Inner Knowing illustrates that the human mind possesses the capability to consistently function at significantly high levels of perception, creativeness, and intuitiveness. Indeed, everyone has at one time in his life experienced a sense of mindful clarity that led to a Eureka! moment. In this latest addition to Tarcher's successful New Consciousness Reader series, Helen Palmer, author of The Enneagram, has compiled a collection of writings that explore such abilities and illustrate how they can be developed. Essays on exercising the mind, understanding synchronicity, experiencing "flow," establishing communication between the conscious and subconscious, utilizing the active imagination, listening to the body's feedback, and witnessing psychic displays of walking on fire, clairvoyance, and similar phenomena make up this enlightening, thought-provoking, and fascinating anthology. Contributors include: Bruno Bettelheim, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Sylvia Boorstein, Pema Chodron, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Betty Edwards, Erich Fromm, Daniel Goleman, Aldous Huxley, Carl Jung, Jack Kornfield, J. Krishnamurti, Philip Novak, Charles Tart, Montague Ullman, Frances Vaughan, Mark Waldman, and Roger Walsh. A sophisticated book representing the essence of the NCR series, Inner Knowing offers readers confidence in themselves as they reawaken subtle senses while learning to trust and utilize new ways of perceiving, knowing, and living.
Although opinion polls indicate that most Americans believe in the power of intuition, dreams, and precognition to offer valid guidance and information, "we have not yet developed an educational context for developing these abilities," according to author and editor Helen Palmer. By assembling this stunning collection of essays from leading authorities on perception, creativity, and intuition, Palmer hoped to offer a classic resource for anyone who wants to commit to developing his or her mental and spiritual powers. Contributors include Bruno Bettelheim, who speaks about fairytales and their ability to enhance the link between imagination and inner knowing; Carl Jung, who writes of the I Ching's ability to chart ancient avenues of wisdom; and an interview with Isabel Allende, in which she recounts the prophetic powers of storytelling. --Gail Hudson