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Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion, Sam Harris

Label
Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion
Title
Waking up
Title remainder
a guide to spirituality without religion
Statement of responsibility
Sam Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives -- and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow. Waking Up is part seeker's memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality
Summary
A guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology considers how to learn from the examples of religious sages and saints from a secular and philosophical perspective without formally committing to religion
Tone
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10381953
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Harris, Sam
Dewey number
204
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL624
LC item number
.H333 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Spirituality
  • Irreligion
Target audience
adult
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a guide to spirituality without religion
Label
Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion, Sam Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn881518331
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781451636017
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014012097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881518331
Label
Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion, Sam Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn881518331
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781451636017
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014012097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881518331

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