How to Know God
The Soul's Journey into the Mystery of Mysteries
By Deepak Chopra
(Three Rivers Press, Paperback, 9780609805237, 336pp.)
Publication Date: February 20, 2001
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You don't have to believe in God in order to experience God.
--- Deepak Chopra
The celebrated author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success has written his most ambitious and important work yet, a runaway international bestseller that has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to rethink their concept of God.
According to Chopra, the brain is hardwired to know God. The human nervous system has seven biological responses that correspond to seven levels of divine experience. These are shaped not by any one religion (they are shared by all faiths), but by the brain's need to take an infinite, chaotic universe and find meaning in it. How to Know God describes the quest each of us is on, whether we realize it or not. For, as Chopra puts it, "God is our highest instinct to know ourselves." This book makes a dramatic and enduring contribution to that knowledge.
Deepak Chopra has written twenty-five books, which have been translated into thirty-five languages. He is also the author of more than one hundred audio and videotape series, including five critically acclaimed programs on public television. In 1999 Time magazine selected Dr. Chopra as one of the Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century, describing him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." Dr. Chopra currently serves as CEO and founder of 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