How to Know God
The Soul's Journey Into the Mystery of Mysteries
Publication Date: February 22, 2000
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Three CDs / approx. 5 hours
The bestselling author Deepak Chopra is back with a new work that explores the seven ways we experience God. As Chopra explains, these experiences are shaped not by any one religion but by an instinct that is hard-wired into the brain. In this remarkable work, Chopra takes us step by step, from the first stage, where the brain's "fight or flight" response yields us the experience of a God who is an all-powerful parent, to the seventh stage, where the brain experiences God as pure being, a sacred presence that just is. All seven stages are available to us at all times.
In How to Know God, Chopra charts a fascinating course for us, as we explore mysticism, religious ecstasy, genius, telepathy, multiple personality, and clairvoyance, drawing insights from psychology, neurology and physics as well as from the great religions.
Deepak Chopra has written over twenty books, which have been translated into thirty-five languages. Chopra's more than thirty audio and videotape productions have garnered critical acclaim. Chopra currently serves as the director for educational programs at The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla California.
"I congratulate Dr. Deepak Chopra for this wonderful book, reaching out to many, many readers, on the subject of spirituality but with a scientific approach."
--The Dalai Lama
"The most important book about God for our times. This book is a magical stairway to ascend to a life-changing experience of the sacred."
--Robert Thurman, Ph.D., professor of religion, Columbia University
"This book, which unfolds the knowledge of God-consciousness, is at once
a map of Spirit and a map of your own deepest Self."
--Ken Wilber, author of Integral Psychology
"How to Know God is a profound and accessible exploration of the experience
of God, including an understanding of it in biological and scientific terms.
It is both fascinating and uplifting."
--Andrew Weil, M.D., director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona
"One of the best books ever written about a subject that more people
think about than anything else."
---Larry King, host of Larry King Live, CNN
"Deepak Chopra has really done it this time--a brilliant, scholarly yet lyrical synthesis of neuroscience, quantum physics, personal reminiscence, and Eastern, Western, and spiritual thinking."
--Candace Pert, Ph.D., research professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and author of Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
"Just when I think he can't go any deeper, he does. We have in our midst a spiritual genius."
--Marianne Williamson, author of Return to Love