Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris?s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From multiple New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and ?new atheist? Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris?s new book is a guide to medi...

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Title:Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Reviews

  • Lena
    Sep 26, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

  • Eric
    Apr 05, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

  • Lance
    Jun 07, 2016

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

  • Elyse
    Jul 17, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

  • Gendou
    Nov 06, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

  • Stephanie
    Mar 25, 2015

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

  • Vince Darcangelo
    Oct 08, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

  • Adam
    Apr 16, 2015

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

  • Chris
    Jan 29, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

  • Sara Alaee
    Jan 27, 2015

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

  • tall penguin
    Aug 30, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

  • Ron
    Sep 18, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

    If you are looking for the meaning of spirituality beyond religion, this is the right book to read. If you find religious spirituality illusional, that doesnt mean spirituality doesnt exist. Alot of people think that with the progress of science religion dies, thus spirituality mus...

    I used to think that good friends, a purposeful life, and a healthy reverence for the wonders of the universe were sufficient replacements for everything that traditional religion could provide, and anything offered beyond that was either pure superstition or plain old happiness gussie...

    A book written for atheists in a christian nation. Sam wants to assure his readership that he still belongs with them - and with Dawkins and Hitchens and Sagan - even as he takes a step further and talks about Spiritual Awakening. He wants to suggest that there is nothing irrational ab...

    This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels ...

    Wow! Where to begin? This book is extremely cerebral. Sam is a clearly a skeptic towards many things related to spirituality, which is fine, but his extreme judgment toward various religions comes seeping through his text. That is, except for Buddhism, which he often seems to put on a ...

    I personally very much dislike Sam Harris since I've read his email exchange with Noam Chomsky, where he championed state violence. This one I read a while ago, and now I think a review is due. Though I don't like Harris, I admit that this is a good book. Harris is a notable atheist...

    Antes de eu escrever o review, quero dizer o quanto admirei Sam Harris por sua atitude de humildade, tolerância, paciência e cortesia nesse livro. Aposto que ele é um cara super gente boa fora dos livros. Tive sorte esse ano de ler autores que aparentam ser pessoas sensacionais, que...

    Expecting a self-help handbook on meditation, I was surprised to discover that Harris has a different agenda in this book. The opening chapters are thick with reports of scientific research on the subject of consciousness. Not surprisingly, he finds that there is little known about con...

  • Mohit Parikh
    Apr 25, 2015

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

    If you are looking for the meaning of spirituality beyond religion, this is the right book to read. If you find religious spirituality illusional, that doesnt mean spirituality doesnt exist. Alot of people think that with the progress of science religion dies, thus spirituality mus...

    I used to think that good friends, a purposeful life, and a healthy reverence for the wonders of the universe were sufficient replacements for everything that traditional religion could provide, and anything offered beyond that was either pure superstition or plain old happiness gussie...

    A book written for atheists in a christian nation. Sam wants to assure his readership that he still belongs with them - and with Dawkins and Hitchens and Sagan - even as he takes a step further and talks about Spiritual Awakening. He wants to suggest that there is nothing irrational ab...

  • Brendon Schrodinger
    Jan 30, 2017

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

  • Amanda
    Aug 19, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

  • Gary
    Sep 12, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

  • Alex
    Jul 29, 2015

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

    If you are looking for the meaning of spirituality beyond religion, this is the right book to read. If you find religious spirituality illusional, that doesnt mean spirituality doesnt exist. Alot of people think that with the progress of science religion dies, thus spirituality mus...

    I used to think that good friends, a purposeful life, and a healthy reverence for the wonders of the universe were sufficient replacements for everything that traditional religion could provide, and anything offered beyond that was either pure superstition or plain old happiness gussie...

    A book written for atheists in a christian nation. Sam wants to assure his readership that he still belongs with them - and with Dawkins and Hitchens and Sagan - even as he takes a step further and talks about Spiritual Awakening. He wants to suggest that there is nothing irrational ab...

    This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels ...

    Wow! Where to begin? This book is extremely cerebral. Sam is a clearly a skeptic towards many things related to spirituality, which is fine, but his extreme judgment toward various religions comes seeping through his text. That is, except for Buddhism, which he often seems to put on a ...

  • Kaj Sotala
    Oct 03, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

  • Josh
    May 13, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

  • Rob Gleich
    Sep 01, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

    If you are looking for the meaning of spirituality beyond religion, this is the right book to read. If you find religious spirituality illusional, that doesnt mean spirituality doesnt exist. Alot of people think that with the progress of science religion dies, thus spirituality mus...

    I used to think that good friends, a purposeful life, and a healthy reverence for the wonders of the universe were sufficient replacements for everything that traditional religion could provide, and anything offered beyond that was either pure superstition or plain old happiness gussie...

  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Dec 03, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

    If you are looking for the meaning of spirituality beyond religion, this is the right book to read. If you find religious spirituality illusional, that doesnt mean spirituality doesnt exist. Alot of people think that with the progress of science religion dies, thus spirituality mus...

    I used to think that good friends, a purposeful life, and a healthy reverence for the wonders of the universe were sufficient replacements for everything that traditional religion could provide, and anything offered beyond that was either pure superstition or plain old happiness gussie...

    A book written for atheists in a christian nation. Sam wants to assure his readership that he still belongs with them - and with Dawkins and Hitchens and Sagan - even as he takes a step further and talks about Spiritual Awakening. He wants to suggest that there is nothing irrational ab...

    This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels ...

    Wow! Where to begin? This book is extremely cerebral. Sam is a clearly a skeptic towards many things related to spirituality, which is fine, but his extreme judgment toward various religions comes seeping through his text. That is, except for Buddhism, which he often seems to put on a ...

    I personally very much dislike Sam Harris since I've read his email exchange with Noam Chomsky, where he championed state violence. This one I read a while ago, and now I think a review is due. Though I don't like Harris, I admit that this is a good book. Harris is a notable atheist...

    Antes de eu escrever o review, quero dizer o quanto admirei Sam Harris por sua atitude de humildade, tolerância, paciência e cortesia nesse livro. Aposto que ele é um cara super gente boa fora dos livros. Tive sorte esse ano de ler autores que aparentam ser pessoas sensacionais, que...

    Expecting a self-help handbook on meditation, I was surprised to discover that Harris has a different agenda in this book. The opening chapters are thick with reports of scientific research on the subject of consciousness. Not surprisingly, he finds that there is little known about con...

    Sam Harris explores spiritual practice and peak experience usually ascribed to religious revelation. Harris tries to explain these states of mind where we come to see the self the illusion it really is feelings of transcendent well being, love, awe and gratitude without ascribing super...

  • Matt Manry
    Aug 17, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

  • Ian Wood
    Aug 22, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

    If you are looking for the meaning of spirituality beyond religion, this is the right book to read. If you find religious spirituality illusional, that doesnt mean spirituality doesnt exist. Alot of people think that with the progress of science religion dies, thus spirituality mus...

    I used to think that good friends, a purposeful life, and a healthy reverence for the wonders of the universe were sufficient replacements for everything that traditional religion could provide, and anything offered beyond that was either pure superstition or plain old happiness gussie...

    A book written for atheists in a christian nation. Sam wants to assure his readership that he still belongs with them - and with Dawkins and Hitchens and Sagan - even as he takes a step further and talks about Spiritual Awakening. He wants to suggest that there is nothing irrational ab...

    This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels ...

  • Safat
    Oct 27, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

    If you are looking for the meaning of spirituality beyond religion, this is the right book to read. If you find religious spirituality illusional, that doesnt mean spirituality doesnt exist. Alot of people think that with the progress of science religion dies, thus spirituality mus...

    I used to think that good friends, a purposeful life, and a healthy reverence for the wonders of the universe were sufficient replacements for everything that traditional religion could provide, and anything offered beyond that was either pure superstition or plain old happiness gussie...

    A book written for atheists in a christian nation. Sam wants to assure his readership that he still belongs with them - and with Dawkins and Hitchens and Sagan - even as he takes a step further and talks about Spiritual Awakening. He wants to suggest that there is nothing irrational ab...

    This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels ...

    Wow! Where to begin? This book is extremely cerebral. Sam is a clearly a skeptic towards many things related to spirituality, which is fine, but his extreme judgment toward various religions comes seeping through his text. That is, except for Buddhism, which he often seems to put on a ...

    I personally very much dislike Sam Harris since I've read his email exchange with Noam Chomsky, where he championed state violence. This one I read a while ago, and now I think a review is due. Though I don't like Harris, I admit that this is a good book. Harris is a notable atheist...

  • Dan Harris
    Mar 01, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

  • Mike Dobbins
    Jun 11, 2014

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

  • Thomas Strömquist
    Sep 25, 2017

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

  • Hoz Kamaran
    Feb 23, 2016

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

    If you are looking for the meaning of spirituality beyond religion, this is the right book to read. If you find religious spirituality illusional, that doesnt mean spirituality doesnt exist. Alot of people think that with the progress of science religion dies, thus spirituality mus...

  • Muthuvel
    Dec 01, 2017

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

  • Guilherme Passos
    Oct 28, 2016

    This book is not out yet, but Sam was nice enough to let me read the galley. It's fascinating. It will surprise a lot of people to learn that this often acerbic atheist in fact has a deep history of meditation practice. In this book - which is part polemic, part memoir, part pop-scienc...

    After enthusiastically starting this book, I gradually became annoyed, and eventually angry, as it slid on a downward slope to the end. This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris. What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual m...

    This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word "spirituality," but it really shouldn't. As Harris makes clear from the outset, his interests still lie squarely within the bounds of rational inquiry. One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics ...

    A little disappointed with this one. Harris basically defines spirituality as the quest to see the ego and the self as illusions, and while that's certainly a worthy goal, it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality, as I personally find spirituality to also include ...

    I have run the gamut in my life from fundamentalist religion to New Age spirituality. Once I settled into atheism and critical thinking, I became wary of meditation and all of the religious/spiritual trappings that seemed to automatically go with it. But I couldn't keep ignoring the sc...

    Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought, but most of the time I was thinking of other things. ...

    I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes. It came in the mail a few days ago. I couldn't put it down after I opened it. All finished reading it within three days. I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade. I was later confirmed Catholic in hig...

    My first acquaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god (along with about a million sidetracks). Being Swedish, I found this fascinating f...

    It?s not long since I?ve first come across the word ?spirituality?. I?ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation. As a beginner I didn?t quite understand it. This book gave me some good ideas. Consciousness is at the core of the book. The hard question is th...

    "A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion" - sounds great. I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religion. The book started out great, thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic references. Sam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need...

    This review concerns the MARKETING of the book, not the book. Serious ethical lapses are occurring in the marketing of this book. This is NOT a traditional spiritual book for "the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion" as the description states for Sam Harris has...

    TL;DR the only benefit of meditation is investment justification. This book made me so very sad, because I like the idea of spirituality without religion. Really, this book is about Vipassana meditation and Buddhism. It's just awful, which I never would have expected from Sam Harris...

    Sam could have made his argument in just a few pages. I do really like his writing style, so I still enjoyed reading this. I just kept waiting for him to really apply what he was writing about. He went on and on about how beneficial mediation is, especially dzogchen, and how important ...

    I really wanted to like this book, but Sam Harris just can't resist taking so many cheap shots. At points, Waking Up was very interesting and engaging. However, other parts of the book were so bland, boring, and completely anti-religious that I could barely take it. ...

    This is not a very long book?only 206 pages in hardback, or 5 hours on audiobook?but it took me a while to finish it. For every minute I spent reading, I spent another 2 minutes thinking about what I'd just read. And some of it just sailed past me, no matter how hard I tried to und...

    http://ensuingchapters.com/2014/09/29... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion Sam Harris My anticipation for the new Sam Harris book turned to anxiety when I learned it would be about spirituality. Was the firebrandtype philosopher and scientist?co-founder of ...

    I did not sleep much last night ---but I read this book during the dark hours --and finished it this morning! I'm inspired!!!!! On the bottom of page 43, Sam says, "I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this book".[HE SHOULD!!!!]. 'Miracles' would manifest in the w...

    The hard question is "what is consciousness". In the past we had Leibniz's monads and Descarte's homunculus unsatisfactorily explaining consciousness. 'Cogito ergo sum' gave western thought the mistaken impression that there is a single self inside the brain. The author suggests anothe...

    Ever since the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, Sam Harris has been making the argument that we can no longer afford the luxury of religious belief. In his writings, he has explained his theories about not only why the unproven beliefs of dogma are so dangerous, but also how many o...

    Try devouring this Buddhist Parable: "A man is struck in the chest with a poison arrow. A surgeon rushes to his side to begin the work of saving his life, but the man resists these ministrations. He first wants to know the name of the fletcher who fashioned the arrow?s shaft, the ...

    So. Sam Harris felt the need to publish a book that states, without novel argument, what everyone already knew. One that doubles as a guide to being a dipshit dogmatist on the irreligious side of the binary. He also deems it necessary to inform us right off the bat of his mind-expansio...

    If you are looking for the meaning of spirituality beyond religion, this is the right book to read. If you find religious spirituality illusional, that doesnt mean spirituality doesnt exist. Alot of people think that with the progress of science religion dies, thus spirituality mus...

    I used to think that good friends, a purposeful life, and a healthy reverence for the wonders of the universe were sufficient replacements for everything that traditional religion could provide, and anything offered beyond that was either pure superstition or plain old happiness gussie...

    A book written for atheists in a christian nation. Sam wants to assure his readership that he still belongs with them - and with Dawkins and Hitchens and Sagan - even as he takes a step further and talks about Spiritual Awakening. He wants to suggest that there is nothing irrational ab...

    This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels ...

    Wow! Where to begin? This book is extremely cerebral. Sam is a clearly a skeptic towards many things related to spirituality, which is fine, but his extreme judgment toward various religions comes seeping through his text. That is, except for Buddhism, which he often seems to put on a ...

    I personally very much dislike Sam Harris since I've read his email exchange with Noam Chomsky, where he championed state violence. This one I read a while ago, and now I think a review is due. Though I don't like Harris, I admit that this is a good book. Harris is a notable atheist...

    Antes de eu escrever o review, quero dizer o quanto admirei Sam Harris por sua atitude de humildade, tolerância, paciência e cortesia nesse livro. Aposto que ele é um cara super gente boa fora dos livros. Tive sorte esse ano de ler autores que aparentam ser pessoas sensacionais, que...