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Read online Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion 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 .

From multiple New York Times bestselling author neuroscientist and new atheist Sam Harris Waking Up is for the 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 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 by Sam Harris

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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Title:Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Non fiction, Spirituality, Religion, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Self help
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