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A Skeptic S Guide To The Mind

Author : Robert A. Burton, M.D.
ISBN : 9781250028402
Genre : Science
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What if our soundest, most reasonable judgments are beyond our control? Despite 2500 years of contemplation by the world's greatest minds and the more recent phenomenal advances in basic neuroscience, neither neuroscientists nor philosophers have a decent understanding of what the mind is or how it works. The gap between what the brain does and the mind experiences remains uncharted territory. Nevertheless, with powerful new tools such as the fMRI scan, neuroscience has become the de facto mode of explanation of behavior. Neuroscientists tell us why we prefer Coke to Pepsi, and the media trumpets headlines such as "Possible site of free will found in brain." Or: "Bad behavior down to genes, not poor parenting." Robert Burton believes that while some neuroscience observations are real advances, others are overreaching, unwarranted, wrong-headed, self-serving, or just plain ridiculous, and often with the potential for catastrophic personal and social consequences. In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, he brings together clinical observations, practical thought experiments, personal anecdotes, and cutting-edge neuroscience to decipher what neuroscience can tell us – and where it falls woefully short. At the same time, he offers a new vision of how to think about what the mind might be and how it works. A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind is a critical, startling, and expansive journey into the mysteries of the brain and what makes us human.
Category: Science

A Skeptic S Guide To The 12 Steps

Author : Phillip Z.
ISBN : 0894867229
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 50.24 MB
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How many of us have felt like Phillip Z? He has a staunch belief in the Twelve Steps, yet struggles with the concept of a Higher Power.

In A Skeptic's Guide to the 12 Steps, the author investigates each of the Twelve Steps to gain a deeper understanding of a higher power. He examines what may seem like ""unsettling"" concepts to us including surrendering one's will and life to God, and he encourages us to understand the spiritual journey of recovery despite our skepticism.

Category: Self-Help

The Skeptic S Guide To The Adventures Of Life

Author : Connie R. Siewert
ISBN : 9780976271901
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 64.73 MB
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The Skeptic's Guide to the Adventures of Life is an experiential review of alternative healing modalities and offers a lighthearted look at life's deeper lessons and mysteries. It chronicles business strategist Connie Siewerts personal experiences and those of her healers during a three year journey to wellness through alternative sources of information and healing. Healing modalities covered include past life regression, healing touch, trauma release, guided imagery, reiki, shamanism, naturopathy, iridology, homeopathic remedies, colon hydrotherapy, angel channeling, astrology, medical intuitive, distance healing, paintings that heal, color therapy, gem and mineral therapy, acupuncture, cupping, reflexology, sound and vibration therapy, equine assisted psychotherapy, spiritual counseling and communing with spirits from the other side.And through it all, she was able to significantly improve her lung condition, eliminate the pain and stiffness from arthritis in her knee and improve her overall wellness, all while stimulating the mind and delighting the spirit.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Skeptic S Guide To The Paranormal

Author : Lynne Kelly
ISBN : 9781741153231
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A rational explanation of 27 paranormal phenomena - from walking over hot coals to spontaneous combustion - that appear to defy the laws of science.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Skeptic S Guide To Conspiracies

Author : Monte Cook
ISBN : 9781440504426
Genre : Reference
File Size : 67.80 MB
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Did the noble order of the Knights Templar guard a secret about Jesus’ birth? Was the moon landing faked in a Hollywood movie studio? Is the government keeping the remains of an alien spacecraft in the top-secret Area 51? Monte Cook takes a look at conspiracy theories—ranging from the historically complex to the seriously whacked out. With a disbelieving eye, he traces the history of some of the world's weirdest ideas and even includes a chart showing readers how to make up conspiracy theories for themselves. Scattered through the book are the paranoid "notes" of an anonymous reader who claims to know what's really going on. You can make up your own mind as to who's telling the truth!
Category: Reference

The Skeptics Guide To The Mysteries Of The Universe

Author : Jessica Arden
ISBN : 9781946188014
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 68.90 MB
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Haunted pasts. History Nerds. Hot New Orleans Nights. Grad student and New Orleans ghost tour operator Julie Deveaux is used to believing in things she cannot see. Although with her family history, spirits lurking beyond French Quarter galleries seem more plausible than true love or soul mates. With romantic entanglements the last thing on her mind, Julie would do anything to complete her thesis research and exonerate infamous murderess Sophia Durocher in the process. Anything, that is, except further harass Sophia’s already spotlight-weary family. However, when a collision in Jackson Square puts her in the path of infuriatingly handsome fellow history-buff Griffin, Julie is unable to ignore her attraction. When they accidentally exchange copies of a rare book, Julie gets insights into Griffin, revealing someone who grapples with the same big questions as she does. As the two grow closer, this man (whose weird internet search history might just rival her own) begins breaking down her walls one by one. But when Griffin turns out to be the grandson of her thesis subject, Julie walks a dangerous line. He could be the key to all of the answers she seeks. But solving Sophie Durocher’s mystery could mean losing the one man who makes her rethink her belief in soul mates.
Category: Fiction

A Skeptic S Guide To Islam

Author : Heina Dadabhoy
ISBN : 1634310284
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An honest insider's look at Islam and Muslim life from a former devout veiled Muslim turned outspoken atheist, whose personal journey has been featured in the New York Times Straight from the mouth and mind of an ex-Muslim atheist, A Skeptic's Guide to Islam covers everything that non-Muslims who lack an Islamic background need to know about Islam and Muslims, from the real meaning of jihad to the various types of hijab, from views on dating to questions of feminine hygiene. Taking neither an anti- nor a pro-Islamic perspective, this book honestly addresses common misconceptions and misperceptions those in the West have about Islam and its followers.
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A Skeptic S Guide To The Universe How To Develop Your Intuition For Fun And Profit

Author : William Gladstone
ISBN : 1943625883
Genre : Religion
File Size : 32.42 MB
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The energy in this book describes the interactions and interrelationships between soul, spirit and mind. You will learn the four basic levels at which human beings exist and the further transcendence to one source of knowledge that always was and always is. Whether you are a skeptic, a scientist or someone open to discovering the miracles of the universe in everyday life, this book will intrigue and inspire you. Spiritual seekers will resonate with the profound wisdom of this book and discover the essential joy that is inherent to all human beings. William Gladstone is an internationally acclaimed bestselling novelist (The Twelve) as well as the founder of Waterside Productions Inc., one of the world's pre-eminent literary agencies. William has personally represented many of the best selling technical, business, health, self help and mind, body, spirit authors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries ranging from Neale Donald Walsch, Eckhart Tolle, Jean Houston to Peter Norton, Dr. and Master Sha and Tom Anderson (the founder of Myspace) as well as the authors who created the initial fifty titles in the For Dummies book series. William is a graduate of Yale College and holds an advanced degree in Cultural Anthropology from Harvard University. William resides in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California with his wife and publisher Gayle Gladstone and enjoys weekly golf and tennis competitions as well as walking on the beach. He is the father of actress Tara Rose Gladstone, film producer Cyrus Jay Gladstone and grandfather to his amazingly playful grandson Titus Jay Gladstone. Marisa Moris has been called the clairvoyant medium next door. Think America's sweet heart and apple pie and you will have a great image of Marisa. She loves clothes, loves to shop and never gets caught offguard by the paparazzi. Marisa is an ordinary mom and wife with extraordinary abilities to receive information from the Source. When not caring for her infant daughter Madison, Marisa teaches classes on intuitive healing, mediumship and how to develop your intuition. Marisa has an uncanny ability to differentiate tricksters from true sources of non-local and unconventional wisdom. As a former highly successful mortgage broker and real estate professional, Marisa understands the stresses of everyday life and the obstacles facing those who seek spiritual enlightenment. Marisa is a teacher with no agenda. She is here to help others raise their awareness and to bring to the planet information that can be of benefit to as many people as possible. Marisa lives in Carlsbad, California with her husband Jeff, who she adores almost as much as her fearless, spiritually aware poodle-chihuahua Poochi.
Category: Religion

A Skeptic S Guide To The Tao

Author : William Gladstone
ISBN : 1945390042
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 54.73 MB
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For centuries philosophers have speculated on the nature of the TAO. In this book the secrets of creation are revealed. We learn that there is not just the TAO but a double TAO that is the clone of the actual TAO. It is the clone of the TAO that we think of as the source of our universe. What does this mean on a practical basis? What does this mean to you? This guide will reveal this and other mysteries of the universe. William Gladstone is an internationally acclaimed bestselling novelist (The Twelve) as well as the founder of Waterside Productions Inc., one of the world's pre-eminent literary agencies. William has personally represented many of the best selling technical, business, health, self help and mind, body, spirit authors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries ranging from Neale Donald Walsch, Eckhart Tolle, Jean Houston to Peter Norton, Dr. and Master Sha and Tom Anderson (the founder of Myspace) as well as the authors who created the initial fifty titles in the For Dummies book series. William is a graduate of Yale College and holds an advanced degree in Cultural Anthropology from Harvard University. William resides in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California with his wife and publisher Gayle Gladstone and enjoys weekly golf and tennis competitions as well as walking on the beach. He is the father of actress Tara Rose Gladstone, film producer Cyrus Jay Gladstone and grandfather to his amazingly playful grandson Titus Jay Gladstone. Marisa Moris has been called the clairvoyant medium next door. Think America's sweet heart and apple pie and you will have a great image of Marisa. She loves clothes, loves to shop and never gets caught offguard by the paparazzi. Marisa is an ordinary mom and wife with extraordinary abilities to receive information from the Source. When not caring for her infant daughter Madison, Marisa teaches classes on intuitive healing, mediumship and how to develop your intuition. Marisa has an uncanny ability to differentiate tricksters from true sources of non-local and unconventional wisdom. As a former highly successful mortgage broker and real estate professional, Marisa understands the stresses of everyday life and the obstacles facing those who seek spiritual enlightenment. Marisa is a teacher with no agenda. She is here to help others raise their awareness and to bring to the planet information that can be of benefit to as many people as possible. Marisa lives in Carlsbad, California with her husband Jeff, who she adores almost as much as her fearless, spiritually aware poodle-chihuahua Poochi.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Rational Psychic

Author : Jack Rourke
ISBN : 9781604079135
Genre : Psychology
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Interest in psychic and paranormal phenomena has never been greater—which also means there is more confusion than ever about which claims are bogus and which are authentic. That's why Jack Rourke's perspective is so valuable. As both a practicing psychic and a dedicated parapsychological researcher, Jack is uniquely qualified to provide this inside-out, shockingly candid, and thorough explanation of what psychic perception really is… and what it isn't. In The Rational Psychic™, Jack Rourke presents a detailed, thoughtful, and often surprising examination of seemingly supernatural and psychic events. Relying on decades of first-hand experiences and scholarly investigation, he explores fascinating subjects such as: Why all people are extrasensory but not necessarily psychic The difference between genuine psychic ability and paranormal perception The hidden dangers of psychic development What's really occurring when sensitive people discern ghosts and malicious spirits How neuroscience and modern physics account for psychic perception How to identify, access, and strengthen your psychic abilities “You don't have to surrender logic or adopt any exotic beliefs to accept that psychic phenomena are real,” Jack Rourke explains. “Nor do you have to automatically deny any evidence about the paranormal to be a critical thinker.” Whether you are seeking answers about your own mysterious experiences, interested in developing your own psychic gifts, or simply a curious skeptic, The Rational Psychic is a must-read book that will challenge what you think you know while making sense of the unexplained.
Category: Psychology