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Is Your Life Mapped Out? Unravelling the Mystery of Destiny vs Free Will by [Hamilton, David]
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These are questions we all ask ourselves, but it’s hard to get past conjecture or gut feeling to find any definitive answers. Now, in this groundbreaking book, David Hamilton looks at hard scientific evidence to bring us closer to understanding the balance between the forces of destiny and the power of free will.

Exploring the new scientific research into presentiment – how the mind and nervous system are able to perceive events ahead of time – David examines the origins and nature of consciousness and how the mind influences the experiences of our lives.

Drawing on research in such diverse fields as quantum physics, epigenetics, solar cycles, astrology, and even reports of life after death, David shows that there appears to be an element of predetermination in life, but also suggests that there is much opportunity for us to take control of our own destiny, allowing us to shape our lives and our world with powerful results.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 773 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 184850635X
  • Publisher: Hay House (1 October 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094HXGKG
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Hamilton is lovely 8 February 2013
By D. Dever - Published on
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I've seen him in person and have read all his books, so I guess I'm a FAN. this book does not disappoint and his personality shines, as always.
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4.0 out of 5 stars How to Write Your Own Life Map 18 November 2012
By Courtney - Published on
Where is my life going? What does it all mean? These are questions I find myself asking on a regular basis, so I could not wait to sink my teeth into "Is Your Life Mapped Out?" by David R. Hamilton PhD.* Throughout the book, Hamilton provides a number of different concepts that attempt to connect us to the grand scheme of our lives. The various theories provide insight as to how we are creating the future even at the present moment. Each idea is illustrated with scientific research as well as the personal experiences of the author himself.

So is our life set in stone? Commonly the answer lies somewhere between yes and no. To cut through the vagueness, Hamilton includes exercises so that we as readers can better work through the noise and fine tune our own life's path. In the final section of the book, Hamilton gives us a set of key concepts that encourage the manifestation of our deepest desires.

I appreciated the author's scientific background throughout the text. As a trained chemist, Hamilton takes very technical ideas and meshes them with empowering philosophies. Though at times the quantum physics made my head spin, by the end of each chapter I always felt I had a comfortable grasp on the subject matter. I enjoyed Hamilton's down to earth yet thorough explanations, as well as the brief end-of-chapter summaries that reinforced the major themes of each section.

While it was certainly my interest in my own future that drew me to this book, I found Hamilton's discussions on the past most intriguing. At one point he presents the idea that we can actually go back and change certain elements of our past, essentially altering our life track by infusing healing into troubling situations. The idea that we have multiple past paths is a fascinating idea, and one I look forward to exploring more on my own. Imagine what the future could hold if we were able to move beyond our previous hang ups once and for all.

Overall I found this book to be a fascinating look at many of the ideas present in today's self-help section of the bookstore. However instead of simply giving one writer's take on a specific subject, Hamilton provides the science and reasoning behind each theory. His well rounded approach adds validity and context to these different ideas, and makes them applicable to any lifestyle.

*I received a copy of this book free from Hay House for review purposes.
4.0 out of 5 stars "Is Your Life Mapped Out?" by David Hamilton 15 January 2013
By Andy B - Published on
Unravelling the mystery of destiny vs. free will. It's the subtitle of this very interesting book. This book presents an interesting point of view, based on scientific research done throughout many years in different subjects, and combining it with personal and human experience and feedback from the author. The result is a fascinating, impressive and subtle journey into another side of the law of attraction.

It is very enlightening to read some of the research described in these pages, as well as to realize we have certainly come to experience some of the very same emotions and situations that are inherently human. The clarity with which Dr. Hamilton presents his findings and conclusions brings on the perception that we have already seen it before... not necessary a "dejavu" feeling, but more of a common sense approach. After each chapter, the "key points" section summarize most of the ideas presented in the previous chapter and the "life experiments" section provides suggestions which are very interesting to try. I've tried a couple of them during my journey reading the book and they actually work well. One suggestion I have when you read this book is to keep a highlighter next to you and underline the most interesting aspects of the book, those parts that talk to you the most. And then, go back to those areas periodically and concentrate on them to improve and develop your skills and perceptions.

One of my favorite parts makes assumptions about our supposed soul mate idea. I particularly like the thought presented in the book, and it made me recall a book by Paulo Coelho, Brida, which also talks about the other "half", if it can be so described, of someone's soul searching for the perfect companion.

You should keep a very open mind while reading some of the chapters in this book. Ideas of past and present and future described can oftentimes become confusing and intertwined in an array of kaleidoscopic wavelengths which are hard to swallow. It may not seem feasible, possible and even comprehensible, but there's an appeal to the ideas and the overall message is one that will definitely make sense.

I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book Review of: Is Your Life Mapped Out? 11 February 2013
By Jeff Dodson - Published on
We are all connected in some way. Connected with each other, connected cultures, connected nations, and, connected to our planet. It has come down through time this way since the occurrence of what we have come to know as the Big Bang.

I was surprised to read and learn about for the first time, the scientific principles and facts behind all of this connectedness through Dr. David R. Hamilton's book, Is Your Life Mapped Out?

This was my first exposure to this writer and his work which I found to be compelling and informative. Yes, it is a book about science, but it is also a book about the wonder of our origins and our intertwined relationship with a devine source and the cosmos.

Dr. Hamilton shares the surprising foundational science that is behind our connectedness. He packs a lot of information within the confines of a 264 page book. While he writes about dozens of amazing topics, I chose to share some of the ones that I found most interesting here.

This is the study of how living organisms adapt to the cyclical rhythms of the sun and the moon to produce biological rhythm patterns. These rhythmic patterns are part of our daily lives as they effect our sleeping and waking cycles. We also possess biological rhythmic patterns that are influenced by solar and lunar cycles. There is an actual clock gene that initiates our internal chronobiology. Discovered in 1994, it is called the Circadian Locomotor Output Cycles Kaput gene. It works by generating certain proteins that turn on the biological pathways that control our rhythm cycles. I have been aware, since my teens, of some of these biological patterns but was not aware as to just how many there are and how deeply we are all influenced by them. I was also surprised to learn that the above mentioned clock gene actually exists.

Solar Flares And Our Earths Geomagnetic Activity
The rise and fall of the solar activity of our sun has it's own 11 year cycle. Research has shown that blood pressure increases along with geomagnetic storm intensity. This was a surprise to me.

Geomagnetic storms are also known for affecting our satellites and our worldwide power grids. Some of our animal species have been found to use the Earth's geomagnetic field for navigation.

Animals using geomagnetic fields to maneuver and travel would explain how fish and birds, for example, can execute their amazing migratory journeys each year with GPS like final destination accuracy. Dr. Hamilton writes that some people possess this same ability.

This is the science that looks at the influence of the environment and personal human choices on the actual behavior of genes. We may be born with certain genes that carry with them the risk of various kinds of disease, yet they may never become active. Both destiny and free will have a hand in what genes will activate and which will not.

Loving nurture and human contact, for example, act to ensure that the genes that produce human growth hormone (HGH) and the hormone oxytocin are activated as much as they need to be for normal growth. Take away the loving nurture and contact and the genes are less active.

Life experiences have an influence on gene activity. We are not mere prisoners of the genes that we inherited.

The Three Levels of Creation
David Hamilton writes that there are three levels of creation. The first is the need for action, or as someone once said, "start turning the flywheel." The second one is the principle of interconnectedness. According to the author, this principle means that there are many opportunities that are available to us via social networks, family members, friends and business associates with which to share and commit to what we want to achieve. The third is embedded consciousness, described as a field of energy or information that is everywhere and in everything. Since consciousness is part of the fabric of reality, we thus are already connected to the things we want.

We attract to us that which we focus upon so be mindful of what it is that you really want.

Quantum Interconnections
All particles are connected regardless of the distance or space between them. This is due to what physicists call entanglement which arose during the Big Bang. Put another way, the author writes that not only are these particles connected but they can be aware of each other's experiences. Whew!

Fixed Destiny or Multiple Possible Futures?
Dr. Hamilton, using the metaphor of a tree, talks about what he describes as the `tree of probable life.' Picture your life starting out at the base of a tree. While your early life seems to begin growing like the vertical trunk of the tree and primarily in one direction. As we get older and begin to act upon our own choices, the tree begins to grow branches which represent the probable futures that each choice would bring. Viewing the pathway of life in this manner, each of us then would face the future with several possibilities instead of one set or single destiny.

Near Death Experiences
Near Death Experiences are discussed as well. They are more common than what has been reported. According to Dr. Hamilton, a Gallup poll, conducted in the 1980's disclosed that 1 in 20 Americans reported that they had had one. A common feature of those experiencing such a phenomenon is looking down upon their own bodies, often in a hospital setting, calmly observing what is being done to them as well as the activity of others within the same room. This looking down from above vantage point has a name. It is called veridical perception. One thing that Dr. Hamilton wrote about that we do not give much thought to is that there are a substantial number of nurses in the medical profession who have personally seen or experienced patient NDE phenomena but are reluctant to share their experiences with outsiders.

One poignant case of a NDE was recently shared by author, Anita Moorjani, in her book, Dying To Be Me, which I previously reviewed and posted in a blog.

As a reader and blog writer about caregiving and spiritual topics, I enjoyed learning that there is substantial body of scientific research that appears to validate the striking intuitive powers we possess, our ability to positively influence our physical and mental health in spite of the genetics we were born with, and how we are all connected: right down to the subatomic level according to particle physics.

For me, a couple of the chapters read a little heavy when I first went through my copy so I spent some time contemplating what was being shared, then went back and reread those chapters again. I loved and admired how this author invested the time to provide us common folk with an understandable overview of intimidating subjects such as quantum physics, particle entanglement and the phenomenon of wave-particle duality. Pretty amazing stuff.

Dr. Hamilton's book, Is Your Life Mapped Out?, is a thought provoking read. If you possess a sense of wonder about both science and metaphysics, I believe you will will enjoy this book.

Jeff Dodson

FTC Disclosure
I received this book free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are unbiased and reflect my honest judgment of the product.
5.0 out of 5 stars New Inspiration from 'New Age' Thinking 20 December 2012
By Body Mind Soul Wellness - Published on
In any motivational, self-help, `new age' book you will find some variation (if not in these exact words) of the following declaration: You are an intuitive being in an interconnected world with an incredible capacity for empowerment and attraction.

These assertions have never been more impressive and convincing until reading Is Your Life Mapped Out? Unraveling the Mystery of Destiny vs Free Will by David R. Hamilton PhD. The content not only does as it's subtitle says (`Unravelling the Mystery of Destiny vs Free Will'), but also touches on various topics such as the ideas of soul-mates and the upcoming `end of the world' (Dec 21 2012). Hamilton's writing is easy to follow and well organized, using an array of scientific studies to explain the impact of external & historical forces on our lives, and then the impact of our lives on external, and yes, historical events! Exploring the concept of `time' as a malleable element of our everyday experiences is one way that Hamilton goes above and beyond the average `yes, you can!'-kind of novel. Of course, he ends the book by offering several (very common) practices for bettering one's self and one's life, though they will seem far more imperative after reading the preceding chapters.

This book is an exciting read from Hay House publishing. I highly recommend it, especially to anyone whose feels doubtful or distressed about their collection of self-help materials or even their collection of life stories.

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.

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