Measuring the Immeasurable

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Can your thoughts heal another person, even from across the globe? Can meditation create "superhuman" levels of perception? Do 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 scientific thinkers into believers in the power of spiritual practice. Measuring the Immeasurable brings together some of the most prominent and informed authorities on the new frontier where science and spirituality intersect, including: - Dr. Gary Small's (The Longevity Bible, Hyperion, 2007) new evidence on lifestyle changes that improve our brain function - Daniel Goleman (Social Intelligence, Bantam, 2007) on "the brain's melody" and our moment-to-moment perceptions - Gregg Braden (The Divine Matrix, Hay House, 2006) on how prayer and intention can affect events on a global scale - Bruce H. Lipton (The Biology of Belief, Mountain of Love, 2005) on the science of epigenetics, and how consciousness shapes our health, genetics, and evolution - Lynne McTaggart (The Field, Harper, 2008) with the latest results from her ongoing "Intention Experiment".
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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: 466,993
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Psychologist Daniel Goleman was born on March 7, 1946 in Stockton, California. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard. Goleman wrote his first book, "The Meditative Mind" after studying ancient psychology systems and meditation practices in India and Sri Lanka. Goleman wrote about psychology and related fields for the New York Times for 12 years beginning in 1984. In 1993 he co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. He is also a co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a member of the Mind and Life Institute's board of directors. Goleman has written several popular books, including "Emotional Intelligence," "Social Intelligence," and "Ecological Intelligence." He received a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to recognize his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public.

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden is known for his writing style that bridges science and spirituality. After a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he worked as a Senior Computer Systems Designer with Martin Marietta. In 1991 he became The First Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems. For more than 22 years, Gregg searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to uncover timeless secrets. To date, his work has produced many thought-provoking books: The Isaiah Effect, The God Code, The Divine Matrix, and his most recent, Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age.

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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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