Radiance of Being: Understanding the Grand Integral Vision [NOOK Book]

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“…An exhilarating tour through the grand possibilities of our own being and our own becoming, an adventure that spans the entire spectrum of consciousness from body to mind to soul to spirit, honoring science at every turn yet going beyond it when evidence demands yet further depth, pointing unmistakably to the heart and soul of a humanity destined to awaken.”

“The Radiance of Being is a very exciting book, reflecting a very exciting time in the exploration of consciousness and...
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Radiance of Being: Understanding the Grand Integral Vision

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Overview

“…An exhilarating tour through the grand possibilities of our own being and our own becoming, an adventure that spans the entire spectrum of consciousness from body to mind to soul to spirit, honoring science at every turn yet going beyond it when evidence demands yet further depth, pointing unmistakably to the heart and soul of a humanity destined to awaken.”

“The Radiance of Being is a very exciting book, reflecting a very exciting time in the exploration of consciousness and evolution.… The death of deconstructive postmodernism has signaled the rebirth of “big pictures” and “grand visions.”

The Radiance of Being isabout various leading-edge approaches to these grand visions—visions big enough to include the best of premodern, modern, and postmodern insights into consciousness, evolution, and the nature of the human soul and spirit.”

“I believe that we of today do indeed face an opportunity unique in history: the chance to create maps, models, and practices that embrace the entire sweep of human possibilities. The Radiance of Being is a wonderful guide to the very best of these more integral approaches—approaches that cover not just theory but also practice: not merely ways to think about this vast potential, but ways to actualize it, realize it, live it and breathe it as part of one’s own extraordinary birthright, even here and now.”—Ken Wilber (from the Foreword)
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“Combs has done the kind of research that God himself would envy. Inclusive, detailed, whimsical and pervasive.”
Stuart Sovatsky
“Allan Combs...adroitly presents the grand possibility that systems/complexity theory, cognitive neuro-science, and the great mystical traditions can work together to illuminate that most ordinary yet mysterious power we all possess, which Combs prefers to call “subjective presence” or more plainly, “consciousness”.... Combs centers his reader in a consciousness that beholds the entire living museum and artifice of mental structures while also describing the mo
Charles Tart
“There is a new interest in the nature of consciousness in the scientific and scholarly communities, an interest vitally needed in our times of fragmented and forgotten values. Too often, though, this interest is too specialized, too narrow. It is refreshing to find Combs, in The Radiance of Being, prepared to deal with the full spectrum of human consciousness, and deal with it both competently and creatively!”
John Pickering
“Combs’ style is vigorous, clear and reader-friendly. He presents consciousness as a process with an evolutionary history. It is an autopoietic system that, self-organized, now acts back on the physical substrate from which it has emerged.... The author is to be congratulated for laying out a broad and suggestive range of ideas that will help new readers to become familiar with some exciting trends in contemporary consciousness studies.... The style in which the book is written, to
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013812987
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 953,694
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

ALLAN COMBS is a senior faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and author of over one hundred publications on consciousness and the brain. His books include Synchronicity: In the Eyes of Science, Myth and the Trickster, with Mark Holland; and The Radiance of Being (2nd ed): Understanding the Grand Integral Vision; Living the Integral Life, winner of the best-book award of the Scientific and Medical Network of the UK, with a foreword by Ken Wilber.
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