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Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance [Paperback]

Simeon, Hein
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May 2002 0971586306 978-0971586307 1
Opening Minds is about a social scientist's voyage into the world of non-ordinary, multidimensional energy phenomena. The book is both an examination of the limited belief systems intrinsic to existing mechanistic worldviews and an exploration of emerging new paradigms based on subtle-energy sciences. New discoveries in physics, combined with a greater awareness of extraordinary phenomena that surround us, challenge our traditional beliefs in the mechanistic universe of Sir Isaac Newton. Research into remote viewing, crop circles, and extraterrestrials shows our world to be vibrant, multidimensional, and mysterious. The author shows us how we can connect with this infinite universe. Read how many crop circles are made from first-hand accounts!

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The author analyzes our culture concerning time, work, and technology. He shows how our beliefs block our intuitive ability to connect with the infinite universe. Dr Hein, while writing of his personal journey, presents a rational perspective from which to view a wide range of phenomena - subtle energies, crop formations, and extraterrestrials.

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Dr. Simeon Hein has a PhD in sociology. His dissertation focussed on fractals and the role of technology in limiting people's ability to perceive information. He has been studying remote viewing and crop circles since 1996. His current research is about natural technologies and how humans can access them. Dr. Hein is a member of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy Medicine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also writes and records guitar music. His most recent CD is entitled "Opening Skies."

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5.0 out of 5 stars Open your minds with Opening Minds June 8 2002
I have been researching the crop circles in England for a decade, and I know Dr. Hein personally (I hope that doesn't disqualify me!).
What I want to say is that my own findings, that the crop circles are made by spiritually inspired humans, coincide strongly with Dr. Hein's -- and indeed that his ideas have greatly extended my own thinking.
The fact is that what is flattening the crops is NOT where the mystery lies. There are SO many other unanswered questions, from the balls of light that have been seen by hundreds of people in the vicinity of crop circles (and close up by people making crop circles!), to what I call the "telepathic connection," as well as many other bewildering things which are covered in Opening Minds.
I recommend the book as by far the most realistic AND enlightening on the subject of the circles I have ever seen. Dr. Hein's discussion of UFOs and remote viewing, etc., are equally insightful.
--Peter Sorensen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Data or Heresy? Sept. 25 2006
By Betsy
Crop circles having the properties of natural superconductors -- the ability to access immense amounts of informations by tapping into an unseen field of energy that surrounds us all -- the possibility that extraterrestrials walk among us -- Dr. Hein's book "Opening Minds" presents a wealth of convincing scientific data to substantiate these theories. Aptly named, "Opening Minds" certainly expanded my way of thinking and has started me on my own journey into discovering the multi-dimensional nature of our universe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A door to the future! Aug. 17 2002
An excellent cross-discipline book that brings the reader into a much bigger phenomenon that crop circles themselves. Dr. Hein explores realities that may help make a better world, by understanding that there are no simplistic answers to any of life's mysteries. A good read and a must for any student of the strange and wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Rocks! July 13 2002
Finally, the most informative book about crop circles. Fascinating reading. The reader will learn about topics such as remote viewing, quantum physics, and other "paranormal" topics. It is obvious that Dr. Hein has thoroughly researched these subjects. Not to be missed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strong on Thinking and Cross-Fertilization, Weak on Photographs and Illustrations March 15 2006
By Robert David STEELE Vivas - Published on
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Do yourself a favor and buy "Vital Signs: A Complete Guide to the Crop Circle Mystery and Why It is NOT a Hoax" by Andy Thomas. The superb collection of color photographs from many times and places there will peak your interest and inoculate you from losing interest in this book, "Opening Minds," which you should read AFTER enjoying "Vital Signs." See also my review of "Vital Signs" for points I will not repeat here.

This book, while weak on photographs and illustrations, is stronger on thinking and cross fertilization. I drew three points out of it:

1) Humans are barely scratching the surface of what they can do with their full conscious and sub-conscious powers. Our culture has literally destroyed much of our inherent talent for thinking and intuiting and remote viewing and sub-conscious communications.

2) There is, according to this author, and I for one believe him, clear evidence that remote viewing, when focused on extra-terrestrial targets (e.g. Martian Scientists), appears to open channels for receiving from those extra-terrestrial targets, direct sub-conscious inputs and assistance.

3) Finally, that crop formations, both those that humans make and those that seem to appear as gigantic beacons to some form of intelligence viewing the Earth from afar, are a focal point where a blending of different energies take place--magnetic fields, light fields, thought fields.

I put both these books down in a pensive mood. There is so much that is going wrong with the world, and yet there is so much that could be gotten right if we just harnessed the distributed intelligence of everyone, including the five billion poor at the bottom of the pyramid. We are--despite our millions of years of so-called development as a species--evidently at the 2nd grade level, still pooping in our crib, throwing tantrums, spilling food and breaking things. One can only gasp at the potential of the human species if it ever "grew up."

These are both serious and very worthwhile books to buy and read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Rocks! July 13 2002
By Patty Snyder - Published on
Finally, the most informative book about crop circles. Fascinating reading. The reader will learn about topics such as remote viewing, quantum physics, and other "paranormal" topics. It is obvious that Dr. Hein has thoroughly researched these subjects. Not to be missed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars music of the spheres May 22 2007
By Philip Kobylarz - Published on
This book will blow your mind. Simeon Hein channels the ghost of Hamlet as he eloquently posits that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in most of our philosophies. His meditation is a guidebook into the worlds of alternative thinking that present themselves as viable expressions of creativity and human understanding taking the reader places she or he has probably never been before, yet, oddly enough, containing landscapes that seem strangely recognizable.

Writing about the occult sciences has been popular in the tradition of European literature since the 1500s when the Oxford English dictionary defined the term as "beyond the range of ordinary knowledge". These are just such the planes of being Hein encourages us to explore in his discussions of remote viewing, crop circles, resonance, and dreaded existentialism during this era of devotion to technology.

The first chapters of the book consider the Age of Illumination mentality we have inherited and how such clockwork versions of the world can lead us to feel trapped within mental walls while timeless, organic vignettes of a deeper reality are pictured just outside the window, out of reach. What Hein as bodhisattva leads the reader towards via discussions of Abbott's Flatland, the Butterfly Effect, sociological considerations of dystopias, and the rigidity of Western thought is truly simple: reconsider what it means to know and what it is to be in this best of all possible worlds.

The later chapters require a leap of faith on the reader's part as they discuss Ufology, government sponsored psychic research programs, and the residual energy created by the formation of crop circles. He also includes an interesting personal account of his entry into the world of alternative realities. However, the author doesn't try to convince or propagandize- he merely reports the phenomena as he experiences it.

Many writers, such a Fourier, Goethe, Nerval, and Strindberg have sought such fruitful, Orphic realms for the expression of the mind's untapped creativity. It is interesting to note that upon this reviewer's reading, several nights of extremely lucid dreaming occurred.

"Opening Minds" is essential reading for anyone who is fascinated by the topics it covers and who appreciates a writer who is in touch with the Jungian collective unconsciousness at a very deep, soulful level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Facts or Heresy? Sept. 29 2006
By Betsy - Published on
Crop circles demonstrating natural superconductor properties -- individuals accessing unlimited amounts of information by tapping into unseen resonant frequencies -- the possibility that extraterrestials are walking among us -- Dr. Hein's book "Opening Minds" offers credible scientific evidence in support of these claims. Aptly named, "Opening Minds" has expanded my way of thinking by awakening me to a multiverse of constantly vibrating, invisibile subtle energies that are the very building blocks of our existence.
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible.. Aug. 15 2014
By alan kaye - Published on
I purchased this book on iTunes as an audible book. The author reads the book as if the listener has an understanding of all terms used. I had to stop after chapter 2 because I had no idea of what he is talking about. It seems to me by the way he reads he does not even know his own material. I got the impression someone else wrote the book and Dr Hein is just reading the words as many are misprounced, the reading is choppy. Terrible...hope the actual book is better.
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