Living in the SUPERMIND reveals that there is within us a mind beyond imagination. It is a Supermind which offers the power of knowledge, love, and inspiration beyond dreams. But it must be opened. What is this Supermind? It is the mind of the dream and spirit. It was once available to civilizations across the world, but it became sup¬pressed as the intellect developed and hypertrophied. The Plan of Evo¬lution designated that we concentrate, build and nourish our intellect which would then lead us into a disciplined, ordered and controlled per¬sonality. But, like the Sorcerer¿s Apprentice, we have fallen too much in love with it. We have this enormous power within us. It is the power of the God-Mind. But shrouded by doubt and fear, we leave the God-mind and give in to the false belief that we are better off separate than united. Union is our natural state.
Mind and Supermind offers an alternative perspective on the nature of belief and the structure of the human mind. Keith Frankish argues that the folk-psychological term 'belief' refers to two distinct types of mental state, which have different properties and support different kinds of mental explanation. Building on this claim, he develops a picture of the human mind as a two-level structure, consisting of a basic mind and a supermind, and shows how the resulting account sheds light on a number of puzzling phenomena and helps to vindicate folk psychology. Topics discussed include the function of conscious thought, the cognitive role of natural language, the relation between partial and flat-out belief, the possibility of active belief formation, and the nature of akrasia, self-deception and first-person authority. This book will be valuable for philosophers, psychologists and cognitive scientists.
The book is a guide to the future evolution of consciousness. The text includes an added section on The Teaching of Sri Aurobindo as a general overview, as well as an extensive annotated bibliograph and introduction by Dr. Robert McDermott.
The noted research psychiatrist and New York Times-bestselling author explores how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and aptitude for success. Most of us believe that we live in only three states of consciousness: wakefulness, sleep, and dreaming. But there is so much more. In Super Mind, clinical psychiatrist and bestselling author Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., shows how the incredibly simple daily practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) can permanently improve your state of mind during the routine hours of waking life--placing you into a super-mind state of consciousness where you consistently perform at peak aptitude. In his most ambitious and practical book yet, Rosenthal shows how TM is more than a tool for destressing or for general wellness. It is a gateway to functioning physically, emotionally, and intellectually at levels we never knew we could attain. Written in Rosenthal's trademark style of restraint and intellectual carefulness, Super Mind explores how we can aspire to so much more than we ever thought possible.