This book makes an important contribution to the new science of neurotheology (bridging the gap between science and spirituality). We believe that there is a pointless debate about the merits of science over spirituality and vice versa. For us both sides of this debate are nestled in an unhelpful arrogance. Science undoubtedly has an invaluable contribution to make to human evolution. We only have to look around us to see the evidence of that. But equally spirituality is a priceless resource without which our existence would be hollow. Isn’t it more useful to look at how the two can blissfully co-exist, thereby enhancing the human experience, rather than continue the pointless debate about whether one is better than the other? This amazingly accessible book does just that…
Dr Shanida Nataraja has a BSc (First Class Hons) in Human Science and Neuroscience and a PhD in Neurophysiology, both from University College London. Her undergraduate studies encompassed a broad-spectrum of scientific disciplines including Neuroscience, Human Physiology, Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Psychology, Anthropology, and Genetics. In her final year of undergraduate studies, in order to gain a better understanding of human behaviour, Shanida wrote a dissertation on brain plasticity and its implications for learning and memory.
After five-years in research, Shanida abandoned the isolation of the laboratory for a career in medical communications. She is currently Senior Scientific Director in a global medical education agency where she provides scientific and strategic input into a wide range of different medical education initiatives in oncology, cardiology, respiratory diseases, metabolic disorders, and auto-immune disorders.
Shanida is also a member of the Scientific and Medical Network, an organisation promoting open exploration in science and human experience whose common objective is to deepen understanding in science, medicine, and education through both rational analysis and intuitive insights. Shanida regularly meditates and practices sivananda yoga, and has received basic instruction in tai chi, chi gung, and iyengar yoga, all of which have informed her research and writing.
So, if you’re interested in understanding the anatomy of the brain and its effect on consciousness and how you can shape your reality, this book is an excellent introduction to that subject.