How Enlightenment Changes your Brain

How Enlightenment Changes your Brain

The New Science of Transformation

Book - 2016
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The bestselling authors of How God Changes Your Brain reveal the neurological underpinnings of enlightenment, offering unique strategies to help readers experience its many benefits.

In this original and groundbreaking book, Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert Waldman turn their attention to the pinnacle of the human experience: enlightenment. Through his brain- scan studies on Brazilian psychic mediums, Sufi mystics, Buddhist meditators, Franciscan nuns, Pentecostals, and participants in secular spirituality rituals, Newberg has discovered the specific neurological mechanisms associated with the enlightenment experience--and how we might activate those circuits in our own brains.

In his survey of more than one thousand people who have experienced enlightenment, Newberg has also discovered that in the aftermath they have had profound, positive life changes. Enlightenment offers us the possibility to become permanently less stress-prone, to break bad habits, to improve our collaboration and creativity skills, and to lead happier, more satisfying lives. Relaying the story of his own transformational experience as well as including the stories of others who try to describe an event that is truly indescribable, Newberg brings us a new paradigm for deep and lasting change.
Publisher: New York :, Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781594633454
Branch Call Number: ANF 204.2 NEW
Characteristics: viii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Waldman, Mark Robert - Author


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Apr 30, 2016

I find it exceedingly ridiculous that an author with a PhD can publish anything on 'enlightenment' yet fail to quantitatively or qualitatively define what enlightenment is. So, basically, if you convince yourself of anything (whether right or wrong in itself), apparently you are enlightened. Do yourself a favour and pass this book by. This is paper that would have better been left on the tree.

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