Without knowing anything about New Thought, I purchased this book based on the reviews and the description. I am a devout Christian who believes the spirit of God permeates all of His creation. I figured it could be possible for anyone to tap into this power. I was willing...
Without knowing anything about New Thought, I purchased this book based on the reviews and the description. I am a devout Christian who believes the spirit of God permeates all of His creation. I figured it could be possible for anyone to tap into this power. I was willing to see. Incidentally, I am both an engineer and a scientist.
When I read Grout''s book, I was instantly put off by the misrepresentation of quantum mechanics. Likewise, the author references several scientific sources, but these sources do not support her theories. This is a common marketing ploy used by scam artists. For example, a diet pill may say, "the Mayo Clinic has found obesity to be the number one health concern in America." While this may be a true statement, the Mayo Clinic does not endorse commercial products, especially diet pills. The purpose of citing the Mayo Clinic is to give the appearance of endorsement and support for the product. In the same way, Grout cites scientists and uses their words to support her theories, but none of them would personally support the FP. I find this very deceptive.
Referencing the scientific method, Grout includes a form for each experiment. The purpose is to make everything seem very scientific. I suppose this makes the reader feel like a scientist. All of this appeared to be pseudoscience and on par with alchemy.
Grout continued and went into religion. She equated the FP with God. She stated that God doesn''t really care what we do and is always a positive force in our life. She said that religion, including religious texts, are all man-made - incidentally, her book and theories are also man-made. This is antithetical to the Bible and everything I believe in. In fact, it is similar to Luciferian doctrines.
Even after these warning bells, I was willing to suspend my disbelief and at least try the first experiment. The first experiment was simply asking the universe (FP, God) for a blessing within 48 hours. She said this blessing could be anything, including a child sitting next to you on a park bench... ????? That screams confirmation bias. Even after this, I was willing to try.
Grout gives a script to say for the first experiment, but she says that you can say whatever. I wasn''t about to pray to the universe. Since she said that the FP is God, then I decided to pray to the Father. Even before that, I had the verse, "do not put God to the test" echoing in my head. I ignored it. Instead, I prayed to Him. I asked, if I am on the right track, then please show me confirmation with a blessing within the next 48 hours. That... was a mistake.
For the next 48 hours, I had diarrhea, vomiting, and gas that smelled like something crawled up inside me and died. Near the end of the first day, it felt like I was having a heart attack. I had stabbing pains in my chest that lasted several minutes at a time. Finally, at the end of the 48 hours, to the minute, it all went away. God certainly sent me a confirmation. In the future, I need to heed the warning. Honestly, I knew better.
At best, Grout is peddling out New Age psycho-babble for a quick buck and packaging it as "science." At worse, she''s preaching Luciferian theology and disguising it as "science." If you receive a blessing, it may be just a coincidence or it may be from something you really don''t want blessing you.