A moving passage from Barasch’s new book, Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness.
Global Mind Change startles us into reconsidering the role of consciousness in major areas of human concern: science and education, spirituality and consciousness research, health and healing, psychology and psychotherapy, economics and management. Revolutions are generally thought of as large-scale, bloody upheavals involving whole countries and societies. But there are quieter revolutions that begin in the individual mind and create the kind of change that may be even more significant. By deliberately changing their internal image of reality, people are transforming the world.
Biology Revisioned presents an engaging look at the changing state of biology and proposes that we reconsider our views of science and life. Harman and Sahtouris suggest that it is an historical accident that physics came to be the generally accepted root discipline of science. If, for example, biology were instead the foundation, life sciences would be analyzed in a complete different way. We would need to look at wholes (organism and ecological systems) prior to parts (fundamental particles).
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:
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.
Consider the woven integrated complexity of a living cell after 3.8 billion years of evolution. Is it more awe-inspiring to suppose that a transcendent God fashioned the cell, or to consider that the living organism was created by the evolving biosphere? As the eminent complexity theorist Stuart Kauffman explains in this ambitious and groundbreaking new book, people who do not believe in God have largely lost their sense of the sacred and the deep human legitimacy of our inherited spirituality. For those who believe in a Creator God, no science will ever disprove that belief.
A new examination of the surprising origins of human goodness. In Born to Be Good, Dacher Keltner demonstrates that humans are not hardwired to lead lives that are "nasty, brutish, and short"—we are in fact born to be good. He investigates an old mystery of human evolution: why have we evolved positive emotions like gratitude, amusement, awe, and compassion that promote ethical action and are the fabric of cooperative societies?
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.
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.