Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind

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Rowman & Littlefield, Oct 8, 2015 - Philosophy - 302 pages
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Book Award of the Parapsychological Association, 2017
Winner of the Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2017 (Spiritual)
First Place, Nautilus Book Awards 2017 (Science, Cosmology and Expanding Consciousness)
First Place, International Excellence Mind, Body Spirit Book Awards, 2017 (Human Consciousness)
Bronze Medal, Feathered Quill Book Awards, 2017 (Best Religious/Spiritual)
First Place, Great Northwest Book Festival, 2017 (Spiritual Books)
First Place, New England Book Festival, 2016 (Spiritual Books)

As a neuroscientist, Marjorie Woollacott had no doubts that the brain was a purely physical entity controlled by chemicals and electrical pulses. When she experimented with meditation for the first time, however, her entire world changed. Woollacott’s journey through years of meditation has made her question the reality she built her career upon and has forced her to ask what human consciousness really is. Infinite Awareness pairs Woollacott’s research as a neuroscientist with her self-revelations about the mind’s spiritual power. Between the scientific and spiritual worlds, she breaks open the definition of human consciousness to investigate the existence of a non-physical and infinitely powerful mind.
 

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Contents

1 The Making of a Renegade
1
2 To Examine a Quiet Mind
11
3 An Unaccountable Energy
27
4 Consciousness Viewed as BottomUp
39
5 The TopDown Perspective
55
6 Or Is Consciousness on a Continuum?
71
7 Awareness without a Brain
89
8 Following a NearDeath Experience
115
10 Awareness and Healing
157
11 The Healing Intention
177
12 Research into Consciousness
197
13 The ConsciousnessBrain Interface
213
Notes
243
Bibliography
263
Index
273
About the Author
285

9 Consciousness after Death
133

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About the author (2015)

Marjorie Hines Woollacott, PhD, has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and she coauthored a popular textbook for health professionals and has written more than 180 peer-reviewed research articles—several of which were on meditation, the topic that motivated her to write Infinite Awareness.

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