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  • Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster; Auflage: Export (9. September 2014)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1476777721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476777726
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,1 x 2 x 21,1 cm
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Sam Harris ist Autor der New York Times Bestseller The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, und The Moral Landscape. The End of Faith gewann 2005 den PEN Award für Sachliteratur. Harris Werke wurden in über fünfzehn Sprachen übersetzt und in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Annals of Neurology und anderen veröffentlicht.

Über ihn und seine Arbeiten wurde zudem diskutiert in Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, Scientific American, Natur, Rolling Stone und vielen anderen Zeitschriften.

Mr. Harris ist Mitgründer und CEO von Project Reason, einer gemeinnützigen Stiftung gewidmet der Verbreitung wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse und säkularen Werte in der Gesellschaft. Er erhielt einen Abschluss in Philosophie an der Stanford University und einen Ph.D. für Neurowissenschaften an der UCLA. Er bloggt regelmäßig auf seiner Website: www.samharris.org

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"Sam Harris reminds us that awakening does not depend on religious belief. With his usual probing clarity, Sam points out the rational methodology for exploring the nature of consciousness." (Joseph Goldstein, author of 'Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening' and 'One Dharma')

"So entirely of this moment, so keenly in touch with the growing number ... 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 New York Times)

"Sam Harris ranks as my favourite sceptic, bar none. In Waking Up he gives us a clear-headed, no-holds-barred look at the spiritual supermarket, calling out what amounts to junk food and showing us where real nutrition can be found. Anyone who realizes the value of a spiritual life will find much to savour here - and those who see no value in it will find much to reflect on." (Daniel Goleman, Author of 'Emotional Intelligence' and 'Focus')

"Harris shows how our egos are illusions [and] how abandoning this illusion can wake us up to a richer life, more connected to everything around us." (Jerry Coyne, Professor of Biology at the University of Chicago)

"Waking Up is an extraordinary book ... It will shake up your most fundamental beliefs about everyday experience, and it just might change your life." (Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe .

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8 von 9 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von leftenant am 20. Oktober 2014
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Sam Harris is one of the greatest minds of our time, and his new book shows once again that not only is he articulate (we knew that already), but he's also committed to helping others while painting as accurate a picture of the nature of reality as possible.

Waking Up is concise, but complete. It is easy to read, but the points made in it are also meticulously backed up by carefully provided sources (no doubt Harris's critics will still denounce him as "unsophisticated" and "amateur").

If you buy one book this year, let it be this one. Waking Up will change your life.
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I found some chapters of this book very fascinating, but was surprised it ended where it did: I was expecting so much more. Harris considers "spirituality without religion" to mean practicing meditation and exploring alternative states of mind. I feel that's a fine start, but it leaves out a whole realm of possibility around group experiences, passages and rituals, centered and open discussions, ways of understanding, being and talking with each other, our relationship to the natural world, our ways of approaching everyday life, and our responses to materialism...I find it hard to put these things into words, so I was hoping someone else would, eloquently. Harris disappointed me.
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Ich fand dieses Buch sehr intelligent geschrieben und gut lesbar. Meiner Meinung nach umfassender, in die Tiefe gehender Lesestoff für Menschen, die sich ebenfalls bereits Gedanken über Spiritualität, Gott und die Welt gemacht haben. In diesem E-Buch zieht sich der Lesestoff bis 67 % des Buches. Danach folgen ausführliche Anmerkungen zu den einzelnen Kapiteln, das Nachwort und ein umfassendes Stichwortverzeichnis.
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It was about time that someone, such as Sam Harris, writes about a path to inner peace that stays in the realm of science and does not require religion. A good read, mind opening, and motivating.
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Sam Harris Has Real Guts 9. September 2014
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This is an important book in many ways. Perhaps most important because Sam Harris has, for the past several years, been a strong and outspoken critic of organized religion of all stripes. And one thing Harris can do better than almost anyone else, is make his case both clearly and powerfully without any added garbage.

If you've watched his many videos on YouTube, you know the man can make an argument and stand his ground without wavering one iota. And the depth of his research is impressive. If Harris kept his message in this same vein, he would stay safe and continue to be accepted as a credible spokesman for the atheist perspective for a long time to come.

But did he do that with this book? Not on your life. Harris, makes a whole different argument here, one that many may not be familiar with (but that is on display on his blog posts). Religion may be bunkum, he asserts, but spirituality (which may be the foundation of many religions), is a truly worthy pursuit.

No doubt that a great many atheists are not going to like this one little bit. After all, atheists can sometimes be as narrow-minded as believers. For many, spirituality is seen as practically equivalent to religion. But in this book he makes a strong case that nothing could be further from the truth. And he doesn't make his arguments in a detached, completely intellectual way. Some might say that Harris has bought the spiritual kool-aid hook, link and sinker.

Harris is a long-time (25+ years) meditator, seeker after wisdom, student of a variety of spiritual practices and disciple of various teachers and gurus in several Eastern traditions. He most closely aligns himself with the school of non-duality or the direct path to awakening. And the stories of his search, his teachers and his realizations, were for me, the most compelling parts of the book.

Two of the funniest parts, having to do with burst pipes and a rat in Kathmandu, demonstrate that he can easily poke fun at himself.

Now, this is going to go far over the heads of a whole lot of people. This is not simple stuff. It's subtle and deep. And for me, the section on consciousness and the brain wasn't easy reading. Some may have a hard time accepting that his spiritual orientation is nothing but another irrational belief system that he has railed against for so long.

So you've got to admit, this guy has guts. First he tears down every organized religion known to man as a bunch of irrational, destructive beliefs that only harm society, and then he takes the position that on the other hand, authentic spirituality is the most worthy pursuit one can possibly engage in.

Many people are going to completely misunderstand Harris. (I can't wait to read more of the Amazon reviews as they are posted.) But he's also going to wake up a whole lot of people to a new perspective that they had never even considered seriously for a nanosecond.

Some of the most highly regarded non-dualist teachers should be celebrating this book as it lends much credence to their teachings. Teachers and authors such as Rupert Spira (check out his YouTube videos), Greg Goode, and others, speak with clarity and authority about the non-dual perspective and are accessible to western seekers.

To say that this book is a watershed moment for spirituality might be hyperbole, but just as Harris made it safer for atheists to come out of the closet, he does the same for those on the path of awakening. I can't wait to see what he writes next!
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Quite possibly the most important book I have ever read. 10. September 2014
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I grew up in a Christian family and then earned degrees in Philosophy and Neuroscience. As an atheist, I've been mourning the loss of faith for years. Just because you want something to be true, doesn't mean it is. Losing one's faith can definitely leave a hole. This is the book that begins to fill the void and emptiness that I've felt from that loss. Thank you Sam Harris. This book will change lives.
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An important milestone along the road to perfecting a rational understanding of the essence of spirituality. 9. September 2014
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If anything uncontroversial can be said about Sam Harris, it's that his work never fails to inspire strong and colorful opinions from just about everyone who encounters it. Depending on whom you ask, he may be one of the more brilliant thinkers around, a complete hack, or any of a mind-boggling array of subtle gradations in between. All of these views have arguable merit, and there will be many who go into Waking Up with a panoply of preconceived notions about what they might find here. Much has been made of Harris' long-known affinity for meditation and Eastern spirituality, and his perpetual insistence that even the staunchest, most skillful rationalist neglects these at some considerable peril. Another Harris mainstay, most notably exemplified in The Moral Landscape, is a tendency to sharply challenge the conventional wisdom on where the boundaries of scientific inquiry truly lie, in what may at times strike some readers as a maddeningly quixotic attempt to reverse the long-standing unfashionable status of a rather comprehensive form of positivism. It will not shock anyone familiar with the author that Waking Up brings all of these threads together, and the reader's satisfaction with the result, or lack thereof, will follow somewhat predictably, but it would be a mistake to avoid the book on that basis alone.

For those unfamiliar enough with Sam Harris to make much of the preceding paragraph, this volume can be summarized simply enough: it is a warning that most of us are missing important basic facts about how to live well, presented for the rationalist. It is an attempt to demonstrate that most of us, believer and skeptic alike, have failed to fully integrate a number of demonstrable truths about the mind into our understanding of ourselves; that such an integration constitutes an essential component of our day-to-day psychological hygiene; and that an enormous wealth of credible, relevant, and empirically verifiable information to assist in this project can indeed be found strewn through certain traditional spiritual domains, particularly within Buddhism.

None of this may initially seem particularly revelatory--indeed, in certain quarters, such ideas may now be nearing the point of cliche--and yet, this book is truly important. Historically and still today, wherever rationalists gather to discuss the possible value of introspective disciplines of attention, many pernicious misconceptions abound. It often seems that the nature and potential of these practices are misinterpreted at the most basic levels, owing to an alarming lack of substantial attainment on the part of the academics, researchers, and writers who tend to be responsible for framing all discussions on the subject. Even those who give themselves over to a committed long-term effort to build skill to the point of being able to speak from a position of first-hand experience invariably fail to do much more than scratch the surface, and as a result, the collective understanding in this area always seems somewhat adrift. Scientists and rationalists of all stripes are now willing to pay serious attention to the potential of direct introspective techniques, but lack direction from one of their own regarding just how this might best be approached, and just what one might thereby hope to achieve. What has long been needed is for an intelligible writer to come forward and present a clear rationalist picture of the most profound possibilities of meditation, while also drawing upon a reasonable grasp of the methods and institutional culture of modern science, to thereby offer a more complete picture of how all of this should be integrated, and how we might most fruitfully attempt to evolve the overall state of human knowledge and ability in these areas. Various beloved figures of one stripe or another have tangentially approached this endeavor throughout recent history--Alan Watts comes to mind--but Waking Up may actually be the first book to directly and systematically tackle it, while taking full advantage of the important contextual clues afforded us by modern neuroscience.

Waking Up is, of course, not a perfect work. Those considering a purchase should note that much of the material has been adapted from content already freely available on Sam's blog. Indeed, that is at once among its most noteworthy strengths and weaknesses; Waking Up appears to be the book the author has always most longed to write, having at times been so impatient that he couldn't resist writing much of it on the fly as his career has unfolded year by year. Those who have closely followed Sam Harris should therefore be aware that, of just 200 pages in total, a solid third or more may be well familiar already. When one then additionally considers that the first chapter (which makes up fully one quarter of the book) has been freely published online, there may be a tendency to feel somewhat cheated. In my opinion, such a feeling would be unwarranted, as the remaining chapters nonetheless manage to pack lots of interesting detail not available elsewhere into a deceptively small volume.

The bottom line is that, whatever one's opinion of Harris and his affinity for positivistic reclamations of those areas of intellectual life that have been most carefully cordoned off, and whatever one's disposition toward meditation or introspective spirituality, Waking Up does something important and arguably unprecedented, and is full of information that every thoughtful person should at least consider. Please go into it with as few preconceived notions as possible, and be demanding of yourself. Seriously entertain all of the major points Harris makes here, even if you've found his previous arguments on other topics to be morally or intellectually bankrupt. I find the vast majority of Waking Up to be cogently argued, but even were it not, there are too many truly valuable tidbits of genuine wisdom lurking here for the book to be entirely written off or ignored by even its harshest would-be detractors--and its brevity and relatively low price tag ensure that there's not terribly much to lose in any case. Personally, I have always found value in the great majority of Sam's work, but he has generally been regarded, perhaps rightly, as one prominent voice within a chorus of similar ones. Will history remember this as the book that proved him a truly unique and irreplaceable contributor to the discourse? It may sound like laughable hyperbole or a marketing soundbite, but I honestly suspect the answer may very well be "yes".
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Waking Up: Harris' Compilation of Personal Memoirs 21. September 2014
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Waking Up: Harris' Compilation of Personal Memoirs

First off, I'm a huge fan of Harris; he was single handedly responsible for spurring my 'awakening to original nature', which basically means stepping outside of the 'self' and experiencing reality from an entirely new perspective, free from the mental stress that assails us all since birth, while retaining intellectual integrity.

So why 3 stars instead of 5? Well, I have high expectations for Harris and I would have expected a tour de force, detailing the exact mechanisms for ‘waking up’. What we get is more of a conversation you would have at a coffee shop with a few smart friends and less of a scientifically rigorous and methodical resource. Although he makes a compelling argument that is epistemically true, it is too big of a leap for a non-awakened person to make. Since he is a neuroscientist, I expected more of a brain-based explanation for why we’re not ‘awake’ and how exactly we can awaken, which seems to be conspicuously missing. Instead, what we get is simply a compilation of what he has already written in his blogs and talked about in a few interviews, anecdoting more about his personal journeys than detailing how one ought to see through the veil of self.

The self is definitely one of the most pernicious illusions of all, but it is also the most personally vivid, intimate and decidedly persistent of them all. Tackling this head on is a difficult endeavor, requiring an established and mature spiritual practice and extensive experience. Taking overtly staunch secularists all the way to the most esoteric spiritual truths cannot be done in about 200 pages of anecdotal memoirs; a more indirect, indisputably sequential, gradual approach would have had more of an impact, even if it required more chapters or multiple volumes.

In short, what we get is a 21st century version of an ancient esoteric Buddhist practice called Dzogchen, which was kept secret because the Buddhist masters were concerned that this specific methodology for ‘awakening’ was too subtle for those who had no working knowledge or maturity in the field to simply adopt and productively profit from.

Bottom line: the book is worth the read. Although the text does not follow a systematic approach to delivering on its claim, Harris’ wit and penetrating questions tower over what is currently available.
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A guide to meditation with some Hinduism and Buddhism for good measure 15. September 2014
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I enjoyed Sam Harris' previous books on morality and free will, so it was with significant interest that I bought this new book. Unfortunately, I don't think it's for me. It is a guide to meditation (under a largely Buddhist philosophy) that does not seem to me to be particularly without religion. To begin with, I find the word spiritual to be problematic. What's a spirit? How do you measure it? It smacks of the infinite soul. And it's not what this book is about. This book is about one's consciousness, and whether it is good to try to alter or escape that consciousness. Harris believes it is good to alter it and it is possible to alter it. He even suggests drugs as a possibility for doing that (albeit with some cautions and as a second-class solution compared to meditation).

But where he really lost me is during his early discussion of consciousness/self/"I" when he suggests that it may be impossible for us to ever study it scientifically. As a scientist, I just don't buy that. If it's not infinite (as a "soul" would be), you can measure it. It doesn't last forever (it starts and ends with your death) so it is, by definition, finite and therefore measurable. Science has allowed us to measure stars billions of light years away using light that is billions of years old. Modern physicists believe that it might even be possible in the future to make scientific statements about other universes (that we can't directly enter and observe) if we happen to live in particular multiverses. These are things that would have earlier seemed impossible, so for him to immediately cop out and claim that it can't be done really tainted the book for me.

The rest of it is largely a discussion of the self/consciousness/"I" from three viewpoints. The first is scientific, and it's interesting (albeit without much new information) to read about the research on how our consciousness is tied to specific brain activity (e.g., split brain/corpus callosum). As a neuroscientist, Harris does a good job reviewing this evidence. Four stars for this because it's very good, but not very new to anyone who follows neuroscience.

The second is applied, regarding the health benefits of meditation. That's also interesting and worth thinking about. It's a growing area of scientific research that has generally received a fair bit of press, so I would give this four to five stars too.

The third is a mystical, spiritual, philosophical, whatever-ical look at how best to alter one's consciousness. Harris reviews various schools of Bhuddist and Hindu meditation along with their pros and cons. This is, for me, moderately interesting at best. He doesn't give enough practical instruction or detail to inform someone who's completely new to meditation (like I am). This would almost certainly be more interesting to someone who knows and/or practices meditation, but I found it like describing the pros and cons of various hockey teams to someone who doesn't know anything about hockey or those teams. Combine this with Harris' heavy reliance on anecdotes and personal thoughts makes me give this section 2 stars.

Overall then, I didn't experience any great epiphany here. I know that consciousness is important, and how we filter the world's input can greatly impact our quality of living. Cognitive psychology therapy has taught that for decades. I know that there are some real benefits to meditation and that science is increasingly supporting training of the mind. I find it intriguing that training one's mind can yield concrete benefits. But I must admit that I find very little strength behind his arguments that knowing your consciousness is a crucial key of spirituality that we should all embrace, especially when it's mostly based on anecdotes and untested differences between various forms Buddhist/Hindu methods of meditation.

Introspection, sure. Training yourself to have a quiet mind at times? OK. But altering consciousness as the key to it all? Sorry, I just don't get it. Maybe I needed to (as Harris suggests is true for some people who don't "get" his message) have had taken more drugs so I could recognize how cool an altered state of mind can be, but I actually rather don't want to do that thank you. In fact, I actually find a quote from Conan the Barbarian (book, not the movie) to be more appropriate:

"Let teachers and priests and philosophers brood over questions of reality and illusion. I know this: if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content."

OK, I don't do any slaying (beyond food), but the rest rings home to me. As a scientist and a human, I am interested in what we do know and figuring out what we don't know. Harris suggests meditation can reveal new truths about consciousness, but he does so at the same time as he denies that such truth can be measured scientifically. Meaning you have to take it on faith, which is starting to sound awfully religious to me. So I can only give this book 3 stars. For the sake of being a more complete and helpful review, I should say that if you feel a longing for something "spiritual" in your life without organized religion, or if you practice or want to know more about meditation, or if you are deeply intrigued by philosophical (vs. scientific) debates about the self/consciousness, then this book is almost certainly going to be a 4- or 5-star book for you. If, like me, you are too firmly rooted in the scientific study of reality, then this book on spirituality probably won't quite hit those highs.
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