From the Back Cover
"Allan Combs has written the finest book on consciousness in modern times, bar none. I give it my very highest recommendation." --Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision
"This compact volume brings forward the yearning, the brilliance, the awe, and the outrageous audacity of our search to understand consciousness... in language that speaks to the heart as well as the head." --From the Foreword by Jenny Wade, author of Changes of Mind and Transcendent Sex
"Allan Combs brings new firepower to consciousness studies, joining Ken Wilber and others who are integrating contemporary research in neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and other fields with the lore of the sacred traditions. This book is like Luke Skywalker's torpedo headed straight into the Death Star of reductive materialism." --Michael Murphy, founder of the Esalen Institute, and author of The Future of the Body
"Combs has a master teacher's gift of making abstruse concepts highly accessible. I especially enjoyed reading James re-played to me. It reminded me of András Schiff's rendering of Beethoven sonatas." --Jonathan Bricklin, James scholar and author of Sciousness
About the Author
Allan Combs teaches at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and The Saybrook Institute in San Francisco. He is the author of over fifty articles, chapters, and books on consciousness and the brain. His recent books include Synchronicity: Science, Myth, and the Trickster with Mark Holland. He is the cofounder of The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and belongs to the 100-member Club of Budapest.