Finally a study of Being and consciousness that is neither a discourse on intellectual convictions nor an airy exercise in fantasy. Like a Zen master, Ralston has us toss out all beliefs. Then he goes a giant step further, pushing us to explore the very mechanisms that create mind. This is a "bible of consciousness" for anyone interested in penetrating to the core of the human condition.
We live our lives as though we know who we are and what reality is all about, but in the background there remains a nagging sense of inauthenticity and doubt. We don't know why we exist, or even what a self is!
Ralston's consciousness work is acclaimed by people from a diverse range of disciplines, from spiritual teachers and psychiatrists to cognitive scientists, physicists, and artists. Anyone who desires to go beyond their current experience of self and reality will find this to be a profound and yet down-to-earth guide. This is not a random Q & A format, but a systematic exploration of your own consciousness. The ultimate goal is nothing less than enlightenment, a direct personal encounter with the true nature of Being.
Published by North Atlantic Books 2009