Infinite Possibility: Frameworks for Understanding Extraordinary Human Experience
Author House, 2008/07/07 - 344 ページ
Have you had experiences with telepathy, precognition or subtle energies? You are not alone. These and many other extraordinary abilities have been reported since the earliest days of humankind and hint at an indwelling potential we all share. To broaden our understanding of these abilities, Infinite Possibility compares eight different spiritual traditions and the Scientific paradigm to understand: How different cultures understand the extraordinary The range of abilities seen across cultures Where in the hierarchy of consciousness extraordinary abilities occur The methods used to evoke abilities And the risks reported in undertaking the extraordinary Perhaps you are interested in what your particular tradition has contributed to our understanding of the extraordinary. Or you may simply enjoy reading about the exploits of saints, lamas, shaman and intuitives. Whatever your reason, this exceptional survey of the worlds traditions is guaranteed to deepen your understanding of our infinite human potential.
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