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Is it possible to venture beyond daily living and experience heightened states of awareness? In his latest book, Deepak Chopra says that higher consciousness is available here and now.
“Metahuman helps us harvest peak experiences so we can see our truth and mold the universe’s chaos into a form that brings light to the world.”—Dr. Mehmet Oz, Attending Physician, New York–Presbyterian, Columbia University
New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. How does one do this? By becoming metahuman.
To be metahuman, however, isn’t science fiction and is certainly not about being a superhero. To be metahuman means to move past the limitation constructed by the mind and enter a new state of awareness where we have deliberate and concrete access to peak experiences that can transform people’s lives from the inside out.
Humans do this naturally—to a point. For centuries the great artists, scientists, writers, and many so-called ordinary people have gone beyond the everyday physical world. But if we could channel these often bewildering experiences, what would happen? Chopra argues we would wake up to experiences that would blow open your body, mind, and soul.
Metahuman invites the reader to walk the path here and now. Waking up, we learn, isn’t just about mindfulness or meditation. Waking up, to become metahuman, is to expand our consciousness in all that we think, say, and do.
By going beyond, we liberate ourselves from old conditioning and all the mental constructs that underlie anxiety, tension, and ego-driven demands. Waking up allows life to make sense as never before. To make this as practical as possible, Chopra ends the book with a 31-day guide to becoming metahuman. Once you wake up, he writes, life becomes transformed, because pure consciousness—which is the field of all possibilities—dawns in your life. Only then does your infinite potential become your personal reality.
Advance praise for Metahuman
“Our world is preoccupied with material progress, yet too often we overlook the miracle of our very existence. In this remarkable book, Deepak Chopra reminds us not to be distracted by the idols of our age but to marvel at the deep truths of being. Metahuman is a handbook to becoming fully alive.”—Arthur C. Brooks, PhD, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; author of Love Your Enemies
About the Author
Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, is a world renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, the founder of the Chopra Foundation, and cofounder of Jiyo and Chopra Global. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "One of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century." Dr. Chopra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor in Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He hosts the #1 health and wellbeing podcast Deepak Chopra's Infinite Potential and Daily Breath. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked "Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine." In conjunction with his medical achievements, he is recognized as a prolific author of more than 86 books translated into over forty-three languages, with twenty-six New York Times bestsellers.
“Metahuman is a wonderful explanation—and exploration—of the very highest and ultimate potentials that human beings possess, known around the world as Enlightenment, Awakening, the Great Liberation. What is not generally known is the secret revealed at the very heart of the great wisdom traditions—namely, that you already possess this ultimate potential; it is fully and totally present in you, right here and right now. All you have to do is recognize this ever‑present reality. If you would like to know exactly how to do this, Metahuman is a terrific place to begin!” —Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision and The Religion of Tomorrow
“Our world is preoccupied with material progress, yet too often we overlook the miracle of our very existence. In this remarkable book, Deepak Chopra reminds us not to be distracted by the idols of our age but to marvel at the deep truths of being. Metahuman is a handbook to becoming fully alive.” —Arthur C. Brooks, PhD, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School and author of Love Your Enemies
"We might suppose that the vastness of space-time, with its myriad stars and planets, comprises the preexisting stage for a ceaseless drama of life in which we are bit players. In Metahuman, Deepak Chopra persuasively invites us to turn this supposition on its head. We are the authors of space-time; we can wake up to our impressive stagecraft and embrace our true role." —Donald Hoffman, Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, author of The Case against Reality
“In Metahuman, Deepak exposes us to a new and exciting reality where we are all infinitely free to create the lives we yearn for. There is no better guide to lead us to this phenomenal way of being.” —Bruce Vaughn, CEO, Dreamscape Immersive and Former Chief Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering
“In his brilliant new book, Deepak Chopra successfully argues that consciousness is the sole creator of self, mind, brain, body and the universe, as we know it. Deepak then teaches us that truly grasping this revolutionary idea will effectively remove the limiting belief systems and negativity that may be holding us back from achieving our maximum human potential. Highly recommended!”—Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, best-selling co-author of The Healing Self, Super Brain and Super Genes
“This book distills decades of personal practice and breadth of study, and boils it all down to this: we are more than we think, more even than the universe itself, because the universe is only one expression of the fundamental, grounding, metahuman source that emanates, nurtures, and transcends us all. The book reads as though an old, wise friend, away traveling for years, collecting adventures and stories, comes home.” —Neil Theise, MD, Professor of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine
“Metahuman is a brilliant vision of human potential and how we can move beyond the limitations, concepts, and stories created by the mind. If we wake up and drop our usual habits of considering ourselves as finite, localized beings, the potential exists in each one of us to be one with our very true nature, or quoting Huxley, to be one with the Mind at Large.” —Dr. Menas C. Kafatos, New York Times bestselling author and Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics, Chapman University
“Deepak Chopra’s Metahuman inspires a new spiritual perspective on our life in the Universe. By expanding our view, we can fulfill our hidden potential to become conscious of our infinite scope. Chopra’s journey echoes the sense of awe that astronomers experience when observing outer space through telescopes. His book provides a similar mind-expanding view into our inner space." —Avi Loeb, Chair of Astronomy Department, Harvard University