Where does our sense of self originate? What happens to “us” after our body perishes? Can the mind exist without the body? These questions have engendered considerable debate throughout history and have led successive cultures to develop beliefs about human nature, immortality and the afterlife. Over the last several centuries, scientists working under the presumption that matter is all that exists have concluded that consciousness can simply be reduced to a collection of nerve cells in the brain. That is, there is no separation between self, consciousness and mind—who we are—and the function of brain.
Dr. Beauregard disagrees. He asserts that there are multiple lines of hard evidence that reveal that the mind and consciousness are transmitted and filtered through the brain, but they are not generated by the brain. This controversial theory turns accepted science on its head by showing how mental events—which significantly influence the functioning of our brains and our bodies—can also affect events outside the confines of the body. In other words, humans are more than complex biological machines. The fact that our minds function apart from our brains invites a whole new understanding of the universe.
Filled with the latest scientific research and remarkable stories of the mind’s incredible abilities, Brain Wars is a page-turning, paradigm-shifting work. The evidence can no longer be ignored, and Dr. Beauregard introduces a major shift in our understanding of the age-old mind/body debate. Our consciousness transcends the material world, and this new understanding has profound social and moral implications for the future.