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The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment: How the Left-Brain Plays Unending Games of Self-Improvement Paperback – March 7, 2014

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The author's link to spirituality is evident - the teachings of Alan Watts and Eckhart Tolle back his viewpoints and these thoughts make the book profound and powerful. The author's fresh take on how the human brain works is indeed very informative and interesting.

Reviewed by D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR

The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment succeeds in its goal of providing a reasoned assessment of reality, illusion, ego and self; probing the process behind the psyche's development and perceptions and offering readers much food for thought and illumination.

Reviewed by Ed Bennett for IndieReader

The central premise to this book is that no matter how hard we try to improve ourselves we will not be able to do so, despite what the self-improvement books tell us. Essentially, one needs to stop trying to improve, relax and try to live in the moment without the left-brain trying to make sense out of our surroundings.

Despite technical language, THE NEUROTIC'S GUIDE TO AVOIDING ENLIGHTENMENT presents a creative method for self-improvement as well as a deeper understanding of our phobias.
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About the Author

The author received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Toledo where he specialized in left-right brain differences. He has conducted research on consciousness, handedness, beliefs and the sense of self and is currently an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

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  • Item Weight : 8.5 ounces
  • Paperback : 174 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1478700432
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1478700432
  • Product Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.37 x 9.02 inches
  • Publisher : Outskirts Press; PRESUMED FIRST edition (March 7, 2014)
  • Language: : English
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