The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change The World

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New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra, with his son Gotham, expertly guides us through the seven essential laws that govern the realm of superheroes, explaining their relevance, their importance, and—perhaps most important—how to apply them to our daily lives. These seven transformative laws will help us all uncover greater happiness, courage, balance, creativity, compassion, and purpose.

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra, with his son Gotham, expertly guides us through the seven essential laws that govern the realm of superheroes, explaining their relevance, their importance, and—perhaps most important—how to apply them to our daily lives. These seven transformative laws will help us all uncover greater happiness, courage, balance, creativity, compassion, and purpose.

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Editorial Reviews

Stan Lee
“Superheroes have been part of the world’s culture since long before Superman and Spider-Man. In this remarkable book, the insightful Deepak Chopra probes the amazing origin of superheroes dating back to Buddha and Lord Shiva— a reading experience not to be missed.”
Peter Guber
“Father and son “Chopra-ize” the world of Superheroes with insight, irreverence, and wisdom in their unique way. Never has the world been more in need of a new breed of heroes to re-invent our collective story and this book delivers heroically.”
MTV Geek
"I’m a big fan both of comic books and books about spirituality, and this tome bridged the gap perfectly."
MTV GEEK
“I’m a big fan both of comic books and books about spirituality, and this tome bridged the gap perfectly.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062059680
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 306,424
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than fifty-five books translated into over thirty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and nonfiction categories.

Biography

The practice of holistic and mind-body medicine has long been a controversial subject among medical professionals. Some view it as a healthy and natural alternative to chemical pharmaceuticals. Others see it as a system of placebos and new-age chicanery. No matter where one stands on this issue, there is no denying the influence that mind, body, and spirit practitioner Deepak Chopra has had on the world of medicine.

Chopra's bestselling books on a variety of topics have been translated into 35 languages. His lectures, seminars, and learning materials are immensely popular, as are his television specials for PBS. In addition, he has founded his own medical center called the Chopra Center for Well Being and has won fans amongst celebrities ranging from Prince Charles to Mikhail Gorbachev to Demi Moore to David Lynch. When financier/philanthropist Michael Milken was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he claimed that Chopra's holistic methods shrunk his lymph nodes by 90%.

Chopra's interest in alternative medicine initially grew out of concern for his own health. After moving from India to set up a practice medicine in Boston some 25 years ago, Chopra succumbed to many of the stresses that plague medical professionals. As a result, he guzzled coffee, chain-smoked, and drank heavily. Once he began studying eastern philosophies by way of Krishnamurti and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he became aware of medical practices outside of the sometimes limited western perspective. This awakening changed his life.

While Chopra is viewed as a major proponent of the role of Eastern philosophies in healing, he does not reject western medicine. In fact, what makes his approach so unique is the way he incorporates the best aspects of western medical research into his theories. This amalgamation of medical philosophies is at the root of self-help volumes like Restful Sleep, Perfect Weight, and Boundless Energy. Elsewhere, Chopra has addressed such diverse issues as reversing the aging process (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind), perfecting personal relationships (The Path to Love), and achieving capitalist goals via Eastern philosophies (The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success).

Chopra has also become concerned with the causes of war and violence and the principles of Eastern religions, especially Buddhism, and his books on these subjects have garnered praise from such major international figures as the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Boutros-Boutros Ghali. Consequently, Chopra continues to play a significant role in world health and world politics in spite of detractors and skeptics. With an immense body of work behind him and more volumes of wisdom sure to follow, he continues to preach the simple philosophy he is certain is the key to understanding ourselves, mentally and physically: "We're not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences, it's the other way around: we're spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences."

Good To Know

In 1999, Time magazine named Chopra one of the Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century.

Chopra's father was a prominent cardiologist and an anglophile who distrusted Indian philosophies and alternative medical practices.

Despite his reputation as a serious-minded intellectual, Chopra describes himself as "playful" and "carefree."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Deepak Chopra M.D.
    2. Hometown:
      La Jolla, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 22, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      New Delhi, India
    1. Education:
      All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction 1

The Law of Balance 9

The Law of Transformation 31

The Law of Power 53

The Law of Love 79

The Law of Creativity 97

The Law of Intention 115

The Law of Transcendence 131

Activating the Superhero Brain 155

Superhero Reading List 165

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