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Cultivating Consciousness

An East-West Journey

Consciousness is the distinctive and defining future of human condition. Its study is at once fascinating and frustrating, because consciousness is too familiar to ignore and too complex and elusive to understand and explain. Many consider understanding consciousne....read below

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Consciousness is the distinctive and defining future of human condition. Its study is at once fascinating and frustrating, because consciousness is too familiar to ignore and too complex and elusive to understand and explain. Many consider understanding consciousness the greatest challenge facing twenty-first-century science.
Cultivating Consciousness is an absorbing East — West dialogue on the conceptual, methodical and theoretical issues. In this unique collection of scholarly articles by eminent researchers in and exponents of consciousness studies we find transdisciplinary discussions on the nature of consciousness, the methods of studying it, the relevance of consciousness to our values and its role in enhancing human potentials and wellness. Ramakrishna Rao discusses consciousness from the perspective of classical Indian thought in separate chapters devoted to Yoga, Advaita and Buddhism, and contrasts the Indian views with those in the West.
Over all, the book gives the nature of things to come, the controversies and complexities involved and the imminent clash of paradigms. This volume is more than a study in contrast; it is an intellectual bridge that facilitates the travel and exchange between the spiritual and scientific traditions of East and West and between first-person and third-person perspectives.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124607176
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124607176
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2014
  • Pages : x, 380 p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Indices
  • Size : 25 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 900 gm

Preface     
Introduction

PART I

1. Does Further Progress in Consciousness Research Await a Reassessment of the Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science?  

Willis W. Harman

2. Getting Clear about Wholeness: A Critical Response to Harman  

Stephen E. Braude

3. Facilitating the Study of Consciousness: Emerging Themes on the Frontiers of Science

Thomas J. Hurley III

4. What Is Consciousness and Why Is It so Problematic? 

David R. Griffin

5. Some Epistemological Problems Inherent in the Scientific Study of Consciousness

Eugene Taylor

6. Cultivating Consciousness: Some Conceptual and Methodological Issues

K. Ramakrishna Rao

7. Embracing the Subtle: The Emerging Paradigm in Relation to the Subtle Realms  

Beverly Rubik

8. The Complementarity of Consciousness 

 – Robert G. Jahn

9. Mind Embodied: Computer-Generated Virtual Reality as a New, Dualistic-Interactive Model for Transpersonal Psychology

Charles T. Tart

10. Current Hypotheses About the Nature of the Mind–Brain Relationship and Their Relationship to Findings in Parapsychology

Jean E. Burns

11. Co-Operator Experiments with an REG Device

Brenda J. Dunne

12. The Power of Imagination: Toward a Philosophy of Healing  

Michael Grosso

13. Inner Teachers and Transcendent Education  

Alfred S. Alschuler

14. Consciousness and Well-Being 

Neil Rossman

15. The Scene and the Screen: The Nature of Reality 

T.M. Srinivasan

16. On the Trail of Survival: A Key to Expanded Knowledge 

Claiborne Pell

PART II

17. Yoga: Theory and Techniques for Cultivating Consciousness  

K. Ramakrishna Rao

18. VedÀnta: A Philosophy of Pure Consciousness

K. Ramakrishna Rao

19. Buddhism: A Psychology of Consciousness

K. Ramakrishna Rao

20. Two Faces of Consciousness 

K. Ramakrishna Rao

About the Contributors    
Bibliography    
Index  

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