“Shows the supreme value of the Transcendent for all human beings”

Dr. Craig Pearson has done it! In the clearest, most perfect way, he shows the supreme value of the Transcendent for all human beings. No matter what your religion is — no matter what nationality — no matter what walk of life — if you are a human being, get this book — read it — get inspired by it — and act upon it — right away!

~ David Lynch, award-winning filmmaker, television director, artist, and author of Catching the Big Fish

“Highlights the importance of higher states of consciousness for enhancing mental and physical well-being”

In The Supreme Awakening, Craig Pearson offers us an unequaled resource that reviews transcendental experiences reported by great writers and thinkers of both the West and the East for more than two thousand years. Scholars and general readers alike will turn to The Supreme Awakening — as I have — for its wealth of wisdom and insight. Pearson’s book, however, goes beyond a literary review. By documenting the central importance of transcendence throughout the ages and in different cultures, together with the scientific research on this experience, he highlights the importance of higher states of consciousness for enhancing mental and physical well-being, not just for great writers and thinkers but for all of us.

~ Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, psychiatrist, researcher, and author of Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation

“Enlightenment can no longer be considered mystical or impractical”

We have been waiting for this book for a long time. It is filled with authentic and universal wisdom of life from every great tradition of humanity, overflowing with remarkable personal experiences from sages, saints, poets, scientists, and people from many different walks of life.

Dr. Pearson beautifully presents the profound knowledge of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and reveals how all of these experiences are based upon the progressive refinement of our nervous system. Enlightenment can no longer be considered mystical or impractical. Rather it is a powerful and blissful state of awareness that anyone from any background or culture can achieve. As a scientist, I thank Dr. Pearson for this inspiring and profound research into the field of higher states of consciousness.

~ Robert Keith Wallace, PhD, author of The Physiology of Consciousness and The Neurophysiology of Enlightenment

“An invitation to ‘dive deep’ ”

Readers will find comfort and encouragement in what this book has gathered from the various faith traditions, schools of thought, world philosophies, and of course from Maharishi. It shows the path from transcendence to enlightenment. I am grateful for this effort and insight.

The Supreme Awakening is an invitation to “dive deep” through meditation, find the unity that can hold us all together, unlock our full potential, and bring about the harmony of minds for which we all hope.

~ Rev. Jonathan D. Hutchison, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, De Kalb, Illinois

“Our generation stands on the threshold of an electrifying possibility”

In his book The Supreme Awakening, Dr. Pearson has collated recorded evidence of the heights of human awareness, gathered from every corner of the world, and across a very broad expanse of many different civilizations. Were this its only accomplishment, The Supreme Awakening already would be a very significant achievement. However, Dr. Pearson also describes how, thanks to the work of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, our generation stands on the threshold of an electrifying possibility: that higher states of consciousness will become the legitimate property of millions of people around the world.

I have no doubt that when the experience of enlightenment becomes a mass phenomenon, the highest dreams of the Biblical prophets for peace on earth and good will among human beings will become a reality. As the prophet Isaiah foresaw so many centuries ago (11:9), “They shall not hurt, nor shall they destroy in all of my holy mountain. For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of God, as the waters cover the sea.”

~ Rabbi Alan Green, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

“Of special interest to students of literature”

The Supreme Awakening will be of special interest to students of literature for the clarity and depth of its examination of sublime experiences in world literature. It begins with a detailed presentation of principles grounded in the latest scientific research on advanced cognitive states. It goes on to provide close readings of some of the most profound expressions of human thought and feeling, ranging from ancient Eastern and Western texts to the writings of Renaissance Neo-Platonists, English Romantics, American Transcendentalists, and others. It makes literary works such as Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey” — generally thought of as “mystical” and obscure — transparent and immediate.

Dr. Pearson notably gives valuable insight into techniques now readily available that will raise anyone to the same level of exalted experiences of a Wordsworth or a Whitman and which engender the heights of creativity. Reading the book is an elevating experience in itself and is bound to be a source of inspiration for writers of any genre. One feels one is getting to the deep core of what it is possible to experience, to know, and to express.

~ James J. Balakier, PhD, Professor Emeritus, English Department, University of South Dakota | Author of Thomas Traherne and the Felicities of the Mind

“The basis of a breakthrough in creating a better world”

We collectively face many seemingly intractable problems; the wisest and best-intentioned among us have not been able to solve most of these.

This book suggests that solutions may lie in a place we have neglected to look: in cultivating enlightenment — the highest expression of our full potential — on a widespread basis. The Supreme Awakening suggests that individual experience of higher states of consciousness — on a much larger scale than has been possible in the past — is the basis of a breakthrough in creating a better world.

Drawing widely from world literature, Pearson offers examples of individuals who have experienced higher states of consciousness and, fortunately, recorded these experiences. This collection is a magnificent accomplishment in itself. We have read some of these passages before, and they have delighted us — but also left us asking how, if at all, we might cultivate these experiences.

The book’s greater accomplishment is to provide an answer. Drawing on the work of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Pearson explains convincingly that higher states of consciousness are natural — indeed, should be the norm, not the exception. We too can enjoy the experience of “the universal and sublime” (Underhill), the “great nature in which we rest” (Emerson), through the simple, systematic, and reliable approach Maharishi has put forward.

And these experiences, in turn, can change the world from within. Let’s give it a try.

~ Robert Stowe, PhD, Executive Director,  Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Harvard Kennedy School

“The key to success in all fields of life”

The search for the ultimate in human resource development in business has come to an end.

In the US alone we spend $48 billion a year on leadership development. According to surveys, only 12-15% of this is considered money well spent. That means $40 billion is wasted. Corporate education simply has not known how to develop the capacity of the human brain — how to promote growth from the inside.

Dr. Craig Pearson presents the model of higher states of consciousness put forward by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He chronicles exalted experiences of these states by renowned men and women in every culture. He describes the effortless, scientifically-validated technique by which anyone can develop these higher states. And he summarizes the unprecedented practical benefits that result.

Nothing can be more fundamental than developing consciousness, developing the brain’s total potential — this is the key to success in all fields of life. The systematic program presented here is evidence-based, complements current leadership training, is culture-independent, can save organizations money, and above all produces unprecedented results.

Dr. Pearson’s brilliant description of this important re-discovery is an absolute requirement for corporate leaders.

~ Jim Bagnola, President of The Leadership Group International | Author of Becoming a Professional Human Being: How to Enjoy Stress-Free Work and Personal Happiness Using the Mind/Body/Work Connection

“For anyone who desires to lead the way every day in their organization”

Craig Pearson has captured the foundation of effective leadership in his wonderful new book, The Supreme Awakening. To lead, initiate direction, and influence others to be motivated followers requires more “wakefulness,” more expanded awareness and enlightened consciousness. Dr. Pearson’s definition of “awakening” clarifies this process.

In my over 30 years’ experience providing leadership consulting and training with organizations throughout the world, I continually notice that the basis for breakthroughs to exploit opportunities always has its starting point in amplified awareness. Similarly, the capacity to overcome obstacles always originates in an expansive cognizance of what must be done differently. This is true in organizations large and small, public and private.

Dr. Pearson’s description of how to be more wakeful through the Transcendental Meditation program, based on the knowledge and techniques put forward by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, offers a practical approach that anyone can use. I recommend The Supreme Awakening as a manual for anyone who desires to lead the way every day in their organization.

~ Warren Blank, PhD, President of The Leadership Group | Author of The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders, Leadership for Smart People, The Leadership Event, and The Nine Natural Laws of Leadership

“An indispensable resource”

The day is rapidly coming when the goal of business and management will be the enlightenment of their customers and employees. As that day approaches, this remarkable book, combining the most profound theoretical and scientific analysis with the inspirational stories of great figures from all walks of life and all times and places, is an indispensable resource — a blueprint to help each of us realize our birthright as human beings.

~ Rashi Glazer, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley