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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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A Masterpiece

It is understandable that this audiobook should have both passionate positive and negative reviews: it offers a genial new interpretation of biology, evolution and history, with ramifications into medicine and psychology.

An earlier reviewer remarked the ideas contained here would never be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Indeed! - these journals do not publish personal interpretaions. A book (or in this case, an audiobook), and not a peer-reviewed journal, is the perfect medium for this kind of work.

I am an M.D., I was marveled by this work and highly recomend it to everyone.

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This book is EXCELLENT!

Since the negative review writers here boast that they have their PhDs, I will mention my creds. I have a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Public Health. I'll get my PhD in a science, which in my view is not a huge deal!
Bruce Lipton is amazing to me. This book really explains why the medical establishment has no idea how so many of our illnesses are caused. If you don't know what I am talking about, just sign up for some Anatomy & Physiology classes at your local community college. Take Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Microbiology. Discover that professors all around the country, including medical school professors, are teaching this dis-ease and that dis-ease, but when they address the cause, they teach "We don't know what turns the genes on!" Bruce Lipton offers the brilliant idea that the internal environment and our perceptions (stress, fear, worry, etc.) are what determines what genes are turned on, and thus what proteins are made, which determines function. His idea that the cell membrane is more analogous to the brain and the nucleus is more analogous to the gonads is truly a ingenius paradigm shift! A brilliant read! Loved every word of it!

102 of 117 people found this review helpful

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  • Julie
  • Guerneville, CA, USA
  • 09-19-07

Wonderful

I really enjoyed this Audiobook. I'm a nurse and I've always wondered why some people get sick and others don't. Some eat well, excercise and do all that stuff right and have a heart attack while smokers and junk food eaters do fine. Of course, that's not always the case but this book explains why it can be the case. Shows how powerful stress is in our bodies and how our fear based society contributes to so much disease.

I definitely see why the pharmaceutical companies wouldn't like this book as it shows your belief in medicine is more important than the medicine itself. As a nurse I've witnessed this first hand.

This is a wonderful book and recommend it to anyone with an open mind.

69 of 82 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura
  • Lake Grove, NY, United States
  • 04-13-07

Brilliant teacher

I found the material to be riveting and the presentation to be easy to follow and logical. Dr. Lipton is able to simplify complex ideas and summarize along the way so the listener does not get lost. I am very glad I purchased this and will look for other material by him.

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Intriguing ideas, enthusiastic speaker

If what Lipton says is true, and one should be able to check the facts, his ideas here are intriguing and they could possibly change the way you look at life. I am one-third the way through the book and only stopped because I had to go to work--I find it very compelling listening. Some of his ideas thus far resonate with spiritual ideas of William James, another scientist who valued spiritual experience. Other ideas remind me of what little I know about quantum science and how it also supports a spiritual interpretation of the universe, at least somewhat. The first ten minutes of the book grabbed me and would not let go...

28 of 39 people found this review helpful

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  • Thomas
  • Sewell, NJ, United States
  • 03-25-09

Yes, worth the credit

Bruce has some good points of view here that you should know about. He introduces new accents and possibilities on how your attitude can affect your cells and overall health. This is another topic on the leading edge of science and opinion and I believe it has a lot of merit. If you are open to new ideas to help yourself, then read and consider what he has to say and how you can reprogram for the better.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Its not just about the book or the author. Its more about the reader/listeners perception.

I have read many books on this context and I have to say the breakdown that is presented here is one of the best . I have read all the reviews here and see where a lot of the people who wrote a negative review are hard core by the book science believers, even though some do have open minds and can relate and some who have no background in science don't seem to see the connective bridge. As for me, I livebthe connection and the explanations and concepts that even though there is no proven fact in some I of it as of yet, you have too have an open mind. And to some out there the world is not flat!

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Pseudoscience.

Interesting ideas, but no hard science to back any of it up. Not worth your time!

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Sciency, but not science

What would have made The Wisdom of Your Cells better?

If the author stuck to actual science, this might be an acceptable book. But he did not.

Has The Wisdom of Your Cells turned you off from other books in this genre?

I love science. But I want real science, not this mixture of possible science fact and peculiar non-science personal beliefs. I'm certainly turned off this book!

Have you listened to any of Bruce H. Lipton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I won't be listening to more by this author.

Any additional comments?

I expected this to be an actual book of science. While it makes interesting scientific claims, it is impossible for me to evaluate them. When the author goes off into "woo" and creationism, I'm left doubting everything he says. I'm sorry I wasted my time on this book when there are so many better books of actual science available.

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  • Kevin
  • Grant, MI, United States
  • 09-01-12

I can't believe this has positive reviews.

This begins with what sound like some intriguing ideas that fall apart when he tries to support them with pseudo-scientific nonsense and conspiracy theories.

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  • Patrick
  • 01-18-08

Thought provoking

This not a book for the gullible but it is thought provoking. I read it as one persons honest attempt to explain reality and the human condition. Orthodox scientific believers will be offended by it's leaps of imagination. If you believe that the search for truth can only be pursued within the bounds of our current scientific conventions you will be probably feel threatened. The scientific method is crucial in the search for answers about the nature of reality and the technology that enables us to look inside a living cell could not exist without it. But all the science in the world, past , present or future cannot address the fundamental questions without the power of the human imagination. This book deserves to be read.

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  • Louisa Gardner
  • 04-21-16

More on how to control your cells

This is easy listening, the authors voice is so easy to listen to.
I have done basic anatomy and physiology, so can understand the structure of cells, and was able to follow the majority of this book. There were sections though, that went right over my head - physics! But that didn't bother me, I think I may have learned a thing or two, which is a good thing.
I do wish that the book went further into how to change "the tape" or your sub conscious, that was a bit of a let down. But ultimately I now understand that I control my cells, not my DNA.

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  • Nat
  • 04-28-15

I'm impressed.....

Would you listen to The Wisdom of Your Cells again? Why?

I only listened to Lipton's performance for 2 hours but I know I'm going to listen again to this great book!

What other book might you compare The Wisdom of Your Cells to, and why?

I can't compare at the moment.

Have you listened to any of Bruce H. Lipton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but after that book I'm certainly going to...

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I've been recently diagnosed with very rare genetic disorder and since my diagnosis read and listened to a number of relevant books. This one belongs to my favourites. It confirms again that we aren't predetermined by our genes and we can change expression of our genes and the energy is what really matters. That's what we are made from....

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Loving the enthusiasm of the author/narrator a lot!

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  • David
  • 11-03-07

This is an insight into science at its peak

This is ground breaking science as a researcher I identify with his methods, too flexible for some who like to think of the world as flat or rigid, this book will give your ideology and world view a workout. Dont read it if you are rigid and do not understand that science is imagination and creativity. Einstein would visualize what it was like to travel on a sunbeam at speed of light and this book helps you visualize the life of the cell. If your veiw of science is not developed enough you will believe that we scientists just see the world as rigid laws and think we understand how everything works. Wake up to how scientists really think. Creatively, imaginatively and a little bit flawed. Dont believe everything but listen to his ideas and develop your own theories. My rating excellent. Graduate level thought brought to man in street.

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  • Guy
  • 02-02-11

Enchanting

I have listened to this three times now. I am not a scientist. Four decades ago I was compelled to take Biology, Physics and Chemistry at school. Teacher after teacher mercilessly hammered the point that these subjects were dull, lacking in creativity, imagination, insight and above all - no 'classical' experiment we copied ever replicated the 'correct' results. However much I wished to cheer for the trail-blazing scientists who featured in my History and Philosophy lessons, actual laboratory outcome after outcome was just so much garbage. Little wonder that for every scientist who sticks their head above the parapet and makes a statement, 600 rent-a-gobs can be hired to 'prove' otherwise. I don't pretend to understand most of what he says, but Bruce Lipton speaks with enthusiasm (real passion) and integrity about something that affects us all. I loved every minute of it. Indeed, at no time did it sound scripted, academic or authoritative (in a detrimental sense). We're told we each have trillions of cells. I would encourage everyone to hear what Bruce Lipton has to say about them.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • marcy
  • 03-05-16

evolutionary wisdom

spiritual belief supported by science fact in understandable everyday language. evolutionary wisdom accessible to all

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  • heunec
  • 09-10-13

truly wonderful

Would you listen to The Wisdom of Your Cells again? Why?

Bruce Lipton is a fantastic author and he has the genius to make easy to understand to everyone very complex scientific concepts.

What did you like best about this story?

the author brings logic, rationality and science into meeting with the reality of being human beings

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Probably the best book I listened to this year.

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  • light_imp
  • 04-13-13

Wow a must purchase

Providing hours of juicy cutting edge knowledge proving through years of research we are not a victim of our genes but rather as energy beings we are conscious creators of our lives and demonstrates how we have the ability to change our genetic coding.

The narration is upbeat and lively as well as being very clear and logical.

I would highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-11

very good

It always amazes me how people stuck in thought processes are unwilling to accept new information...similar to religion. The first reviewer demonstrates this perfectly.

Bruce Lipton was a cell biologist for 30 years and began to discover cell behaviour that couldn't be explained through existing notions of newtonian science. He was a medical professor who began feeling very unconfortable teaching his medical students information which he found to be flawed through his own studies and had to leave because of it. He is no madman with wild ideas based on nothing.

I found this book fantastic and really does begin to bridge the gap between science and spirituality. Would highly recommend along with 'the field' and 'the holographic universe'

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeremy
  • 09-26-11

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!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-17

The most powerful book of all time

If you want to know the meaning of life then read this book. It will calm your soul. And the message is we must co operate and live as one with the environment to live our best lives

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  • Melissa Buchanan
  • 10-29-17

so much in this book

I just loved this book. So in-depth so educational. Thanks so much Dr. Bruce Lipton and also Shawn Stevenson for introducing Bruce's work to me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-17

love it

This was and awesome book. I couldn't imagine just how deep Dr Bruce Lipton would get... I'm not a biologist by any means; but I kept up. Truly a fascinating perspective.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-16-17

Changed my world

This book has changed the direction of my life, given me incredible power to do so and, a deep understanding of the world around me and my place within it.
This lost little soul has found her way.
Thank you Lipton, I'll have a cuppa in your name!

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  • Rob
  • 05-02-17

perfect

everything was good highly recomend to anyone interested in conscious develoment.. easy to listen to

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  • Patricia Marmara
  • 03-15-17

answered a lot of questions..fantastic information

Answered a lot of questions..very informative...Bruce Lipton explained scientific facts in easy to understand format... easy listening ..would recommend