The most powerful weapon on the planet is hidden right behind your eyes. Your mind is capable of things you've hardly dared to dream about: controlling others and travelling through time and space. Amazing facts from Herbie Brennan's Strange Powers of the Human Mind are: the brain has pain receptors - that's why a surgeon can slice into it without you feeling a thing; Buddhists believe that the entire universe is maya, an illusion generated by the human mind; a quarter of all British students have had an out-of-body experience; there is evidence that hypsis was used in Ancient Egypt, Ancient China and Ancient Greece - it was sometimes called 'temple sleep' or mekhenesis, which means 'the taking away of responsibility'.
Herbie Brennan's work has appeared in more than fifty countries. He began a journalistic career when he was eighteen and at twenty-four became the youngest newspaper editor in his native Ireland. He is now a full-time writer of fact and fiction for both adults and children, with several international bestsellers to his name. He lives with his wife and eight cats in an old rectory in Ireland.