Mind Beyond Brain: Buddhism, Science, and the Paranormal

In Mind Beyond Brain,  neuroscientist David E. Presti, together with the distinguished researchers at the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, engage in the exploration of how evidence for phenomena—such as near-death experiences, apparent memories of past lives, apparitions, experiences associated with death, and other 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. These new perspectives 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.

Foreword: Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Prologue: Deepening the Dialogue, by David E. Presti and Edward F. Kelly

Book Chapters:

1. Scientific Revolution and the Mind–Matter Relation, by David E. Presti

2. Near-Death Experiences, by Bruce Greyson

3. Reports of Past-Life Memories, by Jim B. Tucker

4. Mediums, Apparitions, and Deathbed Experiences, by Emily Williams Kelly

5. Paranormal Phenomena, the Siddhis, and an Emerging Path Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality, by Edward F. Kelly

6. An Expanded Conception of Mind, by David E. Presti

Publication Date: October 2018

Format: Hardcover-240 Pages

ISBN: 9780231189569

Format: E-book-240 Pages

ISBN: 9780231548397

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