The Sage Age Book Reviews
Reviewed by Wayne Hurlbert
Blog Business World
The technological and spiritual evolution of the human race
is progressing very rapidly, writes MaAnna Stephenson in
her landmark book The Sage Age: Blending Science with
Intuitive Wisdom. The author's powerful achievement
is her awareness of the interconnectedness, of the
natural sciences and the human mind, leading to an
emerging paradigm shift in scientific thought.
MaAnna Stephenson moves beyond New Age thinking about
body harmonics and combines her intuitive analysis with
hard scientific research and evidence. Instead of the
usual polarization lack of discourse between the
scientific community and the New Age practitioners,
MaAnna Stephenson provides a bridge between the two
modes of thought. The result is a synthesis of
scientific reason with intuitive feeling. By traversing
this seemingly infinite chasm, the book describes a new
framework for science and for intuitive sensation.
MaAnna Stephenson approaches the latest research in
cutting edge sciences including string theory and chaos
theory with relativity and quantum physics with an eye
to understanding them in a holistic way. Rather than the
compartmentalized thinking that has dominated science in
recent years, the author provides steps toward bringing
science to the personal level. By demonstrating how the
body is in tune with the universe, using the language of
physics, biology, and chemisty, MaAnna Stephenson
develops her idea of the body as a finely tuned antenna.
For me, the power of the book is its groundbreaking
combination of hard science with intuitive feeling. Like
the long standing philosophical debate of mind and body
unity, science and New Age thought have existed in
separate realms. MaAnna Stephenson reunites science with
both Eastern and Western philosophical schools, and then
reconnects science with the inner self. She provides
clear evidence that everything in the universe is part
of its grandeur. The various scientific explanations and
intuitive experiences are merely different approaches to
the same age old puzzle.
I highly recommend The Sage Age: Blending Science
with Intuitive Wisdom by MaAnna Stephenson, to
anyone seeking answers beyond those provided by the
separation of science, religion, or New Age thought. In
this remarkable book, MaAnna Stephenson achieves a
holistic reunion of the self, with its place in the
universe, through education and understanding.
Read The Sage Age: Blending Science with Intuitive
Wisdom by MaAnna Stephenson, and follow her thought
from the body and the inner self to the formation of the
universe with the Big Bang, and back again. The book
carries you through every branch of scientific and
intuitive thought, to reach across the bridge that
separates these two solitudes, and unites them once
again in the self.
MaAnna Stephenson’s The Sage Age, Blending Science
with Intuitive Wisdom is an ideal reference book for
the person interested and knowledgeable in the fields of
science and spirituality. The Sage Age is not
light reading, but is ideal for anyone eager to see
these two fields of human endeavor gradually come
together in a dance of intuition and rational thinking.
Born in the small town of Humboldt, Tennessee, MaAnna
began her journey as the youngest of three children with
a huge age gap between her siblings and herself.
Constant inclusion in the world of adults led to an
early maturity and perhaps a different view of the world
than most children experience - especially with the
special gifts of the adults in her family.
From an early age she was exposed to a myriad of
influences including her father’s engineering and
artistic endeavors, her maternal line of intuitives, and
an intrinsic fascination with sound and music. None of
it was lost on young MaAnna. “My mother was also an
intuitive, as were all the women in my immediate family.
Having psychic senses was quite normal and the
information derived from these methods was respected and
adhered to. I became accustomed quite early to the fact
that there were things - forces and powers - which could
not be measured with a ruler but were just as real as
anything I could see or touch.”
The Human Body Antenna
MaAnna skillfully explains difficult scientific topics
such as the dual nature of light, quantum physics, and
antennas and uses these descriptions to offer
explanations for psychic phenomena. To her credit,
MaAnna doesn’t attempt to prove that which cannot be
proven, but offers examples, analogies, and research
studies that may provide a basis for future scientific
understanding of what is now the purview of
spiritualists and intuitives.
For example, after describing how antennas broadcast and
receive invisible energy she suggests the human body,
with its array of bones, cell structure, and nerve
paths, is also an antenna capable of broadcasting and
receiving invisible energy. Thinking of the body as an
antenna provides a basis for how humans can perceive the
moods and emotions of others without verbal
The Divergence of East and West
Eastern culture, which has accepted and utilized
intuition and energy healing for centuries, and Western
culture, only in recent years accepting holistic healing
practices, have not always been separated. MaAnna
provides an intriguing discussion of how East and West
The Sage Age is a 2008 publication of Nightengale
Press. It is likely to become a foundational reference
book for those willing to concede that the scientific
method and intuitive acceptance are both appropriate
approaches to human understanding of life, thought, and
Reviewed by Joyce Anthony
blog of Joyce Anthony
The fields of science and the intuitive arts are normally
divided widely. Each normally sees the other as lacking
somehow. MaAnna Stephenson agrees. In The Sage Age,
MaAnna shows how both extremes are actually very much
part of the whole. As Ms. Stephenson's words emerged, I
felt as though I was witnessing an intricate dance
between science and intuition-they came together and
parted, only to return to each other again and again,
each step choreographed by the Universe to bring out the
best in each.
The Sage Age is definitely not a light read. While
MaAnna explains complicated topics in a way that makes
them easy to understand, the book covers so much you
need to take your time, re-reading sections and allowing
the words to play out within your mind. I experienced
many "a-ha" moments as I read. I can only imagine the
wonders we could create if everyone understood the
concepts that reside between the covers of this book.
Reviewed by Phil Harris
All Things That Matter
So much is happening in the
field of science with respect to the notions reality and
creating one's reality. We now know that all of our
science is based upon our knowledge
of only 4% of the physical universe, the rest being dark
matter. Sages of ancient times KNEW of the connectedness
of everything. They KNEW that all was energy.
They KNEW that thought creates our reality and they KNEW
that thought changes reality. Science is
catching up with what was KNOWN thousands of years. DOES
ALL OF THIS REALLY MATTER? In these days of turmoil it
would benefit all to gain a greater understanding of the
TRUE NATURE of things in order that we may shape the
while to our desires and not having it shaped by others.
READ THE SAGE AGE!
Reviewed on Amazon.com by Yvonne Perry
RIGHT TO RECOVER: Winning the Political and Religious
Wars Over Stem Cell Research in America
I had the pleasure of editing this book, and I have to say
I've never read anything like it. If you are looking for a
feel-good new age book, this is not your book. If you are
looking for scientific facts to support some of the reports
and findings of the new age community, read on.
Scientists reading this book and wanting to know why energy
workers and intuitive practitioners inaccurately use terms
such as light, vibration, and aura, will be surprised to
learn that there is scientific support for what the
intuitive tries to explain by using a spiritual language. It
has been confirmed by experiments that show the subtle
energies of the aura surrounding all living things hold the
key to breakthrough understandings in biology and chemistry.
If you are a believer in psychic phenomena, you may be
pleased to find that there are scientific terms, theories,
and ideas that while they do not support such things as life
after death, spiritual dimensions, or the ability to
transfer energy, they make it impossible to disprove them.
Some of the greatest breakthroughs in science have come from
controversy where one party decides to disprove the other
only to find out that the theory they shunned was correct.
It could be that their language and terminology was clouded
and one term meant something entirely different to the
other. Perhaps one called it light and the other called it
frequency, but they were both speaking about the same thing.
One party not being able to explain to the other has been a
problem between the scientific and new age communities for
years. Those on the spiritual side have a hard time
understanding why everything has to be proven. Where's the
faith in that? they ask. And yet scientists can't prove some
of the things they accept as common truth; things that are
now being proven incorrect as new pieces to the mystery of
the universe begin to unravel through the exploration of
quantum physics, atom smashing, the new large Hadron
Collider at CERN, simultaneous dimensions, and string theory.
History and the church have influenced societal beliefs and
scientific research. If science attempts to bring forth
information that rocks the foundation of religion, it will
be fought with tenacity. Just look at how the religious,
right wing minority has prevented stem cell research in
America. Perhaps in our present age--the sage age--we are
better prepared to examine ideas and theories without fear
of punishment or rejection. This is the only way to learn
the truth about anything--do the research, form a theory,
and see if it holds up against the research others are doing.
Psychics or physics? Which is correct? Both and
neither--depending upon which side you are on and what terms
you use to describe your experience. The author doesn't lean
toward one side or the other. Being both a shamanka (female
shaman) and an electronics expert, her expansive new work
combines knowledge from the physical sciences and the
intuitive arts to present an unbiased perspective that
harmonizes these diverse disciplines into one body of
knowledge. This book is sure to open the dialog and get both
communities talking--hopefully to instead of about one another.
Reviewed on Amazon.com by Stephanie Clement
When I completed my Ph.D. studies and dissertation, I
figured I had absorbed just about everything I ever
wanted to know about systems theory, the New Age, and
the interface between science and the mystical realm.
That lasted for about an hour. More precisely, that
lasted until the next time I walked by the
Body/Mind/Spirit section in the bookstore.
For me, new books have a way of practically jumping off
the shelf and into my hand. When I least expect it, I
find some new twist that triggers a whole new train of
The Sage Age is just such a book.
It's been years since I actually studied wave and
particle theory, and a lot has happened in the field of
science since then. A whole lot. So even though I
studied the subject, I needed a refresher to remind me
what certain terms mean and how things actually work in
the world of physics. I'll give you an example of
something new I learned from The Sage Age.
I had learned that lightning rises from the ground to
the clouds. I always thought this was counter-intuitive,
but that was what I was taught. I think I even saw a
movie clip that proved it. I had also read works by
Rolling Thunder, a Cherokee medicine man. Presumably he
was given this name because there was rolling thunder
around the time he was born. Now, where I grew up,
rolling thunder was not as common as the crashing sounds
resulting from direct lightning strikes.
Then I moved to Michigan. Rolling thunder is a regular
feature of storms there, and I gained new appreciation
for the phenomenon. However, rolling thunder made me
question the validity of what I had been taught about
lightning. Rolling thunder results from electrical
charges existing in the clouds and never striking the
In The Sage Age, MaAnna mentions that there are at least
four kinds of lightning. Aha! Now what I was taught,
what I intuit about lightning, and what I observe begins
to make more sense! Lightning actually acts in a variety
of ways. MaAnna brought disparate scientific facts and
personal beliefs together for me into a neat little
piece of wisdom. Beyond the recognition of various forms
of lightning, I gained new appreciation for the many
different ways I access intuitive wisdom--through
meditation, dreams, waking visions, and other psychic means.
Each reader will find similar personal "Aha" moments in
The Sage Age. You may understand lightning in all its
glory, and then gain new insight into how waves work, or
where the torus donut shape occurs in nature. Or if you
are immersed in the sciences, you may gain new
appreciation for intuition and how it works in your own
life. It could even help to explain why that brand new
book jumped off the shelf into your hands!