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

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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 ...

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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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585421459
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/14/2002
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 816,482
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.71 (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.

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Table of Contents

Awakening The Mind Introduction

Chapter One: The Foundations of Mastery
Relaxing the Body and Stilling the Mind

Chapter Two: Creating the Link to the Inner Self
Sensualization and the Development of Alpha Waves

Chapter Three: Accessing and Experiencing the Deep
Developing Theta Brain Waves

Chapter Four: Our Intuitive Radar
Exploring Delta Brain Waves

Chapter Five: The Intricate Synthesis of Mastery
Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta, and the Awakened Mind

Chapter Six: Self-Exploration and Understanding
Making the Subconscious Conscious

Chapter Seven: Healing the Blocks
Using Brain-Wave Development and Mastery for Personal Transformation and Change

Chapter Eight: Meditation and the Energy System
Awakening the Kundalini

Chapter Nine: Developing the Qualities of Mastery
The Fine Points of Awakening Your Mind

Chapter Ten: Meditation and Awakening
A Bigger Picture

Review and Closure
A Reference Guide to Meditations

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

    Higly recomended.

    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.

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  • Posted October 22, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    There are three book I consider essential.

    There are three book I consider essential. These books show your mind is infinite. They are:<BR/>NLP for Lazy Learning: How to Learn Faster and More Efficiently.<BR/>Awakening the Mind PA: A Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Brainwaves.<BR/>De Bono's Thinking Course, Revised Edition.<BR/><BR/>They can helpe overcome tough time and start on a path of self improvement.

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