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In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports (Arkana) epub ebook

by Michael Murphy,Rhea A. White

In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports (Arkana) epub ebook

Author: Michael Murphy,Rhea A. White
Category: Occult & Paranormal
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (August 1, 1995)
Pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 0140194924
ISBN13: 978-0140194920
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 650
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They are from the new book, In the Zone: Transcendent experience in sports. It is an enormous collection of experiences that adds up to an incontrovertible body of evidence for the miraculous, mystical, psychic, and spiritual side of sports.

They are from the new book, In the Zone: Transcendent experience in sports. If you have ever dreamed of flying where it was so real that the next morning you went outside to look up at the sky and you just knew that somehow the soul knows how to fly the body, then this book will convince you that your intuition is correct.

Michael Murphy and Rhea A. White truly show you sports in a different way and give you a different look or what . White truly show you sports in a different way and give you a different look or what the athletes are doing when that once in a life play or something is being made. In The Zone is great book for those who are not only into sports but that are into learning what the body and brain react In The Zone the name of the book is great for the type of book it is, Because this book does a great job of telling how the human body and brain react when there In The Zone. Michael Murphy and Rhea A. White truly show you sports in a different way and give you a different look.

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by Rhea A. White and Michael Murphy. This is a terrific resource for anyone interested in the transcendent experience of sports, that place in athleticism where time slows and everything becomes effortless.

The breadth of athletic achievement surveyed in both text and bibliography is extremely wide, ranging from Charles Lindbergh to Michael Jordan to Tibetan lung-gom-pa runners. Even Carlos Casteneda, Barbra Streisand, fire-walking, and sword-swallowing somehow make it into the text.

In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports, by Michael Murphy, Rhea A. a b A Cultural History of the Humanistic Psychology Movement in America, By Jessica Lynn Grogan. Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2009-01-13. Random House webpage for Murphy as co-author of God and the Evolving Universe.

In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports. In the Zone - Rhea A. Transcendent experience in sports. Michael Murphy, bestselling author of Golf in the Kingdom, explains the power of athletics to transform the body, mind, and spirit Athletes and coaches often say they feel in the zone while participating in sports or other endeavors, and Esalen Institute cofounder Michael Murphy carefully documents this phenomenon in one of the most comprehensive works of its kind. For my brother, Dennis Murphy.

Similar books and articles. Extreme Sports and the Ontology of Experience. The New Frontier of Religion and Science: Religious Experience, Neuroscience, and the Transcendent. Ivo Jirásek - 2007 - In M. J. McNamee (e., Philosophy, Risk, and Adventure Sports. John Hick - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan. Suffering and Transcendence.

Murphy and coauthor Rhea A. White categorize twenty types of extraordinary athletic feats, exalted states of consciousness, and altered perceptions that, they say, evoke the richness of a spiritual practice. This wide-ranging compendium includes insights from amateur, Olympic, and professional athletes, such as Michael Jordan, Mario Andretti, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The authors of Golf in the Kingdom draw striking parallels between the remarkable and mystical events that sometimes occur during sports activites and the traditions of mystics and yogis, exploring how the religious heritages of both East and West provide a basis for understanding spiritual experiences arrived at through physical activity.
Reviews (6)
Detenta
I had a similar experience as written in this book when I was a child, about age 10-12. I don't recall exactly when. Really gave me goosebumps to be able to compare my experience with those documented in athletes and others. Excellent read, and rings true to me.

Agarus
"The body, by force of the soul, can in fact be converted into a luminous fluid.... When, in its divine power, it completely possesses the body, it converts that into a luminous moving cloud and thus can manifest itself in the whole of its divinity." You might suspect that I am quoting Don Juan, from one of the Carlos Casteneda books. There was that famous scene at the waterfalls, for example, where Don Juan leaped up the rocks as if possessed of magical powers. But no, it is not Don Juan talking. It is Isadora Duncan, the dancer, in her book, The Art of the Dance.

Here's another: "The process is akin to a deflating ball. The point of it is to shape my mood, really to expel my mood, all mood. Beginning the night before, I start to pace myself into an emotional neutrality....More than anything, I know I need to stay loose, so I force myself to deflate, consciously, concentrating on it....I'm drained of feeling, utterly calm even though I'm aware of the many things going on around me." That's from the book, Faster, by Jackie Stewart, the race car driver.

One more: "I wish I could show you a film of a dunk I had in Milwaukee....It's in slow motion, and it looks like I'm taking off, like somebody put wings on me. I get chills when I see it....I think, when does 'jump' become 'flying'? I don't have the answer yet." That's Michael (Air) Jordan, in Sports Illustrated.

I want to give you more quotes. They are irresistable. They are from the new book, In the Zone: Transcendent experience in sports. (Penquin Arkana). It is an enormous collection of experiences that adds up to an incontrovertible body of evidence for the miraculous, mystical, psychic, and spiritual side of sports. If you have ever dreamed of flying where it was so real that the next morning you went outside to look up at the sky and you just knew that somehow the soul knows how to fly the body, then this book will convince you that your intuition is correct. Countless times have sports masters, and amateurs, too, experienced the impossible with their bodies. Their descriptions of mystical sensations of surrender, mystery, awe, immorality, or unity; of meditative states of peace, calm, stillness, or detachment; of magical moments of freedom, floating, flying, or weightlessness; of extraordinary ecstasy, power, or control read like testimonials from a spiritual sorcerer's convention. It is not simply a matter of thrill seeking, for many of these athletes find their lives transformed, their vision of reality altered, and their desire enflamed to help others achieve similar glimpses of infinity, because they realize we are more than we think we are. Their experiences suggest we may be on an evolutionary path of further physical development as well as spiritual.

The authors of this encyclopedic text would agree. Michael Murphy, founder of Esalen and the growth center concept, has, in his earlier book, The Future of the Body, demonstrated, with a voluminous amount of case studies, that the body as we know it is but a hint of things to come. Rhea White, past president of the American Society for Psychical Research, is slowly but surely revolutionizing parapsychology by leading the scientists out of the laboratory tombs and into the real life world of ordinary people and their extraordinary human experiences. Both of these authors are masters of compilation and artists of the archives, giving the "believe it or not" genre a new level of scientific respectability. With 1545 references, the bibliography is slightly more than one third the book.

After we have feasted on this sumptous meal of amazing tales, do our authors add anything to help us digest all this information? Indeed, they offer some important perspectives and insights. First, we might consider the nature of sports. Is there a hidden dimension to these activities? The commercialization of sports has helped us to forget that the Greeks deified sports, and other ancient traditions also placed spiritual siginificance on the antics in the arena. We may think of sweaty dollar bills when someone mentions sports, but sports originate in religion. The authors provide some insights about why sports might be a perfect context for enlightenment and revelation. One of the hallmarks of the mystical orientation to meditation, for example, is to enjoy the practice for itself. Don't meditate for stress reduction, or to see God, but simply to meditate, to be aware. There is, in its finest manifestation, a similar orientation to sports. The athlete participates because of the enjoyment of the process. The mystical moments are a byproduct, not the goal of the activity.

What about the evolutionary possibilities? The authors point to some of the exceptional experiences among the religiously devoted, such as stigmata, levitation, luminosity, and incorruptibility of the body after death. These phenomena also suggest the incredible potential of the soul to carry the body to new possibilities. If evolution occurs through a process of spiritual coaching, where the divine calls out our greatest potential, then we need to spend more time on the playing field.

Mojind
The purpose of this book is not to provide practical how-to advice on getting into the zone in your sports endeavor, so if that's what you are looking for you will be disappointed. (See Flow in Sports: The keys to optimal experiences and performances for this.) The purpose of this book is to catalog the varieties of "flow" that numerous athletes have experienced, and at this it succeeds marvelously. I am fascinated with the phenomenon, and this book features tons of quotes, excellent grouping of the documented experiences by characteristic, and solid organization and writing to tie it all together. I had already done quite a bit of research on the concepts of flow and play before coming across this book, and I found it an excellent supplement due to the inclusion of so many first-person accounts as well as the documentation of so many other qualities of the experience that I had never considered before. As a bonus, it provides an extensive bibliography for those who are researching the topic, which I am. Really, there is no other book that puts such an extensive collection together; for more analysis and interpretation you will of course want to look elsewhere, but this is certainly the best place to get a strong sense of how (and how diverse!) the experience feels to its participants.

A brief thank you for the authors for what seems like painstaking work in collecting and organizing all of these experiences. Excellent job!

Dream
I purchased "In The Zone ..." seeking practical and applicable information
to help me understand *how* to achieve zone athletic performance. I found
this book disappointing and found little, if any, practical application.

Zone coaching or application is overwhelmed by endless annotated footnotes
documenting scientific papers and athletes' personal testimony attesting to
the Zone's existence.

While this may be a useful research compendium, it is not - in my view - a
worthwhile read for those seeking their own path to Zone performance.

Gerceytone
This is a terrific resource for anyone interested in the transcendent experience of sports, that place in athleticism where time slows and everything becomes effortless. If you have the slightest interest in transcendence through action, buy this book now!

Уou ll never walk alone
The book is almost entirely made up of quotes from elite athletes. Also, more than 140 of the 320 pages consist of the bibliography and index. Typical Murphy.

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