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Title Mind beyond brain : Buddhism, science, and the paranormal / David E. Presti with Bruce Greyson, Edward F. Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly, and Jim B. Tucker
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 213 pages)
Contents Foreword / Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche -- Prologue: Deepening the Dialogue / David E. Presti and Edward F. Kelly -- 1. Scientific Revolution and the Mind-Matter Relation / David E. Presti -- 2. Near-Death Experiences -- Bruce Greyson -- 3. Reports of Past-Life Memories / Jim B. Tucker -- 4. Mediums, Apparitions, and Deathbed Experiences / Emily Williams Kelly -- 5. Paranormal Phenomena, the Siddhis, and an Emerging Path Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality / Edward F. Kelly -- 6. An Expanded Conception of Mind / David E. Presti
Summary "Among the most profound questions we confront are the nature of what and who we are as conscious beings, and how the human mind relates to the rest of what we consider reality. For millennia, philosophers, scientists, and religious thinkers have attempted answers, perhaps none more meaningful today than those offered by neuroscience and by Buddhism. The encounter between these two worldviews has spurred ongoing conversations about what science and Buddhism can teach each other about mind and reality. In Mind Beyond Brain, the neuroscientist David E. Presti, with the assistance of other distinguished researchers, explores how evidence for anomalous phenomena - such as near-death experiences, apparent memories of past lives, apparitions, experiences associated with death, and other so-called psi or paranormal phenomena, including telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition - can influence the Buddhism-science conversation. Presti describes the extensive but frequently unacknowledged history of scientific investigation into these phenomena, demonstrating its relevance to questions about consciousness and reality. The new perspectives opened up, if we are willing to take evidence of such often off-limits topics seriously, offer significant challenges to dominant explanatory paradigms and raise the prospect that we may be poised for truly revolutionary developments in the scientific investigation of mind. Mind Beyond Brain represents the next level in the science and Buddhism dialogue."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record and online resource (JSTOR, viewed December 2018)
Subject Buddhism.
Occultism -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Parapsychology -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Religion and science.
Form Electronic book
Author Greyson, Bruce, author
Kelly, Edward F., author
Kelly, Emily Williams, 1949- author
Presti, David E., author
Tucker, Jim B., author
Wangyal, Tenzin, writer of foreward
LC no. 2018029059
ISBN 0231548397 (electronic bk.)
9780231548397 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles Subtitle from Cataloging-in-Publication data: Deepening the dialogue between science and Buddhism
Buddhism, science, and the paranormal