Schlitz, Marilyn, Vieten, Cassandra, Amorok, Tina. Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life. New Harbinger Publications; 1st edition (January 2008)
This engaging book, the fruit of the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ ongoing investigation into the power and potential of human consciousness, brings what we know about achieving personal transformation off the mountain top, down from the ivory tower, out of the laboratory, and into your hands. Groundbreaking insights were gleaned from representatives of many major world religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Native American cosmology, and contemporary forms of spirituality, and are complemented by the latest discoveries from science.
Living Deeply transcends any one approach by focusing on common elements of transformation across a variety of traditions, while affirming and supporting the diversity of approaches across religious, spiritual, scientific, academic, and cultural backgrounds. Each chapter in the book ends with “Experiences of Transformation,” exercises drawn from wisdom traditions or scientific investigations meant to enhance your direct experience of the material.
Learning more about the terrain of consciousness transformation can not only give you a map, but can help you become the cartographer of your own transformative journey. Research over the last decade at the Institute of Noetic Sciences has systematically surveyed hundreds of people’s stories of their own transformations, as well as conducting over 50 in-depth interviews with teachers and masters of the world’s spiritual, religious, and transformative traditions.
No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your current path is — whether you seek to transform your life completely or simply make adjustments that will add a layer of richness and depth to your life — exploring the many ways that transformation is stimulated and sustained can hold great power. Weaving together cutting-edge science with wisdom from teachers of the world’s transformative traditions this book explores how people experience deep shifts in their consciousness, and how those shifts can lead to healing and wholeness.
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