Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment [NOOK Book]

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The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we've seen-monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe-it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone. Joining the long-separated ...
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Overview

The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we've seen-monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe-it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone. Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table. Together they draw from the most powerful tools in each discipline to create the Power Up Your Brain program, a ground-breaking, five-week plan that helps prime the brain for enlightenment. With nutritional advice, dietary supplements, physical exercise, shamanic practices, meditation, and visualizations, Perlmutter and Villoldo guide readers, step by step, through a program to help them clear their minds from previous trauma and open themselves up to experience the inner peace, vast insight, and extraordinary creativity that define the experience of enlightenment, paving the way to successfully face the challenges to come.
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Humankind's search for enlightenment spans millennia and encompasses nearly every world religion. What is new to the mix is science. In the past two decades, researchers have probed the inner mechanics of the search for blissful tranquility, whether it is in Buddhist meditation, Christian prayer, or shamans chanting. According to the co-authors of this book, what they have discovered can benefit everyday Americans who never plan to enter a monastery or embark on a religious retreat. David Perlmutter and Alberto Villoldo are multi-talented: One is a neuroscientist and nutritionist; the other, a psychologist, medical anthropologist, and shaman. With its definitely doable five-week plan, Power Up Your Brain can put you on the staircase to peace whatever your religious persuasion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401930844
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 110,059
  • File size: 673 KB

Meet the Author

David Perlmutter, M.D., FACN, is a board-certified neurologist and fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He serves as medical director of the Perlmutter Health Center and the Perlmutter Hyperbaric Center in Naples, Florida and is also an adjunct instructor at the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the author of three books and numerous journal articles. Dr. Perlmutter has appeared on 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, the Today show, The Oprah Show, and The Early Show on CBS.

Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., has trained as a psychologist and medical anthropologist, and has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and the Andean shamans for more than 25 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Dr. Villoldo directs The Four Winds Society, where he trains individuals in the U.S. and Europe in the practice of shamanic healing. He directs the Center for Energy Medicine at Los Lobos, Chile, where he investigates and practices the neuroscience of enlightenment.

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Table of Contents

Publisher's Foreword xiii

Preface xv

Introduction xxiii

Chapter 1 The Neuroscience of Enlightenment 1

Chapter 2 The Powerful Mind 1

Chapter 3 The Evolution of the Brain and the Mind 23

Chapter 4 Mitochondria and the Feminine Life Force 33

Chapter 5 Neural Networks and Habits of the Mind 45

Chapter 6 How Stress Harms the Brain 57

Chapter 7 The Gift of Neuroplasticity 69

Chapter 8 Neurogenesis: Growing New Brain Cells 83

Chapter 9 Three Conditions You Don't Want to Have 99

Chapter 10 Cutting-Edge Therapies for Enhanced Energy Production 111

Chapter 11 The Shaman's Gift 129

Chapter 12 Priming Your Brain for Enlightenment 139

Chapter 13 Shamanic Exercises 151

Chapter 14 The Power Up Your Brain Program 175

Chapter 15 Searching for Your Soul 195

Epilogue 203

Endnotes 209

Acknowledgments 217

About the Authors 219

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2011

    Outstanding!

    I recommend this book to anyone with a brain. I am not speaking figuratively. This is a book that should be standardized and read by everyone conscious person.

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    Regain a clear head

    A good mix of scientific information and practical action. I found the information very useful and the exercises explained fun to use. If you want to turn back time for your mental awareness and focus read this book!

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    Very informative.

    A must read for everyone. The science is presented in a way everyone can understand.

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    Posted March 12, 2011

    highley recommended

    this book will change your life

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