Waking From Sleep: Why Awakening Experiences Occur and How to Make Them Permanent ~ Steve Taylor [Updated Mar 08, 2014]

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); and 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.

Steve Taylor is a lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality. These include Waking From Sleep, The Fall, Making Time and his new book Out of the Darkness.

His books have been published in 11 languages, including Dutch, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, Spanish and French. His work has been described by Eckhart Tolle as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’ Steve is also a researcher in transpersonal psychology at Liverpool John Moores University.

Steve’s articles and essays have been published in over 30 academic journals, magazines and newspapers, including The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The Journal of Consciousness Studies, The Transpersonal Psychology Review, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, The Scientific and Medical Network Review, Psychologies, Soul and Spirit, Resurgence and The Daily Express. His work has been featured widely in the media in the UK, including on BBC Breakfast, BBC World TV, Radio 4 and 5, and in The Guardian and The Independent.

Steve regularly gives workshops and talks and is a member of the Scientific and Medical Network. Steve lives in Manchester, England with his wife and three young children.

Interview with Conscious TV –

Steve Taylor Waking From Sleep Interview by Iain McNay

Steve Taylor 2 – ‘Waking From Sleep’ – Interview by Iain McNay

Steve Taylor – ‘Waking From Sleep’ – Interview by Iain McNay

Author of “Waking From Sleep – Why Awakening Experiences Occur and how to Make them Permanent” (Hay House). He suggests that our normal consciousness is really a kind of sleep from which we sometimes wake to a more intense and complete reality. “Waking from Sleep” 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 people (and still are in some cases); and how we can make ‘wakefulness’ our normal state again.

Steve Taylor 3 – ‘Waking From Sleep’ – Interview by Iain McNay

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