Here is a book that I thought some of you might be interested to read.
Here's a short description of the book:
"The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we've seen—monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe—it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone.
Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table. Drawing the most powerful tools from each discipline, Perlmutter and Villoldo guide you, step by step, through the groundbreaking, five-week Power Up Your Brain program, which helps you overcome toxic emotions and awaken the power of your higher brain."