Waking From Sleep: Why Awakening Experiences Occur and How to Make Them Permanent

Waking From Sleep: Why Awakening Experiences Occur and How to Make Them Permanent

by Steve Taylor
     
 

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How much of your waking time are you fully awake? On the other hand, how often do you stumble through the day on autopilot, half-asleep and out of contact with yourself, instead of feeling connected and alive?

In this astounding book, Steve Taylor suggests that our normal consciousness is really a kind of "sleep" from which we sometimes "wake up" into a more

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How much of your waking time are you fully awake? On the other hand, how often do you stumble through the day on autopilot, half-asleep and out of contact with yourself, instead of feeling connected and alive?

In this astounding book, Steve Taylor suggests that our normal consciousness is really a kind of "sleep" from which we sometimes "wake up" into a more intense and complete reality. He provides what is perhaps the first-ever clear explanation of higher states of consciousness, or "awakening experiences."

This work delves into: the methods we human beings have used through-out history to induce awakening experiences, including meditation, sex, sports, psychedelic drugs, and sleep deprivation; how higher states of consciousness were normal and natural to some of the world's peoples (and still are, in some cases); and how we can make "wakefulness" our normal state again.

By fully explaining awakening experiences, the author makes them much more accessible, which may lead to a revolution in our psychological development as human beings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401928704
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
611,360
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Steve Taylor, the author of The Fall and Making Time, is a teacher whose main interests are spirituality and psychology. He taught courses on personal development at the University of Manchester in the UK for several years, and is now a researcher in transpersonal psychology at Liverpool John Moores University.

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