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Retreat: Adventures in Search of Silence, Solitude and Renewal (Paperback)

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Retreat takes us on a stunning journey through the many ways humans step back from daily life, both in today's world and in our past.



'A vivid personal quest...rich and almost eerily timely' William Fiennes



From mindfulness and meditation to yoga breaks and spiritual bootcamps, stepping back from daily life remains a human obsession. In this endlessly enlightening book, Nat Segnit experiences retreats around the world as he investigates why we seek solitude, what we get out of it, and what is going on in our brains and bodies when we achieve it. Along the way, he meets yogic scholars, scientists, religious leaders, philosophers and artists, gaining fascinating - and often startling - insights.



'With a charming blend of sincerity and intellectual curiosity, Segnit leads us sure-footedly into the wilderness' Cal Flyn, author of Islands of Abandonment



'Open-minded, elegantly written and comprehensive' Daily Telegraph

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPopular philosophy Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 30/06/2022 ISBN-13: 9781529111309  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nat Segnit's investigations into the human impulse to withdraw took him to India, Greece, the US and the Arctic Circle, until unforeseen circumstances forced his own retreat, along with the rest of humanity. He has written for the New Yorker, Harper's, 1843 magazine and the TLS, and regularly writes and broadcasts for BBC Radio 4. Retreat is his second book.

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