"One would never enter a wilderness without a map and compass or
a competent guide; Dr. Jeffery A. Martin is all those things for
explorers of the psycho-spiritual domain. The Finders is simply one
of the best descriptions of the process of personal growth and
maturation to appear in recent years. The importance of this book
extends beyond the individual, personal dimension, for it is likely
that our survival as a species will depend on the degree to which
we take the implications of The Finders to heart."
Larry Dossey, MD, founding editor of EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing, author of ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
"In The Finders, Dr. Martin has made a real contribution. First he's defined a whole new class of folks' experiences: the enlightened, the illuminati, the deeply fulfilled, which is oft discussed and little understood. So, a careful and traditional transcending study of it is long overdue. While we've heard of these folks, by looking carefully at their experiences, he's been able to categorize their experiences, with clear, albeit complex and flexible, categories. To do so his interviews were thorough and have led to intelligible analyzes. This is a decade-long project and well worth his time and our study. An important book!"
Robert K.C. Forman, Ph.D., D.Hon., founding editor of the Journal of Consciousness Studies, author of Enlightenment Ain't What It's Cracked Up To Be
"The Finders is a fascinating description of the ways in which people can find their greatest sense of well-being. The research is fundamental to understanding how experiences of fundamental wellbeing occur and provides new insights that will propel ongoing investigations. Essential for anyone striving for this type of well-being."
Andrew Newberg, M.D., Professor and Director of Research for the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University, author of How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain