Waking, Dreaming, Being: New Light on the Self and Consciousness from Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy will be published as a trade book by Columbia University Press in 2014. Using Indian philosophy, phenomenology, and the neuroscience of consciousness and meditation, I investigate how our consciousness and sense of self shift across waking perception, mind wandering and daydreaming, meditative states, falling asleep, dreaming, lucid dreaming, deep sleep, out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, and dying.
The complete MS is now in the publisher’s hands; the publication date is likely to be fall 2014. Chapter 9, “Dying: What Happens When We Die,” will be published as a separate short ebook. Stay tuned for details.