• Waking Up

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-16-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4.6 (120 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’ new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.
From best-selling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives - and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow.
Waking Up is part seeker’s memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris - a scientist, philosopher, and famous sceptic - could write it.
©2014 Sam Harris (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2014, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks
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By Robert on 03-30-15

wow

Simply great. A balanced, useful, contemporary synthesis of philosophy, neuroscience, and contemplative methodology.

Sam Harris is possibly the most reasonable man alive.

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By srocha on 03-08-15

Sam Harris has outdone himself

Great writing by a great mind.
As usual Harris offers a new perspective on things, one which would have been extremely difficult to arrive by oneself.
Thanks Sam, I've enjoyed it thoroughly.

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By Lukasz Hawro on 02-15-15

This is Important.

Possibly one of the most important book you can read about spirituality today.
Performance wise is also top level. I have read Sam's books and follewed him for some time on YT, blog and podcasts. I knew the book will be of the highest quality but the audiobook somehow enhanced the experience even more. Listening to Sam's voice is so much better than merly reading the book in your own voice inside your head...
This is an ultimate journey to spirituality guided by one of the most important figure in line of scientific and spiritual/religion field.
You simply cannot afford to miss it.

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By Marek on 10-23-16

The most important book of the modern era

It should be a legal requirement that young adults read this book. Harris calmy tears apart the very foundation of what people think it is to experience life.

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By sam on 03-10-15

Great insight into the mind

A great insight into the mind using Harris' own personal experiences and science alike. Always enjoy a Sam Harris work.

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By Saman Attarian on 11-21-16

insightful

insightful, with a bit of bios towards NDE & mantras
practical ideas on meditation. highly recommended

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