• Spellbound

  • Modern Science, Ancient Magic, and the Hidden Potential of the Unconscious Mind
  • By: Daniel Z. Lieberman MD
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Spellbound

By: Daniel Z. Lieberman MD
Narrated by: Tom Parks
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Publisher's Summary

Psychiatrist Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD, reveals how to join forces with your unconscious to make better decisions, find more meaning in everyday life, and develop a richer, more balanced way of living.

The conscious mind, the part of your mental life you experience directly, is responsible for only a tiny sliver of what science says is going on inside your brain. Most of what you experience, your moods, and the things you like or dislike—most of who you are—comes from a much more mysterious part of your mind: the unconscious.

And to really understand the influences of the unconscious, says psychiatrist Daniel Z. Liberman, coauthor of The Molecule of More, we need to look to something often considered science’s alter ego: magic. Drawing on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, and with deep dives into what we can learn from ancient mystical traditions from alchemy to numerology to meditation, Spellbound weaves together ancient magical traditions, psychological research, and the latest neuroscientific discoveries, in order to bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious mind.

Like it or not, your unconscious is currently the source of most of your choices. It’s the source of your passions, your energy, and your “gut instinct.” It can help you solve seemingly impossible problems with the gift of inspiration. But it’s not always working in your favor: The unconscious is wild and untamed, often leading us down self-destructive paths that leave us baffled by our own decisions. Spellbound helps you take a new path: one where you learn how to recognize the influences of the unconscious, and make it an ally in helping you become the person you were meant to be.

The human mind is perhaps the most mysterious thing in the universe. Science is only beginning to uncover its secrets, and some believe that we may never fully plumb its depths. But the ancient traditions of magic, traditions of understanding that have been built up over centuries, give us another window into the hidden facets of our humanity.

After all, as the visionary Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

©2022 Daniel Z. Lieberman (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"…an inherently fascinating, informative, and thought-provoking study that is expertly performed by the narrative talents of Tom Parks. …absolutely recommended.” (Midwest Book Review)

“By integrating wisdom from psychology, philosophy, history, and storytelling, Spellbound provides a unique perspective on how science informs the psychological reality of magic.” (Carol Bernstein, former American Psychiatric Association president)

“In Spellbound, Dr. Daniel Lieberman beautifully weaves together stories from literature, philosophy, spirituality, mythology, and history with neuroscience and Jungian and Freudian psychology. Using clear, jargon-free language, he helps us understand how integrating the magical, mysterious, and metaphorical language of the unconscious, with our rational, orderly, and logical conscious minds, can help us to develop our true selves.” (Deborah L. Feldheim, MD, past president of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis)

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Drags on and after 3/4 of the book, still waiting for it to come together with a message it take home point. Didn't finish.