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How the Mind Works
How the Mind Works
Paperback      ISBN: 0393318486
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a national best-seller illuminates the evolution and operation of the human brain and the meaning of human nature. Reprint.
Lsd, Spirituality, and the Creative Process: Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.d.
Lsd, Spirituality, and the Creative Process
Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.d.
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819731
An exploration of how LSD influences imagination and the creative process. • Based on the results of one of the longest clinical studies of LSD that took place between 1954 and 1962, before LSD was illegal. • Includes personal reports, artwork, and poetry from the original sessions as testimony of the impact of LSD on the creative process. In 1954 a Los Angeles psychiatrist began experimenting with a then new chemical discovery known as LSD-25. Over an eight-year period Dr. Oscar Janiger gave LSD-25 to more than 950 men and women, ranging in age from 18 to 81 and coming from all walks of life. The data collected by the author during those trials and from follow-up studies done 40 years later is now available here for the first time, along with the authors' examination of LSD's ramifications on creativity, imagination, and spirituality. In this book Marlene Dobkin de Rios, a medical anthropologist who has studied the use of hallucinogens in tribal and third world societies, considers the spiritual implications of these findings in comparison with indigenous groups that employ psychoactive substances in their religious ceremonies. The book also examines the nature of the creative process as influenced by psychedelics and provides artwork and poetry from the original experiment sessions, allowing the reader to personally witness LSD's impact on creativity. The studies recounted in LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process depict an important moment in the history of consciousness and reveal the psychic unity of humanity.
In the Shadow of Memory
In the Shadow of Memory
Hardcover      ISBN: 0803242972
The author, who suffers from static dementia, recalls his life with humor and subtlety, revealing how he has had to surrender the desire for mastery in favor of achieving harmony instead. (Biography)
Stigma: Notes on the Management of a Spoiled Identity
Stigma
Notes on the Management of a Spoiled Identity
Paperback      ISBN: 0671622447
Analyzes the feelings of the physically deformed and other social outcasts toward themselves and others
Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality
Entangled Minds
Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality
Paperback      ISBN: 1416516778
A scientific exploration of the causes of psychic phenomena describes the beliefs of Albert Einstein and top researchers to explain how human minds are interconnected much in the same way that objects in the universe are connected through space and time. By the author of The Conscious Universe. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Medici Effect: What You Can Learn from Elephants and Epidemics
Medici Effect
What You Can Learn from Elephants and Epidemics
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1422102823
With an international background and MBA from Harvard, a business consultant draws inspiration from Renaissance Italy's surge of creativity for his "Medici effect." Johansson contends that innovation is fueled by the intersection of disparate fields and cultures, and that intersectional ideas are accelerating due to increasing human migration, convergence of science and computer power. He offers example of Medici-type innovators, and tips for dealing with risk and generating new ideas. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Brain Longevity: The Breakthrough Medical Program That Improves Your Mind and Memory
Brain Longevity
The Breakthrough Medical Program That Improves Your Mind and Memory
Hardcover      ISBN: 0446520675
Including a four-part program that involves nutritional, stress-relieving, pharmacological, and mind-body exercises therapies to overcome the effects of brain aging, a guide helps readers over forty control a hormone called cortisol and improve their mental acuity.
Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My LIfe with Autism
Thinking in Pictures
And Other Reports from My LIfe with Autism
Paperback      ISBN: 0307275655
Celebrated for her unique empathy with animals, the animal scientist describes how she and other victims of autism perceive the world, and relates the ways in which she has been able to adapt and have a successful career. Reissue. 15,000 first printing.
Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking
Blink
The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0316010669
Draws on a range of case studies to explore the process by which people make decisions, explaining how the difference between good and bad decision making is directly related to the details on which people focus, and counsels readers on how to become better decision makers in every aspect of life. Reprint.
Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking
Blink
The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316172324
Draws on a range of case studies to explore the process by which people make decisions, explaining how the difference between good and bad decision making is directly related to the details on which people focus, and counseling readers on how to become better decision makers in every aspect of life. 200,000 first printing.