Power Up Your Brain

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Hay House, Inc, 2011 - Electronic books - 220 pages
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The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we've seen, monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone. Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table. Together they draw from the most powerful tools in each discipline to create the Power Up Your Brain program, a ground-breaking, five-week plan that helps prime the brain for enlightenment. With nutritional advice, dietary supplements, physical exercise, shamanic pract.
 

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Contents

The Neuroscience of Enlightenment
1
The Powerful Mind
11
The Evolution of the Brain and the Mind
23
Mitochondria and the Feminine Life Force
33
Neural Networks and Habits of the Mind
45
How Stress Harms the Brain
57
The Gift of Neuroplasticity
69
Neurogenesis Growing New Brain Cells
83
The Shamans Gift
129
Priming Your Brain for Enlightenment
139
Shamanic Exercises
151
The Power Up Your Brain Program
175
Searching for Your Soul
195
Epilogue
203
Endnotes
209
Acknowledgments
217

Three Conditions You Dont Want to Have
99
CuttingEdge Therapies for Enhanced Energy Production
111
About the Authors
219
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