Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness


Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.

Antonio Damasio’s research in neuroscience has shown that emotions play a central role in social cognition and decision-making. His work has had a major influence on current understanding of the neural systems, which underlie memory, language, consciousness.

Eckhart Tolle: Help me stay sane during a period of joblessness 2.How do you know when higher consciousness guides you?


Eckhart Answers Snippet: Help me stay sane during a period of joblessness.
Overview: Freedom from thought patterns open possibilities.

How do you know when higher consciousness guides you?

Let Your Soul Sing: Enlightenment is for Everyone ~ Ann Purcell [Updated May 3, 2013]

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Enlightenment has fascinated people for millenia. Let Your Soul Sing: Enlightenment is For Everyone overturns the commonly held belief that enlightenment is a state of consciousness possible only for a few rare individuals living in a forest or monastery. It points out that enlightenment is in fact the most natural state of life, available to everyone through simple, effortless meditation techniques that expand human awareness and perception of the truly unified reality of life.

This book follows the author’s journey on the path of enlightenment and also gives accounts of athletes, artists, musicians, and people from all walks of life who have had spontaneous experiences of higher states of consciousness at some point. Many never had a framework to understand their experiences or to systematically develop them. Let Your Soul Sing lays out the systematic knowledge of seven states of consciousness and how they can be easily unfolded through the experience of transcendence. It highlights extensive scientific research that confirms the development of health and brain functioning gained through meditation, and also explains how individuals experiencing inner peace simultaneously contribute to the creation of world peace. The style is easy reading, with anecdotes, quotes, short poems, and analysis of recent world events woven throughout.

About the Author

Ann Purcell has been a full-time teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 1973, teaching Transcendental Meditation and advanced courses in many countries around the world. In addition, she has worked on curricula and course development for universities and continuing education programs. She has a B.SCI (Bachelor of the Science of Creative Intelligence) and an M.SCI from Maharishi European Research University, Seelisberg, Switzerland. She also received a PhD in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace, Vlodrop, Netherlands.

Let Your Soul Sing Enlightenment is for Everyone was published and launched on Dec. 10th 2012.

Brief Transcript:

Throughout time people have been fascinated by the idea of enlightenment. But, for many people enlightenment can seem distant or completely out of reach. However, there are hundreds of records and personal accounts from famous athletes, artists, actors, musicians, scientists and poets throughout the ages about experiences of enlightenment and higher states of consciousness.

So, what is enlightenment and is it a possibility for anyone and everyone? “Let Your Soul Sing Enlightenment is for Everyone” offers answers to these questions.

For more information please log onto http://www.enlightenmentforeveryone.com/enlightenment/

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