My Stroke of Insight

Author: Jill Bolte Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340980507

Category: Brain

Page: 183

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On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her own mind completely deteriorate. Now she shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.

My Stroke of Insight

Author: Jill Bolte Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101213973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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"Transformative...[Taylor's] experience...will shatter [your] own perception of the world."—ABC News The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover. For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by "stepping to the right" of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by "brain chatter." Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference and her appearance on Oprah's online Soul Series, Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor (Summary)

Author: QuickRead,Lea Schullery

Publisher: QuickRead.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. If you’ve ever experienced a sudden revelation or an epiphany, then you might understand the power a sudden realization can have on your outlook on life. This is exactly what happened to Jill Bolte Taylor on December 10, 1996, at just 37-years-old. Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As a result of the stroke, Bolte Taylor’s mind deteriorated and she quickly lost her ability to walk, talk, read, write, or even recall any of her life. In a matter of four hours, Bolte Taylor’s life was changed forever. Soon, however, Bolte Taylor was alternating between the right brain and left brain, allowing herself to uncover feelings of euphoria and well-being that the average person doesn’t often have the power to access. The stroke allowed Bolte Taylor to experience the different traits of the two halves of the brain, and she believes with the proper training, inner peace can be accessible to anyone. As you read, you’ll learn the ins and outs of what occurs during a stroke, the incredible differences between the right and left brain hemispheres, and how Bolte Taylor was able to make a full recovery after suffering a rare stroke.

Summary of Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight by Milkyway Media

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 30

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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (2008) is neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor’s reckoning with the stroke she had in 1996, when she was 37 years old. Describing her experience in terms of her brain anatomy and how her symptoms progressed, Taylor combines her perspectives as a scientist and a patient… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory : Western Yoga

Author: Craig J. Leggat,Sally M. Blair

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504322231

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 8480


Western Yoga has been taught for about 3,000 years. It is the source of western civilisation and democracy. Western Yoga is very different to the yoga of India that is taught in yoga schools today around the world. Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle learned Western Yoga and then taught it in their Mystery Schools.

Six Stages on the Spiritual Path

Author: Ruth Whitney

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 172529317X

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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In Six Stages on the Spiritual Path, we learn about spirituality and its stages as well as how spirituality helps to reduce our suffering and create more love. Writings from ancient to contemporary mystics across the world provide us with practical and spiritual wisdom that will make our lives happier and more loving. In the first stage on the mystic way, children experience awe and wonder, but they do not realize that this is a spiritual experience. While all indigenous people recognize awe as a mystical experience, only some adults and most artists do. When parents and religious leaders teach children about God, they cause their spiritual growth to flourish or to become stunted at an elementary school level. Awakening is an experience of the Divine that helps us realize that the Sacred Spirit is within us and loves us. Awakening produces love for our neighbors and ourselves. Then love nurtures more awakenings. Illumination and union are deeper mystical experiences that the Holy One is not only within all of us and all of creation, but also that we are within the ONE. Illumination creates more love for all people and all the universe.

Together in the Space Between

Author: Greg Kinsch

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504900588

Category: Science

Page: 170

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In Together in the Space Between, author Greg Kinsch compiles information from various disciplines not usually seen as compatible by postindustrial modern man. It discusses how the world and universe operate and how that knowledge can be used to help move the human species toward peace on earth. He begins with the premise that current paradigms wont work in the coming years because the exponential growth and decay that underlie their functioning is unsustainable. He goes on to say that our product-based way and view of life has had a devastating effect on our understanding of process in our lives. Kinsch goes to the root of the problem and discusses: How the workings of our brain show our perceptions may be unreliable and we may have some control over our own perceptions of happiness The phenomenon of near-death experiences and why they occur more frequently in the modern age Why man is progressing toward a higher consciousness and that these experiences are part of the evolutionary process The zero-point field, a part of quantum physics showing that what seems impossible is capable of being studied and researched World religions and the role theyve played in the world to this point After admitting the failure of religion to remain open to truth in others, Together in the Space Between offers hope through Kinschs unique interpretation of the Eucharist. He offers a survival guide to adapt to the changes that need to be made and are certainly coming.

Quicklet on Jill Bolte Taylor's My Stroke of Insight (CliffsNotes-like Summary and Analysis)

Author: Anne Lund

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1484006488

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 34

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ABOUT THE BOOK Curled up into a little fetal ball, I felt my spirit surrender to death and it certainly never dawned on me that I would ever be capable of sharing my story with anyone. In 2006, ten years after she recovered from a debilitating stroke, neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor self-published her book, My Stroke of Insight. The book is, as Taylor describes in her introduction, “a chronological documentation of the journey I took into the formless abyss of a silent mind, where the essence of my being became enfolded in a deep inner peace.” Taylor’s aim was to share the unusual story of a brain scientist experiencing her own cerebral hemorrhage, the resulting journey to an inner state of bliss, and subsequent recovery. The book’s online success was fueled by a riveting video, then followed by an appearance on Oprah. Eventually, the book was sold to Viking Press and published in hardcover, subsequently becoming a number one bestseller. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK She then tried to blurt out the words, “This is Jill, I need help!” Apparently Vincent could only discern grunts on the other end of the line, but he recognized Taylor’s voice and understood she was in trouble. Employing similar painstaking methodology, Taylor was also able to reach her doctor. While she awaited help, Taylor alternately spent time engulfed in bliss, and then periods feeling despondent with the awareness of her mental degeneration. As a scientist, she was aware of the implications of her stroke and already grieving the possible loss of her life and/or potential for severe brain damage. When her colleague finally arrived and while she was being transported to McClean hospital, Taylor felt herself let go: “My body fell limp and my consciousness rose to a slower vibration...in the absence of sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, fear, I felt my spirit surrender its attachment to this body and I was released from pain.” Chapters 7, 8, 9: Bare to the Bone, Neurological Intensive Care, Day Two: The Morning After With my mind stripped of its ability to recall the memories and details of my previous life, it was clear to me that I was now like an infant--born into an adult woman’s body. And oh yes, the brain wasn’t working! After being rushed Massachusetts General Hospital, Taylor felt swarmed by medical personnel who poked and prodded her, disrupting her peace. She wanted to be left alone. Eventually she passed out completely. When she awoke she was surprised that she was still alive. Her head throbbed and she realized she had lost all knowledge of who she was, all information held by her left brain, and was now rendered essentially an infant. Despite the discomfort and pain she felt the first day, the stroke was also a dawning of a new kind of recognition. She knew somehow she had lost herself, that the persona of Dr. Jill Taylor constructed and defined by her left brain had died. But concurrently, she realized she was now free from the trap of identity... Buy the book to continue reading!