Power up your Brain

Power up your Brain

The Neuroscience of Enlightenment

Book - 2011
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The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we've seen--monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe--it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities betweentheir specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone.

Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table. Together they draw from the most powerful tools in each discipline to create the Power Up Your Brainprogram , a ground-breaking, five-week plan that helps prime the brain for enlightenment. With nutritional advice, dietary supplements, physical exercise, shamanic practices, meditation, and visualizations, Perlmutter and Villoldo guide readers, step by step, through a program to help them clear their minds from previous trauma and open themselves up to experience the inner peace, vast insight, and extraordinary creativity that define the experience of enlightenment, paving the way to successfully face the challenges to come.

Publisher: Carlsbad, CA. : Hay House, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401928179
Branch Call Number: 615.851 PER 2011 22
Characteristics: xxvii, 220 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Villoldo, Alberto


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Jul 31, 2017

This is a book written by two authors: David Perlmutter and Alberto Villoldo. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and fellow of the American College of Nutrition: www.DrPerlmutter.com. Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. is a psychologist and medical anthropologist. His websites: www.thefourwinds.com and www.PowerUpYourBrain.com go over much of his information in the book. It's a slightly strange combination of material, science and the neuroscience of enlightenment, but interesting none the less.

Sep 15, 2015

As I was reading I was reminded of Dr. Joe Dispenza's books (I've read his first two books but not the latest one) and he is quoted in a couple of sections of this particular book. Overall, I enjoyed Dr. Joe's books much more and I believe his books were instrumental in curing myself of 20 years of chronic migraines...

I really believe our own beliefs effect us and our environment so with that said, I didn't buy into the part of the book with the diet regimen to "power up" our brains. But again, that's just my belief...

I am, however, very interested in trying the lucid dreaming technique outlined in the book.

Although this book is a decent read, I gained much more out of reading Dispenza's books a few years ago so didn't learn a whole lot from this one...

Aug 30, 2015

This book taught me so much. It really is worth reading this material, so valuable.

Dec 27, 2014

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