The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

Author(s) : Mark Solms

The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

Book Details

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 432
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 96200
  • ISBN 13 : 9781788162845
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788162

Reviews and Endorsements

Nobody bewitched by these mysteries can afford to ignore the solution proposed by Mark Solms in The Hidden Spring ... fascinating, wide-ranging and heartfelt - Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian

Rather extraordinary ... The thing about these rebel types is that, so much of the time, they're the ones most capable of making the wildest leaps. Not the patient, incremental advances of everyday science, but the world-historical, paradigm-shifting transformations in global consciousness. Or, in Solms' case, a new theory of consciousness itself ... One of the worthiest efforts to come out of neuroscience in recent memory - Jason Kehe, Wired

Truly pioneering. This unification is clearly the direction for the future - Eric Kandel, Nobel laureate and author The Disordered Mind

A remarkable book. It changes everything - Brian Eno

To say this work is encyclopaedic is to diminish its poetic, psychological and theoretical achievement. This is required reading - Susie Orbach, author In Therapy

Convincing ... As with all returns of the repressed, Solms's exhumation of psychoanalysis is sure to be unnerving, especially for those who want to deny Freud's lessons about the workings of desire - Jess Keiser, The Washington Post

Mark Solms is a serious player in neuropsychology and has contributed serious insights into the mechanisms behind dreaming - returning, interestingly, a degree of lost credibility to Freud ... He posits that consciousness is a measure of our distance at any given point from homeostasis, and an index of the degree to which reality is failing at that instant to match our predictions. You are never more conscious, essentially, than when surveying the reality of life's hotel, with the brochure in one hand and a suitcase in the other - Simon Evans, The Spectator

Outstanding ... Solms has provided a valuable service with this bold, thorough, occasionally infuriating and always wildly ambitious book - Charles Fernyhough, Literary Review

Solms and his colleagues are making a brilliant, determined, scrupulous, and (one wants to say) tactful endeavour to approach, in a new way, the oldest question of them all - the mysterious relation of body and mind - Oliver Sacks

A scientific blockbuster - Pat Kane, The National

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