Review of Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within

The following was published in the October 2011 issue of the Foundation for Mind Being Research Newsletter (

FMBR was founded over thirty years ago as an interdisciplinary quest for integrated models of consciousness. Since that time, a great deal of solid scientific research has been done, and continues to be done, which sheds light on the nature of the universe we inhabit and the effect of human consciousness on that universe. It is becoming increasingly clear that the state of our consciousness, individual and collective, is intricately linked to the quality of our lives and our physical environment.

In her new book, Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within, Amy Lansky -- artificial intelligence researcher, and later, homeopath and author of the best-selling Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy -- puts forth a model of consciousness based on her description of higher dimensions in space. Citing research from a number of scientific disciplines, she demonstrates that there is much more going on below the surface of what we call reality than we are currently aware of. She does not, however, limit herself to the outer world of western scientific discoveries. Citing millennia of Eastern esoteric sciences and the teachings of mystics, both ancient and modern, Amy creates a coherent and expansive map of the terrain for the reader to explore. She proposes that we can -- and indeed, must -- develop our own powers to perceive the forces that underlie the universe and then use those powers to consciously create a much better world. To that end, Amy provides exercises and tools for the readers to use in order to facilitate the process of transformation in their own lives.

Though the topic is vast, Amy has created a work that is accessible and engaging. Using examples from her own life and experiences, she offers a narrative that deftly guides the reader through the worlds of unexplained phenomena, alternative medicine and meditative practice. Grounded both in science and mystic tradition, her book is an inspiring invitation to explore the portals to higher consciousness for yourself.

Our world is currently confronted by challenges unlike any we have faced before, and we do not know what lies ahead. As Amy writes, "I believe that the best strategy for meeting these challenges is for each one of us to move forward into a new way of being." Active Consciousness is a handbook for doing just that. For more information go to