This book is an exploration of contemporary understanding from philosophy, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, and metaphysical studies, which seem to verify the value of the Epicurean sentiments in terms of the wisdom of lived experience. It portrays the authoritarian culture of the Rome.
"(…) an extraordinarily stimulating and challenging overview of some different aspects of neuroscience (…)."
- Diana Birkett, Forum for Independent Psychotherapists
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Gathering Perspectives on Lived Experience -- Dialectic origins -- Neuroscience emphases on lived experience -- Varieties of Coming Alive -- Awakenings -- Hallucinatory phenomena -- Hovering at the interface between mental worlds -- Becoming and Being -- Becoming: the continuing process of coming alive -- Being: remaining open to learn from evolving experience. A personal exploration -- Epigenetics: the impact of immediate experience upon our genes might demonstrate the power as well as the wisdom of lived experience