Author(s): Robert Keith Wallace
The Coherence Effect describes how to tap into the laws of nature to improve health, higher brain functioning and well-being. With a Foreword by neuroscientist and physician Tony Nader, head of the international Transcendental Meditation (TM) organizations in over 100 countries, the book is the product of years of research and practice by a powerhouse team of authors.
Dr. Robert Keith Wallace's postgraduate research at Harvard continued his pioneering research on the physiological effects of meditation. He is the author of several books on meditation and Ayurveda and one of the world's leading authorities on Vedic health practices.Dr. Christopher Clark followed his residency at Yale's Department of Psychiatry by pioneering the integration of Ayurvedic medicine into the practice of medicine and psychiatry; he is the author of Ayurvedic Healing-Contemporary Maharishi AyurVeda Medicine and Science. Jay B. Marcus has been a teacher of meditation for 45 years and He has lectured extensively on drug abuse, prison reform, and meditation. He is the author of TM and Business.
The authors begin taking readers on a health and healing journey with an understanding of one of the most famous laws of nature, the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It says that anything that is not alive increases in entropy (disorder or decay) over time. Cars and houses fall apart, computers break down, food becomes rotten. The same natural tendency towards entropy affects the human body. But living organisms have the ability to grow and evolve and overcome the decaying effect of the Second Law at least for a time. And how we do this tells us what life is according to science and what we need for optimal health.
A prime lesson of The Coherence Effect is how to eat for complete digestion and what to eat to overcome particular disorders and entropy in general.
We know our immune and other self-repair systems naturally enable us to maintain inner order as the antidote to entropy and disease. When functioning properly, our immune system keeps germs out of the body and destroys those that enter; we naturally manufacture chemicals each day to heal wounds, aid sleep, improve digestion, and control bodily functions. When working properly, the body's self-healing systems do a thousand-fold more to maintain normal, orderly functioning than any pharmaceuticals could possibly do.
And the book compares meditation programs based on science and the laws of nature. So, those not satisfied with their meditation experience can decide if they want to try the TM technique, which generates brain coherence to overcome entropy.
Health and life itself depend on maintaining inner order or coherence, and the book shows how we can enhance our naturally coherent state for lifelong health even in a stressful and infectious world.