A Journey Into the Genius Mind

Ten Thinkers Show Us How to Think

by Shai Tubali and Theresa Bäuerlein

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How do geniuses make their groundbreaking discoveries and establish new ways of thinking for the rest of humanity? Is it possible for us to identify their extraordinary ways of thinking and highly creative approaches and employ them in our own lives? Shai Tubali and Theresa Bauerlein, editor-in-chief of the German news website Krautreporter and a Random House bestselling author, have embarked on a philosophical journey into the hearts and life stories of ten thinkers from different fields, focusing on the processes that preceded their breakthroughs, in an attempt to solve the riddle of the genius mind. They present, with skill and humor, biographical anecdotes and penetrating insights, as well as suggesting thought experiments and exercises for the reader to try. The ten thinkers are:
  • Albert Einstein (Physics)
  • Friedrich Nietzsche (Philosophy)
  • Sigmund Freud (Psychology)
  • Barbara McClintock (Biology)
  • Leonardo Da Vinci (Art and Scientific Invention)
  • Giordano Bruno (Cosmology)
  • Socrates (Philosophy)
  • Charles Darwin (Biology)
  • Hannah Arendt (Political Science)
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti (Philosophy)
This book, which has already appeared in German, Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese, is an inspiring process of revelation in which the reader is invited to play an active role.

We can intentionally direct our thinking to focus on universal questions, to generalize our outlook, and to educate the brain to live with a great question for a certain period of time. We can learn to engage in daring thought experiments—boldly using our imaginative spirit—and to put aside conventional knowledge in order to obtain a fresh perspective on questions that have supposedly been completely resolved. We can even learn how to meditate on nature and the cosmos, encouraging the development of a “love affair with the world.” Acquiring certain qualities, such as listening to and looking at everyday phenomena with fresh ears and eyes, not taking that which seems obvious for granted, forever staying open to new and challenging information and impressions, and freely questioning all fixed positions and dogmas, could help us to cultivate the ever-young quality of the genius mind. Most importantly, we should feel that we are capable of doing all of these things, that the gateways to new ways of thinking are open to us. If there’s one thing we can learn from geniuses, it is that our thought is an amazing tool with which we can become totally free to explore everything and anything.

Shai Tubali and Theresa Bäuerlein

About the Authors

Shai Tubali

Shai Tubali is an internationally-renowned author, speaker and innovator in the field of inner transformation and personal development. Shai’s approach weaves together a tapestry of thought and tradition from psychology, philosophy, medicine, Yogic traditions, Eastern thought and practices and the most advanced scientific research. His vision is made manifest in the Human Greatness Center, where all aspects of his system are made available to anyone who wishes to partake. The establishment of the Human Greatness Publishing House is to spread this knowledge beyond the limits of those who attend his workshops and classes in person, making it possible for anyone around the world to benefit from his experience and wisdom.

Shai was born in Israel and has lived in Berlin for a decade. He is a trained Yogi with 21 years of study in the field of Eastern thought and Yogic traditions. He is a multi-award-winning author of numerous best-selling books. Ever since he achieved a revelation at the age of 23, he has dedicated his life to helping others live deeper lives that reveal the hidden potential of their hearts, minds and bodies. He is completing his PhD in philosophy in the field of mysticism, self-transformation and Western philosophy at University of Leeds in the UK.

Theresa Bäuerlein

Theresa Bauerlein, chief-in-editor of the German news website, Krautreporter, and a Random House bestselling author


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