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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:

  • Bruce H. Lipton (The Biology of Belief) on the science of epigenetics, and how consciousness shapes our health, genetics, and evolution
  • Lynne McTaggart (The Field) with the latest findings on the power of mind over matter from her ongoing "Intention Experiment"
  • Gregg Braden (The Divine Matrix and The God Code) on how how prayer and intention can affect events on a global scale
  • Gary Small (The Longevity Bible) on lifestyle changes that improve brain function
  • Daniel Goleman (Social Intelligence) on the "brain's melody" and our moment-to-moment perceptions
  • Candace Pert (Molecules of Emotion) on the intimate relationship between mind and body
  • Thought-provoking articles from other modern luminaries, including Peter Russell, Larry Dossey, Andrew Newberg, Dean Radin, Suzanne C. Segerstrom, Jeanne Achterberg, Marilyn Schlitz, Peter Levine, and more

As we use the methods of science to examine spiritual practices such as meditation, yoga, and energy healing, not only do we see evidence for the tangible benefits of these "technologies of the mind," but we are also beginning to illuminate the missing links in our understanding of evolution, physics, and our role in the universe.

Filled with leading-edge research, startling discoveries, and the breakthrough ideas of some of today's most innovative thinkers, Measuring the Immeasurable is an invaluable resource for exploring the mysteries of the quantum age-and what this new science will mean for your life.

Winner of the 2009 Nautilus Award

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591796541
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/8/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 783,565
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sounds True strives to preserve the essential "living wisdom" of each author, artist, or spiritual teacher we publish.

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Table of Contents

Introduction   Tami Simon     ix
The Science of Intention, Enhancing Quality of Life, Health, Emotional Well-Being, and Consciousness: Gratitude, Compassion, Emotional Awareness, Consciousness, and Transformation
Exploring the Deep Mind   Peter Russell     1
The Science of Emotions and Consciousness   Candace Pert, Ph.D.   Nancy Marriott     15
Effects of a Fourteen-Day Healthy Longevity Lifestyle Program on Cognition and Brain Function   Gary Small, M.D.     35
Compassion and Healing   Larry Dossey, M.D.     47
Reflections on The Mindful Brain   Dan Siegel, M.D.     61
Trauma and Spirituality   Peter Levine, Ph.D.     85
Doing Optimism: Optimists, Pessimists, and Their Potential for Change   Suzanne C. Segerstrom, Ph.D.     101
Gratitude: The Science and Spirit of Thankfulness   Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.     121
Nature and Spirit   Sara L. Warber, M.D.   Katherine N. Irvine, Ph.D.     135
Medicine for the Earth   Sandra Ingerman     157
The Power and Promise of Spiritually Based Science   Gregg Braden     167
Biology, Psychology, the Brain, and Quantum Physics: Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Energy Psychology, Quantum Physics, Eudaimonics, Buddhism, andthe Brain
Revealing the Wizard Behind the Curtain: The "New" Biology and Epigenetics   Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.     185
The Brain's Melody   Daniel Goleman     201
Selfless Insight-Wisdom: A Thalamic Gateway   James H. Austin, M.D.     211
Sweet Surrender: Discovering the Benefits of Synchronous Alpha Brain Waves   Les Fehmi, Ph.D.   Jim Robbins     231
Weird Stuff: Low-Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS)   Jim Robbins     243
Psychological Clearing as Prelude to Soul Emergence   Dawson Church, Ph.D.     255
Seven Facts about the Brain That Incline the Mind to Joy   Rick Hanson, Ph.D.     269
Toward a Reliable Bridge of Understanding Between Traditional Science and Spiritual Science   William Tiller, Ph.D.     287
Consciousness: A Psychological, Transpersonal, and Parapsychological Approach   Charles Tart     313
The Meditating Monk and Neurophenomenology   Owen Flanagan     327
Investigating the Science of Spiritual Practices: Meditation, Prayer, Distant Healing, Qigong, Reiki, and Other Practices
Entering Hyperspace   Lynne McTaggart     343
Spirituality, the Brain, and Health   Andrew Newberg, M.D.     349
Not All Meditation Is the Same: A Brief Overview of Perspectives, Techniques, and Outcomes   Joan H. Hageman, Ph.D.     373
Prayer and Intention in Distant Healing: Assessing the Evidence   Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.   Dean Radin, Ph.D.     387
Evidence for Correlations Between Distant Intentionality and Brain Function in Recipients: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis   Jeanne Achterberg, Ph.D., et al     405
Evaluating Biofield Treatments in the Laboratory   Garret Yount, Ph.D., et al     415
Absorption and Dissociation in Spiritistic Brazilian Mediums   Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.   Ian Wickramasekera     425
Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life   Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.   Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D.   Tina Amorok, Psy.D.     439
Notes     459
Credits     503
Index     507
About the Authors     537
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