Empowerment, Intuition, Inspirational, Spirituality, Fiction
Entanglement, the new novel based on the teachings of New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden, explores the exciting world of quantum physics through the experiences of twin brothers.
Charlie and Jack Franklin have always experienced life differently than your average brothers. As children, each was able to sense when the other was in danger, when the other was sad, or when the other was happy. However, as adults, these two brothers took different paths: Jack stayed in their hometown to practice his art and Charlie joined the army, only to be deployed to Afghanistan.
After a frightening vision jolts Jack into consciousness, he begins his quest to get in touch with Charlie. Along the way, he encounters his high-school physics teacher, who helps him understand the connection the brothers have and the larger universal oneness of which we are all a part.
When I discovered that Braden had written a novel to illustrate the principles through a story, I figured THIS IS IT! This is my chance to dive in without an assumption that it will be too difficult for me.
The novel is short – only about 100 pages, so it’s a very fast read. It centers on the story of a set of twins who have always had an unbreakable connection. In the novel they are a world apart from each other and their connection is tested when one brother has a frightening vision about the other . A science teacher plays the role of mentor, standing in for Braden and explaining the concepts of “The uni-verse. The poetry of oneness.”
As a novel, it’s got some problems – because it’s so short, the narrative feels both thin and forced at times. As an explication of the scientific and spiritual concepts Braden works with, it’s also less than perfect – there’s not enough space to fully explore them. I have a feeling this book would be a lot more successful as a standalone piece if it were 200 or 250 pages.
However… When it comes right down to it, the book was very successful in the one thing that really matters – I now want to read Braden’s work more fully. This book is an appetizer. A teaser. A “trial size” that convinces you that you want to get the full product. In that way, this book works exceptionally well. And for that reason, I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants an introduction to Braden’s work.
Have you ever met someone and felt as though you had met them before; another time, another place? Is there any way to prove our connectedness? These are some of the thoughts that are explored in Entanglement, a novel by Gregg Braden and Lynn Lauber in A Tales of Everyday Magic Series by Hay House.
This short tale was a pleasure to read. It serves as a great introduction to Greg Braden's teachings on quatum physics and the theory of quantum entanglement. "Quantum entanglement suggests that once particles are connected, they remain connected on an energetic level, even when they are physically separated from one another..." This theory is illustrated by the central story of twin brothers, Charlie and Jack, who couldn't be more different and yet shared an extraordinary connection. Even though their distinct journeys take them about 8,000 miles apart, their connection remains. They are able to sense what each other is feeling and one brother has visions of what the other is experiencing.
A physics teacher encounters one of the brothers and together they explore the science behind the brothers' connection as well as the principle of universal oneness. "We're not separate objects floating around in empty space, but part of one undulating, pulsating, multidimensional uni-being organism...all vibrating together at varying frequencies, transmitting, absorbing, digesting, reflecting, radiating light and energy, endlessly held together by this invisible yet omnipresent force of consciousness.
As an aside, there is a physics experiment in the first chapter that I clearly needed to be reminded of. What happens when you add cold chicken stock to really hot glassware? Yes, it shatters. If only I had started this book one day earlier. Then again, some lessons are meant to be experienced.
This book reveals that spiritual teachings can be learned through a good story just as fairy tales are a great teaching source for children.
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.
About the Book
Twin brothers Charlie and Jack Franklin have always had an eerie connection. As children, they were able to sense what the other was feeling no matter how far apart they were. They went on to take wildly different paths: tattooed and long-haired, Jack enrolled in art school; meanwhile, Charlie shaved his head and joined the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan.
After a frightening vision, Jack realizes he has to contact Charlie—and fast. A thunderstorm hits hard, severing Jack's only connection. As he frantically searches for an Internet signal, Jack finds himself at Roosevelt High, where he reunites with his old physics teacher, Peter Keller. Upon hearing Jack's story, Peter explains the theory of quantum entanglement: an invisible, energetic connection that unites all beings within a larger universal oneness. As they explore the scientific underpinnings of these visions, they race against time in the hopes of protecting Charlie and altering his fate.
Entanglement, the new novel based on the teachings of New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden, explores the exciting world of quantum physics and spirituality in modern times.
From the day that I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I had to stop and write down my thoughts. Well after reading this book on more than one occasion I have finally got my review done. Entanglement is a book in a series called A TALES OF EVERYDAY MAGIC NOVEL by Hay House Publishing. I particularly like this book. It was a really good read. Jack is the usual college kid who is slacking in the literal sense. He smokes, drinks, and has wild parties. But when he senses that his twin brother Charlie is in immediate danger, he tries to get a hold of him but that proves to be harder than it looks. Charlie is in Afghanistan and Jack is back home in the U.S. After some breaking and entering, he stumbles on his old high school teacher Peter Keller. Jack explains the weird feelings and dreams that he has about Charlie. His teacher explains to him about Quantum Entanglement and that it is likely to be the reason why Jack feels this way. Charlie is in Afghanistan and sees a coyote, but there is one problem, coyotes don't live in Afghanistan. As they are leaving a small village he sees the coyote once more. So he stops and hears a yell saying Charlie. It is Jack calling him in his sleep. Charlie later calls Jack via Skype and tells him about what had happened to him that day. I will let you all read the book to get a better read for yourselves. I don't want to ruin it for you. If you like this book, you may just like the other books in the series. Hay House Publishing has a video on the book. I think they have a movie also....If they do I will post it later. Happy Reading.
This book gets a 5 star rating.
About the Authors
Gregg Braden is a New York Times best-selling Author, a former senior computer systems designer for Marietta Aerospace and computer geologist for Phillips Petroleum, and the first technical operations manager for Cisco Systems. For over 26 years he has searched the remote monasteries of Egypt, Peru, and Tibet for the life-giving secrets that were encoded in the language of our most cherished traditions. His work has led to such pioneering books as The Divine Matrix, Fractal Time, and Deep Truth. Gregg's work is published in 17 languages and 27 countries and shows beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past. Visit: www.greggbraden.com
Lynn Lauber is a fiction and nonfiction author, teacher, and book collaborator. She has published three books of her own with W.W. Norton & Co., as well as many Collaborations with other authors. Her specialties include fiction, personal narrative, and self-improvement. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times. She has abridged audiobooks for such authors as John Updike, Oliver Sacks, Oprah Winfrey, and Gore Vidal. Visit: www.lynnlauber.com
FCC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: I received this book in exchange for a review from Hay House Publishing. The review is of my own judgment. It is unbiased and fair.