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The Resource Secular spirituality : the next step towards enlightenment, Harald Walach, (electronic book)

Secular spirituality : the next step towards enlightenment, Harald Walach, (electronic book)

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Secular spirituality : the next step towards enlightenment
Title
Secular spirituality
Title remainder
the next step towards enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Harald Walach
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This book discusses spirituality as an emerging scientific topic from a historical perspective, with extensive discussion of the mind-body problem and of scientific concepts of consciousness. While the book focuses on the Western tradition of 'Enlightenment', it also implicitly addresses the double meaning of the term, with the Eastern tradition describing it as 'a state of true knowledge, which is an important goal on an individual's spiritual path' and the Western tradition seeing it as 'the collective process of getting rid of narrow-minded dogmas and concepts'. The book is based on a simpl
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GW5XE
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Spiritualität
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Walach, Harald
Dewey number
204
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.S64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Walach, Harald
Series statement
Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality,
Series volume
volume 4
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Spirituality
Label
Secular spirituality : the next step towards enlightenment, Harald Walach, (electronic book)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Chapter 1: Clarifications and Presuppositions -- Chapter 2: The Historical Framework: Enlightenment, Science, and the Difficulties with the Notion of God -- Chapter 3: Spirituality, Taboo, and the Opportunity for Science -- Chapter 4: Secular, Non-Dogmatic Spirituality -- Chapter 5: Distortions, Dangers, Further Considerations -- Chapter 6: Getting on with Enlightenment: The Necessity of a Secular Non-dogmatic Spirituality
  • Chapter 1: Introduction; References; Chapter 2: Clarifications and Presuppositions; 2.1 Experience; 2.2 Spirituality; 2.3 Spiritual Experience; 2.4 Religious Experience; 2.5 Religion; 2.6 Religiosity; 2.7 Faith; 2.8 Doctrine, Dogma; 2.9 God; 2.10 Spiritual Practice, Meditation/Contemplation, Prayer; References; Chapter 3: The Historical Framework: Enlightenment, Science, and the Difficulties with the Notion of God; 3.1 The Development of the Natural Sciences and the Notion of Experience; 3.1.1 Roger Bacon; 3.1.2 Hugh of Balma and the Development of Inner Piety and Private Mysticism
  • 3.1.3 Inner Experience in Theology: Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart3.1.4 Inner Experience in the Beginning of Modern Psychology; 3.2 Dogma, Doctrine and Experience; 3.3 Doctrine, Enlightenment, Science; 3.4 Scientism; References; Chapter 4: Spirituality, Taboo, and Opportunity for Science; 4.1 The Question of the Reality of Consciousness; 4.1.1 Idealism; 4.1.2 Materialism; 4.1.3 Dualism; 4.1.4 Complementarity; 4.2 The Question of Epistemology: Inner Experience as an Access Route to Reality; 4.2.1 Again: Franz Brentano; 4.3 The Question of Ontology: Inner Experience of Reality; References
  • Chapter 5: Secular, Non-dogmatic Spirituality5.1 The Importance of Consciousness and Different States of Consciousness; 5.1.1 Collective Culture or Lack of Culture of Consciousness; 5.2 Neurobiology and Physiology of Concentration and Relaxation; 5.2.1 Psychoneuroimmunology and the Physiology of Stress; 5.2.2 Stress, Workload -- Demand and Exertion; 5.2.3 Neurobiology and the Physiology of Regeneration; 5.2.4 Recuperation, Relaxation, Concentration and Collection; 5.2.5 Spiritual Practice -- Daily Psychological Hygiene; 5.2.6 Neurobiology of Meditation and a Selection of Empirical Findings
  • 5.2.7 Theoretical Considerations5.3 Psychology of Meditation and of Spiritual Practice; 5.3.1 Phases; 5.3.1.1 Outlook; 5.3.1.2 Insight; 5.3.1.3 Deep Sight; The Experience of Unity; The Experience of the True Fundamental Nature; Experience of Boundless Joy, Freedom and Goodness; Experience of Love and Light; Insight and Knowledge; Discernment of Spirits; Openness and Creativity; Continuous Deepening; References; Chapter 6: Distortions, Dangers, Further Considerations; 6.1 Nazism and Spirituality; 6.2 Esotericism; 6.3 Rationalism, Enlightenment "Light", and a Broader View of Rationality
  • 6.4 Potential Dangers6.5 Narcissism; References; Chapter 7: Getting on with Enlightenment: The Necessity of a Secular Non-dogmatic Spirituality; 7.1 The Crisis of Meaning and the Danger of Fundamentalism; 7.2 Thinking in Isolated Entities and the Climate and Energy Crisis; 7.3 The Threat to Peace and the Peace Between Religions; 7.4 The Problem of Misery and Poverty and the Distribution of Goods; 7.5 The Production of Knowledge That Is Subservient to Life and the Problem of Guiding the Scientific Process; 7.6 The Importance of Values and the Problem of a Lack of Commitment
Control code
SPR891718134
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 216 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319093444
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-09345-1
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Secular spirituality : the next step towards enlightenment, Harald Walach, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- Chapter 1: Clarifications and Presuppositions -- Chapter 2: The Historical Framework: Enlightenment, Science, and the Difficulties with the Notion of God -- Chapter 3: Spirituality, Taboo, and the Opportunity for Science -- Chapter 4: Secular, Non-Dogmatic Spirituality -- Chapter 5: Distortions, Dangers, Further Considerations -- Chapter 6: Getting on with Enlightenment: The Necessity of a Secular Non-dogmatic Spirituality
  • Chapter 1: Introduction; References; Chapter 2: Clarifications and Presuppositions; 2.1 Experience; 2.2 Spirituality; 2.3 Spiritual Experience; 2.4 Religious Experience; 2.5 Religion; 2.6 Religiosity; 2.7 Faith; 2.8 Doctrine, Dogma; 2.9 God; 2.10 Spiritual Practice, Meditation/Contemplation, Prayer; References; Chapter 3: The Historical Framework: Enlightenment, Science, and the Difficulties with the Notion of God; 3.1 The Development of the Natural Sciences and the Notion of Experience; 3.1.1 Roger Bacon; 3.1.2 Hugh of Balma and the Development of Inner Piety and Private Mysticism
  • 3.1.3 Inner Experience in Theology: Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart3.1.4 Inner Experience in the Beginning of Modern Psychology; 3.2 Dogma, Doctrine and Experience; 3.3 Doctrine, Enlightenment, Science; 3.4 Scientism; References; Chapter 4: Spirituality, Taboo, and Opportunity for Science; 4.1 The Question of the Reality of Consciousness; 4.1.1 Idealism; 4.1.2 Materialism; 4.1.3 Dualism; 4.1.4 Complementarity; 4.2 The Question of Epistemology: Inner Experience as an Access Route to Reality; 4.2.1 Again: Franz Brentano; 4.3 The Question of Ontology: Inner Experience of Reality; References
  • Chapter 5: Secular, Non-dogmatic Spirituality5.1 The Importance of Consciousness and Different States of Consciousness; 5.1.1 Collective Culture or Lack of Culture of Consciousness; 5.2 Neurobiology and Physiology of Concentration and Relaxation; 5.2.1 Psychoneuroimmunology and the Physiology of Stress; 5.2.2 Stress, Workload -- Demand and Exertion; 5.2.3 Neurobiology and the Physiology of Regeneration; 5.2.4 Recuperation, Relaxation, Concentration and Collection; 5.2.5 Spiritual Practice -- Daily Psychological Hygiene; 5.2.6 Neurobiology of Meditation and a Selection of Empirical Findings
  • 5.2.7 Theoretical Considerations5.3 Psychology of Meditation and of Spiritual Practice; 5.3.1 Phases; 5.3.1.1 Outlook; 5.3.1.2 Insight; 5.3.1.3 Deep Sight; The Experience of Unity; The Experience of the True Fundamental Nature; Experience of Boundless Joy, Freedom and Goodness; Experience of Love and Light; Insight and Knowledge; Discernment of Spirits; Openness and Creativity; Continuous Deepening; References; Chapter 6: Distortions, Dangers, Further Considerations; 6.1 Nazism and Spirituality; 6.2 Esotericism; 6.3 Rationalism, Enlightenment "Light", and a Broader View of Rationality
  • 6.4 Potential Dangers6.5 Narcissism; References; Chapter 7: Getting on with Enlightenment: The Necessity of a Secular Non-dogmatic Spirituality; 7.1 The Crisis of Meaning and the Danger of Fundamentalism; 7.2 Thinking in Isolated Entities and the Climate and Energy Crisis; 7.3 The Threat to Peace and the Peace Between Religions; 7.4 The Problem of Misery and Poverty and the Distribution of Goods; 7.5 The Production of Knowledge That Is Subservient to Life and the Problem of Guiding the Scientific Process; 7.6 The Importance of Values and the Problem of a Lack of Commitment
Control code
SPR891718134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319093444
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-09345-1
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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