Many thanks.
You have recently entered my sphere via your article "Junk DNA: Our Interdimensional Doorway to Transformation". I work with a device called a crystal bed, aka Vogel Photonic Triangulation Unit, created by students of Marcel Vogel. This device sends light through Vogel crystals at different rates of speed (Hz). After a year, intuition screamed at me to incorporate sound so a vibroacoustic sound bed was added. In a nutshell, all of your science is in alignment with all that I have felt intuitively while working with this bed re DNA activation. I would not claim it, as I could not prove it. Your description of "nested vortices" are exactly what one client has seen during a session. I just want to thank you, for your work, and the essence of who you are. Your article has been shared with Marco Rodin, as well, whom I know personally.
I LOVE this book and can't wait for TGI 2. My fascination with the connection between physics and spirituality has spanned the last 44 years and this is the most complete book I've read on the subject (and I've read many). The information is detailed, well researched, yet presented in a format that is understandable. Brendan also includes CURRENT research data missing in many other offerings. If you want to change your life for the better.... this book is a WONDERFUL place to start!
I LOVE this book and can't wait for TGI2
Thanks for your work! I've learned a lot on these issues but your research is allowing me to explore and expand my knowledge foundation. Looking forward to learning more!
The reason I purchased TGI is your talk at SYDUFOR exposed a gaping decify in my knowledge base, I have actually read the first 64 pages and so much was packed into it, I could not believe a solitary human could compile the information [in such an intuitively ordered fashion], less one under age 30... Yes, as I have mentioned before, your book is incredible - beyond your years (a magnificent achievement).
I am on a quest to find out the nature of reality. I have read many books that detail aspects of research into the nature of reality and from a limited perception try to establish a theory. This book blows all others away in that the author pulls together research from every field imaginable that in their own way all lead to the same conclusion. He writes about quantum physics, sacred geometry, clairvoyants, the physics of sound and light, shamanic knowledge, ancient Indian mythology and so much more and brings it all together to establish a true theory of everything. I have read books that the author draws information from, but none of these books alone can bring together the information that The Grand Illusion does. I am looking forward to Book 2.
The only book you need to understand the nature of reality
What a vast amount of information compiled in one book! Brendan Murphy has pulled together hard evidence from endless sources, from science to mysticism, revealing a common thread that leads essentially to the basis of what consciousness is. The author has a way of presenting the abundance of information in a most captivating way that keeps the reader wanting to know more. This book is an invaluable resource for any seeker of truth. It is by far one of the best single source works I have come across on the topic of the merging of science and spirituality.
This book will serve as a great contribution to our society at a time when so many hunger for truth and knowing beyond the confines of modern science. Now I patiently wait for Book Two.
For the Seeking Mind
This impressive, thorough and forward thinking work challenges existing paradigms and explores a wealth of grounded and vetted spiritual scientific research. This information invites us to perceive the illusion of separation and to embrace the truth of Oneness.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your work, your writing, sharing your passions and opinions, your dedication and commitment to a better and healthier future for humanity. I first came across an excerpt of your writing about 3 years ago before your book was published...that fascinating excerpt change my life. It changed my focus. It set me back on a path I had drifted away from. It made my universe make sense. I saw into myself and my world with a sudden "knowing" - I just can't explain it any better than that.
I was utterly awash with a sense of happiness and peace and joy and excitement. It was just one of the most amazing moments of my life - up there with giving birth to my children. I had a moment this evening when I read your name as "The Change Agent" and just wanted to acknowledge that you definitely were my "Change Agent"; the beginning spark of a world I am so glad to be finally immersing myself into.
Congratulations, brilliant Book! When is volume two due out?
I believe that your writing is even more important than your admirers realize because it can help to awaken the influential leaders who already know that we must begin immediately to build a new paradigm. That cannot happen without a revised understanding about the true nature of consciousness. I know of no one who is grappling with the problem at your level... I will be sharing your writing with others.
December 2013: Read TGI 1 (OMG!? My left brain spontaneously combusted sometime during reading.)
Thank you for these [articles]. Let me just say that these are incredible works—every single one of them. You are very gifted my friend and I am glad to have met you.
Satisfied reader of TGI 1
[L]et me tell you how absolutely grateful I am to have found out about TGI. While I wait for Vol. 2, I'll be re-reading Vol. 1—so much to absorb. I bought my 17-yr-old son his own copy for Christmas.
Brendan, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your book! Started reading it after my potentiation, felt like for the first time I could understand physics! Looking forward to the next one.
I will recommend [TGI 1] in my future newsletters...What a wonderful job of collating and integrating you have done! Every person in the field of "paranormal" psychology or related topics should have this book as a major reference. This is a wonderful book! It is 500 pages of well researched alternative scientific research on topics not covered by narrow traditional physics, chemistry and biology.
It could well serve as a liberal scientific alternative course for one or perhaps two college semesters. It will really open the students minds to what is going on in the world not just the narrow worlds taught in college nowadays.
The book is clearly written, well organized, and thoroughly referenced. I read it twice taking a whole year to comprehend it all. It would take another year to read some of the references and I already have advanced degrees in two fields, yet could scarcely comprehend some of the material.
Hooray for Brendan Murphy!!
Thank you so much for producing a fantastic book that covers so much, I am trying to find the second one!!
...don't want to put it down. The most empowering book I have ever read. It's like going home. Thank you.
This book is a tome, but well worth the time. I've marked it up so much some pages are barely recognizable. But, all to the author's credit. This young man is genius quality. No doubt about it. Skimming was impossible. I wanted to get as much info from the book as I could. Others will too.
Hi Brendan, I got this message from an old friend "GM": "How good is 'The Grand Illusion'! I read it while on retreat and already planning to read it again."
Perfectly suited to those with an analytical nature who may find peace in knowing the answers to metaphysics lie in science as much as they do in one's own spirituality. Brendan D. Murphy has written and compiled a thought-provoking and evidentially rich jewel of a book, leaving you in no doubt that science does, most definitely meet spirituality.
Evidentially rich and thought provoking.
I came across your articles on unexplained-mysteries.com and am extremely impressed with your breadth and depth of subject material. You are obviously an intellectual with a open mind. I like to think of an "open mind" defined as suspending disbelief. ... In the short time I have perused your articles I have gained much to think about and you have provided extremely helpful knowledge disclosure points I wasn't aware of. ... Thanks for providing such deep and probing materials. Keep up the explorations.
Well written! Excellent content. You need to be tuned in to really appreciate the information. Once you are finished, you will want to read it again.
For Deep Thinkers
You've written the best synthesis of modern science and esoteric science that I've seen in 40 years of study in that area. Brilliant!! This book is such a perfect introduction for newcomers to the esoteric world and especially for skeptics who need a scientific explanation to make them understand the mystical. You've put in modern language and with up-to-date science what the Theosophist set out to do in the 19th century. I've been waiting for this book for years! P.S. I've signed up for your mailing and... my God, how old are you? You look much too young to have written such a wide-ranging but also very deep book. Again...brilliant!
A monumental work you will want to take your time with to take it all in. A wonderful compilation of research that should be required reading for the next generation. Brendan makes the mystic and occult compelling and understandable. A work that greatly contributes to the ongoing discussion of the 'paradigm shift' from a conservative Newtonian mechanical view of the world to a living, meaningful, and holistic view that resonates with love and intelligence.
A Perfect Blend of Science and the Mystic
Cannot wait for TGI 2, TGI 1 was excellent from start to finish.
I've read the Grand Illusion a couple of times and am simply amazed by how you curated all of the material and made some compelling observations about the true nature of reality. Any idea when you are going to release TGI 2?