Sam Harris – The End of Faith [updated July 12 2015]

The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated….Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say.”—Natalie Angier, ?New York Times

In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic. Winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction.

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. Harris’s 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.


Sam harris: End of Faith

The Challenges and the Future of the Christian Tradition, Brian McLaren

Published on Jul 6, 2015

Brian McLaren describes his journey from Bible based Fundamentalist Christianity to a spirituality that allows questioning of entrenched beliefs, synthesizing Religion, Science and the Arts. In this interview he discuses questions such as: In letting go of entrenched beliefs, we might encounter resistance and fear, how to you guide people in this process?; If the Church is going to survive, what form is it going to take?; What can a religious leader do to support this transition period for the Church? and What is the front burner question for the people in the Christian tradition today?

Brian D. McLaren (born 1956) is a prominent Christian pastor, author, activist and speaker and leading figure in the emerging church movement. McLaren is also associated with postmodern Christianity and progressive Christianity and is a major figure in post-evangelical thought. He has often been named one of the most influential Christian leaders in America and was recognized byTime Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America in 2005.[10] McLaren was also the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland, which he left in 2006 to pursue writing and speaking full-time.

Loving Your Way to Enlightenment by Dr Marc Gafni (Author)

Love is so confusing. What does it mean? Is it an emotion? Who should we love? How and How Much? When and Where? What is the relationship between romantic love, impersonal cosmic love, sister love, evolutionary love, and outrageous love? How do love, sex and eros relate to each other? Why is a right understanding and experience of love the core of education, medicine, sex, business, politics and just about everything else.

Read this book and let your love life be expanded and transformed forever. Fall in love all the way! May Marc Gafni’s Loving Your Way to Enlightenment blow your mind, heart and body open; may you experience the force of his teaching as profoundly as we have experienced it in the Circle at Venwoude. These teachings read as if Marc Gafni is talking to you personally and transmits his wisdom and brilliant worldview right into your Being. mauk pieper, director of ciw europe and author of humanity’s second shock and your unique self It is very rare that one comes across a teacher or a book that is ‘changing the game’. My friend, Dr. Marc Gafni is such a teacher. He is a rare combination of brilliance, depth and heart. michael murphy, founder of the esalen institute, ca. usa

Marc Gafni received his doctorate from Oxford University. Together with philosopher Ken Wilber, he co-founded The Center for Integral Wisdom, a leading activist think tank dedicated to articulating a practical politics of love, and to catalyzing an emergent personal and global vision of ethics, eros and meaning. Gafni serves as President and Senior Scholar-in-Residence, and Ken is the Integral “Pandit” of the Center.

A rabbinic lineage holder in Bible, Talmud, and Kabbalah, Gafni self-describes as a “dual citizen” of both Integral World Spirituality and classical Hebrew practice. He is an editor of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice on issues of Integral spirituality, has been a faculty member of J.F.K. University, and is the author of ten books, including the national bestseller Soul Prints, and The Mystery of Love, an exploration of the relationship between the erotic and the sacred. Gafni is the founder of Unique Self theory.

His most recent books are Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment which received a 2012 USA Best Book Award, the two-volume Radical Kabbalah, Tears: Re-reading Ritual, Integral Religion, and Rosh Hashana, and Self in Integral Evolutionary Mysticism: Two Models and Why They Matter.

In 2014 Dr. Gafni co-initiated the Success 3.0 Summit, whose method and movement is to bring together key thought leaders and change-agents to collaboratively evolve a bold new Integral vision of Success.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Gafni has developed evolutionary and activist educational and communal programs rooted his commitment to what he has termed “participating in the evolution of love”, the title of a new major work he is co-authoring with Barbara Marx Hubbard and Daniel Schmachtenberger. His acclaimed writings and standing-room-only lectures are known for their unique mix of profound teaching and transmission, openhearted compassion and love, intellectual rigor.

Look Inside

Marc Gafni: Your Unique Self

Published on Jul 10, 2015

Introduced as “a poet of life” by Barnet Bain, Marc Gafni joins Barnet and Freeman on Cutting Edge Consciousness for a marvelous conversation about finding moment-to-moment self-expression. “Love the moment open,” Marc declares. Explaining that every moment is unique and pregnant with possibility. Our job as artists and creators of our unique life is to embrace every moment fully.

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