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

    From multiple New York Times best-selling 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 contemplatives - and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow.

    Waking Up is part seeker’s 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 Harris - a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic - could write it.

    ©2014 Sam Harris. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Very interesting new perspectives, an excellent book with some minor flaws

    Sam Harris provides an excellent case for secular spirituality. In some parts he is a bit overconfident in his views, taking a seemingly superior position which objectively can never be reached. Also his stance on some drugs, especially LSD can be seen as unscientific, wildly understating the risks of such drugs, whilst wildly overstating the potential importance for spiritual growth.

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    Interesting, one might say eye opening

    A book that needed to be written. If you're like me and have always been repulsed by the mumbo jumbo around meditation and 'spirituality' but had the nagging feeling that there might be a few pearls hidden beneath all the bullshit, Sam Harris clear minded and rational exploration of these topics is something you've been waiting for. Highly recommended.

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    Spannend

    Obwohl es ein Sachbuch ist, konnte ich es kaum aus der Hand legen.
    Eine gut ausgewogene Geschichte rund um das Bewusstsein.

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    Amazing book. Highly recommended. Thank you, Sam!

    Fantastic content that is read by the author. If you are generally interested in the topic, it does not get any better than this.

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    Ein tolles Hörbuch

    Es bringt einem nicht bei wie man jetzt genau spiritueller wird, bespricht eher was es überhaupt heißt und inwiefern ist es wissenschaftlich sowas überhaupt zu überlegen. Cooler Buch 👌

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    Finally a view on spirituality I can stand behind!

    Sam Harris explains perfectly the benefits of practicing meditation and being spiritual without the guru nonsense. His way of explaining and using words is quite amazing and very easy to listen to. This book gave me a way more relaxed view on this topic and strengthened my own spiritual path! Thank you Sam! #keeponrocking

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    Ein Muss

    Meiner Meinung nach eines der wichtigsten Bücher unserer Zeit. Anders kann ich es nicht sagen.

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    Awesome book, read too fast

    I'm fascinated by Sam, but he reads way too fast for the profundity of what he's saying to sink in

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    Mind Opening

    I very much enjoyed Sam Harris's thoughts, conclusions and questions
    A man worth listening to

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    Honest, insightful and masterfully integrative

    An honest, and nsightful read masterfully integrating views and insights across seemingly unrelated fields. A must-read.