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Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Harris
ISBN: 9781451636017 1451636016 9781451636024 1451636024 1476777721 9781476777726 0593074017 9780593074015 1473508886 9781473508880 1451636032 9781451636031
OCLC Number: 881518331
Description: viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Spirituality. The search for happiness --
Religion, East and West --
Mindfulness --
The truth of suffering --
Enlightenment --
The mystery of consciousness. The mind divided --
Structure and function --
Are our minds already split? --
Conscious and unconscious processing in the brain --
Consciousness is what matters --
The riddle of the self. What are we calling "I"? --
Consciousness without self --
Lost in thought --
The challenge of studying the self --
Penetrating the illusion --
Meditation. Gradual versus sudden realization --
Dzogchen: taking the goal as the path --
Having no head --
The paradox of acceptance --
Gurus, death, drugs, and other puzzles. Mind on the brink of death --
The spiritual uses of pharmacology.
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For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, this book offers a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.  Read more...

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"Sam Harris reminds us that awakening does not depend on religious belief. With his usual probing clarity, Sam points out the rational methodology for exploring the nature of consciousness." -- Read more...

 
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