The Gift Of Consciousness


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Meticulously researched and compellingly written, The Gift of Consciousness is an engaging and approachable overview of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras through the prism of both Eastern and Western psychology. Grounded in a thorough knowledge of the Sanskrit original and training in psychology, Gitte Bechsgaard opens out these complex texts to the general reading public. Bechsgaard's clear-eyed approach makes this ancient text relevant to anyone interested in Yoga philosophy and practice. This book ...

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Author by Gitte Bechsgaard
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
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ISBN Number 9781443861557

Wider Than The Sky


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Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist, Dr. Gerald Edelman, offers an up-to-date account of the workings of the brain and the connections between mind and body. Edelman explores the relation of consciousness to causation, evolution, the development of the self, and the origins of feelings, learning, and memory, basing his discussion on recent advances in science and medicine.

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Author by Gerald M. Edelman
Genre eBook Psychology
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ISBN Number 0300107617

Gift Of Consciousness


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Consciousness is bliss, unconsciousness is misery. No matter how difficult your life is, if you can live with consciousness, no situation or person can ever bring you down. Because consciousness will never let you fail, it will always ensure your well-being. The most precious gift to mankind is indeed - the Gift of Consciousness. By referring to the Upanishads, Bodhisattvas, Bible, and Sufism teachings and stories, Addittya brilliantly reveals a unique perspective on ancient wisdom. Formatted with short insightful chapters that boost positive energy within you, this book is a great motivator for spiritual seekers and meditation practitioners. In this book, you'll learn about: - Beauty of living with consciousness - Importance of turning inwards - Realizing the true source of happiness - Beauty of being you and believing in yourself - Overcoming personal and professional setbacks "Addittya's articles are brilliant with great insights on the importance of consciousness / gratitude. Wonderful and profound! Awesome. Love is the foundation of everything on earth." - Kartic Vaidyanathan, Director, Cognizant"All your writings are powerful Addittya. Thank you for what you do! You truly have a Beautiful gift and I'm so blessed to cross your path." - Stephen Orth, Marketing Head, EcoOasis Eco Development About the Author: Addittya Tamhankar is an internationally acclaimed author, IIM alumnus and vedic astrologer. Based in Pune, he is a spiritual life coach and a visionary motivator. Addittya believes that with deep spiritual practice and meditation the solutions to all our miseries can be found. The solution to our problems is within us - all we need is to 'dive' within, turn inwards and explore our true self. From the last 16 years, Addittya has been consulting and coaching people across the globe. By profession, he is an experienced IT documentation consultant. With over thousands of followers on LinkedIn and Quora, Addittya with his deep spiritual insights continues to motivate people across the globe. His focus is always on 'meditation' - for he believes that it is only meditation that can transform you into a new man. He lives with a strong belief that: "To find the true meaning and purpose of life - the only way is by turning inwards."

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Author by Addittya Tamhankar
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number 9389085756

K A Consciousness The Matchless Gift


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The Bhagavad-gita is the main source-book on yoga and a concise summary of India's Vedic wisdom. Yet remarkably, the setting for this classic of spiritual literature is an ancient Indian battlefield. At the last moment, the great warrior Arjuna begins to wonder about the real meaning of his life. In the Bhagavadgita, Lord Krsna brings His disciple from perplexity to spiritual enlightenment. Bhagavad-gita As It Is is the largest-selling, most widely used edition of the Gita in the world.

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Author by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0912776617

Anaesthesia


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Winner, 2017 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award You know how it is when you go under. The jab, the countdown, the— —and then you wake. This book is about what happens in between. Until a hundred and seventy years ago many people chose death over the ordeal of surgery. Now hundreds of thousands undergo operations every day. Anaesthesia has made it possible. But how much do we really know about what happens to us on the operating table? Can we hear what’s going on around us? Is pain still pain if we are not awake to feel it, or don’t remember it afterwards? How does the unconscious mind deal with the body’s experience of being cut open and ransacked? And how can we help ourselves through it? Haunting, lyrical, sometimes shattering, Anaesthesia leavens science with personal experience to bring an intensely human curiosity to the unknowable realm beyond consciousness. What really happens to us when we are anaesthetised? By this I mean not what happens to the pinging, crackling apparatus of our nerves and spinal cords and brains, but what happens to us—to the person who is me or the person who is you—as doctors go about the messy business of slicing and delving within us? Kate Cole-Adams is a Melbourne writer and journalist. Her non-fiction work Anaesthesia won the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, 2017 and the 2017 Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Media Award. It was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction, 2017. Her novel Walking to the Moon is also published by Text. ‘Anaesthesia is mesmerising...This rich and thorough study looks more deeply into questions about the nature of consciousness than many of us who undergo an anaesthetic are likely, or willing, to ponder.’ Australian Book Review ‘A work of splendid richness and depth, driven by a curiosity so intense that it hazards at times the extreme boundaries of the sayable.’ Helen Garner ‘Kate Cole-Adams has been fascinated with our funny non-being during surgery for a long time, and Anaesthesia feels like a book that’s taken over a decade to write, which it is. It also feels like you’re having a decade’s worth of conversations with a dogged, but generous and resourceful thinker, with someone (she is both a journalist and a novelist) who can crack open a complex idea, and then run with it.’ Readings 'An obsessive, mystical, terrifying, and even phantasmagorical exploration of anesthesia’s shadowy terra incognita.’ The New Yorker 'Remarkable in its attention to historical detail and quality of the primary sources...practising anaesthetists should read what has become the single best account of our profession’s most philosophically fragile constructs—consciousness and self... Cole-Adams has distilled and articulated the art of our profession.’ Anaesthesia Intensive Care journal (published by Australian Society of Anaesthetists) ‘Extraordinarily well-researched and delicately structured, this is a book with few parallels. Exceptional writing illuminates a topic that affects most of us, but that few of us understand.’ Judges’ Report, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, 2018 ‘Comfortably numb. A close-up look at anaesthesia is equal parts social history, popular science and report on experience.’ NZ Listener ‘Anaesthesia is not just an account of medical research but a poetic exploration of the mysteries of the human mind.’ Australian ‘Should be compulsory reading for all anaesthetists, others responsible for the care of surgical patients, and medical students who wish to achieve a true perspective of today’s anaesthesia.’ medicSA ‘Cole-Adams’s prose is sinuous, at times intoxicating, and witty.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘A troubling, anxious subject that most of us would rather avoid or deflect with dark humour. Cole-Adams has illuminated it in a memorable way. The book is a gift not of oblivion but of awareness.’ Inside Story ‘For the interested reader, it’s an outline of the science, with an emphasis on the unknown. For the practitioner, it’s a patient experience, eloquently expressed. There’s much more the anaesthesia than meets the eye, and this book provides a glimpse into the depths.’ Conversation ‘A fascinating mix of historical background, moving—sometimes shocking—surgical stories, interviews with experts and case studies. Surprisingly, it seems relatively little is really known about exactly how effective and affective anaesthetic is. Despite that, I found this book an oddly reassuring study.’ North and South NZ ‘Kate Cole-Adams has written a book that defies familiar categories. It is a personal memoir, a history, a scientific study, and a philosophical enquiry into the unconscious, and by drawing all these strands together the author has delivered a masterpiece.’ Jamie Grant, head judge, Waverley Council Nib Literary Awards ‘This is a surprising delight of a book about the invention and use of anaesthetics, but it is also about the concept of consciousness. It is a book about the fear of death, the fear of a lack of control, the fear of an imminent operation, the way a life can be plagued by a general feeling of anxiety and how dreams play a part in this.’ Krissy Kneen, Feminist Writers Festival, Favourite Reads of 2017 ‘Kate Cole-Adams’s Anaesthesia propelled me towards new ways of thinking about thinking itself: experience and consciousness and how we make in and make up this world.’ Ashley Hay, Australian, Books of the Year 2017

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Author by Kate Cole-Adams
Genre eBook Science
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ISBN Number 9781925410525

On The Origin Of Consciousness


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Have you ever thought about how self-consciousness (self-awareness) originated in the universe? Understanding consciousness is one of the toughest "nuts to crack." In recent years, scientists and philosophers have attempted to provide an answer to this mystery. The reason for this is simply because it cannot be confined to solely a materialistic interpretation of the world. Some scientific materialists have suggested that consciousness is merely an illusion in order to insulate their worldviews. Yet, consciousness is the most fundamental thing we know, even more so than the external world since we require it to perceive or think about anything. Without it, reasoning would be impossible. Dr. Scott Ventureyra, in this ground-breaking book, explores the idea of the Christian God and Creation in order to tackle this most difficult question. He demonstrates that theology has something significant to offer in reflection of how consciousness originated in the universe. He also makes a modest claim that the Christian conception of God and Creation provide a plausible account for the origin of self-consciousness. He integrates philosophy, theology, and science in an innovative way to embark on this exploration.

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Author by Scott D. G. Ventureyra
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781532655197

Ontology Of Consciousness


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Scholars from many different disciplines examine consciousness through the lens of intellectual approaches and cultures ranging from cosmology research and cell biophysics laboratories to pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and Tibetan Tantric Buddhism in a volume that extends consciousness studies beyond the limits of current neuroscience research.

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Author by Helmut Wautischer
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 9780262232593

A Universe Of Consciousness How Matter Becomes Imagination


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In A Universe of Consciousness, Gerald Edelman builds on the radical ideas he introduced in his monumental trilogy-Neural Darwinism, Topobiology, and The Remembered Present-to present for the first time an empirically supported full-scale theory of consciousness. He and the neurobiolgist Giulio Tononi show how they use ingenious technology to detect the most minute brain currents and to identify the specific brain waves that correlate with particular conscious experiences. The results of this pioneering work challenge the conventional wisdom about consciousness.

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Author by Gerald Edelman
Genre eBook Psychology
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ISBN Number 9780786722587

Vanguard Of The New Age


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The story of the small "new age" religious group that introduced Victorian Toronto to Eastern thought and theology, vegetarianism, reincarnation, cremation, and the pacifism of Mohandas Gandhi.

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Author by Gillian McCann
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9780773539983

Transcending The Levels Of Consciousness


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The now widely known Map of calibrated levels of Consciousness was presented in Power vs. Force in 1995 and has been translated into all the world's major languages. This was followed by The Eye of the I (2001), I: Reality and Subjectivity (2003), and Truth vs. Falsehood (2005), which explored the levels of Truth reflected throughout society. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness returns to the exploration of the ego's expressions and inherent limitations and gives detailed explanations and instructions on how to transcend them. As with the reading of Dr. Hawkins' previous books, the reader's level of consciousness is advanced as a consequence of exposure to the information itself. This opens up avenues to the relief of suffering for oneself and others, which fulfills the purpose of the work and the intention to facilitate the reader's own Enlightenment.

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Author by David R. Hawkins
Genre eBook Consciousness
Read Book 416
ISBN Number 9781401945053