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Author Harris, Sam, 1967-

Title Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion / Sam Harris.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    204 HAR    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    204 HAR    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    204 HAR    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    204 HAR    Available
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-237) and index.
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.
Summary "For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Waking Up is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology ... Waking Up is for the 20 percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives"--Dust jacket.
Subject Spirituality.
ISBN 9781451636017 (hbk.)
1451636016 (hbk.)

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