Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam …

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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harriss new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.

From multiple New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and new atheist Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplativesand, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow.

Waking Up is part seekers memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harrisa scientist, philosopher, and famous skepticcould write it.

Sam Harris is the author of the bestselling books, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, and Lying. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His latest book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, will be published 9/9/14.

Mr. Harriss writing has been published in more than 15 languages. His work has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Newsweek, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere.

Mr. Harris is a cofounder and the CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

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Sam Harris Waking Up: Science, Skepticism, Spirituality

Sam Harris Waking Up A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion Published on Sep 12, 2014

Sam Harris is the man and he is back. Hes making the rounds for his latest book Waking Up, and hes delivering interviews like this along the way. His ability to concisely and with great lucidity express himself never ceases to amaze. It makes me wonder if I should spend 3 months on retreat in total silence thinking about what I want to say next.

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