Living Universe Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going?

ISBN-10: 1576759695

ISBN-13: 9781576759691

Edition: 2009

Authors: Duane Elgin, Deepak Chopra, Dan Elgin

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List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Duane Elgin is an author, speaker, educator, consultant, and media activist. He pioneered the Voluntary Simplicity movement with his now classic first book, titled by the same name, published in 1981. Elgin has co-founded three non-profit organizations concerned with media accountability.

Deepak Chopra was born in New Delhi, India in 1946. He was educated as a medical doctor, specializing in endocrinology, at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He served as Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, and has taught at Tufts and Boston University Medical Schools. He recognized limitations in the ways that his medical education approached treatment of individuals. Introduced to the ancient methods of Hindu healing, known as Ayurveda, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he saw a way to add a spiritual dimension to treatment of illness. Chopra's thinking led him to develop a theory that he called Quantum Healing, which combines Western and Hindu medical practice. In 1984, Chopra brought Ayurvedic medicine to the United States, and within a year he established the Ayurvedic Health Centre of Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He is also the founding President of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and eventually founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. He has written more than 55 books including Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old; Creating Health: How to Wake Up the Body's Intelligence; Creating Affluence: The A-to-Z Steps to a Richer Life; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams; The Shadow Effect and Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet; Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges; and Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being. He has won numerous awards including a Quill Award for Peace Is the Way and the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards for The Book of Secrets. He also writes novels including The Return of Merlin; Soulmate; and Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Great Awakening
A Personal Perspective
Living in a Dead Universe
Cosmophilia: Love of the Universe
Does Aliveness
Make a Difference?
Where Are We?
The First Miracle
We Are Giants
The Nearly Invisible Universe
Just Getting Underway
Our Intuitive Connection with the Cosmos
Imagine Building a Universe
The Science of a Living Universe
A Unified Universe
An Ocean of Background Energy
A Continuously Regenerated Universe
Sentience at Every Level
Freedom at the Foundations
Able to Reproduce Itself
An Integrative View from Science
Who Are We?
Spirituality as Intimacy with a Living Universe
Judeo-Christian Views
Islamic Views
Hindu Views
Buddhist Views
Taoist and Confucian Views
Indigenous Views
Western Views
Harvesting the Wisdom of Human Experience
The Mother Universe
The Meta-Universe in Science
The Mother Universe in Wisdom Traditions
An Integrative View
Growing in the Mother Universe
The Soul's Body and Our Cosmic Identity
The Size of Our Soul
Qualities of the Soul's Body
A Body of Light
A Body of Music
A Body of Love
A Body of Knowing
Recognizing Ourselves Before We Die
Where Are We Going?
Where Is the Universe Going?
Life Within Life Within Life
Growing Self-Organizing Systems
Humanity's Central Project
A Garden for Growing Life
Humanity Is Halfway Home
Humanity's Heroic Journey
Humanity's Journey of Separation
Our Supreme Test and Time of Initiation
Humanity's Journey of Return
The Second Axial Age
Awakening into the Living Universe
Stage I: Reflective Consciousness
Stage II: Oceanic Consciousness
Stage III: Flow Consciousness
Actions for the Journey Ahead
Six Vital Tasks for the Journey Home
Co-Creating Our Story of Awakening
Cultivating Reflection and Reconciliation
Living Simply and Sustainably
Creating New Kinds of Community
Becoming Media-Conscious Citizens of the Earth
Bringing Our True Gifts into the World
The Promise of the Journey Ahead
Living in a Living Universe
About the Author
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