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6 of 6 people found the following
I guess my first review went into a
I'll try again.
"Miracle in the Void" was more of a psychological book than a
parapsychological book. That's okay. I liked the book because I
identified with the people mentioned who work in so-called "fringe
science research." "Void" explores the emotions and psychological
tensions experienced by many researchers for doing unusual research
and for taking a path of life-employment not considered "normal."
Not a "normal science career" was the same life-employment for Dr.
Brian O'Leary, too. The choice has caused him strain.
, July 30, 2000
If a reader doesn't appreciate this book, my guess is that either
it's too much in the head of the author or it doesn't ring bells of
similarity to one's experience. In fact one high recommendation to
read this book "is" that it effectively conveys the emotional
feelings and turmoil that Dr. Brian O'Leary has gone through for
jumping off of a mainstream science position into the unknown area
of New Science. New Science investigates U.F.O's, prayer, free
energy, phychic experiences, and so on.
It's interesting to read of the mental struggles Dr. O'Leary has
gone through. This book is something of a journal and a catharsis
for him. Dr. O'Leary even applies the research lives of some in the
book, like Bruce and John Klingbeil of Spindrift Research, as models
to avoid if one gets very depressed in their research attempts. A
theme in "Void" is mental depression and what can one do to avoid
depression when the world is telling you that your pursuits are
insane or at least abnormal.
A reader should be interested in this book for no other reason
than it is so unusual and psychological that one will walk away with
information he didn't know he didn't know.
2 of 2 people found the following
The Psychologist in the Void.
The book "Miracle
in the Void" had an emotional impact on me because I know of the
personal struggles some of the explorers mentioned in the book have
July 29, 2000
There was much psychological struggling described in Dr.
O'Leary's book. Dr. O'Leary applied as models the life-experiences
of some people who explore "so-called fringe sceientific research."
Some of these people were models of what to avoid in Dr. O'Leary's
own life-experience. That is, if some researcher fell into a mental
depression because of the negative way he was treated for doing
fringe research, Brian O'Leary writes that such a reaction provided
a hint of what psychological reaction to avoid himself. Brain
O'Leary didn't want to get too depressed himself. And depression is
a theme in this book.
Dr. O'Leary has more descriptions of New Science theory and
experiments in his other writings. However, "Miracle in the Void" is
a stand-alone book, to the best of my knowledge, of the
psychological warfare with others and with one's self many people
with "far-out" ideas go through.
I liked the book. It's psychological all the way through. It
wonders more about the mental states of people rather than the
altered states of people! The book is almost a journal of what Brian
O'Leary has noticed in his contacts with those researching the
Dr. O'Leary's book is an emotional ride. His writing hit me as a
"catharsis" of all the emotions he has experienced by jumping off
the mainstream of science into what is called New Science.
As I said above, one good reason to read this book is, it may be
the only one of its kind. What do I mean? Rather than going deeply
into psychic and spiritual phenomena, Dr. O'Leary goes into the
psychological states of people who promote their unusual experiences
with free energy, prayer, consciousness, UFO's, and so on. I didn't
anticipate what the book was about. That should peak one's interest
in reading it.
7 of 12 people found the following
Too much airy speculation about death
, May 18, 1998
CustomerReaders expecting useful information on the
book's subtitle, "Free Energy, UFOs and Other Scientific
Revelations", will be disappointed, Although a scientist, O'Leary is
light on the science of free energy. He is far more concerned with
death, consciousness, personal introspection, transcendence,
parapsychology and resurrecting Gaia than in offering a strong
explanation of advances in energy technology. O'Leary still thinks
there are remains of a lost civilization on Mars. "Finding Myself in
the New Consciousness" would have been a better description.
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