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waking up

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"Harris's book . . . caught my eye because it's so entirely of this moment, so keenly in touch with the growing number of Americans who are willing to say that they do not find the succor they crave, or a truth that makes sense to them, in organized religion." (Frank Bruni, columnist, New York Times) 
"The fact is that "Waking Up" lends a different picture of Harris (at least to me): an intelligent and sensitive person who is willing to undergo the discomfort involved in proposing alternatives to the religions he's spent years degrading. His new book, whether discussing the poverty of spiritual language, the neurophysiology of consciousness, psychedelic experience, or the quandaries of the self, at the very least acknowledges the potency and importance of the religious impulse--though Harris might name it differently--that fundamental and common instinct to seek not just an answer to life, but a way to live that answer." (Trevor Quirk, The New Republic) 
"[A]n extraordinary and ambitious masterwork. . . . altogether spectacular." (Maria Popova, Brainpickings) 
"Uber-atheist Sam Harris is getting all spiritual. In his new book, "Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion," the usually outspoken critic of religion describes how spirituality can and must be divorced from religion if the human mind is to reach its full potential. . . . But there is plenty in "Waking Up" that will delight Harris' most militant atheist readers." (Religion News Service) 
"The great value and novelty of this book is that Harris, in a simple but rigorous style, takes the middle way between these pseudoscientific and pseudo-spiritual assertions . . . [leading] to a profoundly more salubrious life." (Publishers Weekly) 
"A demanding, illusion-shattering book." (Kirkus Reviews) 
"Don't read "Waking Up" . . . if you want to be told that heaven is real. Do read it if you want to explore the nature of consciousness, to learn how just trying to be mindful can free you from anxiety and self-blame." (MORE Magazine) 
""Waking Up" is an eye opening, mind expanding book." (AA Agnostica)

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