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The Leap The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Leap The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening Author Steve Taylor – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Many assume that enlightenment is the result of arduous effort — self denial such as fasting travel to far flung places encounters with teachers thought to be enlightened themselves But here Steve T Many assume that enlightenment is The Psychology MOBI ô the result of arduous effort — self denial such as fasting travel to far flung places encounters with teachers thought to be enlightened themselves But here Steve Taylor shows that ordinary people — from all walks of life and The Leap Kindle - every age and place — can and do regularly experience the kind of life changing moments many of us seek Taylor seeks out the common features of these diverse experiences His resulting cross cultural investigation of spirituality belief and human psychology shows how spiritual awakening Leap The Psychology Epub Ü — a shift into a expansive and harmonious state of being — can be both recognized and cultivated How is it triggered and experienced How do people feel in the midst How are their relationships and goals affected Because the experiences Taylor describes are at Leap The Psychology of Spiritual PDF or once uniue to those who experience them and obviously available to one and all this is the rare work that both describes and inspires.

  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • The Leap The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening
  • Steve Taylor
  • 10 January 2016
  • 9781608684472

About the Author: Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is a senior The Psychology MOBI ô lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University UK His latest books in the US are The Calm Center and Back to Sanity Healing the Madness of the Human Mind He is also the author of The Fall Waking From The Leap Kindle - Sleep and Out Of The Darkness His books have been published in languages His research has appeared in The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology The Journal of Co.



10 thoughts on “The Leap The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening

  1. Janet Janet says:

    Great overview of what it means to be awakened I don't know exactly how awakened I truly am but this is certainly accurate Awakened individuals love doing nothing They love solitude uietness and inactivity We can rest contentedly within our own being because there is no turbulence or discord inside us We don't need to constantly do things just for the sake of it or constantly supply ourselves with distractions Rather than fear uietness and inactivity we enjoy them deeply because they allow us to touch into the radiance of our own well being

  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    This was a really informative and fascinating read Only a couple things held me back from giving it five stars one of the earlier chapters on religions and spiritual practices was major information overload and could turn some people off early it's the only chapter that feels really dense and could easily be skipped and often the book reads like a dissertation which may be unexpected for some I personally enjoy reading research material so the style was fine for me Overall a really great explanation of our spiritual awakening as a species particularly due to its layout and the order in which concepts are presented to the reader

  3. Sonia Sonia says:

    This book answered my many uestions about awakening I was curious ever since learning about Eckhart Tolle I assumed it was a rare occurrence but have since learned differently This is also the first book that I've read that adeuately addresses kundalini awakening We as a species are on the leading edge of another evolutionary moment and it's astounding

  4. Lyn Lyn says:

    I expected it to be easier to read It got bogged down after the first couple chapters

  5. Johnny Stork, MSc Johnny Stork, MSc says:

    We are all on a similar path in life Regardless of our professional personal or relationship goals ultimately we all strive to be happy and successful in our lives however we define it Most of us also strive to become the best we can become as a person a spouse or excel through some sort of creative or athletic activity The psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed a hierarchy of human needs which determine what motivates us through our lives starting from basic food and shelter needs at the bottom all the way to Self Actualisation as the final pursuit or motivation in one's life Self Actualisation is basically the pursuit of realising our highest potential our greatest talent our ultimate meaning or experience of life In many religious traditions there is also a similar notion or pursuit of some ideal state of existence or state of mind Some optimal state of consciousness and experience of life which transcends our normal day to day lives This state of mind has many names in different religious traditions ranging from Nirvana Enlightenment Buddha Mind Moksha Liberation and of course Awakening Although it is not uncommon to associate these transcendent and awakening experiences with a religious practice Steve's extensive research and multiple books into the 'awakening state has reinforced similar research which demonstrates that these awakened states are NOT uncommon and are NOT always associated with a religious or spiritual practice of any kind In other words the joyful exhilarating compassionate and grateful state of mind and acceptance which also contributes to feelings of purpose and meaning in life is available to EVERYONE I define an awakening experience as “an experience of clarity revelation and joy in which we become aware of a deeper or higher level of reality perceive a sense of harmony and meaning and transcend our normal sense of separateness from the world” Steve TaylorSteve Taylor in The Leap does an exceptional job of outlining his theory that human civilisation was once in a awakened state due to our direct connection to and dependence upon our natural environment At some point in our evolutionary history we had a Fall into the sleep state we find ourselves in now However once we understand this awakened state is actually our normal and foundational state we can re awaken this dormant and transcendent state of existence The Leap also covers a great deal of ground describing real world examples of ordinary non religious persons who have clearly gone through an awakening experience which transformed their lives in deep and meaningful ways I can highly recommend The Leap for every person on any spiritual or religious path or none at all and who are simply seeking a better way of living and some direction as to how to find happiness and meaning in their own lives A renewed motivation to pursue activities and ideas which will re awaken your dormant and awakened selfIn many ways awakened individuals experience a higher functioning state that makes life fulfilling exhilarating and meaningful than it may appear in a normal state of being As a result of this internal shift they often make major changes to their lives They begin new careers hobbies and relationships They feel a strong impulse to make positive contributions to the world to live in meaningful and purposeful ways rather than simply trying to satisfy their own desires enjoy themselves or pass the time Steve TaylorAwakened individuals have little or no sense of group identity They see distinctions of religion or ethnicity or nationality as superficial and meaningless They see themselves purely as human beings without any external identities who are no different from anyone else As a result they don’t put members of their own group before others but rather treat all people eually They don’t feel any pride in their nationality or ethnicity; they feel just as connected to “foreigners” as they do to their own “people” Steve Taylor

  6. Tristy at New World Library Tristy at New World Library says:

    Endorsements“Life always gives you what you need and right now it has given you this book to use as a guide or companion through challenging times It contains a great deal of precious wisdom expressed in the straightforward clear and down to earth language that Steve Taylor is so good at”— from the foreword by Eckhart Tolle author of The Power of Now A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment and A New Earth Awakening to Your Life's Purpose“The Leap establishes Steve Taylor as a major spiritual author and teacher whose lucid and articulate writing will evoke wonder and wisdom among readers”— Stanley Krippner PhD Alan Watts Professor of Psychology Saybrook University“A wonderful synthesis of modern research and timeless wisdom that makes the mysterious process of spiritual awakening comprehensible than ever before”— Peter Russell author of From Science to God A Physicist's Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness“A wonderfully detailed demystification of awakening within and without traditions that is a pleasure to read and offers hope for our dangerous times”— Claudio Naranjo author of Healing CivilizationHealing Civilization

  7. Jennifer Precious Jennifer Precious says:

    Essential spiritual readingThis book was above all encouraging He describes wakefulness enlightenment in terms that are humanly recognizable than the traditional view of an enlightened person being somehow super human and magical In fact it is an evolutionary impulse that we are headed for as a species and that we can all cultivate through stillness mindfulness appreciation of the natural and artistic world around us and through practicing empathy and altruism I won't say where I am along the spectrum of wakefulness that the author describes but I'll hedge my bets and say that I doubt people who aren't at least experiencing the impulse to awaken or have already experienced it or who have always naturally been awake would read this book and persist until the end If you feel the impulse to awaken or suspect you're already awake but have doubts because you still harbor negative human traits please do yourself a favor and read this book It will aide you on your path and ease your fears about humanity and the direction it is moving in

  8. Heidi Nobantu Heidi Nobantu says:

    Demythologizing Wakefulness A book to read if you have been on a 'path' in life explored a variety of ways to go in terms of religion or spiritual uest or not Or if you simply have not been able to buy that there is only 'one right way' to be 'saved' and get to heaven so to speak This is a thoughtful and a scientific look at what it means to 'wake up' from the ways it can look and feel to a comparisonexploration of common traits across religions and in wakeful individuals themselves who had no spiritual path I especially found the concept of having a 'self system' both an old one and then a wakeful one interesting and helpful to consider After 35 years of exploring reading practicing a variety of practices and just simply being interested and curious this book was exciting and reassuring while providing a few answers to uestions I've long pondered

  9. Donnell Donnell says:

    The number of stars are NOT an indication of the value of this book which I consider uite high It offers valuable info on the awakening process and gaining this info could actually move the process along for the reader To sit down and read the book through though is a bit tough I had to stop actually about mid way through and then jump to a skim of the myths about awakening and a read of the Appendix An Inventory of Spiritual Secular Wakefulness which is particularly valuableOne thing that makes reading tough is that Taylor spends much time giving us the history of various spiritual practices It's great that this research exists and I understand the desire to overshare research as I tend to do it myself but it can make reading feel like a slog

  10. Karen Kerrigan Karen Kerrigan says:

    Excellent A very detailed account of awakening as well as the different religious groups perception of wakefulness Deep and thorough but ultimately a great read It gave me insight into some things that I didn't know and validated many of the feelings that I've been having over the past few months How wonderful it is to be awake with peace and wholeness Thank you Steve for your inspired research and genuine effort

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10 thoughts on “The Leap The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening

  1. Janet Janet says:

    Great overview of what it means to be awakened I don't know exactly how awakened I truly am but this is certainly accurate Awakened individuals love doing nothing They love solitude uietness and inactivity We can rest contentedly within our own being because there is no turbulence or discord inside us We don't need to constantly do things just for the sake of it or constantly supply ourselves with distractions Rather than fear uietness and inactivity we enjoy them deeply because they allow us to touch into the radiance of our own well being

  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    This was a really informative and fascinating read Only a couple things held me back from giving it five stars one of the earlier chapters on religions and spiritual practices was major information overload and could turn some people off early it's the only chapter that feels really dense and could easily be skipped and often the book reads like a dissertation which may be unexpected for some I personally enjoy reading research material so the style was fine for me Overall a really great explanation of our spiritual awakening as a species particularly due to its layout and the order in which concepts are presented to the reader

  3. Sonia Sonia says:

    This book answered my many uestions about awakening I was curious ever since learning about Eckhart Tolle I assumed it was a rare occurrence but have since learned differently This is also the first book that I've read that adeuately addresses kundalini awakening We as a species are on the leading edge of another evolutionary moment and it's astounding

  4. Lyn Lyn says:

    I expected it to be easier to read It got bogged down after the first couple chapters

  5. Johnny Stork, MSc Johnny Stork, MSc says:

    We are all on a similar path in life Regardless of our professional personal or relationship goals ultimately we all strive to be happy and successful in our lives however we define it Most of us also strive to become the best we can become as a person a spouse or excel through some sort of creative or athletic activity The psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed a hierarchy of human needs which determine what motivates us through our lives starting from basic food and shelter needs at the bottom all the way to Self Actualisation as the final pursuit or motivation in one's life Self Actualisation is basically the pursuit of realising our highest potential our greatest talent our ultimate meaning or experience of life In many religious traditions there is also a similar notion or pursuit of some ideal state of existence or state of mind Some optimal state of consciousness and experience of life which transcends our normal day to day lives This state of mind has many names in different religious traditions ranging from Nirvana Enlightenment Buddha Mind Moksha Liberation and of course Awakening Although it is not uncommon to associate these transcendent and awakening experiences with a religious practice Steve's extensive research and multiple books into the 'awakening state has reinforced similar research which demonstrates that these awakened states are NOT uncommon and are NOT always associated with a religious or spiritual practice of any kind In other words the joyful exhilarating compassionate and grateful state of mind and acceptance which also contributes to feelings of purpose and meaning in life is available to EVERYONE I define an awakening experience as “an experience of clarity revelation and joy in which we become aware of a deeper or higher level of reality perceive a sense of harmony and meaning and transcend our normal sense of separateness from the world” Steve TaylorSteve Taylor in The Leap does an exceptional job of outlining his theory that human civilisation was once in a awakened state due to our direct connection to and dependence upon our natural environment At some point in our evolutionary history we had a Fall into the sleep state we find ourselves in now However once we understand this awakened state is actually our normal and foundational state we can re awaken this dormant and transcendent state of existence The Leap also covers a great deal of ground describing real world examples of ordinary non religious persons who have clearly gone through an awakening experience which transformed their lives in deep and meaningful ways I can highly recommend The Leap for every person on any spiritual or religious path or none at all and who are simply seeking a better way of living and some direction as to how to find happiness and meaning in their own lives A renewed motivation to pursue activities and ideas which will re awaken your dormant and awakened selfIn many ways awakened individuals experience a higher functioning state that makes life fulfilling exhilarating and meaningful than it may appear in a normal state of being As a result of this internal shift they often make major changes to their lives They begin new careers hobbies and relationships They feel a strong impulse to make positive contributions to the world to live in meaningful and purposeful ways rather than simply trying to satisfy their own desires enjoy themselves or pass the time Steve TaylorAwakened individuals have little or no sense of group identity They see distinctions of religion or ethnicity or nationality as superficial and meaningless They see themselves purely as human beings without any external identities who are no different from anyone else As a result they don’t put members of their own group before others but rather treat all people eually They don’t feel any pride in their nationality or ethnicity; they feel just as connected to “foreigners” as they do to their own “people” Steve Taylor

  6. Tristy at New World Library Tristy at New World Library says:

    Endorsements“Life always gives you what you need and right now it has given you this book to use as a guide or companion through challenging times It contains a great deal of precious wisdom expressed in the straightforward clear and down to earth language that Steve Taylor is so good at”— from the foreword by Eckhart Tolle author of The Power of Now A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment and A New Earth Awakening to Your Life's Purpose“The Leap establishes Steve Taylor as a major spiritual author and teacher whose lucid and articulate writing will evoke wonder and wisdom among readers”— Stanley Krippner PhD Alan Watts Professor of Psychology Saybrook University“A wonderful synthesis of modern research and timeless wisdom that makes the mysterious process of spiritual awakening comprehensible than ever before”— Peter Russell author of From Science to God A Physicist's Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness“A wonderfully detailed demystification of awakening within and without traditions that is a pleasure to read and offers hope for our dangerous times”— Claudio Naranjo author of Healing CivilizationHealing Civilization

  7. Jennifer Precious Jennifer Precious says:

    Essential spiritual readingThis book was above all encouraging He describes wakefulness enlightenment in terms that are humanly recognizable than the traditional view of an enlightened person being somehow super human and magical In fact it is an evolutionary impulse that we are headed for as a species and that we can all cultivate through stillness mindfulness appreciation of the natural and artistic world around us and through practicing empathy and altruism I won't say where I am along the spectrum of wakefulness that the author describes but I'll hedge my bets and say that I doubt people who aren't at least experiencing the impulse to awaken or have already experienced it or who have always naturally been awake would read this book and persist until the end If you feel the impulse to awaken or suspect you're already awake but have doubts because you still harbor negative human traits please do yourself a favor and read this book It will aide you on your path and ease your fears about humanity and the direction it is moving in

  8. Heidi Nobantu Heidi Nobantu says:

    Demythologizing Wakefulness A book to read if you have been on a 'path' in life explored a variety of ways to go in terms of religion or spiritual uest or not Or if you simply have not been able to buy that there is only 'one right way' to be 'saved' and get to heaven so to speak This is a thoughtful and a scientific look at what it means to 'wake up' from the ways it can look and feel to a comparisonexploration of common traits across religions and in wakeful individuals themselves who had no spiritual path I especially found the concept of having a 'self system' both an old one and then a wakeful one interesting and helpful to consider After 35 years of exploring reading practicing a variety of practices and just simply being interested and curious this book was exciting and reassuring while providing a few answers to uestions I've long pondered

  9. Donnell Donnell says:

    The number of stars are NOT an indication of the value of this book which I consider uite high It offers valuable info on the awakening process and gaining this info could actually move the process along for the reader To sit down and read the book through though is a bit tough I had to stop actually about mid way through and then jump to a skim of the myths about awakening and a read of the Appendix An Inventory of Spiritual Secular Wakefulness which is particularly valuableOne thing that makes reading tough is that Taylor spends much time giving us the history of various spiritual practices It's great that this research exists and I understand the desire to overshare research as I tend to do it myself but it can make reading feel like a slog

  10. Karen Kerrigan Karen Kerrigan says:

    Excellent A very detailed account of awakening as well as the different religious groups perception of wakefulness Deep and thorough but ultimately a great read It gave me insight into some things that I didn't know and validated many of the feelings that I've been having over the past few months How wonderful it is to be awake with peace and wholeness Thank you Steve for your inspired research and genuine effort

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