Sam Harris's 2014 book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion covers a broad variety of subjects, including secular spirituality, the illusion of the self, psychedelics, and meditation. He tries to demonstrate that a certain kind of spirituality is essential for knowing the essence of the soul.
Sam Harris is the best-selling author of many books, including The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, and Lying. The End of Faith received the PEN Award for Nonfiction in 2005. His work has been translated into over fifteen languages. Dr. Harris is the cofounder and CEO of Project Reason, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the dissemination of scientific understanding and secular ideals of society. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a doctorate in neuroscience from UCLA.