For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without
religion, Sam Harris’ new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual
practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.
From multiple New York
Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist” Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of
Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu,
Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or
frauds. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to
be found in the experiences of such contemplatives—and, therefore, that there
is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally
Waking Up is part
seeker’s memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of
spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in
this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and
famous skeptic—could write it. Download and start listening now!