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The Resource Rational mysticism : dispatches from the border between science and spirituality, John Horgan

Rational mysticism : dispatches from the border between science and spirituality, John Horgan

Label
Rational mysticism : dispatches from the border between science and spirituality
Title
Rational mysticism
Title remainder
dispatches from the border between science and spirituality
Statement of responsibility
John Horgan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How do trances, visions, prayer, satori, and other mystical experiences "work"? What induces and defines them? Is there a scientific explanation for religious mysteries and transcendent meditation? John Horgan investigates a wide range of fields - chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, theology, and more - to narrow the gap between reason and mystical phenomena." "As both a seeker and an award-winning journalist, Horgan consulted a wide range of experts, including theologian Huston Smith, spiritual heir to Joseph Campbell; Andrew Newberg, the scientist whose quest for the "God machine" was the focus of a Newsweek cover story; Ken Wilber, prominent transpersonal psychologist; Alexander Shulgin, legendary psychedelic drug chemist; and Susan Blackmore, Oxford-educated psychologist, parapsychology debunker, and Buddhist."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horgan, John
Dewey number
291.1/75
Index
index present
LC call number
BL625
LC item number
.H67 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mysticism
  • Religion and science
Label
Rational mysticism : dispatches from the border between science and spirituality, John Horgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Lena's feather -- Huston Smith's perennial philosophy -- Attack of the postmodernists -- Weightlifting Bodhisattva -- Can neurotheology save us? -- God machine -- Sheep who became a goat -- Zen and James Austin's brain -- In the birthplace of LSD -- God's psychoanalyst -- Man in the purple sparkly suit -- Ayahuasca -- Awe-ful truth -- Epilogue : Winter solstice
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780618060276
Lccn
2002032281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm50516485
  • (OCoLC)50516485
  • 2067454
Label
Rational mysticism : dispatches from the border between science and spirituality, John Horgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Lena's feather -- Huston Smith's perennial philosophy -- Attack of the postmodernists -- Weightlifting Bodhisattva -- Can neurotheology save us? -- God machine -- Sheep who became a goat -- Zen and James Austin's brain -- In the birthplace of LSD -- God's psychoanalyst -- Man in the purple sparkly suit -- Ayahuasca -- Awe-ful truth -- Epilogue : Winter solstice
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780618060276
Lccn
2002032281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm50516485
  • (OCoLC)50516485
  • 2067454

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