Book blurb: "In Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Dan Harris and his friend Jeff Warren, a masterful teacher and “Meditation MacGyver,” embark on a cross-country quest to tackle the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that stop people from meditating." Click to read book's marketing description, plus my commentary.
My guide to all the weird permutations of waking and sleeping consciousness – the UK’s Independent called it “exhilarating,” The New York Times’s Sandra Blakeslee called it “audacious, enchanting, and often hilarious." My Mom called it "long."
Anthologized in here is a piece I wrote about the fashionable jungle psychedelic ayahuasca. Does nature have an interior aspect - as we do - and if so, what is the relationship between that "mind" and ours? Do you have to be on drugs to wonder about this?