Jeffrey Kripal here recounts the spectacular history of Esalen, the institute that has long been a world leader in alternative and experiential education and stands today at the center of the human potential movement. Forged in the literary and mythical leanings of the Beat Generation, inspired in the lecture halls of Stanford by radical scholars of comparative religion, the institute was the remarkable brainchild of Michael Murphy and Richard Price.
Can your thoughts heal another person, even from across the globe? Does meditation create “superhuman” levels of perception? Can prayer and intention actually affect reality? A few decades ago, scientists would have dismissed such ideas as superstition. Today, a growing body of persuasive research has turned many skeptics into believers when it comes to the power of spirituality. Measuring the Immeasurable brings together some of the most prominent authorities on the new frontier where science and spirit intersect, including:
The late Indian philosopher and yogi on the empirical self, the transcendental self, and the limits of our educational institutions.
In his first book since The Passion of the Western Mind, Tarnas writes that the universe will yield her secrets only to those who approach her with respect and love.
Quantum theory reveals what many indigenous cultures have always known: Everything exists in dynamic flux-everything vibrates-and everything is in relation to everything else.
In this tantalizing excerpt from his new book, the Dalai Lama suggests that Western science will never understand consciousness without some help from an ancient tradition.
A remarkable and timely book that explores mankind's movement toward a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. In Global Shift author Edmund J. Bourne describes a fundamental shift in mankind's way of viewing the world. This shift, over three decades in the making, is defined by the overthrow of the dominant materialistic, separatist worldview and the growth of humanitarianism and spirituality. According to Bourne this shift will revolutionize global interactions and how we conduct our everyday lives.
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.