A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind
Hardcover ISBN: 0062906712
Delving into the mystery of consciousness, this mind-expanding volume is a thought-provoking and illuminating meditation on the self, intelligence and the circuitry that appear to give rise to the certainty of experience. 50,000 first printing.
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life
Paperback ISBN: 1401307787
An updated tenth anniversary edition of the best-selling guide explains how anyone can use mindfulness--the Buddhist art of living each moment fully as it happens--to reduce anxiety, achieve inner peace, find fulfillment, and enrich one's life, accompanied by a series of anecdotes, instructions, and meditations. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
The Hidden Brain
How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
Paperback ISBN: 0385525222
The hidden brain is Shankar Vedantam’s shorthand for a host of brain functions, emotional responses, and cognitive processes that happen outside of our conscious awareness, but that have a decisive effect on how we behave. The hidden brain has its finger on the scale when we make all of our most complex and important decisions – it decides who we fall in love with, whether we should convict someone of murder, or which way to run when someone yells “fire!” It explains why we can become riveted by the story of a single puppy adrift on an ocean but are quickly bored by a story of genocide. The hidden brain can also be deliberately manipulated to vote against their interest, or even become suicide terrorists. But the most disturbing thing is that it does all of this without our knowing. Shankar Vedantam, longtime author of the Washington Post’s popular “Department of Human Behavior” column, takes us on a tour of this phenomenon and explores its consequences. Using original reporting that combines the latest scientific research with compulsively readable narratives that take readers from the American campaign trail to terrorist indoctrination camps, from the World Trade Center on 9/11 to, yes, a puppy adrift in the Pacific Ocean, Vedantam illuminates the dark recesses of our minds while making an original argument about how we can compensate for our blind spots—and what happens when we don't. From the Hardcover edition.
The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1559392630
Seeks to clarify popular beliefs about the nature of tantric practice, explaining how tantra practitioners confront and work with strong emotions in order to promote more creative, loving, and healthier lifestyles. Original.
Theatre of the Mind
Raising the Cutain on Consciousness
Paperback ISBN: 0062026682
A captivating look at consciousness, exploring the most recent and controversial research on the brain. If the brain is the theatre, consciousness is the play. But who or what controls what we watch and how we watch it? In Theatre of the Mind, Jay Ingram, whose past scientific investigations include the properties of honey on toast and the complexities of the barmaids brain, tackles one of the most controversial of subjects: consciousness. Scientists have long tried to map our brains and understand how it is that we think and are self-aware, but what do we really know? Any discussion of the brain raises more questions than answers, and Ingram illuminates some of the most perplexing ones: What happens in our minds when were driving and we suddenly realize that we dont remember the last few miles of highway? How do we remember images, sounds, and aromas from our past so vividly, and why do we often recreate them so differently in our dreams? Ingrams latest book is a mind-bending experience, a cerebral, stylish ride through the history, philosophy, and science of the brain and the search for the discovery of the self.
The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization
The Quantum Evolution of Consciousness
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591432413
How the global mind drives the evolution of both consciousness and civilization • Explains how our brains receive consciousness from the global mind, which upgrades human consciousness according to a pre-set divine time frame • Reveals how the Mayan Calendar provides a blueprint for these consciousness downloads throughout history • Examines the mind shift in humans and the development of pyramids and civilization in ancient Egypt, Sumer, South America, and Asia beginning in 3115 BCE In each culture the origins of civilization can be tied to the arising of one concept in the human mind: straight lines. Straight and perpendicular lines are not found in nature, so where did they come from? What shift in consciousness occurred around the globe that triggered the start of rectangular building methods and linear organization as well as written language, pyramid construction, mathematics, and art? Offering a detailed answer to this question, Carl Calleman explores the quantum evolution of the global mind and its holographic resonance with the human mind. He examines how our brains are not thinking machines but individual receivers of consciousness from the global mind, which creates holographic downloads to adjust human consciousness to new cosmological circumstances. He explains how the Mayan Calendar provides a blueprint for these downloads throughout history and how the global mind, rather than the individual, has the power to make civilizations rise and fall. He shows how, at the beginning of the Mayan 6th Wave (Long Count) in 3115 BCE, the global mind gave human beings the capacity to conceptualize spatial relations in terms of straight and perpendicular lines, initiating the building of pyramids and megaliths around the world and leading to the rise of modern civilization. He examines the symbolism within the Great Pyramid of Giza and the pyramid at Chichén Itzá and looks at the differences between humans of the 6th Wave in ancient Egypt, Sumer, South America, and Asia and the cave painters of the 5th Wave. He reveals how the global mind is always connected to the inner core of the Earth and discusses how the two halves of the brain parallel the civilizations of the East and West. Outlining the historical, psychological, geophysical, and neurological roots of the modern human mind, Calleman shows how studying early civilizations offers a means of understanding the evolution of consciousness.
The New Children and Near Death Experiences
Paperback ISBN: 1591430208
The New Children and Near-Death Experiences is the first book to provide an in-depth study of children who have experienced the near-death phenomenon. The author shows that these children have experienced functional changes in the brain, possess heightened empathic abilities and intelligence, and suggests that understanding the experiences of these children can help us prepare for a quantum leap in the evolution of humanity.
Sacred Mushroom Of Visions
Teonanacatl : A Sourcebook On The Psilocybin Mushroom
Paperback ISBN: 1594770441
Sacred Mushroom of Visions: TeonanÃ¡catl describes the experiences of psychoactive mushroom users and how the use of the psilocybe mushroom spread from Mexico to North America, Asia, and Europe. Firsthand accounts of the controversial Harvard Psilocybin Project, the use of psilocybin in psychotherapy, and current studies on the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are provided.