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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (March 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071742220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071742221
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

“Both profound and practical, Wake Up Now guides the reader through the intricacies of awakening as only someone who has walked the walk themselves can do. The clarity and compassion it offers are both rare and welcome.”
--Adyashanti, author of The Impact of Awakening and Emptiness Dancing

By simply picking up this book, you've stumbled onto a path that's been hidden from you--until now. It's the path to enlightenment, and it has been traveled by countless individuals through the ages. But this path is a pathless one, a road that keeps changing as your own journey endlessly unfolds. Wake Up Now is your guide for this incredible journey. It won't tell you how many miles you must travel or whether the path will fork left or right, but it will offer you direct pointers that invite you to awaken now and navigate the obstacles, whether external or internal, that might block your path.

Whether you're new to the path of awakening or an accomplished seeker in search of further guidance, this book will show you that enlightenment is always available, right here and right now--just open your eyes.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Stephan Bodian is the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal and the author of the bestselling guidebook Meditation For Dummies. Founder and director of the eight-month School for Awakening, he has studied with some of the great spiritual masters of our age, and has been teaching the direct approach to spiritual awakening for more than 30 years. A licensed psychotherapist as well as a Zen master, Stephan has been a pioneer in the integration of Eastern spiritual wisdom and Western psychology. His work has been featured in Reader's Digest, Shape, Women's Health, and the San Francisco Chronicle and his articles appear regularly in Fitness, Cooking Light, Alternative Medicine, Tricycle, and Yoga Journal.


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Stephan Bodian is the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal and the author of the bestselling guidebook Meditation For Dummies. Founder and director of the eight-month School for Awakening, he has studied with some of the great spiritual masters of our age, and has been teaching the direct approach to spiritual awakening for more than 30 years. A licensed psychotherapist as well as a Zen master, Stephan has been a pioneer in the integration of Eastern spiritual wisdom and Western psychology. His work has been featured in Reader's Digest, Shape, Women's Health, and the San Francisco Chronicle and his articles appear regularly in Fitness, Cooking Light, Alternative Medicine, Tricycle, and Yoga Journal.

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I found this book extremely useful.
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It just seemed like a lot of hard work to simply be what I always was.
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This book is a true invitation to spiritual awakening.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By John J. Prendergast on January 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Stephan Bodian, author of the popular Meditation for Dummies and co-author of Buddhism for Dummies offers his most lucid, subtle and eloquent writing to date in Wake Up Now. This is the best guide to the "pathless path" of genuine nondual spiritual awakening that I know of - written by someone who clearly knows the terrain first-hand. It is a particularly valuable pointer for the growing numbers of serious seekers and finders in the west who have had significant spiritual glimpses or awakenings yet have been puzzled by the complexity of the process and the persistence of residual psychological conditioning. Bodian deftly lays out five stages of awakening: seeking, awakening, deepening and clarifying awakening, embodiment and living the awakened life. He devotes several chapters to the nuances and challenges of the post-awakening process, breaking new ground in the process. I don't know of any other book that does this with such clarity. In addition to being a spiritual teacher in his own right who has been mentored by several of the best - Jean Klein and Adyashanti - Bodian is a licensed psychotherapist. This unusual and highly useful blend of direct spiritual illumination and keen psychological insight and experience has led to something entirely new in the spiritual literature. So often awakening is portrayed as the highest spiritual realization. With Wake Up Now we understand that awakening is actually the beginning of another phase of maturation - one that embraces the full multidimensionality of the human experience. Bodian is a first-class writer as well. The prose shines and the inclusion of periodic "breath and reflect" exercises within the chapters and Q & A sections at the end of most of them further engages the reader. This subversive book can undermine your self/world view and guide you to an authentic embodied awakening. I highly recommend it!

- John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. (senior editor of The Sacred Mirror and Listening from the Heart of Silence)
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68 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Morgana Darling on January 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover
As I read this wonderful book, I reflected that there just hasn't been such a book up to now. Books on awakening generally fall into one of two categories: they aren't really about awakening, but some kind of New Age fantasy like "awakening the chakras," or they are the words of someone who is supposedly awakened and is mildly frustrated that you, the reader, haven't yet realized what they have realized. How helpful is it, really, for someone to keep asking you "who is thinking that thought?" It may work in person, as you receive the teacher's transmission, but in a book... Can any other readers relate?

Stephan Bodian, on the other hand, quite brilliantly demystifies the whole process of awakening. After reading the book you will feel that your own personal awakening is accessible, and you may even be inspired to move your attention in that direction. And if you're not, Stephan will at least clarify for you why you find yourself resisting your own dissolution, in ways that are non-shaming. He has obviously "walked the walk," and is describing a territory he knows well, AND he is an ordinary, humble human being dealing with the same messy challenges we all face.

Read this book.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By D. Kaplan on January 30, 2008
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I found this book extremely useful. The language is clear and easily accessible which is remarkable because that clear language identified my deepest experiences and then pointed me towards deeper water. The book comes with a warning and I think that is apt as this text is dynamite for blowing away everything you might think of yourself as and leaving you with a clear experience of who (or what) you are. If you want to wake up now, I definitely recommend it.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Colleen Loehr on May 8, 2008
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Like many people, I have often felt "stuck" in ego, with its painful patterns of reactivity. I still feel this way, but now with a significant difference. The following excerpt had a strange effect on me, as if without knowing it I'd always had a pair of eyes inside me that remained closed. When I read these words, the eyes opened. "The ego is not your enemy, it's a dedicated general in what it perceives to be the battle called life...You could say that the ego is the screenwriter, director, producer, and star in the movie called Life, but none of it has anything to do with you. When you step out of the film into the clear light of reality...the love that you are ultimately embraces the ego as a devoted servant that has mistakenly assumed the role of master. In reality, it's just a function or mechanism without any substantial or abiding reality." While I've read many books, this is the first amazon review I've written, as I feel this book stands out in the sometimes confusing spiritual marketplace of today. To me, it's worth its weight in gold.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Crumpton on January 18, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have been a student of the dharma for many years and currently, Stephan is my teacher. His teachings are a beautiful amalgam of the scholarly and erudite, the poetic and eloquent, and most importantly, they are clear and simple. The deep silence that envelops "all that is" is powerfully apparent in Stephan and his teachings. This man is the "real deal", humble, authentic and fiercely dedicated to truth. I highly recommend this elegantly written book.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By David Chadwick on January 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Wake Up Now is an excellent, no nonsense, clear exposition of the path to enlightenment with the path being enlightenment so there's not a long way to go, more a turning around. This book is devoid of a lot of stuff to believe in but full of what to do to become aware of who you are we are I am of what is this. Bodian made me feel like it's not hopeless, not hard, not something for others but waiting for me for you for us to just open the dharma eye and see the truth which has always been. I love Advaita Zen and this is it.
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