Amaze Yourself: Take a Quantum Leap by Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler – book review

Amaze Yourself: Take a Quantum Leap… by Jill Ammon-Wexler

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We know our brain is our body’s and mind’s control room, but how much do we know about the superlative organ and the supernatural power? So relax. Have no fear because Amaze Yourself: Take a Quantum Leap by Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler will be your Cumin Sibyl to the mysterious world of the brain where the secret of the universe is locked in and waiting for you to unlock it if you believe in it.

Dr. Jill is a doctor of psychology and a 47-year pioneer brain/mind researcher who has devoted herself to enlightening the public about the psychosomatic effects of the brain that are so wondrous and magical that they give the brain the status of a supernatural being. For example, stress isn’t just an easy, convenient excuse for our burned-out selves; it is, in effect, the evil of psychological and physiological ailments. Also, negative thoughts are not a metaphysical concept without a scientific foundation but are like a cancerous cyst that impedes the production of glucose (the brain food), which hampers a faculty of thoughts and a sense of imagination. The wonder doesn’t stop here. There is a third eye called the pineal gland in the brain that responds to altered mental states. So we all have some degree of ability to foresee the future, but that’s only if we consciously endeavor to access the subconscious mind. No wonder some of us can see and hear ghosts, and that’s true to the end of reckoning by way of a quantum leap from one sphere to another without effort.

Suppose I am being captious by playing the role of Devil’s Advocate in the review of this admirably elegant and inspirational book. In that case, it is this: like any renowned figure of academic researchers, Dr. Jill’s successful experiments on positive thoughts confine to a pool of comparatively well-off human subjects with statuses. Of course, it’s unfair to cavil at her intention to find the truth, as her contemporary peers do the same. But I hope that someone like Dr. Jill, who writes with general readers in mind with her wealth of knowledge, includes a broad spectrum of classes in her study so that none of her readers will feel left out of the selected few. Nevertheless, Dr. Jill is a pioneer in her field, translating the mystery of brain power into our everyday language to make us realize that we are indeed starstuff harvesting sunlight only if we believe in ourselves. Therefore, this book is an excellent primer for the beautiful world of neuroscience, met with the supernatural power of the brain within us.

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Epigenesis of Mind


The mind is its own place,
And it is its own fortress,
making a celestial palace
of the great deep of Hades.

When the mind is at a loss,
in a labyrinth of woes,
it becomes an ancient captive
of a great beast primitive.

The lamp of the eye entrances
the path to the virtual realities,
the abstract creation of the mind,
making it a hologram of world.

The Mind of God by Jay Lombard

The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith, and a Search for the SoulThe Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith, and a Search for the Soul by Jay Lombard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the context of Logotherapy, a school of psychoanalysis founded by Dr. Viktor E. Frankl whose academic and religious backgrounds are comparable to those of the author, this book tells the readers that our mind is indeed shaped by the way we see things around us and about ourselves, which becomes our models of representations, our own constructed reality. In fact, the theme of this book pertains to an attitudinal value in which we choose our attitudes or response to the things we think hardly changeable. The author emphasizes on the facts that (1) religious faith should be rejuvenated and scientific knowledge enlightened in the quest of finding a meaning of life and that (2) religion and faith should not be at odds with each other but in harmony, since the mystery of our life itself can be neurologically proved as discoursed by the author. In summary, this book is a book of hope that we can change our life if we really want to with the following motto: Dum spiro, spero.