Putting God into Einstein’s Equations: Energy of the Soul
Book Review by Marsha L. Randolph
Marsha is a writer and speaker.
If you love a ‘till death do you part’ love story you will certainly appreciate Putting God Into Einstein’s Equations by Jerry and Marcia Pollock. This is a book written by a man who lost his wife too soon in his journey here on earth. Jerry Pollack in conjunction with the essence of all that Marcia is presents a philosophy of eternal life based on their faith and science.
Marcia Pollack died March 18, 2011 leaving behind a wealth of wisdom written for all to see. Anyone who has experienced a loved one, particularly a spouse, may understand some of what Jerry experienced. Marcia was the one who made him whole, this is very clear as you journey with him in the pages of Putting God Into Einstein’s Equations.
How do you explain or justify the loss of your soul mate, particularly if you are a child of God? Where does science end and faith begin? These are the questions addressed in this 167 page painstakingly written book by Jerry and Marcia Pollock.
Though I cannot recommend this book from a Christian perspective because of some areas which I believe are biblically incorrect I want you to go buy it. I don’t think you will ever read a greater love story than Putting God Into Einstein’s Equations.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair review.
Reviewer’s Addendum: As I think about the love Marcia and Jerry shared I think of these words from the Song of Songs:
Her: My love is mine, and I am his.
He grazes among my lilies.
As the day breathes its’ morning breeze
and shadows turn and flee;
Turn to me, my love, like a gazelle;
come to me like a young stag on rugged mountains.
SONG OF SONGS 2:16-17 THE VOICE
Book Review by David W. Menefee
David is a Pulitzer nominated American author, ghost writer, screenwriter, book editor, and film historian.
Many people feel that the convergence of so many noteworthy events at this single time in history cannot be accidental: Many people feel that the convergence of so many noteworthy events at this single time in history cannot be accidental:
- The dawning of the Age of Aquarius
- Earth’s entry into the Photon belt for the first time in 24,000 years
- The ancient Mayan prophecy of a new age beginning at the end of 2012
- Christian’s belief that the second coming of the Messiah looms just ahead
- Jew’s belief that the first appearance of the Messiah is around the corner
- Muslim’s belief that an end to the present age is at hand
- The theory that man will be on the Earth for 6,000 years and we are in 5,990-something on the timeline
- On a recent National Public Radio broadcast, even many non-spiritual people admitted that they sense an unprecedented worldwide change in the wind
- The theory of a planetary polarity shift at the end of 2012
In his November 24, 1952 letter to Charles Hapgood, Albert Einstein wrote that the idea of a planetary polarity shift and earth crust displacement should not be ruled out “apriori” just because the idea didn’t fit with what we know or want to believe about the earth’s past. What was needed, Einstein claimed, were solid “geological and paleontological facts.”
Those facts are still hard to nail down. According to author Jerry Pollock in Putting God into Einstein’s Equations, faith must come into play in all aspects of spirituality, and where Einstein and his equations are concerned at this uncanny juncture of extraordinary events, Einstein’s belief in a God whose organizing intelligence is beyond human comprehension cannot be overlooked. Pollock bases his provocative, compelling book on Einstein’s equations, and he uses them as a platform to explore and reflect the energy of our God-given Divine souls.
Jerry Pollock’s credentials should make even skeptics listen to what he has to say. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. He obtained his PhD in Biophysics at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel in 1969, and then he went on to New York University Medical Center for four years as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor of Microbiology. Until July 2006, he was Professor of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University. One should closely study the observations of a scholar like Pollock and seriously consider his point of view, whether you ultimately agree with him or not.
Pollock also claims to have conversations with the Devil, professes to regular communications with the soul of his deceased wife, and reveals that he twice attempted suicide and once was incarcerated and placed on anti-psychotic medication. The Jerry Pollock who authored Putting God into Einstein’s Equations is both the learned professor noted by the aforementioned credentials and was once the troubled man also described above. This dichotomy sets his writings on an extraordinary plane. What makes his latest book so compelling is that the reader can discern that he genuinely believes what he says and has the courage of his convictions. His writing reflects penetrating, sensible thoughts, and his words are not the random ramblings of a maniacal madman. Truth, love, and wisdom lie within these pages, and the moving reflections on the authors’ life experiences will either leave you entertained or enlightened, depending on your frame of mind at Page 1. Either way, you will be enthralled by Page 167 because you will have confronted dozens of thought-provoking theories, and weighing the pros and cons of each conjecture may keep you up half the night. This book is a page turner, and most people will desire to read the book in one mind-expanding sitting.
So just how does Jerry put God into Einstein’s equations? Many people who believe in God believe that God is a unique light, and Jerry writes, “If God is composed of energy particles, then it would be natural to assume that His energy particles would behave according to Einstein’s famous equation E = mc2.” He also explains, “In Einstein’s equation, the 186 thousand miles per second velocity of light, c, is approached by an object when its energy and relativistic mass are essentially infinite. Because God is limitless and beyond infinity and because we are a part of God, His energy and the energy of our souls, one and the same energy, is transmitted telepathically, as we shall discover in later chapters, at speeds of 186 billion miles per second. Incredible as it sounds, energy follows thought and thoughts as energy are transmitted one million times faster than the speed of light.”
Albert Einstein would probably have been open to considering the possibilities of Pollock’s theory. In the Bible, God tells Moses that no one can see His face lest he die, and many later theologians have expounded on the probability that His brilliance would be far too much for us to bear. In Jerry and Marcia Pollock’s book, they explore many more intriguing components that add even greater fuel to this explanation. In reading this book, you set sail on a spellbinding trek to a greater understanding of who we are, why we are here, and where we are heading. At times, the book reaches sublime proportions. Prepare yourself for an unprecedented excursion skyward.
Book Review by Suzanne Gattis, Pacific Book Review
“Truth, Love, and Wisdom lie within these pages.” This simple yet powerful phrase is the dedication, attributed to the Creator, introducing the book to all of its readers. After reading the book, I believe it truly expresses the sincerity in which the words of this work of non-fiction were written.
After discovering the premise to Jerry and Marcia Pollock’s book “Putting God into Einstein’s Equations”, I was prepared to read it with an open mind, as my religious and philosophical views somewhat differ from the content held within the pages. However, what I found at the essence of the book was a story that I could relate to, a beautiful tale of true romance and of a strong faith and devotion to our God and to each other. While some of the concepts were new and foreign to me, these principles were not.
The book chronicles Jerry’s quest for peace and understanding after the loss of his beloved wife and soul mate Marcia to cancer. The lessons and concepts that he explores along the way bring him to an understanding and place of comfort, as well as to a bridge for him to connect to his wife once more. For anyone that has ever lost someone, this comfort is one of the greatest gifts that one can find.
What are the properties of the soul? What happens after we die? Can we be once again reunited with those beyond us? These are just some of the intricate concepts that Pollock explores. He delves into these issues armed with true belief and with well researched information. The views of many are incorporate into this book, tying in references as diverse as rabbinical scripture to those of the theorist Albert Einstein. Theories of the speed of light, past lives, the energy of a soul, and miracles are discussed in great detail in the book and for many can be the first introduction into such ways of thinking. Pollock gives testimony throughout Putting God into Einstein’s Equations to what he terms the energy of our God-given Divine souls.
I found the fact that Marcia is a co-author to be a unique premise upon which the book is written. The relationship that he had with her both in this physical world and the spiritual world is truly a beautiful thing; often books do not portray the emotions as well as this work did. It is a true tale of how faith and love can bring us to a place of real understanding, in this life and the next. I would recommend this book for anyone that wants to broaden their horizons while enjoying a classic story of love and commitment.
Book Review by James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review
Faith does not have to contend with science. Putting God Into Einstein’s Equations is an exploration of science and the soul from Jerry and his late wife Marcia as they explore the theories of Einstein from the perspectives of faith, souls, with some metaphysical ideals woven in as well. Putting God Into Einstein’s Equations is worth considering for those who want to weave it all together into something much more. Highly recommended.