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Jhana Consciousness: Buddhist Meditation in the Age of Neuroscience, Paul Dennison. Available at Amazon. For more details click HERE

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For those having an interest in underlying neurological correlates of subjective stages of meditative withdrawal, this work will be found enlightening. It presents the idea that our overwhelming attachment to this sensory based objective world, and sense of “I”, can be progressively and systematically overcome through meditational practice. The author seeks to demonstrate this by providing us with data obtained from meditators, using the techniques of Buddhist based Jhâna meditation, as practiced according to the methods used by practitioners of the “Samatha Trust Tradition”.  The research study was carried on from 2014 through 2019 utilizing electroencephalogram brain wave recordings correlated with “Jhâna states”.

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Cults, Inside the World’s Most Notorious Groups and Understanding the People Who Joined Them, Parcast’s, Max Cutler with Kevin Conley, Based on the Acclaimed Podcast, Cults. Gallery Books. Available at Amazon. For more details click HERE

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It might seem surprising that this book is being suggested for reading, but in our current world and time, spiritual discrimination is of great importance. Throughout history, there have been charlatans, imposters, and manipulators, preying on people’s sincere desires, needs, and especially spiritual aspirations. And in their pursuit of good, many seekers often follow false prophets and claims, ending their journeys by losing their souls, and the very goal they sought.

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Begin Where You Are: Messages of Meaning by Betty Bland*. Available at Amazon. For more details click HERE

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How does one wake up to a spiritual quest?  Sometimes it comes from a sudden realization and sometimes more gradually from a growing understanding of life’s experiences. Betty Bland’s particular “wake-up call” came suddenly as a result of a Near-Death Experience (NDE) in 1968, well before that became a main-stream term. The NDE catapulted her on a search to understand her experience and to put that knowledge into practice. (Because the NDE so deeply influenced Betty’s perspective, a description is included as an appendix in the book.)

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Seven Systems Of Indian Philosophy by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PH.D. Amazon. For more details click HERE

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In this book, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PH.D. provides a clear view of the basic ideas contained in the six schools of Indian philosophy, with an additional chapter on Buddhism.

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The New Science of Transformation - How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman, Amazon. For more details, click HERE

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In our continued review of this authors work[i], How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain, we continue to learn more about the brain’s neurological activities during the subjective experiences of varying degrees of “enlightenment”.

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 Why God Won’t Go Away – Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, by Andrew Newberg M.D., Eugene D’Aquill M.D.,PH.D., and Vince Rause - Ballantine Books, New York. For more details click HERE 

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Why God Won’t Go Away is a book that explores the neurobiological processes that accompany the subjective experience of that which many define as God, Godlike, divine or Transcendent.

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