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Waking from Sleep : Why Awakening Experiences Occur and How to Make them Permanent

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How much of your waking time are you fully awake?

How often do you stumble through the day on auto-pilot, 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. Waking from Sleep provides what is perhaps the first ever clear explanation of higher states of consciousness, or 'awakening experiences'.

This book examines:

* the methods that human beings have used throughout history to induce awakening experiences, including meditation, sex, nature, sport, 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)
* how we can make 'wakefulness' our normal state again.

By fully explaining awakening experiences, this book makes them much more accessible, and may even lead to a revolution in our psychological development as human beings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 20mm | 386g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184850179X
  • 9781848501799
  • 38,375

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<p>How much of your waking time are you fully <i>awake</i>?<br>How often do you stumble through the day on auto-pilot, half asleep and out of contact with yourself, instead of feeling connected and alive?<br><br>In this astounding book, Steve Taylor suggests that our normal consciousness is really a kind of &#39;sleep&#39; from which we sometimes &#39;wake up&#39;, into a more intense and complete reality. <i>Waking from Sleep</i> provides what is perhaps the first ever clear explanation of higher states of consciousness, or &#39;awakening experiences&#39;. <br><br>This book examines: <br><br>• the methods that human beings have used throughout history to induce awakening experiences, including meditation, sex, nature, sport, psychedelic drugs and sleep deprivation<br>• how higher states of consciousness were normal and natural to some of the world&#39;s peoples (and still are in some cases) <br>• how we can make &#39;wakefulness&#39; our normal state again. <br><br>By fully explaining awakening experiences, this book makes them much more accessible, and may even lead to a revolution in our psychological development as human beings.<br><br>&#39;The most enlightening book about enlightenment I have ever read.&#39; - Ervin Laszlo<br><br>Steve Taylor is an author and teacher whose main interests are spirituality and psychology. He taught courses on personal development at the University of Manchester for several years and is now a researcher at Liverpool John Moores University. He is the author of <i>The Fall</i> and <i>Making Time: Why Time Passes at Different Speeds and How to Control It.</i> Steve lives in Manchester with his wife and young children. <br><br>www.stevenmtaylor.com</p>
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The most enlightening book about enlightenment I have ever read.
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The author's mind is imbued at all times with the higher faculty of spiritual awareness. -- Eckhart Tolle The most enlightening book about enlightenment I have ever read. -- Ervin Laszlo One of the best books on spiritual awakening I have ever come across. An important contribution to the shift in consciousness that is happening on our planet at this time. -- Eckhart Tolle Makes an elusive and complex subject easily comprehensible to the reader...His [Steve Taylor] enthusiasm is tangible and infectious. Kindred Spirit Magazine Taylor has created an experience for the reader that is wonderful... The book has a lovely appeal and seems to almost generate the feeling of the awakened experiences that are described so beautifully. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology
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About Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is an author and teacher whose main interests are spirituality and psychology. He taught courses on personal development at the University of Manchester for several years and is now a researcher at Liverpool John Moores University. Steve lives in Manchester with his wife and young children.

www.stevenmtaylor.com
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