Deeply shaken, yet driven to understand what had happened, Mayer began the fourteen-year journey of discovery that she recounts in this mind-opening, brilliantly readable book. Her first surprise: the dozens of colleagues who'd been keeping similar experiences secret for years, fearful of being labeled credulous or crazy.
Extraordinary Knowing is an attempt to break through the silence imposed by fear and to explore what science has to say about these and countless other "inexplicable" phenomena. From Sigmund Freud's writings on telepathy to secret CIA experiments on remote viewing, from leading-edge neuroscience to the strange world of quantum physics, Dr. Mayer reveals a wealth of credible and fascinating research into the realm where the mind seems to trump the laws of nature.
She does not ask us to believe. Rather she brings us a book of profound intrigue and optimism, with far-reaching implications not just for scientific inquiry but also for the ways we go about living in the world. "From the Hardcover edition."
Experiencing anew the wonder of someone discovering for the first time that the world is not as it seems is a real treasure. [Mayers] challenge to traditional scientists to take these realms seriously is equally refreshing.
Shift: The Magazine of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
- ISBN-13: 9780553382235
- ISBN-10: 0553382233
- Publisher: Bantam
- Publish Date: February 2008
- Page Count: 302
- Dimensions: 8.29 x 5.99 x 0.72 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.54 pounds