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Waking Up : A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (Reprint) (Paperback) (Sam Harris)
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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latestNew York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books,Waking Up is for the twenty 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.Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic—could write it.
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. 100,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 245
Genre: Science, Social Science, Body + Mind + Spirit
Sub-Genre: Philosophy + Social Aspects, Sociology of Religion, Inspiration + Personal Growth
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Sam Harris
Street Date: June 16, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-7960