Making Time : Why time seems to pass at different speeds and how to control it

Author(s): Steve Taylor


Why does time seem to speed up as we get older? Steve Taylor's genre-busting, gripping book explores this all-too-familiar question...Why does time seem to drag when we're bored or in pain, or to go slowly when we're in unfamiliar environments? Why does it slow down dramatically in accidents and emergency situations, when sportspeople are 'in the zone', or in higher states of consciousness? "Making Time" explains why we have these different perceptions of time. It puts forward five basic 'laws' of psychological time and uncovers the factors which cause them. It uses evidence from modern physics and unusual states of consciousness to suggest that our normal sense of time is an illusion, 'created' by our minds. On a practical level, this book also shows us what we can do to control our sense of time passing, to make it pass slowly or quickly in different situations. It suggests that it is possible for us to live through more time in our lives, and so effectively increase the amount of time which we are alive for.Finally using insights from Buddhism to show how we can live fully in the present moment, Steve Taylor's brilliant book will astound all who read it. First published 2007.


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'A fascinating inquiry ... Taylor's book is so absorbing that time will fly by as you read it.' Herald'Provocative and freewheeling, wilfully unscientific without ever dabbling in pseudoscience, this book will really start you thinking about how you can try to be free.' The Independent, July 08"'Have you ever wished there were more hours in the day? In what is both a practical manual and a textbook of psychology, he illustrates that time itself is in some sense an illusion... It is possible to alter our perceptions in order to make time pass quickly or slowly and Taylor shows how it can be done' Good Book Guide 'Taylor explores these ideas in an entirely accessible and engaging way. Time you read it' The Crack"

Steve Taylor teaches courses on personal development at the University of Manchester CCE and at Salford College. His articles and essays have been published in many magazines and academic journals. He is the author of The Fall (O Books). His website is

General Fields

  • : 9781848310018
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : 0.249
  • : July 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steve Taylor
  • : Paperback
  • : 152.1
  • : 256