A Guide to Spirituality Without ReligionBook - 2014
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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Branch Call Number: 204 H3161w 2014
Characteristics: viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm