About the Author
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. (1944-Present) born in Mount Kisco, New York is a cell biologist and an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirituality. His work also bridges the gap between cell biology and quantum physics. He is best known for promoting the idea that gene expression can be influenced (via epigenetics) by environmental factors. That is, people have a greater impact on their health than genetic research has previously determined. Lipton was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem-cell research at Stanford University School of Medicine.
He is the best-selling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and Spontaneous Evolution. In 2009, he received the prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony. Lipton has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology that will change how you think about your own thinking. In this book, Lipton presents the results of his experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, which examined in great details the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information. Stunning discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning show that all the cells of our bodies are affected by our thoughts. Lipton describes the precise molecular pathways through which this occurs.
Scientific evidence is presented that debunks the notion of fixed genetic inheritance, or that genes create our reality. The evidence radically changes our understanding of life, showing that genes and DNA do not control our biology; instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. The findings suggest that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking. Lipton argues that the single most effective way to influence the cells is through the energy of our beliefs, the underlying premise of this book. He discusses how our attitudes and emotions influence our health and well-being and our gene expression.
Lipton suggests that insight into the secret of life lies in understanding the elegantly simple biological mechanisms of the magical membrane – the mechanisms by which our bodies translate environmental signals into behavior. He argues that the cell engages in behavior when its brain, the membrane, responds to environmental signals. In fact, every functional protein in our body is made as a complementary “image” of an environmental signal. If a protein did not have a complementary signal to couple with, it would not function. The cellular insights serve to emphasize the wisdom of spiritual teachers throughout the ages. Highlighting that each of us is a spirit in material form. A powerful image of this spiritual truth is illustrated by the way light interacts with a prism.
Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, Lipton demonstrates how the new science of “Epigenetics” is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective lives of our species. The collective beliefs of how a culture or society impacts our personal biology and behavior are also discussed. When we transform our conscious and subconscious thoughts, we transform our lives, and in the process, help humanity evolves to a new level of understanding and peace.