University professor, psychotherapist and recovering former nightclub owner Dr. Nicholas Kardaras presents a mind blowing, reality rocking, and life changing approach to Greek philosophy. Having once owned celebrity-studded NY nightclubs where he had mingled with the likes of JFK, Jr., Uma Thurman and Tom Cruise, Kardaras would emerge from that glamorous-yet-self-destructive world to discover the powerful and transformative teachings of his ancient ancestors. To his amazement, he learned that ancient Greek philosophy, contrary to popular misconceptions, was not a dry and academic pursuit, but a vibrant and holistic transformative practice. In How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save You’re your Life, Dr. Kardaras breathes new life into those ancient teachings as he incorporates some of the most cutting edge advances in the fields of quantum mechanics and consciousness research to validate the insights and wisdom of the ancient Greek sages. As he guides readers through an array of contemplative practices designed to help them live a more meaningful life, Kardaras warns the reader to be prepared because they just might also “catch a glimpse of that trippy realm called “Ultimate Reality”.
My personal odyssey -- Tripping the night fantastic. Who-and what-am I? -- The journey home. Take me to the river -- The being human -- White crows : mystics, savants, and other harbingers of human potential. Mystic mind (or how to crack open the cranium) -- Wake up! Greek philosophy breaks the trance -- The ultimate cage match : philosophy, science, and religion (or togas, Bibles, and microscopes : why can't we all just get along?) -- Homo anxious : I think, therefore I worry. -- Newsflash : science declares God is dead--but can't prove it (or the scientific atheism fallacy). Mindfulness walk : "being" without thinking -- Why philosophy matters. Am I a neuron in the mind of God? -- Reality bites -- The physical world : the tip of the reality iceberg. More to reality than meets the eye -- Real deal reality : beyond sense and beyond reason. Beyond logic : riddles and paradoxes. -- Pythagoras, the big beat, and cosmic consciousness -- Pythagoras squared : who was this mystic mathemagician? Infinity : the ultimate mind trip -- Good vibrations : Pythagoras and the big beat. The cosmic symphony : music from the universal orchestra -- Escaping Plato's cave -- Plato's retreat--from the material world. The universe as one big thought -- On the nature of change : the more things change. -- Change : the great illusion -- Death : the new birth. Incubation (or how death can transform your life) -- Yes, but--what does it all mean? -- New science and old wisdom -- Musings from my dissertation -- Some final thoughts.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2011
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Edition Number: 1