Awe: The Science of Everyday WonderSaturday, May 6 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Freight & Salvage
How do we begin to quantify the goose bumps we feel when we see the Grand Canyon, or the utter amazement when we watch a child walk for the first time? How do we give words the wonder we feel while gazing at centuries-old works of art? ? Dacher Keltner, one of the world’s foremost scientists of emotion and faculty director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, presents his groundbreaking new book, Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life. Until fifteen years ago, there was no science of awe, our feelings when encountering vast mysteries, surrendering to beauty, and opening to experiences that transcend our understanding of the world. Keltner reveals new research into how this emotion transforms our brains and bodies, and offers an examination of awe across history, culture, and his own life during a period of grief. An instant classic, Awe is a radical investigation and an inspiration. Come learn about how cultivating this experience can connect you with your highest self and joy in living.
In conversation with Shawn Taylor: mental health clinician, student of philosophy and theology, nightclub bouncer, slam poetry champion, and all-around seeker.
Book signing information: Green Apple Books, at the venue
Sponsored by Reed Schmidt.