Power up your Brain

Power up your Brain

The Neuroscience of Enlightenment

Book - 2013
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The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we've seen - monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe - it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone. Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices. Drawing the most powerful tools from each discipline Perlmutter and Villoldo guide you through this groundbreaking, five-week program to help you overcome toxic emotions and awaken the power of your higher brain. Power Up Your Brain will show you how to- reduce your risk of devastating diseases like Alzheimer's, cancer, heart disease, and Parkinson's; overcome painful memories and break unhealthy emotional and behavioural pattern; and gain powerful clarity of thought to experience inner peace, creativity, and enlightenment - all without the use of prescription drugs! The nutritional advice, dietary supplements, fasting, and physical exercise outlined will not only help repair parts of your brain that have been affected by stress but also create a fertile environment to grow new brain cells and turn on the genes responsible for longevity, improved immunity, and enhanced brain function. And the shamanic practices, meditation, and visualizations will help bring online brain regions that allow for peace, compassion, innovation, and joy to arise naturally. Following the Power Up Your Brain program will help you clear your mind and heal your body; and open you up to experience the inner peace, vast insight, and extraordinary creativity that define the experience of enlightenment.
Publisher: Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, 2013, c2011
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9781401928186
Branch Call Number: 615 .851 PER
Characteristics: xxvii, 220 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Villoldo, Alberto


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Jul 31, 2017

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

Sep 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

Aug 30, 2015

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

Dec 27, 2014

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