Your Einstein Complex Book Overview
Your Einstein Complex (Awaken Your Inner Genius … Live Your Dreams) is a book by Dr. Roger A. Boger, a practising dental surgeon who has served as a research fellow at the Albert Einstein North Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The book’s foreword argues that all of us have a latent potential for genius and it is the aim of the book to point the way to awaken the genius that lies dormant in us all.
The introduction points to some of the characteristics of the great genius, Albert Einstein. He had the capacity to look at things differently. Nowadays we call this ‘thinking outside of the box‘. At the start of each of the 12 chapters of the book, there is a specific quotation and thought from the great man himself – Einstein. These specific quotes are often used by the author to develop the material for that chapter itself. For example, the quotation from Chapter one (which has as its theme ‘Secrets of an Inside job’), the chapter highlights the gift of imagination and the capacity for creative thinking that is characteristic of human kind. Creative thinking cannot begin too early.
Chapter two, ‘Start Early’, starts with the quotation from Einstein: ‘I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.‘ The chapter has quotations from a number of sources which help to support the basic theme of starting early. For example, Kohlberg’s six stages of ethical development is used to outline the process whereby children learn ethical principles which would lead to critically thought-out decisions.
Chapter two, as with many others, also has a series of quotations which add to the overall theme being developed. These insertions from time to time can be a bit distracting unless they are read in the context of the chapter. So basically, this book is not one for ‘straight reading’, but rather needs time for full ‘digestion’.
Boger traces the development of the brain, and how human capacity for creativity and well-being follow as our brains are properly developed. That creativity is enhanced as we grow closer to the source – which is God. Reason, memory, imagination and creativity are all the outcome of the proper development of our human brains.
In chapter five ‘Secrets of Intelligence’, some of the inputs to human development are listed – music, mental exercise, thoughts that become things and creative outcomes. The extensive chapter on ‘Secrets of Health’ has many sections that give significant insights on the topic.
‘Disease and its effects’ challenges the reader to think and act positively:
- The person with a strong gait, great attitude and bright spirit almost never ill
- Water is the stuff of our bodies and it is important to take due care at the source of our water
- Air quality is another of the factors affecting health
- Sleep is a powerful factor in human recovery and strength
- Nutrition and the choice of foods represent critical decisions for bodily care
- Exercise is vital for the care of the body
Recognition of these and other factors will lead to the development of a personal health plan.
Other chapters in “Your Einstein Complex” speak about the secrets of wealth, networking, real estate, investing and ‘An Inside Job’. The final chapter, ‘The Universal Secret’ quotes Einstein as follows: “Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man – ikn this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.”
This is a deep book that is definitely not meant to be read in a single sitting. Check it out.
Submitted by A.S., Miami, FL