Awakening the Mind: A Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Brainwaves

Awakening the Mind: A Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Brainwaves

4.3 3
by Anna Wise
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Each moment of our lives, from birth to death, our brains are engaged in an endless symphony of patterns. In Awakening the Mind, Anna Wise reveals how a careful understanding of the four types of brain waves, and the practice of carefully designed meditation exercises that lead to a mastery of each type, can vastly improve everyday focus, memory,

…  See more details below

Overview

Each moment of our lives, from birth to death, our brains are engaged in an endless symphony of patterns. In Awakening the Mind, Anna Wise reveals how a careful understanding of the four types of brain waves, and the practice of carefully designed meditation exercises that lead to a mastery of each type, can vastly improve everyday focus, memory, concentration, and overall mental awareness.

Over the past three decades, Wise has measured the brain-wave patterns of spiritual teachers, artists, high-performing businessmen, athletes, and other highly creative and productive individuals. She discovered that, during periods of peak mental awareness and clarity, they all exhibited a specific brain-wave pattern in which the four categories of brain waves—alpha, beta, theta, and delta—combined in a distinct configuration. In this book, Wise provides meditation exercises specially developed to lead readers to achieve that heightened mental state referred to as the Awakened Mind.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Awakening the Mind is a first-rate guidebook for the development of consciousness. Anna Wise is one of the foremost pioneers of brain-wave biofeedback. Her book is filled with practical secrets that she has learned over the years and that anyone can use to make fuller use of the mind and become more skilled at living.” —Andrew Weil, M.D.
Library Journal
Like Wise's more technical The High-Performance Mind: Mastering Brainwaves for Insight, Healing, and Creativity, this work aims to help readers improve their mental powers by optimizing brain-wave patterns. A meditation and brain-wave development teacher, Wise writes lucidly about the four types of brain-wave patterns, or EEGs, giving readers "subjective landmarks" to help them gauge their own patterns without an EEG biofeedback machine. Expanding on the work of C. Maxwell Cade, who developed the biofeedback machine, she offers an analysis of the brain waves of successful people including Chi Kung masters, healers, artists, and CEOs that helps bring scientific measurement and clarity to the subjective processes of creativity and enlightenment. Unfortunately, her overuse of such corporate trainer jargon as mastery and power can become tedious. And though this work is more accessible than her previous title, it doesn't really offer anything new. It is an adequate addition to self-help collections, particularly those lacking her first book, but Jim Robbins's A Symphony of the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback offers more historical background and clinical application of EEG biofeedback. Annette Haines, Univ. of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor Woody, Jane DiVita. How Can We Talk About That?: Overcoming Personal Hangups So We Can Teach Kids the Right Stuff About Sex and Morality. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585421459
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/14/2002
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,156,658
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Awakening the Mind is a first-rate guidebook for the development of consciousness. Anna Wise is one of the foremost pioneers of brain-wave biofeedback. Her book is filled with practical secrets that she has learned over the years and that anyone can use to make fuller use of the mind and become more skilled at living.” —Andrew Weil, M.D.

Meet the Author

Anna Wise, author of The High-Performance Mind, has taught meditation and brain-wave development for three decades. She leads workshops, seminars, and corporate-training programs worldwide. In 1988, she founded The Anna Wise Center in Larkspur, California.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Awakening the Mind: A Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Brainwaves 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anna integrates Scientific Knowledge of Brainwaves into Meditative Practices. She explains what Brainwaves are active during mental, emotional, and spiritual states. Then teaches how to use Alpha, Beta, Theta and Delta waves, separately or combinations, to awaken those States of Being. She teaches how to master one's mind. This book is a very thorough description of Alpha, Beta, Theta, and Delta. Each has an entire chapter. My one complaint is that this doesn't cover Gama Brainwaves.
Law-finder More than 1 year ago
The desciption of the book of the 3 levels of the mind and the brain waves associated with them is very interesting.But the real value of the book are the exercises or meditations as a way to develop the unused powers of our minds.Excellent book.
searchmc More than 1 year ago
There are three book I consider essential. These books show your mind is infinite. They are:
NLP for Lazy Learning: How to Learn Faster and More Efficiently.
Awakening the Mind PA: A Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Brainwaves.
De Bono's Thinking Course, Revised Edition.

They can helpe overcome tough time and start on a path of self improvement.