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The Science of Self-Empowerment

Awakening the New Human Story
Narrated by: Gregg Braden
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In this audiobook, New York Times best-selling author and 2018 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer the timeless question at the core of our existence - Who are we? - and to reveal science-based techniques that awaken our uniquely human experiences of deep intuition, precognition, advanced states of self-healing, and much more!

In one of the great ironies of the modern world, the science that was expected to solve life’s mysteries has done just the opposite. New discoveries have led to more unanswered questions, created deeper mysteries, and brought us to the brink of forbidden territory when it comes to explaining our origin and existence. The Science of Self-Empowerment invites us on a journey beyond Darwin’s theory of evolution to explore these discoveries and the facts they reveal:

Fact 1. Our origin - Modern humans appeared suddenly on earth approximately 200,000 years ago, with the advanced brain, nervous system, and capabilities that set them apart from all other known forms of life already developed, rather than having developed slowly and gradually over a long period of time.

Fact 2. Missing physical evidence - The relationships shown on the conventional tree of human evolution are speculative connections only. While they are believed to exist, a 150-year search has failed to produce the physical evidence that confirms the relationships shown on the evolutionary family tree.

Fact 3. New DNA evidence - The comparison of DNA between ancient Neanderthals, previously thought to be our ancestors, and early humans tells us that we did not descend from the Neanderthals.

Fact 4. A rare DNA fusion - Advanced genome analysis reveals that the DNA that sets us apart from other primates, including in our advanced brain and nervous system, is the result of an ancient and precise fusion of genes occurring in a way that suggests something beyond evolution made our humanness possible.

Fact 5. Our extraordinary abilities - We are born with the capacity to self-heal, to self-regulate longevity, to activate an enhanced immune response, and to experience deep intuition, sympathy, empathy, and, ultimately, compassion - and to do each of these on demand.

Beyond any reasonable doubt, The Science of Self-Empowerment reveals that we’re not what we’ve been told, and much more than we’ve ever imagined.

Note: This audiobook is based on The Science of Self-Empowerment by Gregg Braden, a book previously published as Human by Design.​

©2018 Hay House (P)2018 Hay House

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Transformative

This is the most life changing teaching I have ever heard. It ties all the other accounts I have heard of a new human story together in a way that is now real for me. I have clarity of purpose. Transformed - yes!

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wonderful and humble

wonderful book, a must read if you're looking to gain a well rounded view of life and purpose. Thanks Gregg

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great summary, get his other books

finer details of codes and techniques in other books of his, but this is a great summary of current date while others missed somethings ... both are essential for a full understanding but this is a great place to start and work backwards .enjoy

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Great I really appreciate Gregg's knowledge

and expertise on this subject matter. he really sets the mood and vibe for his work I cant wait till the next book

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  • LJ
  • 05-11-2018

Who Are We?

I just recently discovered Gregg Braden when I saw a show he did called Missing Links. I watched all the episodes multiple times, so I decided to pick up this audible since it's his newest release.

What an amazing listening experience!

I remember watching that Ben Stein movie, Expelled, years ago and thinking many of the ideas of Intelligent Design (ID) made a lot of sense. Being non-religious, though, and more of the "spiritual not religious" types, I had a hard time with ID and just how to make sense of it.

Braden makes a strong case for humans being the product of design without all the religious elements like creationism and such. Having questions about human evolution and being open to answers that don't conform to the scientific mainstream isn't something relegated solely to evangelical Christianity.

Braden also offers practical advice on opening up to the wisdom of the heart, promoting longevity, and living life with greater purpose.

I highly recommend this audiobook, or the printed book it's based on called Human by Design.

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  • Alynzl
  • 16-11-2018

Still a fan

I've been a avid consumer of Gregg's work for over a decade now.
Reading the Divine Matrix years ago transformed my life.
I love that I get to hear about, and most importantly comprehend, information that wouldn't normally be on my radar, I love that this book just makes me even more optimistic about the World and my place in it.
I always feel so inspired and power-filled after one of Gregg's books and this one is true to form.
I would have given 5 stars across the board but for one thing.... as much as I love the stories from this masterful storyteller ... even those I've heard many times before, and I could listen to Gregg's voice all day.... actually I did!... I did get to the point where I thought if he says quote/unquote one more time I'll scream.
I totally understand about honouring and crediting other people's work in an audio format... but when you're quoting your Mum and friends.... especially when you begin the sentence with My Mum always said....
I'm afraid to say it got really tedious and interrupted the usual flow of narrative which he does so well.
Having said that, this book is so packed with fabulous, interesting, enlightening and inspiring information that I know it won't be long before I'm listening to it again.

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  • PWR
  • 06-01-2019

Among the greatest works of Love I have ever read

If this book were required reading in every school, in every church, in every synagogue, mosque, and temple, in every home, in every hand of every new mother giving birth, this world would already be what we have the potential to make it. I love Gregg Braden, for years. This, to me, is his greatest work yet. A masterpiece, not only thoroughly researched, appealing to the logical mind, but this book also touches the Heart, in the deepest and most profound of ways. It's a gentle yet pointed reminder of who we are - the reminder we all need to hear. I was deeply moved and will be listening to this one again and again. Thank you, Gregg Braden.

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  • Rob
  • 22-11-2018

Transforming everything I ever believed about myself and my world

Do you ever wonder, “Why me? Why this? Why does anything exist at all? What is my purpose? Who am I? Where am I from?” I have struggled with my beliefs my entire life, trying to find purpose in the mundane, allowing the world to crush me under it’s weight... feeling useless... feeling meaningless... feeling powerless... If you have ever grappled with these things, then this and every book ever written by Mr. Braden is for you. This book marries science and spirituality and discusses some of the major scientific discoveries that change everything we ever thought about our origins and our personal power. We were created in God’s image... full of amazing inner-technologies that we have only just begun to discover. Simply put, this book changes everything.

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  • Mary Beth Davis, RN
  • 17-02-2019

In Deep Appreciation of Gregg Braden “Be”ing his True Self and Sharing the Fruits of Living his True Purpose

I have read and listened to Gregg Braden since the release of his book “Zero Point”. His dedication to unveiling Truth is admirable and Deeply Appreciated. Thank you for continuing to share your discoveries. I have also studied, practiced and shared the tools from The HEARTMATH Institute since 1996. Introducing and anchoring these tools for SO Many Truly Blesses All that you Touch and our World! Deep bow! Mary Beth Davis, RN Holistic Health Resources, LLC

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  • Eric
  • 18-04-2019

Didn't feel quite as empowered

I first discovered Gregg Braden last year on Gaia TV with his show Missing Links. I really enjoyed his show and this book kind of sums up the 1st season. While I find the info fascinating, especially the science of telomeres, I didn't feel I didn't feel the book flowed together as there are a lot of bullet points and sometimes I questioned the transition of topics and how they related to each other. I also didn't feel as inspired or empowered as I have with other teachings. This is more personal as I wasn't sure what to expect having already watched his show. That said, I do think this is still a great book for someone who is not familiar with Gregg Braden and it's filled with lots of good science based information about humans, their origins, and potential to live long healthy lives.

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  • Ali
  • 12-04-2019

Gold

This is an absolute MUST READ for the path of alternative & open minded thinking. You may not agree with everything but taking a moment to explore the “what if” aspect and contemplate that everything we have been taught has not been expressed through well meaning agendas is worth speculating.

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  • Jason G
  • 10-04-2019

unfocused exploration of the human story

don't get me wrong, I find parts of this work thought provoking and will contemplate its contents long after I've tagged it as finished. However, the author seems to lose his focus on self empowerment and connecting it to our next stage of humanity. rather the author spends the vast majority of the work debunking "foundational" western ideas suck as Darwinism. While this exploration is crucial to the work, the connection to self empowerment is limited to advertising heartmath and a few other guidelines and suggestions. If you are a fan of this author and his work it's worth a listen, just not as focused or succinct as previous works.

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  • S. Keith
  • 27-03-2019

Greg Braden as always.. delivers!

Whether it’s through his books or his videos or his lectures, his delivery is wonderful for those who are beginners, and his insight is great for those who have studied these subjects. Live this guy. read this book you will like it.

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  • Ken Leisering
  • 12-03-2019

A great work that shouldn't be necessary

Let me first start by saying that I sincerely wish that I lived on a planet with a people who were actually like those described in Gregg Braden’s book, but if that were true, if humans were as he describes then would there be a need for Gregg Braden to write such a book? Would extraordinary people created by an intelligent intention as he describes need such a book? People of such an intelligence wouldn’t need such a book as this warning them of their impending doom if they don’t change their mindset, telling them that Darwin’s theories are flawed, that religious beliefs and their stories are flawed, a book to try and deprogram the false beliefs unaware humans have unconsciously allowed themselves to be programmed with and to be reprogrammed with a new story of which they would already know the truth of, would they? Simply; the fact that Gregg Braden felt compelled to write such a book based on his observations of the state of humanity today, reveals that humans can’t be the extraordinary intelligent beings he describes them to be in the book, as, if they were there would be no need to write it, right? Or, have we just fallen asleep and forgotten who we've always been? You only need to warn the ignorant not the intelligent, and it is only unaware ignorance which is so selfish, lost and foolish as to live the way we humans are living today. Would the intelligent harm themselves, kill the innocent and poison and contaminate the very natural resources it depends on for its own existence? Is that intelligent? Perhaps humans need to realize that the word extraordinary is actually the words "extra" & "ordinary" put together, and thus if humans could see that they are just extra ordinary and went back to a simple and extra ordinary way of living, and stopped seeing themselves as something better than and above other life forms, realized their extra ordinariness, that this would simplify the world and people would treat each other as they see themselves, as simple, extra ordinary human beings, and then the false psychological paradigms and labels of royalty, celebrities, Kings, Queens, Presidents, the false labels and titles of rank and higher ups, and the plague of nationalism would no longer exist and we would see each other as equals regardless of what job title or position we held, or what country or part of this planet we lived on. Do you think Jesus, or Buddha, Krishna, or Eckhart Tolle, the Dali Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Huang Po, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, J. Krishnamurti, Osho, Adyashanti, Nisargadatta, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Father Anthony de Mello, Mooji, or any awakened being sees or saw them self as special, higher than, better than, above another, sees themselves as extraordinary? Perhaps humans need to realize their oneness with the planet, that all life is one interdependent whole, that nature is what humans depend upon for their survival on this planet, and that the effect (humans) cannot rise higher than their cause and support system (nature.) In other words, humans depend upon nature for their survival, depend upon water, air, fruits, vegetable, animals, and the soils of the earth for their survival, nature does not depend upon humans for its survival. The support system for a species must be in place prior to the generation of the species, the support system must first exist for the species to survive, and in this realization nature and its human sustaining attributes are more important on this planet than humans because without the support system humans cannot exist, yet without humans nature will continue to exist. In realizing this are we humans really that extraordinary, or perhaps should humans see nature as extraordinary and themselves as but good stewards of that which they depend upon? If you would like to understand just how extraordinary nature is compared to yourself, simply stop eating, drinking and breathing what nature freely provides and observe what happens to you. Where will nature be after humans have passed? In conclusion, I applaud Gregg Braden’s work and effort, yet I think his story is flawed and presented in a manner that will only serve to reinforce the illusion of the human ego which is at the root of our problems today. In order for something new to be born first the old must be destroyed. To rise out of the ashes as The Phoenix one must first enter the psychological fire, and the impurities (false thoughts/beliefs) must be burned away (allowed to dissipate) so that a new refined being can reach the pinnacle of pure awakened conscious awareness. Thus, until humans have undergone the destruction of the ego through silent observation and radical self inquiry into ones own thoughts and beliefs (meditation), and will stop and really listen as one does when its faced with an immense crisis, Mr. Braden’s work must fall on deaf ears, as, he is attempting to speak Calculus to those who understand not even basic math, and worse yet have no desire to. Today the mindset of many humans is to sit idly by and watch the world burn away and our innocent loved ones die asking themselves “My God what have we done” rather than to apply the courage and effort to awaken themselves out of their slumbers so as to never have to watch such a thing or ask such a question after the atrocity has happened. Thus, it is awareness, forethought and deep vision that humans lack today, along with the will to use it and the courage to say NO; I will not fight that war, I will not create that weapon, I will not harm those people, I will not submit my mind, my talent and my creativity to your destructive end’s for the sole purpose of profits, power and control! What humanity so desperately needs today is to apply the prescription for healing and the self-discipline, will and courage to enter the arduous and lengthy course of self-mastery. Awaken my brothers and sisters, awaken from your slumbers, we’re all depending upon each other! A few quotes to really ponder in silence:

“Meditation is the prescription for healing, if you don’t fill the prescription then the medicine cannot work its magick, yet, do not become addicted to the medicine, as, once you reach the other shore there is no need to carry the boat, simply share the prescription and live the healing.”

“The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive” -Nisargadatta

“Imagine trusting silence more than any thought you can come up with” -Adyashanti

“To be aware is to be awake. Unaware means asleep. You are aware now, you need not try to be. What you need is to be aware of is being aware. Be aware deliberately and consciously, broaden and deepen the field of awareness. You are always conscious of the mind, but you are not aware of yourself as being consciousness and not the thoughts passing through the mind.”

“The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive” really look into this and awaken.

“Silent self-observation is all that’s needed. Observation is the greatest source of wisdom.”

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  • Vitalija Kosovaite
  • 07-11-2018

Too important not to know

I hope my kids will be learning all of at school. If not, it’s our responsibility to teach them the truth. This is amazing book, exactly like series that are available to watch.

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  • norma
  • 15-02-2019

Awesome book

loved the book - so rich and I've listened to it several times.

fresh ideas combined with tips, tools and tactics to help integrate into your own practice and life.

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  • C. Stocker
  • 11-04-2019

A Powerful Read

Gregg has a wonderful blend of scientific study miixed with humanisism and a deep respect for spiritual tradition. Somehow Gregg manages to consider the areas that cross over and challenge some the most fundamental scientific 'doctrines.' I'm not sure I could call some of the arguments proof but there's enough here to get the reader seriously thinking and that is what I look for in any book. I've seen Gregg present live and his delivery is absolutely second to none. This recording lives up to that standard.
Highly, highly recommended.

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  • Trads
  • 22-03-2019

Pointless trash and a total waste of money.

Reading other reviews on here Im wondering if I was sent the wrong book, they obviously weren’t reading the same one as me. I cant believe I actually lasted through to chapter 6 before losing the will to live. The book is dreadful and offers nothing in the way of educational content.

I’m feeling pretty ripped off right now.

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  • Paul
  • 10-03-2019

Unconvincing and somewhat unscientific

This book seems to cover a lot of old material as if its groundbreaking news. Like, we've known for a long time that neanderthals were a separate species to homo sapiens.

Generally he has some interesting ideas, but in this book I found myself thinking "this isn't correct" on a number of occasions -- for example, the idea that the eye could not have evolved on its own sounded a bit off -- so I went off and did some research and discovered that we know quite a bit about the evolution of the eye.

Generally I still like Gregg Braden, but I will be returning this, disappointed.

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  • Mr
  • 03-01-2019

Absolute must read

This is one of the best books I ever read. I just love Gregg Braden and this incredible wisdom that he shares. This should be read by everyone, should be introduced in schools!!! Thank you Gregg Braden.