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The Wisdom of Your Cells Speech

The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology

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In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton.

With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

In this full-length audio course, Dr. Lipton shares his lucid and startling insights about the building blocks of life, and how each one of our cells has far greater innate intelligence than we once believed.

©2006 Bruce H. Lipton; (P)2006 Sounds True

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    Teri 05-16-12
    Teri 05-16-12 Member Since 2016

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    "First 3/4 great science; last 1/4 poor politicking"

    There is an abundance of scientific explanation of what happens to our cells and the author does a good job for the firstr 3/4 of the book in explaining how everything is connected within the body. Some of his languaging is more academic than a lay person would understand and can become redundant.

    The last 1/4 of the book is spent with him trying to philosophy his arguments and try to attach the evidence of cells to how humans evolved from the smallest of bacteria. He follows this up with the basic message that it is enevitable that as we disregard and even harm our bodies, it is exactly the same thing that we are doing to the planet and if we don't change our ways, we will be part of the 6th massive extinction on this planet.

    If I would have known the above, I would have read the first 3/4 of the book, because it was worthwhile and not the last portion, because there really isn't anything else he describes in the way of research or applicability to the knowledge he gave in the first part of the book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    adeline Kooskia, Idaho, United States 10-20-11
    adeline Kooskia, Idaho, United States 10-20-11

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    "Everyone Should Listen To These Ones"

    We been following Bruce Lipton for awhile now and this book is another hafta have! Ever want to know how "things" work and why" Listen to this one and his other audio book, "Spontaneous Evolution". Everything you ever wanted to know about "why me, Lord" may just pop right out in the open, clearly. Find out why you are the way you are, if you can stand it...we nearly couldn't until we listened to his books. Now we know why and how WE can change things for our betterment.......6 High Fives (two books)

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Kelowna, BC, Canada 10-29-10
    Elizabeth Kelowna, BC, Canada 10-29-10
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    "Pseudoscience junk"

    This is not a real science book at all.

    I've listened to the first hour and so far he has:

    *equated Newtonian physics with materialism (I'm sure Newton would have been surprised);
    *referred multiple times to the theory that genes determine development as a "belief system", and
    *set up a straw man by conflating this with the view that one's whole life is determined at conception,
    *cited the fact that stem cells develop differently depending on the conditions around them as evidence against it,
    *claimed without justification that a prediction of this theory is that organisms with more complex (to human eyes) phenotypes should have physically larger genomes, which of course is not what is observed because it isn't true;

    *suggested that the human genome (a word he pronounces incorrectly) project was done solely for the profits of venture capitalists, which I can only assume is an attempt to smear by association the whole of genetics and materialism, perhaps so that later he can say "but my brilliant revolutionary theories are ignored by the orthodoxy because they are in the pockets of...";

    and he hasn't even started to outline his main thesis yet!

    I don't intend to listen to the other 7 hours.

    35 of 62 people found this review helpful
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    09-23-10
    09-23-10 Member Since 2016
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    "The author is off his walker."

    Garbage. The science is so far from the truth. How did he received his PhD?

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly 03-13-11
    Kelly 03-13-11
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    "Duped by comparison"

    Here's what the publisher's say: In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton.

    Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm an English teacher; I've got freshman writers who can clearly articulate an argument. Bruce cannot. I expected actual science, not rambling self-absorbed anecdotes without a point.

    26 of 47 people found this review helpful
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    Juan San Diego, CA, USA 12-03-08
    Juan San Diego, CA, USA 12-03-08
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    "A good reminder"

    The author has very informative information about cells, and therefore can be a good educational experience for understanding a bit of biology, or simply a reminder if you're already the scientific minded. It's best to listen to this with an open mind and question later, as his points of view are linked from one thought to the next.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    David J. Shulan Delmar, NY 09-25-06
    David J. Shulan Delmar, NY 09-25-06 Member Since 2016
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    "flight of thought"

    I had to stop listening after 2 hours. Jumping between facts, misrepresenting main stream medicine and coming up with conclusions out of no where, made this flight of though book just too much for me.

    18 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    Martin New York, NY, USA 06-20-08
    Martin New York, NY, USA 06-20-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Highly dubious about this book"

    The audio sample sounded good, and I thought the book would have current research in microbiology. Instead, it contains unfounded and improbable speculations, such as how cells can get "negative vibes" from interference patterns that cancel each other out and how the brain is a fractal (while disavowing any New Age influence). There are a couple of useful analogies and insights in the book, but mostly the author talks about how wrong Newton and Darwin were, and tries to revive the theories of Lamarck. I was waiting for an explanation of how a cell's environment could modify that cell's DNA, but that answer slipped away in a barrage of hand-waving about gene regulation. The author told a personal story about how everyone left the room while he was giving a lecture. Had I been there, I would have led the pack.

    14 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Richard T. Mahoney Sedona, AZ 03-25-07
    Richard T. Mahoney Sedona, AZ 03-25-07 Member Since 2012

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    "Well this proves we have freedom of speech"

    As a PhD in chemical physics and and active worker now in biology (vaccine research), I can only conclude that some editor forgot that a responsibility is to check facts. This book is looney!

    31 of 60 people found this review helpful
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    Matilde 09-08-16
    Matilde 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely mind blowing!"

    Bruce H. Lipton speaks with passion & enthusiasm. So much to absorb! Well written, very clear and easy to understand for all! A must read!

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  • Jeremy
    Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
    9/26/11
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    "Bruce Lipton:- The Wisdom of Selling Out"

    This book contains much that is interesting and true. However, the bits that are true are not interesting, and the bits that are interesting are not true. In fact, I  want my money back! 

    We desperately need a re-enchanted holistic science to come from prominent scientists and the comparison to Carl Sagan or Stephen Hawking, led me to expect some genuine new insights into cell biology.

    What you get however, is highly inaccurate high school biology, pop-psychology and physics, spiced with New Age talk about "Energies" and "Signals".  Wherever it is possible to mis-represent, Lipton does it in spades. 

    For instance, a central thesis (and allegedly the reason Lipton gave up science) is that he could no longer preach the orthodoxy that "our genes control us", insisting instead that "the environment controls us". 

    This is nonsense! Neither genes, nor environment alone "control" us. Biology has always been about the complex  INTERACTION of genes with environment! The phenotype is what results. Geneticists also  routinely estimate the heritable genetic contribution to any given trait.

     Lipton cites the work of John Cairns as proof that mutations are "guided", thus "proving" that Lamarck was right and Darwin wrong. This is nonsense on stilts! Cairns work shows Darwinian selection in action! Cairns demonstrates not that mutations are guided (Lamarck), but that mutation rates increase (throughout the genome), in times of stress.

    Lipton's psychological theories, such as the passive "downloading" of parental beliefs are a mess of half baked pop-psychology. His physics too is dubious, morphing light absorbance and emission seamlessly into cellular perception of "mental energies".

    So, what is his point? That belief is so powerful, it controls reality. Unfortunately, he also believes that we are undergoing the "6th mass extinction of the planet". Feel free to sue in advance for damages!

    At £30 for 8hrs, this is money for old rope. Just don't buy it!

    17 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • Daniela
    Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
    2/6/08
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    "MUST READ!!!"

    DEFINITELY A MUST READ BOOK!!! Explain many important things very clearly. Lots of background information. You may disagree with a couple of things but it will make you THINK AND UNDERSTAND MANY THINGS. WELL DONE DR. BRUCE LIPTON!!!!

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Arron
    Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
    7/16/12
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    "Religious nonsense"

    I got this book thinking it would be a interesting tale of how our DNA has evolved over the millennia. What I found was a load of religious nonsense. Leaving me wondering why this book was in the non-fiction section in the first place?
    Do not buy this book if you like science or evidence based facts.

    11 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Miss P
    England
    7/5/16
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    "A great one for Conscious Seekers"

    I love Bruce Lipton's thought provoking work & enjoyed listening to this in bite sized chunks. he has a way of making science accessible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    2/26/16
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    "Amazing book"

    Amazing definitely a book everyone should read if they are interested in science. A must have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacek
    2/16/16
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    "Meh..."

    Some ideas are quite interesting, but too many ungrounded statements presented as facts. Would be still interesting if presented as a hypothesis rather than matter of factly... oversimplified science in many cases not accurate... it's worth a listen but don't take it too seriously... one big benefit is that this book actually pointed me to reasearch in Epigenetics which is not exactly what the author is suggesting but still an amazing branch of science.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KarlK
    7/31/15
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    "Great book, lots of info,"
    Where does The Wisdom of Your Cells rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty high, good explanations on why you can heal yourself, pity he didn't include how though! Well he did, just not in great detail.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bruce, for fighting against his superiors to discover new findings


    What does Bruce H. Lipton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Don't know, wouldn't have read the book so probably wouldn't have learned anything


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Never did that but it is one I continued to listen to after my commute home


    Any additional comments?

    Write a book on how, please

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ke Donn
    godalming, u.k
    7/2/15
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    "Compelling listening"

    I highly recommend this to anyone. I'd heard many good things about Dr Bruce Lipton..now I know why.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kat
    4/27/15
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    "Quite complex but very interesting and refreshing"

    Really uplifting and interesting, quite heavy going at times though with all the info to take in but otherwise really great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D&R
    4/18/15
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    "Intrigue. Brave. Different"

    Love it. It explain through science theories that I was familiar with and I like to belive they are the truth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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