We live in a world of different dimensions – a physical reality and a spiritual reality. Over 1,700 years ago, a technology was lost to western society. A technology so powerful that it could open our eyes to miracles and change the way we see our world. This technology is Prayer – a spiritual technology, if you will. In his book, The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Payer and Prophecy, Gregg Braden, takes us on a journey through the deserts of New Mexico with the Hopi Indians to the mountains of Tibet to discover this power we have inside of us and how to use it – The Lost Science of Prayer.
Braden postulates, in The Isaiah Effect, that the ancient cultures of the world understood prayer on a deeper level than we do. They understood that there is a science to prayer. With the recent advancements in technology in the physical realm and the discovery of quantum physics we are beginning to understand that within us is the power to affect change on a sub-atomic level. For instance, Braden states:
Developed in the early twentieth century, the science of quantum physics offers principles that allow for time, prayer, and our future to be closely related… Among the intriguing properties of quantum theory we find the existence of many outcomes for a given moment in time. Reminiscent of the biblical passage that “in my father’s house are many mansions,” the “house” of our world is the home of many possible outcomes for the conditions that we create in our lives. Rather than creating our reality, it may be more accurate to say that we create the conditions into which we attract future outcomes, already established, into the focus of the present.
The choices that we make as individuals determine which mansion, or quantum possibility, we experience in our personal lives.
In other words, we control our future. And we can do that through the power and ancient technology of prayer. He gives wonderful examples, such as the miracle that occurred on Friday, November 13, 1998 when President Clinton was told by the Iraqi government that they would not cooperate with weapons of mass destruction inspections. Clinton had made it very clear to the Iraqi government that failure to comply would result in a massive bombing campaign, resulting in a massive loss of life. At a critical moment before the bombing was to commence, Clinton received a letter from the Iraqi government stating that they would comply. He attributes this miracle to a mass prayer that was perpetuated through the Internet in which hundreds of thousands of people prayed that Iraq would comply. Braden goes on to give more examples.
The Isaiah Effect Recommendation
In my review of The Isaiah Effect, I give it five stars. This book opened my eyes to how powerful prayer actually is. All my life, I have believed in prayer, but I have never understood it. Could it be that God uses a so-called spiritual technology to communicate with us? The ancients certainly understood this concept. Have we gotten so caught up in our own physical technologies that we have forgotten the real power within us? I know I certainly have.
In closing, I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to improve their communication with God. The Isaiah Effect is both an easy and amazing read. I will definitely be reading it again and again, especially when my faith in the power of prayer isn’t as strong as it should be.