I received this book for free from Hay House to review as part of their Book Nook program. The opinions expressed are my own and reflect my honest judgment of the product.
E-Squared by Pam Grout is an interesting take on creative visualization; the sub-title is “Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.” To make this information fresh, Grout presents a series of diy experiments using creative visualization techniques.
Perhaps in order to give this book a great review all the experiments should have been proven true, which did not happen to me, but I still enjoyed the book for what it is, a quick read with a lighthearted tone meant to get you thinking differently about life. If you want to understand the neurology and quantum physics behind creative visualization I recommend Joe Dispenza’s Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, which takes an in-depth scientific view of why you must change your thinking before anything in your life can change.
Grout presents each chapter as a series of stories and examples, which becomes pretty interesting when she gets to comparing Ben Franklin and Jesus. This book does not take a religious stance on the topic, which I found refreshing, although she does quote A Course in Miracles throughout the book.
Each experiment is presented as a exercise to change your way of thinking and create a new reality for yourself. Only one experiment worked for me, but it’s hard to tell that for sure so I’m still skeptical on the concept of manifesting things.
If you’re looking for a quick read and a fun introduction to creative visualization techniques I would recommend this book to get you kickstarted into viewing life in a new way through fun exercises. And if you walk away wanting more in-depth creative visualization techniques, I recommend the classic Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain, I found my 1978 copy in a thrift store for a couple of dollars.