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Awe: The Delights and Dangers of Our Eleventh Emotion
This book is filled with proof and justification using philosophy, religion, politics, sociology, neuroscience, mythology, and psychology, that awe is, indeed, a primary emotion that we do not know enough about, and thus, do not know how to experience to its fullest potential.

  • Is awe a message from a higher power that enlightens us about “what it all means” or is it simply a physiological response that comes and goes?
  • What do our leaders know about awe that enables them to use it against us?
  • How do religion and politics and even the current media trends depend on awe and its emotional impact on us?
  • Can awe be a healthy or hurtful emotion, and what happens when awe falls into the wrong hands?

Just as Eckhart Tolle delved into the mystery of living in the moment in The Power of Now, Dr. Pearsall teaches that “the moment” – whether tragic or triumphant - is only worth living “in” if we are willing and able to be in awe of it. Click here to read a testimonial about this book.



Books, CDs and Audiotapes

The Secret to Invincibility
Turn life's challenges into the armor that will make you INVINCIBLE! This 9 CD set includes Dr. Pearsall speaking on the difference between surviving life’s challenges and thriving because of them. It also includes samples of his world-wide lectures on the new field of positive psychology and original music by his Hawaiian ohana (family). You will find this collection to be toolbox of simple, practical exercises, ideas, and techniques that you can begin using immediately to transform yourself into a powerhouse of invincibility.



The Last Self-help Book You'll Ever Need: Repress Your Anger, Think Negatively, Be a Good Blamer, and Throttle Your Inner Child
The April 18th Publisher's Weekly praises Dr. Paul Pearsall’s new book:
"Kudos to Pearsall for arguing against the platitudes of self-empowerment that dominate the self-help bookshelves. This contrarian volume gives readers plenty to consider and offers a hopeful and helpful approach to being mindful and fully engaged in each moment - good or bad."



The Beethoven Factor: The New Positive Psychology of Hardiness, Happiness, Healing, and Hope
The first mainstream guide to the new science of positive psychology, Dr. Pearsall's latest bestseller presents true stories of members of the CIA, the Crisis Inspired Awakened. These are men, women, and children who not only survived but thrived through life crises to discover the ordinary magic within all of us to turn trauma to triumph and truly savor the moments of our life.



Miracle in Maui: Let Miracles Happen in Your Life
Makawao, Hawaii: Inner Ocean Publisher, 2001
Describes Dr. Pearsall's miracle cure from Stage IV Lymphoma and the scientific evidence for the occurrence of miracles. An updated version of the best-seller Making Miracles, it includes a forward from a Hawaiian kahuna, healing Hawaiian chants and songs, and pictures documenting Dr. Pearsall's cure from a bone marrow transplant.

The Heart's Code: Tapping the Wisdom and Power of Our Heart Energy
New York: Broadway Books, 1998
Presents the scientific evidence that the heart literally thinks, remembers, speaks to the brain about its own unique feelings, and connects with other hearts. It presents evidence of cellular memory and that some heart transplant recipients report receiving memories and personality characteristics of their donor. The importance of living, loving, and working from the heart is documented.

The Pleasure Prescription: To Love, To Work, To Play, Life in the Balance
Alameda, California: Hunter House Publishers, 1996
This New York Times number one best-seller presents the medical evidence showing that living, loving, and working by the Hawaiian wisdom of aloha results in healthier and happier personal, family, and work life. It presents a program for correcting "DDDS, " Daily Delight Deficiency Syndrome."


Partners in Pleasure:
Sharing Success, Creating Joy, Fulfilling Dreams. . . Together

Alameda, California: Hunter House Publishers, 2001
Describes the Hawaiian legend of two Hawaiian lovers denied the chance to marry and banished one to the mountain and the other to the sea. The maiden took a flower from behind her ear, tore it in half, and placed one half behind her ear and the other behind her lover's ear. Today in Hawaii, the Naupaka flower t blooms one half on the mountain and the other half at the sea, symbolic of the true source of health, happiness, success, and healing resting in an enduring, cherished, protected loving relationship.


Wishing Well: Making Your Every Wish Come True
New York: Hyperion, 2000
The first book to present proof of the magnificent power of intent or "conscious acts of creation." It is a research-supported guide showing the wisdom of the statement "be careful what you wish for" and presenting the scientific evidence for how to make wiser and more powerful wishes that can result in a healthier, happier, more successful life.



The Pleasure Principle
A six audiotape series focusing on the joyful way to health and healing and how to live, work, love, and plan in healthy balance. It includes excerpts from Dr. Pearsall live lectures, interviews with him about overcoming health terrorism and seeking health and well-being through pursuit of the simple health pleasures in life. It includes original music performed and sung by the hula halau that often join him in his lecture/concerts. It also includes a Pleasure Planner workbook. This has been a very popular tape series for many years.

Toxic Success: How to Stop Striving and Start Thriving
Makawao, Hawaii: Inner Ocean Publishing, 2002
Just released April, 2002, presents the results of a twenty-year study of some of the most successful people in the world, the difference between healthy and toxic success, and a program for detoxifying success based on an ancient Hawaiian model of success called "po`okela," excellence through shared values rather than individual objectives.


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Super Immunity: Master Your Emotions and Improve Your Health
New York: McGraw Hill, 1986
This New York Times Number 1 best-seller won the Lambert Book of the Year Award in London, England. It was the first book to describe how our feelings and thoughts affect our immune system, how "hot" and "cold" temperaments tend to influence our health and healing, and how to enhance the immune system to strengthen our resistance to disease and improve our healing.



Super Marital Sex: Loving for Life
New York: Doubleday, 1987
This New York Times number 1 best seller presented the results of Dr. Pearsall's research on lasting love conducted in his clinic at Sinai Hospital. It was one of the first books to be featured by Oprah Winfrey and included clinically tested ways to strengthen all aspects of intimate relationships.



The Power of the Family: Strength, Comfort, and Healing
New York: Doubleday, 1990
This New York Times best seller described Dr. Pearsall's work with families at his award-winning Problems of Daily Living Clinic. It presents 10 research-documented ways to solve family conflict and strengthen family bonds in an increasingly distracting and stressful world.



Super Joy: Learning to Celebrate Everyday Life
New York: Doubleday, 1988
This New York Times best seller described the "joy response" as a regular and enduring celebration of the simple joys of living, working, and loving. It looked for lessons for a joyful life to those who, despite leading stressful lives, seldom get sick, heal quickly when they do, and generally love life.

The Ten Laws of Lasting Love
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993
This book presented the results of Dr. Pearsall's couple-treatment program at Sinai Hospital and how to keep the feeling of love alive, vital, and growing through life's chaos and challenges.

A Healing Intimacy: The Power of Loving Connections
New York: Crown Publishers, 1994
This book described the healing power of loving relationships, the differences between lusting and loving and their impacts on our health, how certain patterns of relationship can make us vulnerable to certain kinds of diseases, and how the loving relationships can cause our immune systems to "fall into synch."