marja de vries
Endorsements for the book "The Whole Elephant Revealed "
A strongly recommended read
March 2011: "A veritable tour de force, "The Whole Elephant Revealed" by Marja de Vries is a treasure consisting of the intimate blending of ancient wisdom with mostly internally self-consistent experimental and theoretical findings by present-day scientists, journalists, mystics and lay public. It is a strongly recommended read by anyone who wishes to expand their consciousness and grow in their own evolutionary beingness."
= William A. Tiller, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, Department of Materials Science
This amazing book by a woman is a refreshingly welcome contrast
March 2011: "This amazing book by a woman is a refreshingly welcome contrast to the masculine manner in which Laws of Nature have been derived by western science. Rather than expounding on abstractions derived from relatively recent measurements of a universe construed as meaningless matter in accidental evolution, Marja de Vries, with exquisite scholarship, pulls together the wealth of our human heritage of Laws of Nature as understood by diverse ancient cultures that integrated intellect, consciousness, spirit and heart, making them as meaningful and practically powerful today as when first revealed. This book will hasten the day when western science itself will acknowledge the validity of a global consortium of sciences that together give us a more complete picture of our universe.”
= Elisabet Sahtouris, evolution biologist and futurist; author of EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution
A thrilling synthesis that is desperately needed
February 2011: "The Whole Elephant Revealed is a thrilling synthesis that is desperately needed. Marja de Vries has woven a beautiful tapestry uniting the deepest insights of the great wisdom traditions with the revelations of modern science. She shows that humans are an integral, synchronized aspect of the universe, not an accidental, meaningless appendage. If we are to endure, the widespread understanding of the principles in this book is utterly necessary.”
= Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Power of Premonitions, Healing Words and Reinventing Medicine
It brings together the best ideas and broadest understanding of who we are as humans
February 2011: "It gives me hope to see The Whole Elephant Revealed now also in English, for in it you provide keys to unlock the treasures of human understanding that are in such great need today. You integrate an extraordinary range of sources, with an uncommon wisdom. Though I love many of the quotes from sages and scientists, I find your own expressions of the core ideas equally compelling. I'm engaged, as are many others, in doing whatever comes to mind to help with the re-education of our millions, whose contributions are needed if we are to have a bright future. Your book will be a powerful asset since it brings together the best ideas and broadest understanding of who we are as humans and as integral elements of the world. Thank you for this work.”
= Roger Nelson, PhD, Director, Global Consciousness Project
An insightful unveiling, layer by layer, of the Universal truths
March 2011: "Marja de Vries uses The Kybalion as a framework to weave a tapestry from the threads of wisdom traditions and modern science. As this book deepens our understanding of the reality that underlies the apparent one, our vision of the tapestry morphs. The perception that its composition contained separate strands was merely an illusion. The Whole Elephant Revealed is an insightful unveiling, layer by layer, of the Universal truths that underlie personal and global transformation. It is a welcome addition to the literature that is integrating science and spirituality.
= Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D., author of The ESP Enigma
Endorsements written for the Dutch version "De Hele Olifant in Beeld":
A true jewel and a lot of pleasure to read
“A beautiful book, very clarifying. An absolute enrichment for everyone, regardless what they have read so far. Again the puzzle is more complete. For me what makes a book attractive is also to be found in the complexity and the need to use the brain. Once again, a true jewel, and for many a lot of pleasure to read and digest.”
= Helen van Langeveld-Peters, Integrated Energy Therapy® Master/healer
An enriching book also for organisation spirituality
“The Sufi story of the blind people and the elephant shows the importance of perceiving the whole and getting to the essence of things, to the mystery of being. This universal insight into the essence of things based on the wisdom traditions, as described in this book, shows the meaning of all transformations. An enriching book also for organisation spirituality.”
= Paul de Blot SJ, Professor of Business Spiritualiteit at the Business University Nyenrode, The Netherlands.
A great and unique masterpiece without pretending to be a masterpiece
“A great and unique masterpiece without pretending to be a masterpiece. Well-founded with relevant references from a varied arsenal of sources, Marja takes us via mystic and systems describing perspectives to a path of universal laws and to the human being as a whole. A synthesis finally connecting wisdom traditions and science in a profound way.”
= Han Wassenaar, researcher in neuro-and psychobiology with the practice ZIGCOM
(Zelfsturing In Gedrag en COMmunicatie).
The correspondences between ancient wisdoms and recent scientific understandings
“The Whole Elephant Revealed is a must for everyone who really wants to grasp the correspondences between ancient traditions and recent scientific understandings. Not one moment becoming dull or incomprehensible Marja takes us along on a voyage of discovery to the cross connections. And then, to realize that this result of thorough study, thinking and deep intuition, is only the beginning! What will follow next are the consequences of these insights for how we - human beings - learn and how we can support our children to learn. Already I am looking forward to that too!”
= Charlotte Korbee, director Shapers of Education International Foundation.
A heartwarming overview
“This book is a gift for all who are interested in their own development and in the evolution of humankind in general. It is a heartwarming overview of and insight into the developments of science, linked with spiritual insights, shamanism and the spiritual evolution accelerating already for some thirty years. I am very glad with this book.”
= Paul Liekens, author of 16 books on energy, psychology, spiritual development. Shaman and international trainer in Neuro-Linguistic-Programming.
A lot of insights collected and put together in a coherent whole
“Bang! home! a lot of insights collected and put together in a coherent whole. Always thought reality must be more simple than it seems at first sight? The Whole Elephant Revealed is a surprisingly enjoyable book that offers insights for people on the path of selfdiscovery and understanding their relationship with their surroundings…
= Martijn Aslander, founder elvenstone-network
Here is the book we have been waiting for!
“Finally, here is the book we have been waiting for! In a well-organized way, Marja de Vries succeeds to bridge consciousness research, ancient wisdom and modern sciences. An excellent introduction for all who are awakening in the new consciousness at the beginning of the 21st century.”
= Igor Byttebier - author of Creativiteit Hoe?Zo! and co-founder of the international networkNew Shoes Today